I am glad that you got to visit this page. I thought it would be fun to see if anyone checked this site between the time we were in the Multimedia Lab and January 22. If you read this and want a special reading treat, write your answer to one of the following brain teasers in the Language Arts box of your agenda for Monday.
:) Miss Mills
Brain Teaser 1
Can you name a palindrome with more than 3 letters?
*** Hint: Stanley Yelnats is a palindrome. ***
*** It's spelled the same way forwards and backwards. ***
Brain Teaser 2
Can you think of a word that has three pairs
of double letters in the middle of it?
*** Keep has 1 pair of double letters in the middle of it. ***
Miss Mills's Top Five Books
(for the moment, anyway!)
1. The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
(It's a two-way tie!)
2. Holes by Louis Sachar
3. The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
4. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
5. Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman and
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J.K. Rowling and
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
(It's a three-way tie!)
** Always write your essential questions in your agendas. These questions are the items over which you will be tested. HINT! HINT!
** We'll be keeping a record of great books we've read this year. Don't forget to keep up with your list in your agenda on the Books You've Read page in the back.
** Always talk about great books you've read. Tell me and tell each other. Ask me for recommendations. I love to find books for you. Miss Morrison and Mrs. Chastain love to recommend too!
** Visit the Westside Middle School webpage. You can find calendars and other helpful information.