Feb 27th

Good morning everyone! I hope everyone had a great break! (I am still recovering from the flu that I caught half way through break.) This week is Mock Milestones, which means the schedule is going to be crazy! This week and some of next week will be dedicated to figurative language as our next part Read More…

Feb 16

Good afternoon! This will be the last post I have until it is closer to break being over! I hope everyone has a fun break! Today we discovered that the CARS benchmark had to be taken. This was an assessment so the students could see what they have retained from the lessons at the beginning Read More…

Feb 15

Good Morning! Yesterday we started our new STARS lesson which is on author’s purpose. We introduced the students to PIED which separates to mean: p- persuade, i – inform, e – entertain, d- describe. These are the different purposes that we will be studying. For an in class lesson we had students write stories, songs, Read More…

Feb 13

**STUDENTS remember to bring your SSR book on Monday. You must try to bring it every day but Monday is our SSR day and has been for a few weeks now.** Good Afternoon! (almost night now!) I wanted to remind my students that they need to bring their SSR book for their scheduled SSR day. Read More…

Feb 9

Good Afternoon! Today the student’s completed their close reading. They had the entire class to work on it and we went over the process again together just in case. They also took their STARS pre-test which is not a grade but a way for us to see how much they know about the upcoming topics. Read More…

Feb 8th

Good morning everyone! Yesterday the students continued work on their close reading. We did a lesson about the young Nobel Prize winner, Malala. They read an article about her and annotated it. We did not finish the organizer portion for that day, but we will get to it today. Today we will be doing a Read More…

Feb 6

Good Afternoon! Today we started our new close reading unit which is on the topic of “risk.” We began by having a quick talk about the Beatles. The Beatles wrote multiple songs about Revolution and John Lennon was anti-war and an avid activist. The students listened to the song and underlined evidence of “revolution” or Read More…

Feb 3

My apologies for not posting here yesterday. I began to develop a terrible cold last night and I rested after school. Today students will be doing their SSR day that they usually do on Monday. This has been a strange week with an even stranger schedule. As such it was difficult to start a new Read More…

Feb 1st

This week has been (and continues to be) a crazy one. Due to the Stars and Strikes field trips the schedule has been mixed up a bit and times for classes are different than usual. Due to this schedule (tues – thurs) I will not be moving on to the next lesson until we get Read More…