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Archive for January, 2009
The announcement of school being closed again for tomorrow (Friday) means it will be our 6th Snow Day. That means we are now in “makeup” mode. Any days now that are missed will need to be made up. Our first scheduled makeup day is President’s Day. We were scheduled to be out of school, but [...]
We have now had Snow Day #3 and it looks like a strong possibility that we will be closed again tomorrow. I hope you all have been able to get out and enjoy the snow. Please stay busy and try not to bug your parents too much! Hopefully I’ll see you tomorrow!
Please, parents, explain to your child (maybe even demonstrate ) what the Twist is! To try to liven up math class today, I performed a few dance moves. And, yes, I got the same look from 20 kids as I do from my own daughters-the one that says “please stop, you are freaking me out!”) [...]
Can you solve the equation: 4 + 10 x 3² (7-3) + 6 ? If you know P.E.M.D.A.S, which is the order of operations to solve this equation, then you can. Today the students learned about the order of operations (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiply, Divide, Add, Subtract). We watched a video of “Count Calcula” and also [...]
No snow day and no delayed start, so I guess we are as “back on track” as we can get! The students took their times test on 6′s today. Good news for 5C!! 5C led the way with 79% of their students passing the 6′s. 5B was next with 66% passing and 5A came in [...]
Welcome back from a very long weekend! Since today was such an important historical event, we had all of the fifth graders come in my room to watch the swearing in of the 44th president of the United States. Unfortunately, the live feed through the computer started breaking up, so we were unable to listen [...]
There is going to be a change on the blog format. I have decided that I am going to combine the newsletter and the good news from school into one and list them now as a post. I haven’t liked that you have to navigate to different pages to read the newsletter and the good [...]
Welcome to my blog! I teach 7th grade Language Arts at McDowell Exchange School in the Logan Elm School district. I previously taught 5th grade at Laurelville Elementary (in the same district)-math for the last three years and language arts prior to that.
My hope is that this blog serves as a sort of newsletter for our class, keeping parents and students informed of class news and assignments for our Language Arts Class. I also intend for it to be a place where students can share their writing and their thoughts on books that they are reading.
In March 2009, my blog was showcased by Sue Walters on The Edublogger site. As a result, this blog has had visitors from all around the world. It has been so exciting to see new dots appear on my clustr map! (see the clustr map below as of 9/24/09) Thanks again, Sue!
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