Saturday, August 29, 2009

September 1

Today's Writer's Notebook topic: Please read this post by children's book author Janette Rallison on her blog: "Where Children's Book Author's Work." In your notebook, discuss where you write. Describe this inspiring place and explain why you choose that particular place(s).

Please complete the following form:





In additon to the Mrs. G's Info Page, we also have another site on which you will have rights as a writer (Yes! Another opportunity for you to be published!).



  • Once you click on the link in the next bullet, you will will request access to the wiki...I will grant you rights.

  • Then please post a link to our Class Wikispace = Cafe ~ Pre-AP English 10.

  • This may take some time, as I think only one of you can access the wikispace at at time.

  • Directions for posting a link: Click on edit. Then click on the link button. Select URL. Find your file and save. You are now published!

While everyone is posting to the wikispace, you may work on this activity until your time arrives to post:

Now let's practice leaving a comment on a blog post!


  • Please read this story. The man featured in this story was a little different (in a very good way).

  • Please think of someone in your life that is "different in a good way" and feature him/her in a comment below. Thanks!

Time to set up your blogs!

  1. Refer to the form you created on Friday concerning your blog's title.

  2. Click here to open the presentation that will assist in your creating a personal blog!

  3. REMINDER: You must have a Google email created to complete this step.

32 comments:

Sean said...

I know this guy that goes to my church who takes care of abandoned dogs that the humane society can't take in. He's kind of like the creepy old cat lady, but he's not creepy and he has a billion dogs. So he's not really at all like the creepy old cat lady.

Rebecca said...

Wow. Well my Mother is different in a good way. She is very open and isn't afraid to let you know what she thinks. Some people find this wierd and slightly scary. But I LOVE it. :)

Nelson said...

There is this old lady at my church who really likes to give kids gold coins. It is not creepy it is just really weird.

Chris said...

My featured person is dad because, even though he may be a little strange, he always means well and helps me to do whatever I need to do to help me succeed.

Braden said...

My old guidance counselor was good, in a different way, because he helped with whatever problems I had in unconventional ways; he would make jokes to help me forget about problems for example.

Connor said...

Jake is different in a good way because he has a "unique" sense of humor.

Natasha said...

My grandma is a really extraordinary woman. Although a little eccentric at times, and always hilarious, she always knows what to do to make others feel better or just to help them out when they are having a rough time. If she knows someone has been sick or just had a hospital stay, she always finds time to cook that person a meal, and if someone is having hard times and can't afford what they need, my grandmother always finds a way to get the person what he or she need without the person ever finding out who slipped the needed supplies into his or her car.

Lauren said...

We called my great grandmother Grandma Gangluf. The only time I ever remember seeing her, we went to her house when I was about 5. Right before we left, she said she had to show me something. We went into her living room and she opened up the glass door. Then she got out a basket of nuts and we sat down. Soon, squirrels started coming in. Appearently, she's sit and feed the squirrels in her house every day. To us, she was different, but to the squirrels, she was a hero.

Kate said...

My brother Colin is different in a good way. He is different because of his unique sense of humor. I really like it because mine is very similar.

Hallie said...

My mom is different in a good way because she will not buy any food unless it is on sale. When something goes on sale she buys a lot of that thing so we have it for a while. She also won't buy anything unless she has a coupon. This is a good thing because she saves money but it is very odd.

Breanna said...

My nana is good in a different way because she has always done more than just her part.

Samuel said...

A guy in my church takes care of all the stray animals he can find. No matter what it cost he always takes them in.

Georgia said...

The first person that popped into my mind when I was asked this question was definiatly my mom. She is "different in a good way" because she is always herself, and doesn't care what other people think of her "strange-ness".

Breanna said...

My nana is good in a different way because she has always done more than just her part.

Meagan said...

Ms. Amanda, a lady from my church in Searcy, has glasses but wears them on the top of her head. She is different but in a good way because she makes everyone in the youth section laugh.

Lauren said...

One of our neighbors is the sweetest person in the world, but she is a little eccentric. She has many, many, many pet chickens, which routinely tour our side of the street. She is very sentimental about them and I know it takes a really sweet lady to care about chickens as much as she does.

Crist said...

My dad is different in a very good way. He always likes to talk to me on the way to school about random bits of knowledge about something in a conversation we might have had before. I can always go to him when I have a problem or need advice and he will give me his honest opinion and help me know what to do. He is one of the smartest people I know and I don't know what I would do without him.

Russ said...

A friend of mine, who's name I will not mention, is the most open and random human I know. She's not afraid to say anything really, and whenever something gets on her mind she won't hesitate to tell about it, no matter the hour.

Alexandra said...

My papaw is a different person. He has alzheimers and repeats everything he says. Even though he is a little wierd he is always happy and his little "isms" make me smile, no matter how many times he says them.

Nathan said...

I'm with Connor. Jake is different, in a good way he is kind of crazy, but he makes the best of things.

alita said...

My dad does magic tricks for every kid he sees. I thinks it is weird but the kids really like it. I have met people later that have told me how cool my dad was for doing magic for them.
I still think it is odd though.

Kim said...

My aunt's long time friend would always have something to give me whenever I get to see her. It doesn't really matter what she has; she'll always give something to me to take home. She'll give me money, candy, or even the new purse she bought.

Andrea said...

My sister is different in a good way. Most people always look for ways they can help theirself, and only help someone else if it will benefit them. Riley somehow manages to always help others, but be happy the whole time she's doing it. Even if she nevers gets a "thank you."

Heather said...

I can see Ms. Weygandt's classroom door from where i am sitting, and I couldn't help but think of how perfectly she fits the description of being 'different in a good way.' Ms. Weygandt has her own way of doing things. Some people think she is kind of strange, but she really doesn't care. I LOVE her strangeness. (:

Natalie said...

My dad is very different but of course in a great way. He is a preacher and has to help people everyday. He is the person that helps me with my problems. He is like a big kid and is always playing with the youth at church. My dad doesn't care what people think about him. He's just glad to help people in a crazy way. Lots of people think he is weird, but I like him just the way he is.

wendy said...

I happen to have more than one person in my life who is different in a good way. Those people happen to be my best friends.They are different because are the most random people in the world.When we sit around and talk we have a million different topics.So when other people try to come in, they are so lost. Then people call us weird, but on the inside they envy our coolness.

Sadie said...

Despite my strong discrepancy towards a belief that declares some 'different' and some the 'same' (for we are all different), I will acknowledge my brother as being slightly peculiar. After joining the army in order to return to college for free, he is now in the reserves, unemployed, and not attending college. He is an extreme slob, and one of the most socially retarded persons you may ever meet. He seems to believe that his clever jokes make up for his lack of social status. And some personal hygiene.

Camille said...

A person that's different in a good way to me is my uncle. He's very understanding. What makes him different is when someone tries to argue with him and everyone knows he's right he still tries to consider the other persons thoughts and ideas. He doesn't argue or disagree all the time. When he does disagree,though, he doesn't do it rudely.

Brittany said...

The guy in this story was not your average everyday guy. He always asked to for red marbles because he knew the boys were poor.The young men paying him back for all the things he traded them for came at the end. It is funny how he asked them to show him a certain marble and in the end he got three.
This guy's kindness will ensure he is not forgotten.

Rebecca said...

I have met a guy very recently who is different than most 17 year olds. It's not like he's extremely eccentric, but he has the wisdom of a 70 year old. I go to him with my problems and everything else, and he helps me in the most unexpected ways.

Nicholas said...

My little brother doesn't like things being hurt so much that he yells at people while they swat at flies with a flyswatter.

Trevor said...

My little sister is different in a good way and also very virtuous. Any time my dad will mess with my little bro, she'll always be the first to defend him, even though he tends to pick on her himself.