Sunday, November 25, 2012


While Thanksgiving is over for another year, I hope you continue to be thankful for your many blessings.  It is fairly simple to say you are thankful, but if you are thankful, how do you show that? Complete the following sentence: "I always thank people when they do something for me or give me a gift, but I also..."  Tell us how you show your gratitude beyond a simple thank you.  Give an example from your own life.

Here is mine:  For my birthday this year, my aunt gave me a necklace. It is lovely, but not something I would usually wear.  When I went to lunch with her, I planned my outfit around that necklace and wore it so that she would be able to see that I truly appreciated her gift.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Among the Hidden

Now that we've finished the book, I'm interested in your reaction to it.  It is a page-turner for most of us. What makes the story so interesting?  What devices does the author use to keep the reader involved?  Give examples in your comment.

Also, do you think this could ever happen here?  Is the story realistic or fantasy?

Your answer should be at least two short paragraphs.  This assignment is due Monday, November 12th.