Teachers and students are getting restless. Testing is nearly over. The sun is shining. Trees are beginning to sprout leaves. Lawn mowers are gassed up and put to use. Mushrooms are being hunted. Baseball bats are swinging. The temperature, both outside and in the building, is on the rise. And flowers are in bloom. Yeah! [...]
Archive for April, 2009
The students took the Science Achievement Test this morning. Once again, they worked very hard. Only one more test to go-Social Studies on Tuesday. To give the students a break from working hard today, they had the chance to play with cards in Math class today. They played Addition War. A fun way to get [...]
What a week this has been so far! The fifth graders worked extremely hard on their tests on both Monday and Wednesday. Even after our little delay yesterday (the electricity went off throughout our building JUST as we were beginning to start the Math test-and stayed off for about a half an hour) the students [...]
Today the students began their fifth grade Achievement tests. They took the Reading portion of the test this morning. I am so proud of their efforts! They took their time and worked very hard on their test. I am certain that they can go home and say, “I did my best”. That is all we [...]
We have continued to review for the upcoming Achievement Tests. The big week will be upon us very quickly. On Monday morning, all fifth (and fourth) graders at Laurelville will be taking the Ohio Achievement Test in Reading. On Wednesday, they will be taking the Math Achievement Test. Fifth graders will also be taking the [...]
Congratulations to the following 5th grade students who earned awards for the 3rd 9-weeks: Perfect Attendance: Kaitlyn Banks, Danyell Burrell, Hannah Caudill, Nash Crosby, Katie Hartley, Cody Lester, Micah Linton, Branden McNichols, Kate Ricketts, Kasi Robinson and Darren Schwalbauch. Math Awards: Madison Haupt, Hannah Hopkins, Kennedy Fox, Branden McNichols, Shaylee Payne, Cody Lester, Kelsey Hedges, [...]
I hope all of you enjoyed your long weekend. I was very thankful that the weather turned out to be so nice on Saturday and Sunday. Yesterday and today, however, I kept thinking of the old saying “April showers bring May flowers”. We should have a lot of May flowers if the amount of rain [...]
Yeah, it’s finally here- our very short, but much deserved Spring Break! In case you may have forgotten, school is closed tomorrow and on Monday, April 13. I hope you all enjoy your four days off. I will! This week we have started some intensive reviewing for the upcoming Achievement test. Today the students [...]
This week we have been working on the last strand that we have to cover before the Achievement test: Patterns, Functions and Algebra. As we have learned about patterns and functions, the students have done a lot of group work and work on the computer. They have also been allowed to use the calculators on [...]
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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