Just a reminder that June 4 is our last day of school. That means that we have only FOUR days of school remaining. The last few days are sure to be fun-filled and will go very quickly! Coming up this week is the PTO sponsored Fun Day and Family Picnic Day on Tuesday. (Picnic is [...]
Archive for May, 2009
You can tell that the end of school is near-the classrooms at Laurelville Elementary are getting warmer (88° today in my classroom) and students and teachers are getting restless! The count down is on-8 days of school left! This week in Math class, the students were introduced to the calculator that they will begin to [...]
Last year, Laurelville Elementary students participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Laurelville Elementary raised more money for cancer research than any other school in Pickaway County. The sixth graders are again coordinating Laurelville’s efforts to raise money for cancer. Today all students at Laurelville received a pledge envelope to begin getting donations. [...]
Today the students at Laurelville celebrated Earth Day. This day is officially celebrated on April 22. However, our students were in the middle of testing week, so we postponed our activities until this week. All grade levels participated in activities today to help improve our portion of the Earth here in Laurelville. Some of the [...]
The fifth grade students enjoyed a great day today at Tar Hollow State Park. The weather turned out to be beautiful. The students took part in a stream study, a nature hike, and did some fishing. The fish weren’t that hungry, but a few students did manage to catch a fish. PTO also provided the [...]
What a great week this has been! On Tuesday, the Laurelville Staff enjoyed a fabulous lunch provided by our PTO. The food was delicious. THANK YOU to all parents who helped provide us with such a feast! On Wednesday, the students enjoyed the Inflatables. Again, courtesy of our PTO! The students really had a [...]
Testing is officially over at Laurelville Elementary. All of the tests have been boxed and shipped off to Scoring Land to have someone determine if our students are proficient or not. We had great attendance during the test weeks (Thank you!), so we were able to get make-up testing completed in a timely manner. Now [...]
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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