Crazy Times and School Closure – Q4 Begins

Hello and welcome back to school – sort of. It seems like the whole world has turned upside down for some of us, while others may be sitting at home wondering what all the fuss is about. I wanted to give students a little information about what’s taking place right now and what to expect…

Activity Updates

This is all from what was posted on Google Classroom so parents can stay up to date too. Assignments are voluntary, they will not be part of the gradebook nor count for any extra credit. For 6th and 8th Grade ELA classes: Hello all, welcome to another week at home! I’d like students to continue…

#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…

@StudySync is Problematic for Resubmitted/Late Work.

English classes need to double check the work they completed late or resubmitted and double check that I’ve updated the score on PowerSchool. Every assignment was gone through on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10/15-10/16, to update scores but there are now a plethora of assignments with dates of completion before 10/14 that are showing up which…

Late Work/Re-submissions Deadline Approaches

The final date for all Quarter 1 late work and re-submission is MONDAY, OCT. 14th at MIDNIGHT. There will be no exceptions. The quarter officially ends on Oct. 21, but I’ll need time to completely go through all of the quarter’s assignments to check and score them. Beginning this week, Oct. 7th, all further assigned…

Week Two! @hercules_middle

It’s been an amazing week, and I can feel it all coming together. Students are getting into their routines, kids know where classes are and they’re getting to know their teachers. I’ve got almost everyone’s name down and I’m overjoyed at all the smiling faces (and the sleepy ones). A quick round-up of what’s happened…

Syllabi Galore #ELA and #FILM and #Multimedia

They’re done, they’re complete! The syllabus for ELA 6th and 8th grade is ready for viewing, students will go over it with me in the class on Thursday, 8/22. You can find it online here. Just scroll down to where is says, “Syllabus.” The syllabus for Film and Multimedia, year 1 and 2, is also…

Spring Break and What’s Next

Happy Spring Break! Students have earned a vacation. They’ve been working hard on project materials and the majority of students saw their grades go up significantly from their work. Congratulations! Once we return, students will have a choice of which project they’d like to work on next. Students can choose between: Living the Good Life…