December 9

Hope is a Ferris Wheel, a Book Talk

Hope is a Ferris WheelIn the book Hope is a Ferris Wheel by Robin Herrera, there isn’t that much hope for 10 year old star Mackie. Star Mackie had to move because of a zombie killing story that star her sister, Winter, wrote. It might’ve included her classmate’s names. Then she might’ve got expelled. Star Mackie is just trying to figure out life in her old trailer that her mom, Winter and her live in. Everyone thinks that Star has a mullet and trailers are gross. I guess they do have the right to think that and especially since the trailer place is next to the dump. Star wants to start a trailer club to show trailers aren’t gross and only two people joined. Is there any hope for Star Mackie?


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Posted December 9, 2015 by Mrs. McKelvey in category Books

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Hello my name is Karen McKelvey and I am a 3rd grade teacher at Curie Elementary School in San Diego, California. I began teaching at Curie Elementary in 2002. I feel fortunate to be part of such a great community. I love blogging with my students as it provides them with an authentic audience for their work. Collaborative group work and project-based learning are key components of my classroom. I completed my Masters degree in Educational Technology from San Diego State University in 2010. Many of the concepts/pedagogy and technologies I learned about in this program, like learning management systems, Google tools, and blogs are implemented in my classroom. Technology plays a key role in the learning that occurs in our classroom. We don’t learn about technology, we learn with technology. Students are engaged in activities that incorporate writing, research skills, critical and creative thinking skills, and much more on a daily basis.

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