Marty Inspired Statue Garden

After reading Chapter 8, we were inspired to try our own Stature Garden.  The students in Marty’s class were asked to improvise by creating a statue garden.  A student was asked to pick a place and describe who they were in that scene.  Then one by one, a group of students had to add another character to the scene.  Once the statue garden was set, the director said, “Action” and the statues had to come to life and do what would come next in the scene.  Our class did this improvise activity.  Please see below.


Garden #1- School

When the garden came to life…

Garden #1 School from Shannon Miller on Vimeo.



Garden #2- The Circus

When the garden came to life…

Garden #2 Carnival from Shannon Miller on Vimeo.


Garden #3- WalMart

When the garden came to life…


Garden #3 Walmart from Shannon Miller on Vimeo.


How do you feel we did?  Was one them your favorite?  Which group did the best improvising?



Special Stuffed Friends

After reading about Marty’s favorite stuffed animal, Bob the Lion, we brought in our own stuffed friends to share with each other.  2013-10-22 14.29.52

 We took the time to write about our special soft friends and what they mean to us.

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My dog’s name is Jenna.  I think my dog is special because my friend Jenna gave me it.  But I sleep with it everyday.  I  love my stuffed animal as much as I love my mom.


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The Special Dog Buster.  He sleeps with me and gives me love.  He is light brown.  He knows how to cuddle.  He can walk and he can laugh and talk.

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 My special Teddy.  I got this special teddy for my sixth birthday he is called Ted and he is so special to me.  He makes me laugh when he talks.  He is tan, he has a red bow, he has brown dots near his mouth.

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My Pinky Stuffyckins.  My Pinky likes to hang on my back.  She loves to cuddle with Nevaeh Jr.  She loves bananas and peanut butter.  And she loves my family and I love her.  She wear a pink bow, her eyes are black and her fur is pink.

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 This is my pet Creeper, it’s name is Mike.  He is green and black.  He is based off of a creature from a game called Minecraft.  He is not nice and if you get close to him he will blow up.

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My little pet is a star named Larry.  The star’s color is pink I sleep with him.  I love to sleep with him.  His eyes are brown like my eyes.

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My special Bela.  My dog is all white but around her right eye it is brown and her ears.  She has a red nose and mouth.  She has a Christmas bow tie.  My mom got her at her job Wallgreens.  And she is special to me because she is the only thing I have.

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Baby Bear is special to me because it is cute and cuddly and sleepable and soft.  My Grammy gave it to me when I was a baby and it is 7 years old.  The paint on it is coming off and I love her.

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My pet’s name is Killer.  He is special because he has fluffy fur that I can sleep on.  I got him at Sea World.  His tail can flap down and up and white fur on his belly. 

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My anaconda is blue and white under side is bright green.  He is special to me because he can hang on stuff.  He eats deer and other animals.

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His name is Mickey Mouse.  I got him at Disney Land Park.  He is my best friend and Minnie too.  He is wearing red pants, yellow shoes and has white gloves.

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My stuffed animal’s name is John.  The color of my stuffed animal is brown.  And he has a monkey friend at home.  And it is a boy.  And he has four feet.


Missing Chapter Titles

We have been busy reading the first four chapters this week.  Check out some of the things we have been working on.



We are trying to come up with tiles for each chapter.  Here is what we thought would be good ideas for chapters 1-4.  Do you have any other suggestions on what a chapter should be called?

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