Monday, March 27, 2017

A Review of One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy
by Nathan Hale
Published 2012
Amulet Books
128 Pages
Historical Fiction 
Graphic Novel

One Dead Spy is set during The American Revolution. It is the mostly true story of Nathan Hale who was a spy for the Patriots. We liked the graphic novel format. We also liked all of the real events such as the Boston Massacre and The Boston Tea Party that we already learned about. 
Some of the men in the book were brave because they dived into freezing cold water in the winter to get a canon. 
Nathan was not the best spy, but we will let you read the book to find out why. 
If you like books with action, adventure, history and you like graphic novels, you might like One Dead Spy and the other books in the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series. 

by Aiden, Hailey and Aurora

Monday, March 20, 2017

A Review of The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson by Olivia, Hadley and Gabe

The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson
by Ann McGovern
Published 1990
64 Pages
Historical Fiction

Imagine you are a girl who has to dress like a man to join the army and go to war.
Well that’s what Deborah had to do.
The Secret Soldier is a historical fiction book that tells of Deborah’s adventures during the American Revolution. She wanted to fight for her country, but women were not allowed to join the army. So she disguised herself as a man and fought for the Patriots. She was a good soldier. 
If you like adventure books with bravery, cleverness and a hard working character, then this is the right book for you! 

Review by Hadley, Olivia, and Gabe

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Engineering Dinosaurs

In science students are using their knowledge of animal adaptations and the geologic timeline to engineer dinosaurs that can survive. The dinosaurs have to be designed to be able to get food and survive against predators. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

February Vacation Reading

Everyone was encouraged to bring home at least one book to read over the break.  If they would like, they can post their reading and their thoughts on our Feb. Break Padlet. Just double click, write your name and write your post.

I will be checking it frequently and sharing my own reading throughout the week. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Writing Time!

Students work on stories about life on the Oregon Trail. Please excuse the formatting. I have no idea why there is such a space.