‘Museum Of Sex’ Ads On MTA Buses Raising Eyebrows — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A new ad campaign on New York City buses is raising eyebrows. As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reports, some think it’s too suggestive, while others say it causes safety concerns for bus drivers. “I think it’s terrible, only because the neighborhood is very sensitive to the subject, and it’s inappropriate,” said one resident…

via ‘Museum Of Sex’ Ads On MTA Buses Raising Eyebrows — CBS New York

Funny I saw this article because when I first saw this ad, I thought it was too suggestive as well. I always think about the children. This ad should not be placed on the bus at all. FRONT. BACK. OR SIDES.

London Breed Becomes the First African-American Woman to be Elected San Fransisco’s Mayor — TIME

(SAN FRANCISCO) — San Francisco Supervisor London Breed emerged victorious a week after Election Day to become the city’s first African-American woman elected mayor, narrowly defeating a rival who was seeking to become the first openly gay man in the position. Former state Sen. Mark Leno called Breed earlier Wednesday to congratulate her on the…

via London Breed Becomes the First African-American Woman to be Elected San Fransisco’s Mayor — TIME

This Animated Parody Reveals The Painful Truth Behind Dating In 2018 — New Pittsburgh Courier

In a new trending Youtube video, animator and ‘Junt Land’ creator Munirah Jones comedically explores how bleak modern dating can be. In the parody, the digital bearded bae feeds the Black woman archetype regurgitated lines such as “good morning beautiful” while running down his list of excuses “jobs” that give him no time to foster a…

via This Animated Parody Reveals The Painful Truth Behind Dating In 2018 — New Pittsburgh Courier

University of Chicago Drops SAT/ACT As Requiremen — Diane Ravitch’s blog

FairTest National Center for Fair & Open Testing for further information, contact: Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773 mobile (239) 699-0468 for immediate release Thursday, June 14, 2018 ACT/SAT NO LONGER REQUIRED AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO; TEST-OPTIONAL ADMISSIONS MOVEMENT NOW TALLIES 1,000+ SCHOOLS INCLUDING 310+ “TOP-TIER” COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES; 111 INSTITUTIONS DROP ADMISSIONS EXAMS IN PAST FIVE […]

via University of Chicago Drops SAT/ACT As Requiremen — Diane Ravitch’s blog

Frindle by Andrew Clements

This year my third graders read Frindle by Andrew Clements.

Below is the ‘book report letter’ which holds the details of the assignment and at the end are photos of their projects.

(there is one pen that is missing it’s head…it was sitting on the table outside my table and I believe a kid walked pass and popped it’s head off! Other than that, the pens they created are awesome!!)

Dear Radiant Third Graders,

We have finished reading Frindle by Andrew Clements!! Therefore…it’s time for a book report!! This book report has two parts.

Part I:

Attached you will find a picture sample for the book report. You will submit a lapbook. Color, glue, paste and write neatly. Your lapbook will be graded on presentation.

Be sure to include the following:

  1. Story Elements: Conflict, solution, main idea, author’s purpose, and story structure
  2. Writing Response: Opinion Writing
    1. Describe your favorite part of Frindle
    2. Do you think the use of the word ‘frindle’ deserved punishment? Support your opinion from examples from Frindle
  3. Vocabulary: Choose 5 Vocabulary words from Frindle and define them
  4. Characters:
    1. list 5 characters and their character traits
    2. Describe Nick at the beginning of Frindle and at the end of Frindle

Your responses should be written in your best hand writing with a topic sentence, three details and a closing sentence.

            Part II:

Along with your lapbook you are to submit a Frindle (Pen) that you have created yourself.  Think: How would you want your Frindle to look if you were Tom Allen? Your Frindle should be between 5- 12 inches long. Think about all the Frindles we looked at in class and create your own. Hint: You can use cupcake toppers to glue to the pen or decorate your pen with a fake flower.

Anticipating Greatness,   

 Ms. Hurley