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Writing Contest Topic: Bullying


Bullying  is a major issue in schools at in life.

In a written piece write what you think about the problem of bullying in school.

Here are some questions to consider when writing your piece:

Why you think people choose to bully other people.

How would you personally handle it if someone bullied you?

What can teachers and students do to stop or lessen  bullying in their classrooms?

Do you think parents can help? What about counselors?

Writing should be at least 2 paragraphs, typewritten or neatly written.  All entries must be handed in by 10/10/14

There are 10, and 5 dollar prizes for the best written pieces.

King On Peace

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peacehands-1.jpgON PEACE (1964): “Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”

This a a quote from Martin Luther King on peace and he is giving his opinion if he believes peace is possible in our world.

You can look up any words you do not know by going, typing in the word and getting the definition.

Read and Discuss MLK’s words, what is he saying? Look at the imagery he uses to get his point across.

” starless midnight of racism and war”

bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood”,

What does he mean by this? How is racism and war like a “starless midnight?” How is peace and brotherhood like daybreak? What does he mean when he says “…right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant” ? How does this sentence relate to the civil rights movement and the long battle for equality?

What is King saying about peace? Do you agree with him or not? Do you think piece can be achieved even in the face of hatred and war? How? Why?

Best Pieces will be Podcast and win prizes!! Deadline for Pieces January 30th, 2009.

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The Annual Halloween Story Contest

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Halloween Story Contest.

Deadline is October 24th, 2008. All stories should be blogged on this link.


1. Story should be original

2. Story Can be any genre you choose, scary, funny, realistic, fantasy, etc…

3. Poems are Welcome.

Stories will be judged in 4 categories and prizes will be awarded to:

  1. Most Original Story

  2. Best Written Story

  3. Scariest Story

  4. Funniest Story.

A separate award will be given for poems.

What wins this contest is good writing. An original story, clear and interesting characters, and good descriptive writing .

All entries receive a prize in addition to the prize categories.

The winners and the best of the bunch will be podcast here.

Good luck.

Ms. B.

Writing Contest Template


Here is a template to help you write the piece “What Qualities do you think a president should have”

Below is a rubric that will tell you how the writing will be judged and prizes awarded.

Announcing our First Writing contest of the Year!

We are kicking off our writing contest off with a contest dedicated to our Presidential Election. We have been talking in our classes about the Presidential Election and what the president does exactly. We came up with a list of jobs the President has 1. Passing Laws, 2. Making a budget for how the country will spend their money, , 3. Making policy which are plans for the countries future, (E.G. the president come up with a plan for education, the environment, the countries defense , the presidents makes plans for every facet of our country. These plans are called his policy. 4. He also puts together a group of experts called a Cabinet to help him make policy and help him decide what to do. 5. He appoints judges on the Supreme court, 6. He works with other nation’s leaders, making decisions on how we will interact with other countries. 7. He makes speeches and keeps the nation informed on how things are going in our country, 8. He leads the armed forces.

This is just part of what a president does. It is as extremely big job. So here comes our writing assignment what qualities do you think a president needs to have in order to lead the nation. List at least 5 qualities or traits you think a person needs to be president. Things like honesty, loyalty, or being strong (tough), being forgiving, having patience, being brave, being kind, and perhaps empathy ( the quality of being able to understand other peoples pain as if it were your own). List five qualities that you think a president should have. Describe how these qualities would help a person leading our country. The entries should be no longer that 1 and 1/2 pages handwritten. All entries must be typed in here. Prizes will be gift certificates to ToysRUs . The Deadline is October 2nd

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You can download a rubric of how entries will be judged here later in the week.