Extra Credit 2018-2019

2018-2019

Extra Credit: Memorize Poetry  -- You could pick one of these to learn.

⇰  All year:  Find errors in published material, and show them to Ms. Dorsey.  If the error is on a local sign, take a picture.
Also, when you find errors in Ms. Dorsey's writing, posting, etc. point it out tactfully for extra credit.
(I'll admit, sometimes tact can include laughter!)
EXAMPLE: 


Spelling makes a difference! 



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This is good until we have finished studying The Outsiders:
Memorize "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost.  See the handout basket -- small gold slips.

For Extra Credit:
What is wrong with this? (Think conventions.)
What is it really saying?
How could it be fixed to say what the writer probably intended? 
Available through December.

⇰  All year:  Find errors in published material, and show them to Ms. Dorsey.  If the error is on a local sign, take a picture.
Also, when you find errors in Ms. Dorsey's writing, posting, etc. point it out tactfully for extra credit.
(I'll admit, sometimes tact can include laughter!)
EXAMPLE: 









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2017-2018


Memorize this poem:



A. E. Housman (1859–1936).  A Shropshire Lad.  1896.
II. Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
LOVELIEST of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
Now, of my threescore years and ten,        5
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.
And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,        10
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.







Extra Credit to the first from each class to explain this joke to me: 



⇰  All year:  Find errors in published material, and show them to Ms. Dorsey.  If the error is on a local sign, take a picture.
Also, when you find errors in Ms. Dorsey's writing, posting, etc. point it out tactfully for extra credit.
(I'll admit, sometimes tact can include laughter!)
EXAMPLE: 


Spelling makes a difference! 




Hand in by February 15:    Create a small poster about 8 1/2 x 11 (or no more than twice that size) to help students learn rules for capitalization.   Do not just copy memes from the Internet.  You could use a Write Source 2000 book from our classrom as a source.  


→ Beginning January 18, 2018
EExtra Credit Opportunity:   Up to 12 points. 
Memorize the Helping Verbs  for 
You could use one of these songs to help you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F2JWKY63K0  Jingle Bells

There are different orders that people use to learn them. Pick what works for you.
There is a handout available in the classroom in the handout file. 



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Examples of Theme from Movies



Student Poetry Contest from Scholastic Publishing
See https://www.scholasticpublishing.org/ for details.
Give me a copy of your poem or poems.


Available until we have finished reading The Outsiders:


Enter the PTSA Reflections Contest.
Enter the literature portion and earn extra credit.  
Provide Ms. Dorsey with a copy of your entry. 

Theme:  "Within Reach"
Deadline for entries:  October 25



⇰  All year:  Find errors in published material, and show them to Ms. Dorsey.  If the error is on a local sign, take a picture.
Also, when you find errors in Ms. Dorsey's writing, posting, etc. point it out tactfully for extra credit.
(I'll admit, sometimes tact can include laughter!)
EXAMPLE: 


Spelling makes a difference! 
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MATERIALS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS ______________________________________________ Here is a contest you can enter:  
Print an extra copy of your entry to give to me for extra credit: 
http://contest.facinghistory.org/choices/


→Create a neat, informative  8 1/2x 11  poster to illustrate one of our seventh grade word parts. 


→ Beginning January 18, 2017
Extra Credit Opportunity:   Up to 12 points. 
Memorize the Helping Verbs  for 
You could use one of these songs to help you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F2JWKY63K0  Jingle Bells

There are different orders that people use to learn them. Pick what works for you.
There is a handout available in the classroom in the handout file. 





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be
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shall
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do
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have
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shall
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can
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Patty Shukla
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⇰ Extra Credit - Poems About Death - For How They Croaked


⇰ Contest -- Creating a Public Service Announcement to help prevent distracted walking:


Contest Deadline: February 3, 2017.

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Extra credit for entering, and especially for winning . . . . .
SCARY STORIES DUE OCT. 8 All ages are invited to submit their stories for the annual Friends of the Library Scary Story Contest. Submissions must be received by Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. with the $3 entry fee. Cash prizes will be awarded at the Author's Reception on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Entry forms and rules available at the Library. Stories can be a maximum of eight pages long.




Extra credit for Term 1 will be accepted 
ONLY through October 19. 


Ms. Dorsey's Zombie Haiku Contest! Extravagant (small, inexpensive) Prizes and Extra Credit



Enter, earn some points, win to earn more.
Enter the PTSA Reflections Contest
Theme:  What is Your Story?
Literature Rules:  http://www.utahpta.org/files/docs/16-17%20Rules%20-%20Literature.pdf
for more information:  http://www.utahpta.org/reflections
Please provide us with a copy of the piece of literature that you write for this.

Entry Form:  hpta.org/files/docs/Template%20-%20Student%20Entry%20Form%20%28Fillable%29.pdf

Artist's Statement:  http://www.utahpta.org/files/docs/Artist%20Statement%20Form%20%28Fillable%29.pdf

We have entry forms and Literature Rules in the classroom.


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Available until we have finished reading The Outsiders:


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All year:  Find errors in published material, and show them to Ms. Dorsey.  If the error is on a local sign, take a picture.
Also, when you find errors in Ms. Dorsey's writing, posting, etc. point it out tactfully for extra credit.
(I'll admit, sometimes tact can include laughter!)


Spelling makes a difference! 


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Contest Deadline: February 3, 2017.

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Hand in by October 19:Create a small poster about 8 1/2 x 11 (or no more than twice that size) to help students learn your spelling words for Term 1.   Do not use the sentences we have already given you. Create your own. Do not just copy memes from the Internet that are already posted on our class blog. 







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Hand in by September 23:Create a small poster about 8 1/2 x 11 (or no more than twice that size) to help students learn your current spelling words  Do not use the sentences we have already given you. Create your own. Do not just copy memes from the Internet that are already posted on our class blog. 

 a lot/allot/ alot
I’m reading a lot of books.
The teacher will allot one pencil to each student.
(There is no word spelled alot.)


 cause/because
Smoking can cause cancer.
He left because he was angry at her.
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Create a poster teaching about conflict -- external and/or internal.



=================== Last Year =================

April Extra Credit:

Email (preferred) or bring a copy of a poem you like that could be shared with the class.

Poems from Students




New in March:

Vocabulary for A Long Walk to Water



New in January:

Memorize the Fan Boys conjunctions/coordinating conjunctions for  up to 5 points.
We can remember the coordinating conjunctions by remembering the phrase  

FAN BOYS:

 

F = for

A = and
N = nor

B = but

O = or
Y = yet
S = so


We could use a classroom poster for RAFTS (preparing to write),  another for ARMS (revision),  and another for SMILES (editing).



Be able to tell me what a contronym is and give a couple of examples.

Contronyms


Create an educational poster about one of the main uses of commas. They include these rules:
  • Use a comma after every item in a series except the last one.
  • Use commas with coordinate adjectives.
  • Use commas to separate introductory words, long phrases, and clauses from the rest of the sentence.
    •    (We could also use a poster to teach the difference between clauses and phrases.)
  • Use commas to separate words, phrase, or clauses that interrupt the train of thought in a sentence.
  • Set off nouns of direct address with commas.
  • Use commas to set off most appositives.  
  • Use commas to set of the explanatory words in a direct quote.
  • Use commas with coordinate conjunctions joining to complete sentences.
  • Use a comma when a subordinating conjunction and it's clause comes at the beginning of a sentence.
  • Use commas to set apart nonessential clauses.

We could also use posters for the 



  • Use of commas with dates
  • Use of commas with place names -- city, state, country
  • Use of commas in letters 


Helpful resources:

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/where-do-i-use-commas?page=all


Extra Credit Available All Year: 



  • Find errors in published material, and show them to Ms. Dorsey.  If the error is on a local sign, take a picture.
    • Also, when you find errors in Ms. Dorsey's writing, posting, etc. point it out tactfully for extra credit.
    • (I'll admit, sometimes tact can include laughter!)
  • Handing in major projects early may also earn extra credit.
  • Ask Ms. Dorsey if there are any teaching posters that need to be made for class.  Design and create a neat, attractive poster to teach the needed information. 
    • We could use some posters to show the correct use of our commonly confused words -- for second term.  See the Spelling Tab on this blog. Expired.


Note on extra credit:  Extra Credit Points may not be added onto your grade unless you have completed all major assignments and tests.   


Memorize the AAAWWEUBBIS words:  (some of the subordinating conjunctions)

Although
After
As
When
While
Even though
Until
Before
Because
If
Since



For 5 points memorize and recite to the teacher or in front of the class the 9 most common prepositions.  

Prepositions



Recognize this Student? -- Extra Credit


Extra credit:  According to word parts, what does portable mean?  Look it up.
You could try  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/portable 
See the entry from the World English Dictionary.  The next student who comes to tell me gets the points. 

Extra Credit: What does semordnilap  mean?  See the answer below.  Be the first to tell me for 3 points extra credit.    Taken!
Semordnilap is a word or phrase that spells a different word or phrase backwards, as in this pair: Dennis –> sinned. "Semordnilap" is a 20th Century coined word which is "palindromes" spelled backwards. Among the longest single-word English examples: stressed –> desserts.
What does lackadaisical mean?   Earn up to 5 points for the first person to report!    Used!



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Don't go there!  March 11 is the last day
to hand in any extra credit work for this term.






_________________________Writing Contest __________________ Entries due by December 20. 

Please help to spread the word to 6-12th grade students about the Nature's Voices 3rd Annual Student Stories Contest, with cash prizes and a keynote speaking slot at the Green Schools Expo & Conference (March 31-April 1st in Pittsburgh PA) as top prizes. The deadline to submit essays is December 20thYou can download our flyer here, and it is also attached. Sample newsletter and social media templates can be found here or just use our description below. 

3RD ANNUAL STUDENT STORIES CONTEST: Want to win cash prizes and the opportunity to be a keynote speaker at a major environmental conference? The Nature's Voices Project and Green Schools Alliance invite students grades 6-12 to submit 1,000 word essays about how their green schools and environmental education experiences have inspired them, changed their thinking, or transformed their lives. The grand prize includes a cash prize, a paid trip to attend and be a keynote speaker at the Green Schools Conference & Expo and Student Summit. The 2nd and 3rd place winners will also win cash prizes. The top stories will be published on theNature’s Voices website sharing youth stories about their inspirational Green Schools experiences. The deadline to submit stories is December 20, 2015.For more information about the Contest click here. Students may choose to not accept the keynote speaking slot and simply submit an essay to win a cash prizes for their winning essay.

Last year's winner, Anna-Bell Hines shared her story at the GSNN Conference in Virginia Beach and got a standing ovation from 800 people!“This was an amazing opportunity for me to speak out about my Green Schools experiences!”  Read her winning essay here.  


NorCal Community Resilience Network

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Visit our website:  Bay Area Writing Project  
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November:  Now expired

More Extra Credit Poetry - We Real Cool


Scroll down for more ongoing opportunities.



Extra Credit Opportunity:  Due by November 16! 


There are also storytelling, video, and art contests, all due by November 16. 

Extra Credit Available All Year: 



  • Find errors in published material, and show them to Ms. Dorsey.  If the error is on a local sign, take a picture.
    • Also, when you find errors in Ms. Dorsey's writing, posting, etc. point it out tactfully for extra credit.
    • (I'll admit, sometimes tact can include laughter!)
  • Handing in major projects early may also earn extra credit.
  • Ask Ms. Dorsey if there are any teaching posters that need to be made for class.  Design and create a neat, attractive poster to teach the needed information. 
    • We could use some posters to show the correct use of our commonly confused words -- for second term.  See the Spelling Tab on this blog.


Note on extra credit:  Extra Credit Points may not be added onto your grade unless you have completed all major assignments and tests.   

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Throughout Term 1:



Watch for and enter the PTSA Reflections Contest.  Turn in a copy of your Literature entry to Ms. Dorsey.  

Watch for and enter the Mary Kawakami Speech Contest.  Available September-October
America Our Country
Mary Kawakami Scholarship Speech Contest 
for Junior and Senior High Students
Training Sessions available October 8 and October 10.
Entry Forms Due October 17
Speech Contest October 24
Look for the posters in our classroom and for more info, contact Janice at 801-756-3823.


Memorize part or all of any of these poems for about 1 point per line.  

Extra Credit Poem Memorization



Keep scrolling for October! 

During the Months of August and September:

Memorize part or all of any of these poems for about 1 point per line.  

More Favorite Poems

More Extra Credit Poetry - We Real Cool


During the Month of October: 

Extra Credit Poem Memorization

 





Spelling:  Stationary or stationery? Simple, Simon. Stationary means fixed in one place -- not moving. Think: stationary bikes are “anchored" in place, so use the letter “a.” Stationery is the paper and “envelopes” used for writing, so use “e.”   Be one of the first to come and explain to me the difference between these two words and how to spell them correctly.  Earn 4 extra credit points. 


Watch for the Scary Story contest sponsored by the American Fork Public Library.  Turn in a copy of your entry to Ms. Dorsey.

Watch also for a Scary Story contest that may be sponsored by our own A.F. Writing Lab, and turn in a copy of your entry to Ms. Dorsey.

Extra Credit - A Poem in Honor of the Weather Today


Memorize part of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.   Earn one point per line.
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/178713














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Last Year  


-- The following is not currently available for extra credit


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  • 8 points available for attending the Shakespeare Night Friday at the school.


  • The Spring Writing Contest is available through the English Writing Lab and Mrs. John. 

               Enter the Duct Tape Writing contest. Bring me a copy of your entry.


              This will be done on Utah Compose or you may use a word processor and print it. 




All year:  Find errors in published material, and show them to Ms. Dorsey.  If the error is on a local sign, take a picture.
Also, when you find errors in Ms. Dorsey's writing, posting, etc. point it out tactfully for extra credit.
(I'll admit, sometimes tact can include laughter!)

Handing in projects early also earns extra credit.


Be one of the first to tell me about the Word of the Day  (word and meaning) or to explain to me the pun  on the screens in the commons.

  


Note on extra credit:  Extra Credit Points may not be added onto your grade unless you have completed all major assignments and tests.   


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Expired Offers are below: _
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Explain why the English teachers think he is making a confession.
This is a grammar/usage question. 



Extra Credit: Memorize a Summer Poem




Errors Found for Extra Credit -- These students already earned extra credit.


You can earn up to 10 points of extra credit if your November book project is worthy of being hung up in the classroom.

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Enter this contest with an entry that is good enough to be at least considered for a prize:
2nd Annual Holiday Writing Contest
Open to all students.  Contest is open from November 12 to December 12, 2014
7th and 8th grades may submit entries on MyAccess. Entries should be 2000 words or less.  The latest scored entry on MyAccess will be considered as the student’s competition entry. Entries must be submitted by end of school day on Friday, December 12.
9th grade students may submit stories, printed on white paper, to Mrs. John in the writing lab. Contest is limited to one entry per student. Printed stories should be in Times New Roman font, 12 pt, and double spaced.  Include a title and author’s name on the front page. Entries should be 2000 words or less. Entries must be turned in by end of school on Friday, December 12.
All submitted writing should be the original work of the individual and not copied or plagiarized from another source.
Prizes for the top three stories will be awarded.

If you wish extra credit, bring a copy of your entry to Ms. Dorsey. 
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Offered November 10, 2014 -- expires December 20, 2014

Extra Credit Poem Memorization 


Offered November 10, 2014  -- expires December 20, 2014

This one has already been taken. 
We need a poster explaining the major types of sentences:  Simple, Compound, Complex, Compound-Complex. 
See me if you'd like to make one for our classroom.

We also need a poster showing the meaning of the word "omit."  This would by binder paper size, but on plain or construction paper or card stock, and would be very neat and readable.  An illustration would help.

Offered November 7, 2014 -- Add words to either the dialogue tags or to the ways to say "went."   Bring me your proposed additions.

Verbs: Dialogue Tags and Ways to Say "Went"



Offered November 6, 2014 -- Create a mini-poster -- about 8 1/2" by 11"   -- to teach your classmates about one of these literary terms:  http://dictionary.reference.com/slideshows/literary-terms#metaphor  or come and explain to me (with examples), any three of the terms.


Offered November 4, 2014 -- expires one week before the end of the school year

Extra credit for bringing classroom appropriate jokes.  Write them out such that they would be easily readable on the bulletin board, and hand them in to Ms. Dorsey. 
Up to ten points available per student -- usually two points per joke.

Offered October 29, 2014 -- expires November 25, 2014

Memorize the Fan Boys Conjunctions.  5 points
Memorize the A White Bus Conjunctions.    12 points

Conjunctions

    Or memorize the subordinating conjunctions using

AAAWWEUBBIS (12 points)
Although
After
As
When
While
Even though
Until
Before
Because
If
Since



Offered October 25, 2014 -- expires November 30, 2014

Take this quiz and print or take a screen shot of your results and send or bring it to me.
http://www.quizfreak.com/can-you-answer-these-12-common-grammar-mistake-questions/index1.html
You are welcome to  "cheat" by looking up the correct answers!

Offered October 27 -- expires October 31, 2014

Tell me where Halloween got it's name -- particularly where the "een" in Halloween came from.
http://blog.dictionary.com/halloween-een/
or
Come and tell me about one or more of the monsters and words found here:
http://dictionary.reference.com/slideshows/monsters#frankenstein
http://dictionary.reference.com/slideshows/seven-scary-words#cyctophobia


Reminder:

All year:  Find errors in published material, and show them to Ms. Dorsey.  If the error is on a local sign, take a picture.
Also, when you find errors in Ms. Dorsey's writing, posting, etc. point it out tactfully for extra credit.
(I'll admit, sometimes tact can include laughter!)

Find the Error-- 3 points for the first from each class.



Offered October 16, 2014 -- expires November 15, 2014

We need a great illustrated poster showing how to capitalize and italicize or underline book titles when writing them within a sentence.

We could also use illustrated posters showing capitalization rules.


These posters could be hard copies or could be turned in as Google Docs.




Enter this contest with an entry that is good enough to be at least considered for a prize:
2nd Annual Holiday Writing Contest
Open to all students.  Contest is open from November 12 to December 12, 2014
7th and 8th grades may submit entries on MyAccess. Entries should be 2000 words or less.  The latest scored entry on MyAccess will be considered as the student’s competition entry. Entries must be submitted by end of school day on Friday, December 12.
9th grade students may submit stories, printed on white paper, to Mrs. John in the writing lab. Contest is limited to one entry per student. Printed stories should be in Times New Roman font, 12 pt, and double spaced.  Include a title and author’s name on the front page. Entries should be 2000 words or less. Entries must be turned in by end of school on Friday, December 12.
All submitted writing should be the original work of the individual and not copied or plagiarized from another source.
Prizes for the top three stories will be awarded.

If you wish extra credit, bring a copy of your entry to Ms. Dorsey. 
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Offered October 13, 2014 -- expires October 30, 2014

Come and explain to me (without looking at a paper or device) what a tittle is.
The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle. The Oxford English Dictionary adds that any sign, such as the Spanish tilde or the French accents or German Umlauts, over a letter can be considered a tittle. So while the dot over the "i" is a tittle, a tittle is not simply the dot over the "i".
rom Brian P. Cleary


Offered October 9 -- expires October 30.

Come explain to me the difference between farther and further -- without looking at a paper or device.
Farther vs. further? You should use "farther" whenever you’re dealing with actual distance: “My dad can throw a cow pie farther than your dad.” Use "further" when you’re talking about something that doesn’t have a physical, distance-based measurement to it: “My dad would have gone further in life, if he didn’t have such a disgusting hobby.”  
from Brian P. Cleary


Enter this contest for Extra Credit:  Offered October 8 -- expires October 27.

2nd Annual Scary Story Contest
Open to all students.  Contest is open from October 1 to October 27, 2014
 7th and 8th grades may submit entries on MyAccess. Entries should be 2000 words or less.  The latest scored entry on MyAccess will be considered as the student’s competition entry. Entries must be submitted by end of school day on Monday, October 27th.
9th grade students may submit stories, printed on white paper, to Mrs. John in the writing lab. Contest is limited to one entry per student. Printed stories should be in Times New Roman font, 12 pt, and double spaced.  Include a title and author’s name on the front page. Entries should be 2000 words or less. Entries must be turned in by end of school on Monday, October 27.
All submitted writing should be the original work of the individual and not copied or plagiarized from another source.


Prizes for the top three stories will be awarded.


Offered October 8 -- expires October 31

Memorize part of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.   Earn one point per line.
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/178713


Offered October 8 -- expires November 30

Come and tell me the meaning of these words:  3 points each if you're not looking at a paper or device.
EPITHET is a descriptive word occurring in place of the name of a person or thing, most commonly insulting. 
An EPITAPH is the inscription on a tombstone, or else a tribute to the departed.
 An EPIGRAM is a brief, clever statement. 
An EPIGRAPH is a brief quotation set at the beginning of a text to suggest its theme, or the inscription on a statue or building.

Offered September 26 -- expires October 10

See the offer at the end of this post:  Central Idea Practice


Offered September 23 (First Day of Fall) -- expires November 25, 2014

Memorize this poem:

Extra Credit - A Poem in Honor of the Weather Today



Offered September 17, 2014 -- Expires November 29, 2014

Peg System for Memorizing The Bill of Rights for extra credit


September 23 - October 15 --

Participate in the Mary Kawakami Speech Contest:  AmericaOurCountry-2014.pdf and I will give you extra credit.



For extra credit, you must enter the contest by October 22. Extra extra credit will be given to winners in the literature category.

Don't forget that extra credit is available for entering the

PTSA Reflections Contest!
2014 PTSA Reflections Contest  -- The theme is
The deadline for entries is  The World Would Be A Better Place If ...
Watch the school website for more information, and/or check the front office for entry forms.
You can also go here:  http://utahpta.org/reflections  and scroll down for rules and entry forms.

Submissions due October 22, but there is a bonus prize if the entry is turned in to the front office before Fall Break! 
The categories are Visual Arts, Dance Choreography, Photography, Musical Composition, Film Production, Literature, 3D Art, and Theatre
Students may enter as many categories as they would like, with one entry allowed per category (for a total of up to eight entries)


Offered August 22, 2014 -- Expires August 29, 2014

"It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs… because they always take things literally."
Tell me this joke (pun), and explain what makes it funny.
Hint:  You'll need to know what a kleptomaniac is and why "taking things literally" works as a pun.


All year:  Find errors in published material, and show them to Ms. Dorsey.  If the error is on a local sign, take a picture.

Also, when you find errors in Ms. Dorsey's writing, posting, etc. point it out tactfully for extra credit.
(I'll admit, sometimes tact can include laughter!)