Today was the day! All of our 7th and 8th grade students at McDowell took the Ohio Reading Achievement Assessment, the OAA. For any visitors who are not familiar with the OAA, it is our state-wide, high-stakes assessment. For 2 and 1/2 hours this morning, all students at McDowell were tested on their reading skills. I am very proud of the hard work that our students put forth on their Reading test! I’m sure that effort will continue when the seventh and eighth graders take the Math OAA on Wednesday and 8th graders will take their Science OAA on Friday. It is a tough week for students, teachers, and families!
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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