Good afternoon 7th graders. This month we will be working on our Peace Poems, Just Right Book packets, and our Hawaii Story contest.
What we are doing for our Peace Poems is we are writing about how our world is today and how it would be if our world would be in harmony and peace. We started the Peace Poem contest because we are taking inspiration from Martin Luther King and how he had a dream about equality and peace. This week will will be writing our final drafts and drawing our pictures about peace. In each class one student will win and there will also be a runner up. Those two chosen students will be able to go up country and read there poems to the public.
Our Just Right Book packets is a collection of all the book we have read in 7th grade. It will contain all the books we are reading through out 7th grade. Each page will have the title, the author, a quote, and a picture that each of us draws. We have been working on this all year and will continue. At the end of this year each student will have a set of accordion like packets of some between five to eight book. We are doing this because when we get older we will look at the packets and think of all we have accomplished in 7th grade literature.
In the Hawaii Story Contest students can write a poem or a story about the topic "Planet at the Crossroads". This means we could write about the way Hawaii is being polluted, how we want to change it, and how we could change it. Hawaii is an example of how the whole planet is at the crossroads because our beaches our dirty are oceans are dying and pollution is in the air. All of us will enter one story or one poem in this contest. Our work will be judged and hopefully some of us will win!!! The winners will get a copy of the booklet, an award certificate, and other prizes. All of the winning poems and stories will be published. A copy will be sent to all the libraries in the state.