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7th Grader Tyler definitely earns a "Mr. Stick of the Week" notebook award for the first week back after Spring Break!  THANKS for being creative with the way you presented your idea here, Tyler.  THANKS for taking the time to make your good idea stand out!  That's how you earn an extra credit "Mr. Stick of the Week" award.

Grader Tyler definitely earns a "Mr. Stick of the Week" notebook award for…

7th grader--Abby R--earns a "Mr. Stick of the Week" for recording and writing about the Lego models she saw over Spring Break at LegoLand.

grader--Abby R--earns a "Mr. Stick of the Week" for writing about her trip to see Lego model she saw over Spring Break at LegoLand.

I love "16 Word" poems as a writer's notebook format.  Like a haiku, it's hard to say everything you need in so few words.  7th grader Wonje said a lot with her 4 poems here.  This lesson can be found online at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/lessons/So-Much-Depends-Upon.htm

I love Word" poems as a writer's notebook format. grader Wonje said a lot with her 4 poems here.

Always Write: Inventing Collective Nouns...a writer's notebook extra credit challenge.

My wife and I invented a word game in the car on our trip to Oregon this summer: creating fake collective nouns that sound like they might be real collective nouns. Of course the idea became a new page in my writer's notebook!

I'm awarding a "Mr. Stick of the Week's 'Best Decorated Notebook Page' Award" to 6th grader Susy, who is tired of watching 8th graders kiss in the hallways at our middle school. Check out my online writer's notebook resources here: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html

I'm awarding a "Mr. Stick of the Week's 'Best Decorated Notebook Page' Award" to 6th grader Susy, who is tired of watching 8th graders kiss in the hallways at our middle school. Check out my online writer's notebook resources here: http://corbettharrison.com/writers_notebooks.html

8th grader Jaysen won a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award for this uinque tribute (and a little gory) to the play "Oedipus Rex," which we just finished studying.  Emily will enjoy looking back at this page all year long.  Read about Mr. Stick in my classroom here:  http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

My students do a quick study of "Oedipus Rex" because I believe there are great allusions to it in Richard Peck's "The River Between Us." Here is one of my student's summary pages of the play.

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

6th grader Alden wins a Mr. Stick of the Week award with this entry!  We not only had "Dress as a Decade" day recently, but there are a few kids in our school who have gigantic afros, which we all marvel at!

grader Alden wins a Mr. Stick of the Week award with this entry! We not only had "Dress as a Decade" day recently, but there are a few kids in our school who have gigantic afros, which we all marvel at!

7th grader--Dylan H.--earns a "Mr. Stick of the Week" for his entry about his Spring Break trip to Six Flags.

grader--Dylan H.--earns a "Mr. Stick of the Week" for his entry about his Spring Break trip to Six Flags.

7th grader Rylee--finishing her self-chosen nonfiction book ("Six Days in October") this last week--used a SpongeBob theme for this week's worth of words. Vocabulary Collecting award received! My vocabulary resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

7th grader Rylee--finishing her self-chosen nonfiction book ("Six Days in October") this last week--used a SpongeBob theme for this week's worth of words. Vocabulary Collecting award received! My vocabulary resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

6th grader Dontae wins a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award with this set of words from "The Eleventh Plague," which I think I recommended for him from the class library.  My vocabulary resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

6th grader Dontae wins a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award with this set of words from "The Eleventh Plague," which I think I recommended for him from the class library. My vocabulary resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

6th grader Susy won a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award for taking her writer's notebook entry home and adding an illustration.  She will enjoy looking back at this page all year long.  Read about Mr. Stick in my classroom here:  http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

6th grader Susy won a "Mr. Stick of the Week" award for taking her writer's notebook entry home and adding an illustration. She will enjoy looking back at this page all year long. Read about Mr. Stick in my classroom here: http://corbettharrison.com/Mr_Stick.html

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