Student Writer: Teacher Interviews with Coach Bodwin!!!

I have asked Coach Bodwin a set of 3 questions to answer. Coach Bodwin is the new PE teacher for the 8th grade. We are still trying to know him more so I decided to ask him three questions. Here are his answers to my questions below: 1. What would you do to social distance…

Short Note on Grades

I hadn’t planned on explaining my decision. But since students have asked, I’ll share my response: I kept everyone’s percentage, but gave all students an A. My assignments are created for students to master their topics, and I expect students to work on them as best they can in MY CLASSROOM. Since we were not…

#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,…

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…

Progress Reports, Club Drive, and More

This week, classes have been moving right along. Progress Reports were handed out and I’ve had a lot of parents emailing to follow up on comments made. I always appreciate the contact and I always remind parents that they can see exactly which assignments are missing by clicking on the letter grade on PowerSchool. If…

#PBIS, Titan Tickets, and What Students Can Get.

I’ve taken some pictures of what is available for students to purchase with their Titan Tickets. Tickets are being given out for Kindness, Responsibility, and Safety. Kids can earn them in many ways. You can contact me at any time if you have questions about the PBIS here at Hercules Middle School or the tickets.

You Get a Project! And You Get a Project!

Students are working on one of three projects: Living the Good Life – Students explore what it means to live the good life. They’ll read a few short stories and conduct research using a couple nonfiction articles to explore what others have to say about the issue. Students will create two podcasts discussing their research…

Exploring Poetry @SummitPS / Checkpoint 1

Checkpoint 1 in Exploring Poetry has been given feedback for all students! Please take a moment to check what color was given. Green means they’re good to go and on track. Yellow/Orange means I’ve left comments for them to work on. Please don’t “resolve” the comment. It gives me notes on what to look for…

Gmailing it Up!

Hey kids, check to see if your Gmail account has been activated. Once it is, you’ll be able to get notifications from Summit,  WordPress, Twitter, whatever you ‘re signed up to or connected to your school’s Google account. You can even email me questions or just to say what’s up!

Dealing With the Stress of Middle School

  Hi, this is Jkfilmsfan, and this post will be about how to deal with the stress of middle school. Currently I am in middle school, and I’ll be honest, it is extremely stressful. Sometimes I want to scream out of stress and frustration. I would say it is pretty normal for middle schoolers and…