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7th grader Chaz and 6th grader Chris (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668670864/) both earn notebook awards for having fun responding to my writer's notebook page about a product I bought to repel rabbits out of my yard.  See my writer's notebook page that inspired this from Chaz here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668671023/

7th grader Chaz and 6th grader Chris (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668670864/) both earn notebook awards for having fun responding to my writer's notebook page about a product I bought to repel rabbits out of my yard. See my writer's notebook page that inspired this from Chaz here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668671023/

A great summer writing entry from one of my 8th graders.  My students are required to add 10 notebook entries over the summer break.  Mr. Stick often makes an appearance: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

A great summer writing entry from one of my 8th graders. My students are required to add 10 notebook entries over the summer break. Mr. Stick often makes an appearance: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

Here is the full-page version of Emily's 'Fear of Spoons' notebook parody.  Sorry about the blood,  but I have 8th graders, and they have morbid senses of humor sometimes; I assure you Emily is a lovely young lady who is going to go far some day!  My writer's notebook philosophy online: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html

Here is the full-page version of Emily's 'Fear of Spoons' notebook parody. Sorry about the blood, but I have 8th graders, and they have morbid senses of humor sometimes; I assure you Emily is a lovely young lady who is going to go far some day! My writer's notebook philosophy online: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html

7th grader Diana wins a Mr. Stick award for accepting my challenge of writing a poem or two during SWT this month.  This was poem was inspired by the Sacred Writing Slide of the Day: http://corbettharrison.com/products.html#swt

7th grader Diana wins a Mr. Stick award for accepting my challenge of writing a poem or two during SWT this month. This was poem was inspired by the Sacred Writing Slide of the Day: http://corbettharrison.com/products.html#swt

Top Ten Lists!  If you have enough of an opinion about a topic that you can make a David Letterman-like Top Ten List, then you have a great idea for a writer's notebook page.  Here 8th grader Austin made a Top Ten List based on information he'd acquired about me through stories and through his persistent questions.  Check out my Writer's Notebook resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html

Top Ten Lists! If you have enough of an opinion about a topic that you can make a David Letterman-like Top Ten List, then you have a great idea for a writer's notebook page. Here 8th grader Austin made a Top Ten List based on information he'd acquired about me through stories and through his persistent questions. Check out my Writer's Notebook resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html

6th grader Alden's page of 16-word 'So Much Depends Upon' poems wins a "Mr. Stick of the Week's 'Best Decorated Notebook Page' Award."  Here is a link to the lesson I used to inspire this page and teach the students to interpret a great poem: http://corbettharrison.com/lessons/So-Much-Depends-Upon.htm

6th grader Alden's page of 16-word 'So Much Depends Upon' poems wins a "Mr. Stick of the Week's 'Best Decorated Notebook Page' Award." Here is a link to the lesson I used to inspire this page and teach the students to interpret a great poem: http://corbettharrison.com/lessons/So-Much-Depends-Upon.htm

Glados, the Talking Potato, Part 2: I didn't much care for the topic, so I asked my 8th graders to help me; I asked for "bad potato puns" to give to this potato whose voice I was told to write with.  With their help, I managed to write this silly piece.  Click here for next image in this series:  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612667964731/

Glados, the Talking Potato, Part 2: I didn't much care for the topic, so I asked my 8th graders to help me; I asked for "bad potato puns" to give to this potato whose voice I was told to write with. With their help, I managed to write this silly piece. Click here for next image in this series: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612667964731/

6th grader Chris and 7th grader Chaz (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668670885/) both earn notebook awards for having fun responding to my writer's notebook page about a product I bought to repel rabbits out of my yard.  See my writer's notebook page that inspired this from Chris here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668671023/

6th grader Chris and 7th grader Chaz (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668670885/) both earn notebook awards for having fun responding to my writer's notebook page about a product I bought to repel rabbits out of my yard. See my writer's notebook page that inspired this from Chris here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668671023/

How do you win a "Mr. Stick of the Week" Notebook award in my class?  Take the ten minutes of writing you did during "Sacred Writing Time" one day, take it home, and decorate it so it stands out...like 6th grader Aidan did here. This year, I've sure had a lot of superhero tributes in notebooks.  Learn about Mr. Stick here: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

How do you win a "Mr. Stick of the Week" Notebook award in my class? Take the ten minutes of writing you did during "Sacred Writing Time" one day, take it home, and decorate it so it stands out...like 6th grader Aidan did here. This year, I've sure had a lot of superhero tributes in notebooks. Learn about Mr. Stick here: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

Each SWT slide tells the students to "make their pencils dance" for ten minutes.  Here, 7th grader Ashton defies that type of choreography, and yet her pencil indeed danced.  Learn about sacred writing time here: http://corbettharrison.com/SWT.htm

Each SWT slide tells the students to "make their pencils dance" for ten minutes. Here, 7th grader Ashton defies that type of choreography, and yet her pencil indeed danced. Learn about sacred writing time here: http://corbettharrison.com/SWT.htm

Here is 2 day's worth of writing from 7th grader Diana based on this SWT slide: Just so you know, the second day, which was spent coloring and decorating, was done on her own time.  In-class SWT is always about the writing, and I usually don't allow coloring or drawing.  Interested in our Sacred Writing Time slides? Link: http://corbettharrison.com/products.html#swt

Here is 2 day's worth of writing from 7th grader Diana based on this SWT slide: Just so you know, the second day, which was spent coloring and decorating, was done on her own time. In-class SWT is always about the writing, and I usually don't allow coloring or drawing. Interested in our Sacred Writing Time slides? Link: http://corbettharrison.com/products.html#swt

7th Grader Ethan wins a "Mr. Stick of the Week" notebook award for his 2-page entry about being on a safari-cal adventure with Safari Cal.  Here is the link to his picture that goes with this writing:  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668451983/

7th Grader Ethan wins a "Mr. Stick of the Week" notebook award for his 2-page entry about being on a safari-cal adventure with Safari Cal. Here is the link to his picture that goes with this writing: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668451983/

7th grader Kage won a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award for his five Important Book-inspired passages.  Here is the lesson that inspired Kage: http://corbettharrison.com/lessons/important-passages.htm

7th grader Kage won a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award for his five Important Book-inspired passages. Here is the lesson that inspired Kage: http://corbettharrison.com/lessons/important-passages.htm

Glados, the Talking Potato, Part 3:  Because they had helped, my 8th graders expected to see my finished notebook entry, and they found it terrible.  To prove that I could have been, 8th grader Jaysen wrote a two-page notebook entry to appease 6th grader Kevin.  Click here for page two of Jaysen's notebook entry:  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612667964738/

Glados, the Talking Potato, Part 3: Because they had helped, my 8th graders expected to see my finished notebook entry, and they found it terrible. To prove that I could have been, 8th grader Jaysen wrote a two-page notebook entry to appease 6th grader Kevin. Click here for page two of Jaysen's notebook entry: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612667964738/

We done some fun Halloween similes in my class with the sixth graders this year, and that work clearly inspired Max's tribute to the monsters of Halloween here.  He only entered the colored page in the contest, but I loved his zombie-compared-to-6th-grader piece he's working on now enough to show it to you too.  Mr. Stick is at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

We done some fun Halloween similes in my class with the sixth graders this year, and that work clearly inspired Max's tribute to the monsters of Halloween here. He only entered the colored page in the contest, but I loved his zombie-compared-to-6th-grader piece he's working on now enough to show it to you too. Mr. Stick is at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

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