Apr 15, 2010 The class just finished the novel The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen. This is a great story of how Hannah travels back in time and arrives in 1942 when the Nazi's are rounding up Jews as the Holocaust begins. The students are currently continuing their study of Holocaust novels in literature circles. Students have been placed in groups of 3-5 and each group is independently reading a different Holocaust novel. READ MORE
Feb 9, 2010 ~ A.S.P.I.R.E. ~ A: Approach/Attitude/All of the Above Approach taking the test with a positive attitude. If you see two correct answers, then all of the above is probably the correct answer. S: Survey/Second-Guessing Survey the headings, graphics, and multiple-choice questions to get an overview of what is being asked of you. No second-guessing yourself. Don't keep changing your answers. Unless you misread the question, usually the first choice is the correct choice. READ MORE
Jan 12, 2010 In class we are currently reading The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963. We will be doing all of the reading in class, so it's very important to be at school every day.
Oct 21, 2009 Students have been reading Hatchet in class for the past two weeks. They have been enjoying the novel, and we are almost done. Next week they will be creating Keynote presentations that describe the elements of literature that were present in the novel.
Sep 4, 2009 My sixth graders have worked very hard this week! We've been learning about plot, retelling, capitalization, and dialogue. Next week we will focus on Extended Response and sentences. Keep up the great work!!!
Aug 26, 2009 The sixth graders are doing a great job! They have been working very hard this week. We have set up our binders and writer's notebooks, taken word knowledge notes, and learned the five parts of plot. We will continue working on plot the remainder of the week. We will also be learning about nouns and verbs. Friday the students will take their first word knowledge quiz. Keep up the good work!!!
Aug 22, 2009 I am very excited to begin the 2009-2010 school year. I hope you are excited to begin your first year in middle school. We are going to have fun learning new reading and writing strategies. I have some exciting projects and novels planned for the year. I look forward to seeing you Monday morning!
Mar 3, 2009 Congratulations to Steven and Shane. Steven was the January Student of the Month. Steven is a very polite, hardworking young man. Shane is the February Student of the Month. Shane has shown huge improvements and is doing an excellent job in class. Keep up the good work boys!!!
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