Welcome to a wiki for Mrs. Whitaker's Learning Community!

A website where we share our learning and collaborate with peers to edit our work.

What's a wiki? A wiki is a web site that lets any visitor become a participant: you can create or edit the actual site contents without any special technical knowledge or tools. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection. A wiki is continuously “under revision.” It is a living collaboration whose purpose is the sharing of the creative process and product by many. One famous example is Wiki-pedia, an online encyclopedia with no “authors” but millions of contributors and editors. The word "wiki" comes from Hawaiian language, meaning "quick" or "fast."
-TeachersFirst Website

Introduction Activity: Getting to know wiki
1. Go to your wiki page.
2. Name your page with your first name and last initial. Choose your own font size, style, and color.
4. Add an image of your favorite book you have read this year.
5. Under the image, write a paragraph that explains why this book has been your favorite read. You do not have to summarize the text, but rather explain why you like the book!
6. At home, personalize your page by writing a short autobiography in acrostic poem format that explains who you are and what's important to you.

Mrs. Whitaker
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This year, I have thorougly enjoyed reading The Sea of Monsters and The Titan's Curse, book 2 and 3 in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Packed with adventure and suspense, I have had a hard time putting these books down at the end of SSR. One reason that I love this series so much is that the plot is based on Greek Mythology, but in present day! All of the mythological creatures "come alive" as they interact with the main characters- heroes who battle monsters in order to please their mother or father gods. In a way, the series remind me of the Harry Potter books, which I also enjoyed. If you are interested in reading book #1, The Lightning Thief, I have multiple copies in our classroom library!!