Well, we were blessed with yet another beautiful day for our annual Laurelville Halloween parade! The streets were filled with every type of character you can imagine and MANY of our community members turned out on the streets of Laurelville to watch our students parade through town. We were also entertained by a wonderful performance [...]
Archive for October, 2009
Tonight is the night for Trick-or-Treating in Laurelville! I’m sure there will be a lot of students hitting the streets begging for treats! I’m wondering what types of costumes we will see tonight and tomorrow at our Halloween parade?
We have been working in cooperative groups this week in math class. Students have been working together to solve problems and explaining problems to each other. This has been helpful since we have been working on converting units of measurement within the customary system. This can be a daunting task considering all of the different conversions that [...]
The 103rd Circleville Pumpkin Show is here! First of all, that means 3 days of NO SCHOOL! Yeah! It also means that many will be enjoying rides, spending time with friends, watching the great parades, and eating all things pumpkin! The pet parade is my favorite parade and some of my favorite things to eat [...]
Many of you will be attending the Circleville Pumpkin Show this week. You will be enjoying a lot of great food, having fun riding the rides and enjoying watching the parades (the pet parade is my favorite!). I wanted to remind all of you of the proper behavior you should exhibit when the parade [...]
We finally have our IXL site license. I will be giving you a new user name and password today. When you have finished your classwork, you can start earning those awards again! You can work on any lesson that we have already practiced as a review. THANKS AGAIN TO OUR GREAT PTO!
>Great news for Laurelville Elementary and our community: Our school now has 2 paper recycling bins in our parking lot between the office and the library. These green and yellow PaperRetriever bins will accept ANY paper products to be recycled-magazines, newspapers, school papers, junk mail, etc. The only thing they DO NOT accept is cardboard. [...]
We started working on the measurement strand this week. We have practiced using a protractor to measure and draw angles and we have also started working on perimeter and area. We have been playing many games on the computer to practice these skills and we have been using IXL almost daily. (Thank you, PTO, for [...]
Today was designated as “Fun Fact Friday”. After talking to the students some more about World Maths Day (and my goal for this year’s challenge), the students spent their math time practicing their math facts. Some chose to practice on Tutpup, some on the IXL site, and others on multiplication games that are on this [...]
In our fifth grade math class, Math homework is given every Wednesday and is due the following Wednesday. Yes, that means you have an entire WEEK to complete your math homework. Since you have an entire week to complete the assignment (which is always a review of some sort), and time to ask questions if [...]
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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