Featured Student Blogs

We recently completed Week 7 of the Student Blogging Challenge and my students wrote about a favorite holiday or the holidays that they celebrate throughout the year.  These students did an exceptional job on their post: Lindsay’s Lounge Abigail’s Questionable Continue reading Featured Student Blogs

Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament!

Veterans Day is coming soon, and that means it’s time for McDowell students and staff to once again show our support to our local veterans in need. In the last few years, McDowell has been very successful in collecting canned Continue reading Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament!

Who has the best students?

Just in case you haven’t heard, WE DO! McDowell Exchange School received some very good news last Friday.  Ohio’s Growth Measure Reports were released for Ohio’s Spring 2019 AIR tests. There were 1079 schools in Ohio who gave 7th and Continue reading Who has the best students?

Has it really been 10 years?!

Has it really been 10 years since I first enrolled my class blog in the Student Blogging Challenge? Back then, I was teaching 5th grade Language Arts at Laurelville Elementary. I then taught two years of 5th grade Math at Continue reading Has it really been 10 years?!

And…we are BACK!

A new school year.  A new group of students.  An opportunity to reflect on things of the past and prepare for the future.  I love this time of year! In my classroom,  we spend the first few weeks of school Continue reading And…we are BACK!

The Week in Review…

This year, I started a new endeavor with my Advanced Language Arts class.  We launched McDowell Media, an online newspaper for our school , McDowell Exchange School.  I have also been intentional about using social media platforms such as Edmodo, Twitter Continue reading The Week in Review…