Ok, here it is-your homework assignment for the holiday break. . . .Stay up late, sleep in, spend entire days in your pajamas, play lots of games, eat a lot of food, and enjoy time with your loved ones as you celebrate this holiday season-because that is what your teacher will be doing! Seriously, enjoy [...]
Archive for December, 2009
Laurelville Elementary had the pleasure to listen to the Logan Elm High School Choir perform this morning at our school. These talented young ladies and gentlemen did a fabulous job singing some well-known and some not-so-well-known Christmas songs. It was great to see several former Laurelville students among them-Molly Dickson, Hannah Stump, Karissa Estep, Addison [...]
I just wanted to recognize a few students who have been really standing out in Math class lately! Blaize, Dustin, and Tiffany have really been working extremely hard to improve in Math. All three of these students have been paying attention in class, asking questions, and participating in class discussions. Your efforts have really stood [...]
We have been working on Data Analysis the past few weeks. The students have been analyzing data presented on many different types of graphs. IXL has been an extremely useful tool to give students practice on reading and understanding graphs. (Thanks again to our PTO!) This week our focus has been on choosing the best [...]
Once again, we owe our gratitude to our wonderful PTO! Yesterday, students at Laurelville had an opportunity to learn a little about chemistry through an assembly, Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry. This traveling science show is sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. Our generous PTO was responsible for bringing them [...]
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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