Monday, June 15, 2015


I miss you, Fireballs. That's the plain truth. Mrs. Perlow and Miss Donna have already heard those words uttered many times. Saturday and Sunday were difficult emotionally.  I'm so thankful for all of your gifts. Beautiful to say the least.

On the last day of school, I forgot to share my requests.

  • Show respect toward your friends and enemies, show a little more respect toward a Fireball :)
  • Always say hi to a Fireball wherever or whenever you can. Be there for each other. Please don't act like strangers around one another; that would devalue of your hard work
  • Make sure you've posted your LETTER to the Fireballs. Several of you have not done this yet.
  • Keep blogging. I'll leave it open. Share your summer activities, thoughts, dreams, and experiences. Ask questions. This is the best way to sustain a "family". 
  • Please say hello when you see Miss Donna, Mrs. Perlow, or myself. We will do the same. NO NEED TO BE NERVOUS AROUND US. We are never too good for each other. Never. WE AREN'T STRANGERS TO ONE ANOTHER. Ask questions!
  • Check Blogger for an important announcement. I might be done with teaching, but not delivering surprises. It's coming...

I love you all very much,
Mr. Frederick

                                                                     Goodbye, Fireballs!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Friday - Goodbye Fireballs!

You'll have an opportunity to say goodbye. Share your heartfelt letter. It will sit on this page forever. FOREVER. May you never forget each other. Never.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015



Answer these questions.

1. What was the turning point for this class in terms of bonding?
2. How have you contributed to the success of the Fireballs?

3. BEGIN WRITING YOUR GOODBYE LETTER TO THE CLASS. Write it on Google Docs. You'll have tonight, Wednesday, and Thursday to finish the personal letter.You'll post your letter on THURSDAY! Please don't post it any sooner.

Your letter should go beyond 3 paragraphs.

Off you write.

Monday, June 8, 2015



Tonight you'll get an opportunity to share your thoughts about the evening.

Answer please.

1. What are you looking forward to about tonight?

2. What's special about tonight?

3. How can you perform at your highest level?

4. How will you maintain appropriate behavior level?

5. Do think there will be any surprises tonight? If so, what?

6. How will you exhaust your tank TONIGHT?

7. How will know that it was a successful evening?

Sunday, June 7, 2015


The final NOTM. This is it.  Bottom of the 9th inning.  We're almost to the mountain top. Hang on my little ducks. Embrace these final and closing moments. We'll walk out of room 503 with a greater and deeper love, appreciation, and respect for one another.

Morning Cafe: I'm going to open up shop from 7:25 -7:45. It's just been such a blast, which is why I've decided to keep it open for the last week of school. Hopefully you can make it. Closed on Friday due to Robert's Market. 

Robert's Market - our visit will be on JUNE 12. Bring your singing voices! Parents, bring your cameras. You won't want to miss this last and final opportunity to see the Fireballs perform as a entire unit. 

Friday - 12:30 -1:30 - I'll be saying my final goodbyes to all of the Fireballs. Each student will be acknowledged for their growth, development, and contributions. Parents are invited. 

Ladera - The final walk will be on June 9th, 4-5:20. Konditorie now closes at 4pm, so if you want to buy a treat before arrival, I'd get there b/w 3:30 and 3:45. We'll take a self-guided walk around the neighborhood stopping along the way to enjoy this beautiful and serene area. Feel free to stay for a quick bite to eat at Amigos Grill, 5:25-6:20. Maybe we'll do some singing :) Please make sure you have a ride to and from Ladera. The more the merrier.

Camp W: Summer Session- Registration closes on June 15th.
July 6-16
July 20-30

Thursday, June 4, 2015



Tonight the parents and Fireballs will have an opportunity to share their thoughts on the year. In addition, the parent(s) and child will provide feedback regarding Blogger.

a. Please write a letter to your child and/or the Fireballs. Share it via Blogger. 
b. Focus on positive things you observed about your child and/or the Fireballs during the school year. Be specific as possible. 
c. Write as much as you'd like. The class will have these digital letters for a lifetime. 
d. If time is an issue, you can certainly post when there's free time. 
e. Do what you can!

Fireballs and/or Parents
a. Share with us a favorite Blogger prompt or two.  Why did you enjoy it? Can you actually cite the date?
b. Share with us some suggestions for next year's class in terms of Blogger usage. What can Mr. Frederick do in order to make it even more fun, engaging, and educational?

Enjoy this clip I put together last night. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wednesday -

Tonight you'll get the opportunity to work on the prompt below. I'd like to see where you go with your story. Ask each other questions. Talk.

It's your birthday and you are about to have a huge party but the day before the party you get sick with the flu.  

Continue the story. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tuesday - Who are you?

Tonight you'll get the opportunity to work on Vocabulary, States and Capitals, and a fun writing prompt. 


You've had a rough day at school. You head home and go straight to bed, mumbling, "I wish I'd wake up tomorrow and be anyone but me," before dozing off. When you wake up in the morning, your dream has come true, as you quickly realize that you are not you—you are someone else...

Off you write. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

MONDAY - Karaoke Night

Tonight you'll get an opportunity to work on the following.

a. go over your states and capitals
b. go on to IXL and practice your grammar
c. write up a cool little story to this prompt. Make it fun and engaging!

Prompt: A promotion at work has you head out to a fun restaurant with coworkers to celebrate. While at the restaurant, you decide to sing karaoke. As you belt your way through the song (fill in the blank), another member of the crowd starts harmonizing with you. Is it someone you know? Is it not? Either way, this is..