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 [...]
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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! [...]
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 [...]
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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