A Message to my Students and Their Parents

Hello to all of you, These are going to be difficult times and I hope, first of all, that you are keeping yourselves safe. I’d also like for us all to try and be patient with each other, with our children. My classes have been operating with Google Classroom since the beginning of the year,…

Q3 is Ending Soon

Hello to all my parents and students and readers, Q3 is ending soon!!!! Can you believe it? The school year just zooms bye. Here are a few updates on classes and the direction we’ll be taking as we leave Q3 and head into Q4. The Elders – 8th grade We’re just getting into the nuts…

#BlackoutPoetry

I wanted to share these amazing pieces my students created. I’d like to put these together and publish their work. We could choose a charity, or give it to a student or school organization. If parents would like to leave their two cents, I’m all ears. I think Lulu.com would allow us to publish them,…

ELA is including Auditory Learning with @ListenWiseLearn

Year after year, all of the teachers are analyzing standardized test scores from the previous year to see what areas we need improvement. Everywhere, that’s where we need improvement. There’s always room for improvement, am I right? Let me be clear, that’s improvement on OUR end. We are striving to find new and effective ways…

The 2nd Semester Cometh!

It’s been a long road for students to get to this point. The second semester tends to be much easier for students. They’ve gotten into their routines, they’re comfortable with their surroundings, and we’re getting to know each other better. I wanted to take a moment to update parents and students on what to expect…

Movies, Writing, Voice, and Symbolism

It’s coming close to the end of the semester and Winter Break is starting soon. I will not be assigning any homework over the break – that just seems cruel – but for those students that put off doing their work, it’s an excellent time to catch-up. Eighth grade English is finishing the novel, Lord…