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.  At the present time, I am accepting all notebook entries and am especially hoping to receive some entries from boys and men who keep any kind of notebooks.  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!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Noise!

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There’s so much noise! I can’t focus! I can’t even write a word without anybody interrupting me!

In the classroom, It’s work time so anybody can talk. Wait did I say anybody? Oh I forgot to say anybody WORK TOGETHER! But no, just take advantage of that! To me, Writers need quiet and peace.

“ I should go in the hallway, it’s way to loud in here” I think. I get some thin sharpies ( I’m not a pen hogger! Wink, Wink!) and go in the hall! My best friend comes, Ok fine but DO NOT TALK TO ME! But no. Just keep talking, talking and talking.

A group of girls need to work together and film something for poetry. Ok it’s fine I get it but DO THE WORK THAT WAS DUE A FEW DAYS AGO INSTEAD OF CRACKING HORRIBLE & CHEESY JOKES! OH YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!

Another person is coming out! Oh wait. He has a 39 clues book in his hand! He must want quiet and peace too, because he loves to read. Just like writers, readers need quiet and peace. But no! That was so stupid of me to say! Why would people want to be quiet the day I have  like 45 minutes to write in class. It’s like the noise is following me and when I find a room I can lock the door because the noise has to much power and that prevents me to lock the door. OMG! I L- O- V- E LOVE that line.

How we doin' over here?” asks Ms.Haseltine.
"Horrible," I BLURT OUT!
“Oh ok,”concerned and shocked Ms. Haseltine says, “What Happened?”

I explain to her my horrible situation. She asks me to show her my notebook and she saw my line about the noise. “That’s a PERFECT LINE!"

She gave me an advice that I will NEVER forget! I should write about the noise. Observe my surroundings and what I hear. Or how I feel about it. When we went to the library. I got special permission to write in the library.

This is what I wrote!   

It’s like the noise is following me and when I find a room I can lock the door because the noise has too much power and that prevents me from locking the door.

I feel
Annoyed
Sad
Mad
HANGRY
Like stomping my foot
And shouting SHUT UP!

It’s like the noise is following me and when I find a room I can lock the door because the noise has too much power and that prevents me to lock the door.

The point of my story is to tell you, whenever you have a problem like me, just write it all down, take risks with the word, and be creative with it! Write a poem, write a song, you could even write a story! YOU MATTER

Hello my name is Siya and I am one of Ms. Haseltine’s sixth graders. This story was something like my day a few days ago. Wait a minute ! Did I say something like, I meant EXACTLY the same. I was inspired to write this story this story because every writer has this type of day. SOMEDAY. If you are in a writers block because of noise you can write about it because you are the boss of your own notebook. I hope you liked my story!
-You Matter
Siya

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 14, 2018

You're In Charge of Your Own Notebook

Hi, I’m a sixth grader in Ms. Haseltine’s English class today May 14, 2018, I am taking over Amy Ludwig VanDerwaters blog. I’m so excited to tell you about my notebook writing adventure, and a few tips for new notebook writers. Even if you don’t have a notebook everyone is a writer.

It’s super easy to start notebook writing you don’t even need a notebook, you could use anything from a fancy diary to a Walgreens receipt you find in your bag, just anything to jot your ideas on. So you’ve got your notebook writing ingredients, a sheet of paper, one of your favorite writing utensils, and your amazing imagination. Personally, on my first page in a new notebook or jot, I like to introduce myself and my interests. You don’t even have to do that, you’re in charge of your own your notebook. Your notebook could be extremely organized or super messy. So now I have helped you, but now It’s your turn, so find a comfy spot and I challenge you to write for ten minutes. -Amelie

You can probably tell I’m not very organized :)



Hi, my name is Amelie I am in Ms. Haseltine’s English class. I love to write and have just started diving into the Harry Potter series. I have always had a passion for English and am hoping to publish a book about science using my English skills. I love ice cream and soccer and spend my days listening to the Hamilton soundtrack. If you want to see more of my writing go to my blog Life As An Ice Cream Lover -Amelie

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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