Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Favorite Moment a Day Journal

Hi! My name is Blake from the 6th Grade Blog Takeover.

Today, I am writing about my favorite moment a day journal. I try to write in it every day and I write my favorite moment of the day or something I am thankful for. It could be anything, I just have to try and write in it every day. I got it at the beginning of the year so I am going to try and fill it up by the end of the year. It helps me relax and express the positive things in my life.

If you need a tip, just jot down your favorite moment of the day. It could be the simplest thing or a very complicated. You could also say something you are thankful for, family, a pet, a place, a sports team. It could be anything.

Blake from the 6th Grade Blog Takeover. I am a basketball player. My favorite animals are dogs and giraffes. My favorite color is neon green. I love to read. My favorite genre is mystery.

Please know that Sharing Our Notebooks welcomes all kinds of notebook keepers - of any age and interest - to open up their pages and share their process. If you are interested in writing in this space, please contact me, Amy, directly.  I welcome you!

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Weird Messy Beautiful Awesome Art

This is me on Monday...
Monday’s not a fun day,
I wish that it was Friday,
cause, uh, I like Friday,
I just want some subway,
cause subway is the way.
Yesterday was Sunday,
and Sunday was okay,
this is me on Monday,
and I am not okay!




This pen is not like me,
I am very clean,
unlike this pen,
this pen is on my notebook,
this made me very shook.

So, we found this broken pen and decided to make some art. It was very messy. Basically, the pen was somehow attached to the cap of the pen and was leaking ink EVERYWHERE. And it totally didn't get on the table. But anyway…if there is any lesson to learn from this it is that weird messy thing beautiful awesome art ...that is a mess. Now you might be asking what does this have to do with notebooks? Well, I don't really know but… maybe if you don't know what to write about then just make a mess and write about that!

(This blog post is a mess just like the pen.)

Carter's Bio: Hello! I am a sixth-grader at BAM middle school and my favorite teacher, of course, is Ms. Haseltine. (I'm taking communications next year and she will be my teacher again, so that's how you know I'm not lying.)This year in Ms. Haseltine’s class has been AMAZING!!

Charlie’s Bio: Hello, I am a sixth grader from Brambleton Middle School, my English teacher is Ms. Haseltine of course and my favorite subject is history, BUT my second favorite is English. Ms. Haseltine is a great English teacher for I am taking communications next year. Sixth grade has been great.


Please know that Sharing Our Notebooks welcomes all kinds of notebook keepers - of any age and interest - to open up their pages and share their process. If you are interested in writing in this space, please contact me, Amy, directly.  I welcome you!

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

TEAMS

Sometimes coming up with ideas to write about might be hard.

If you like sports then we have a great idea for you. It is better if you do it for your own team. We enjoy writing about our league and our team. We made a setup in our notebooks to update each week so we wouldn’t feel bored.

Karthik came up with the idea at first and I copied him we both listed our games, our record, the outcome, our teammates, and our friends on other teams. We included a little sentence or two about each game. We both apologize for our handwriting as it is nearly impossible to read. We were on the same team for the Ashburn Youth Basketball League(AYBL). We were both on a team called the Warriors. We went into the playoffs but lost in the 1st round by 4 points. We both show great interest in sports and especially basketball.

We couldn’t think of ideas so we came up with this unique way for sports lovers. Notebooks have changed us as writers as we could now be free and write about things we liked.   

          
About Satvik
My name is Satvik and you might remember me from a blog post last week. I enjoy playing and watching sports. I am 12 years old and I’m a 6th grader that goes to Brambleton Middle School. I like blogging on my blog and usually blog about sports and my life. I like to comment on other people’s blogs. I play basketball and am in a league right now. I also like watching football. My favorite basketball team is the Cleveland Cavaliers and my favorite football team is the Seattle Seahawks. I like reading books and some of my favorite series include the Harry Potter series, the Legend series, the Michael Vey series, and the Percy Jackson series. I am currently watching the NBA playoffs unfold. I like to play video games on my PS4 and play Fortnite as well. I like working in my notebook.

About Karthik
My name is Karthik and today is my birthday! I enjoy watching and playing sports. I am turning 12 years old and right now I am in sixth grade and I go to Brambleton Middle School. I like to blog about basketball, football, and my life. On my birthday I will be playing on my basketball hoop outside. I will be also playing on my Xbox. I am planning to go to the movies. So hopefully there will be a good movie when it is my birthday. I will also be watching the NBA playoffs. My favorite team is the Cleveland Cavaliers in basketball. I will be also getting ready for the NFL to start! I like reading books and playing Fortnite. My favorite series is Percy Jackson. I have other good books which are Tim Green books and the Amulet series. I can’t wait for my birthday.


Please know that Sharing Our Notebooks welcomes all kinds of notebook keepers - of any age and interest - to open up their pages and share their process. If you are interested in writing in this space, please contact me, Amy, directly.  I welcome you!

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Notebook Oxymorons

For the month of May, Michelle Haseltine’s sixth-grade students are taking over Amy Ludwig VanDerwater blog, Sharing our notebooks. We are two of her students hoping to share our writing with all of the readers of her blog. We present to you, a list of notebook oxymorons. Definition of an oxymoron

A useless entry
A boring page
A dull cover
A generalization without a counterargument
A long haiku
A confined page space
A page that uses no description
Lines that don’t limit you
A boring story
A plot without a twist
A fantasy without magic
A mystery without a detective
A list that is truly complete
A notebook with enough pages
A pen that has no ink
And Finally…
A notebook without love

Make sure to take these oxymorons and do the exact opposite of what they say!   

The The Random Dude is an avid middle school reader who loves to blog. He lives in Ashburn Virginia. He has written many fiction stories which have yet to be published. He loves biking and loves being with nature.

Lookbacker is an inventive sixth grader who loves to use computers in wacky ways. Living in Ashburn Virginia he houses his blog for others who seek advice and fun. He is a biker and an explorer of ancient history.

Please know that Sharing Our Notebooks welcomes all kinds of notebook keepers - of any age and interest - to open up their pages and share their process.  If you are interested in writing in this space, please contact me, Amy, directly.  I welcome you!

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Quotes in Your Notebook

3 Reasons why everyone should
write quotes in their notebook:

  1. It is like a moral in a book, you learn a  lesson.
  1. Some quotes have metaphors that make it easier to remember your lessons.
  1. It makes you feel good to color and look at the quotes and understand them.



My name is Aditi and I am Ms. Haseltine’s sixth-grade student. My teacher and substitutes are the best because they help us and encourage us to write in our notebooks.  Here is the link to my blog if you would like to hear more from me!


Please know that Sharing Our Notebooks welcomes all kinds of notebook keepers - of any age and interest - to open up their pages and share their process.  If you are interested in writing in this space, please contact me, Amy, directly.  I welcome you!

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Happy Notebook Day!


Okay, this is really a big day for all notebookers because it is National Notebook Day! It is also the day I get to takeover Sharing Our Notebooks but that isn’t really important right now. Anyways, I wanted to share with you some ideas for what to write on National Notebook Day……..in a poem!

What to write today


You could write about how you ferociously beat boredom
Or how you finally mastered the art of calligraphy (which I haven’t)
You could write about your favorite dessert
Or how you were nominated for an Oscar…….But you were absent


You could write about a fake planet named after you
Or how you beat all odds too
You could write about how many Rubix cubes you have solved
Or maybe just two


You could write about National Notebook day
Now that I think about it
Or write a script for a play
I bet it would be lit


Notebooking is our way of sharing our thoughts and ideas. It’s how we express ourselves. I chose to do my blog post like this because first, we are learning about poetry second, because we are supposed to “Share our notebooks” and third, It’s (NND) National Notebook Day! I hope everyone and I mean everyone! You NEED to write today no matter what and I hope you have a happy National Notebook Day!



Hi, I’m Divya a student in Ms. Haseltine’s 6th-grade English class. I go to Brambleton Middle school and I have lived here in Virginia all my life. I love to read, write, watch Netflix, eat all the food in the fridge while watching Netflix, and swim! I’m pretty sure If I didn’t have Ms.Haseltine as my teacher this year, writing would not be on my list. Ms.Haseltine got me and my friends addicted to writing. She always Inspires us to do our best so I feel the need to include Ms.Haseltine in my bio! If you like what you read check out my blog A Bowl of Ramen!
Please know that Sharing Our Notebooks welcomes all kinds of notebook keepers - of any age and interest - to open up their pages and share their process.  If you are interested in writing in this space, please contact me, Amy, directly.  I welcome you!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Lists! Lists! Lists!

Hello world! We are just about halfway done with the blog takeover but you haven’t seen anything yet. You are going to see a lot more 6th grade notebooks that will fascinate you. Today you will look at my notebook. In my notebook I like do lists about anything. I like sports and sometimes make lists about that such as the one below.


Back to listing in your notebook, it is probably one of the most easiest things to do in your notebook. You just need to follow these simple steps:
1: Think of anything at all (It can be as silly or serious as you want)
2: Write things that come to your mind about that subject
3: You can go as long or as short as you want and then switch to a different subject


What I Think About Notebooks
I think notebooking has improved me as a writer. Ms.Haseltine does things differently. All my other teachers had different methods of making me a better writer but I felt forced to write what they wanted me to write about. Ms.Haseltine gave us each a notebook with a poem inside of it that said that we could write about whatever we wanted. I thought to myself that I was finally free to write things that aren’t even actual stories such as lists. My notebook is a way to free yourself from the real world and dive into a world that you create. I think notebooks are perfect for everyone and especially writers to write whatever they want.


A Little Bit About Me.
My name is Satvik and I really enjoy sports. I play basketball and do track. In my notebook I like to do lists about anything I can think of. My blog name is “The Baller Blog”. I usually post about sports and my favorite teams. I try to stay updated on the sports action and post to the people that read my posts. I enjoy helping people and comment on other people’s blogs often. I like to play video games and hang out with my friends. You can access my blog by clicking on this link The Baller Blog.


Please know that Sharing Our Notebooks welcomes all kinds of notebook keepers - of any age and interest - to open up their pages and share their process. If you are interested in writing in this space, please contact me, Amy, directly.  I welcome you!

Please share a comment below if you wish.