Hat Day!

This week at McDowell is spirit week. We are celebrating the last week of school filled with fun creative ways to show our spirit. This Tuesday was “Hat day” and students got to show their personalities with their creative hats. It was a very fun way to show the students to be creative with their style and to try something new. I think this is a great way to end the school year.

The Giver

The Giver is a great book about a community with complete sameness. Each citizen is assigned a spouse, two children a boy and a girl, and a job. Each child is put into their age group for their school classes and volunteer work, until you become a twelve. When you become a twelve everyone is divided into their jobs for training based on the way you spent your volunteer hours. Jonas, the main character is not assigned a job during the ceremony of twelve. In his his year, Jonas ends up being selected. Jonas is selected to be the keeper of the memories. The keeper of the memories collects all of the memories, good and bad and keeps them away from all of the other citizens. One day Jonas comes up with a plan to release all of the memories so everyone could feel them. So Jonas goes outside of the community to try and find elsewhere. With limited food and trying to keep an infant baby named Gabriel safe, will Jonas be able to make it elsewhere and keep them both alive? The Giver is a very enjoyable book full of feeling and  adventure, and is definitely worth reading.

Activity #5

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For the student blogging challenge I chose to do activity number five, which is to write a sentence out of pictures while using attribution. Try to figure out what mine says, comment on this post for you guess and make sure you check out my other posts at McDowell Media!

I got the dancer image from sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/synchronized-dancing-boosts-pain-tolerance

I got the eye image from https://pixabay.com/p-157815/?no_redirect

I got the heart image from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_(symbol)

I got the finger peace sign image from http://www.clker.com/clipart-peace-sign-2.html

About Mr. Lytle

20160929-080714.jpgMr. Lytle is the 8th grade social studies teacher here at McDowell. I have  asked him a few questions to get to know him better these are his answers.

Q. What do you think about the app Pokemon Go?

A. “I like it, I like anything that makes people explore their surroundings and Pokemon Go does that”

Q. If you could visit one place in the world, where would it be?

A. “I would go to  Belgium and visit the World War battle fields and cemeteries. I would also want to go and taste Belgium waffles and chocolate.”

Q. What are some other hobbies that you have?

A. “I play the bass guitar, I enjoy watching soccer games, I like learning new things, and playing video games”.

Q. What are some other jobs that you have had?

A. “I was forklift operator, a landscaper, I worked at the Sierra Club (an environmental group), a delivery boy, and a cook”

Q. Do you have any musical talents?

A. “I play the bass guitar in a band.”

Q. Who is your favorite musical artist?

A. “Pink Floyd

Q. What do you like to do on the weekends?

A. “Watch soccer games, watch Buckeye games, and work around the house.”

Q.What is your favorite food?

A.”Well I could go sweet or savory but i’ll have to go with meatloaf with mashed potatoes, and green beans”.

Q. Do you have any pets if so what kind?

A.”I have three cats named Indie, Boo, and Lucky”.

Q.Where in the world have you traveled?

A.” I have been to Alaska, all over the American west, I lived in Oregon, I have lived in Texas, I have been to Mexico, Costa Rico, and to Montreal Canada”.

Those are all of the questions I gave Mr. Lytle, and those are his answers. I loved getting to know about Mr. Lytle and his interests.


About Me

Name: Brooke
Favorite colors: Blue, green, and white
Favorite food: Potato soup
Biggest fear: Being alone
Favorite book series: Obviously Harry Potter (my favorite is The Goblet Of Fire)
Favorite Harry Potter character: Luna Lovegood
Sports: Dance, Cheer, and softball
Softball positions: Second base, and right field
Favorite singer: Taylor Swift
Favorite album: Taylor Swift’s Red album
Favorite TV shows: Boy Meets World and Full House
Favorite band: Twenty One Pilots
Favorite restaurant: P.F Chang’s
Favorite drink: Cherry Dr. Pepper
Least favorite subject in school: Social Studies
Favorite subject in school: Language Arts
Hobbies: Dance, cheer, softball, and reading
My family: Mom, Dad, older sister, younger sister and dog
My favorite animal: frog
My favorite breed of dog: Bloodhound
Favorite place: Disney World (In Florida)
A book series I want to read: Divergent
My nicknames: Brookie and Brookiebug
My favorite type of flower: Daisies
Best recent achievement: Getting up on pointe in dance without the bar and dancing across the floor
Other books I like: Sarafina and the Black Cloak, All Fall Down, and Rain Reign
Something I am looking forward to: Going to Disney world over Christmas
Something I am bad at: working with computers
Something I am good at: is baking
My favorite thing to bake: cupcakes or brownies
My favorite movie: I don’t have one
Favorite fruit: Strawberries
Favorite veggie: Carrots (With ranch)
My favorite thing to do outside: Ride my bike
My favorite channel on TV is the food network
My favorite thing to do in my free time is read a good book.
My least favorite Harry Potter character is Voldemort.
My favorite movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (The same as my favorite book)
My favorite song is Lights Shine Bright by Tobymac
My favorite candy bar is a KitKat

I got this image from http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/ARCHIVE/LBF-2016/Whats-On/interest-area/authors-self-publishing/