As you know, the residents of the Logan Elm School District will have the opportunity to vote this fall on a levy that will provide our district with new school buildings. The Logan Elm Facilities Plannnig Committee has been working hard to explore all facility options and seeking feedback from the community. Would you like [...]
Archive for March, 2009
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Well, I guess I have to say that the smiley pretty much shows every emotion that was felt today during the basketball game. The Braves played a tremendous ball game today, but fell short of a win . The Braves lost to Dayton Thurgood Marshall in overtime 53-62. I am still very proud of [...]
I’d like to wish our Logan Elms Braves basketball team the very best of luck in tomorrow’s game. This group of young men have worked very hard to go this far in the tournament. As most of you know, my family attends all of the basketball games and we have enjoyed watching them play throughout [...]
We have been continuing to work on probability this week. We have talked about the difference between theoretical (what SHOULD happen) and experimental probability (what DID happen when tried) and also making predictions based on experimental probability. Sorry about the brief post, but it’s been a busy week. I have had a sick daughter and [...]
Just thought I’d repeat the announcement that Logan Elm schools WILL BE CLOSED this Friday, March 27. The decision was made this morning to close schools to allow staff and students to support the Braves at their Final Four basketball game. GO BRAVES! In Math class today, we played a game of probability called PIG. [...]
Congratulations to the Logan Elm Braves basketball team! They will be making their FIRST Final Four appearance EVER!! The Braves played an excellent game today and defeated the Cambridge Bobcats with a score of 53-39! Way to go, Braves! Revel in your victory and be proud of what you have accomplished! Keep it [...]
Congratulations to the Logan Elm Braves basketball team! With their victory over the Chillicothe Cavaliers last night (50-42), they advance to the Elite 8 in the state championship tournament. The Braves will play against Cambridge on Saturday at 3:00. Good Luck!
This week we have been working on probability. We have talked about using tree diagrams and making organized lists to determine possible outcomes. Today we talked about the different ways that probability can be expressed. And to think that on Monday I told the students we were going to take a break from fractions-ha! Alysha [...]
Today was just one of those great days. The fifth grade students had a good practice for their Spring Program. We had absolutely beautiful weather for our trip to Guffey’s farm to learn more about making maple syrup. When we returned, I treated the students to their pizza party. They earned the pizza party by [...]
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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