Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day Fifty-Five (12/15-16)

Good morning English 9 students!

Hopefully today is a bit more back to normal for everyone.

Today’s Journal is the last time you will see DOL before the new year.  Enjoy!

1.) amy asked who borrowed my eraser
2.) dallas, dans dog, has ate all of his food
3.) laura and rebekah brung water on they’re hike
4.) lets ride our bikes to the lake it will take a hour
5.) mr poppers penguins is my favorite book
6.) robin and ted have went running for too miles
7.) i go to fielder high school
8.) are you cheering for the mustangs or the tigers at the football game

-Mr. Ruggles

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day Fifty-Four (12/14)

Wow!  What a snow storm...hope that you enjoyed digging out yesterday.

If you were here on Friday:
Write about the interview with Sherman Alexie.  Please recall at least eight facts from the video that you remember.

If you were not here on Friday:
Then please free write about your wonderful weekend in the snow.

-Mr. Ruggles

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day Fifty-Two (12/10)

Happy Friday!

Last year President Obama spoke to a small group of 9th grade students, much like you all, in Arlington, Virginia.  He had these words to say: "I've been hearing a lot about young people who, you know, they're posting stuff on Facebook and then suddenly they go apply for a job and somebody's done a search and, you know, so that's some practical political advice," Obama said (Citation URL).

Question #1: What are your thoughts about this quote?
Question #2: What should or should not students be posting online?  Why?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day Fifty-One (12/8-9)

Good morning,

I hope that things are going well for you.  Only one more serious writing day on these essays left - TODAY!  Tomorrow we move to something different for a short break in the action.

Your DOL sentences for today:

  1. him and me are going to the library to check out the book the boxcar children           
  2. christmas is my favorite holiday
  3. the show that you wants to watch is on today it begins at 430
  4. mr davis, the butcher, cut turkey ham and cheese for us
  5. dr rhodes said that my stomachache was from eating to many candy bars
  6. watch out for that bus
  7. i dont understand how he done the math problem
  8. ms henning, my teacher, will gets married this april
Enjoy!

-Mr. Ruggles

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day Fifty (12/7)

Happy Tuesday!

I hope your work day yesterday was very, very productive.  Today I thought we should get back to the basics once again with DOL.  Please fix these eight sentences.

1. there family has went to the yellowstone national park
2. his homework it is in his backpack
3. dr stevens lives at 3434 old forge lane
4. dont forget to turn the stove off after cooking
5. gabriel said i returned the library book last tuesday
6. we listened to the song cherish on the radio
7. he dont want seconds of the tuna salad
8. the flight attendant said put your tray tables upright and fasten your seat belts

Thanks!

-Mr. Ruggles

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day Forty-Nine (12/6)

Good morning class!

Reminder that there are sub notes in Mr. Ruggles > Share Folder > Sub Notes

As we are about to begin a very good book I want you this morning to reflect on this quote:

"If you let people into your life a little bit, they can be pretty damn amazing."
Sherman Alexie The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Your questions: What does this quote mean to you?  Does it apply?  How?

Have a great Monday writing.

-Mr. Ruggles

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day Forty-Eight (12/3)

Happy Friday,

I thought we would take a little trip down memory lane and try out some D.O.L. or Daily Oral Language.  You need to copy down the sentences and then change them to be grammatically correct.


1.          did you hear mother calling you to dinner
2.          the meeting starts at 915
3.          me and marcos will ride the bus together
4.          him don’t know anyone named james
5.          she bought apples carrots and cereal
6.          mary she is going to be late for the lesson
7.          my dad taked my sisters bike to be fixed
8.        he knowed what his homework was

Good luck!

-Mr. Ruggles

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day Forty-Seven (12/2)

1.) What do you want to be when you grow up? - What is your dream?



2.) Do you think that you will use writing to accomplish that dream?  If so, how?  If not, why not?