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…

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…

The Final Countdown #EuropeBand

The Final Countdown Products We’re coming to the Final Products of our project, Memoir of a Student. Students are completing the following: two collages on the POV and the theme of “I Am Malala”, a memoir of their own, and an oral presentation. Let’s take a look at each one. The two collages are first…

#IAmMalala Reading

Things are moving right along with our current project, Memoir of a Student. We’re reading I Am Malala and keeping a book journal on our reading. I’ve asked students to complete book journals during class time with their groups. So, please don’t begin new entries, but students are welcome to complete past entries that were…

Memoir of a Student #IAmMalala @Malala @MalalaFund

We’ve completed Exploring Poetry and yesterday we got started on our next project, Memoir of a Student. Take a few moments to review the Project Overview and the Final Products with your child. We’ve done this together in class, but it’s helpful if parents see the road ahead too. In this project, students will learn…

It’s Crunch Time! #HalfWay #ThereisAlwaysRoomforImprovement

Checkpoint 6 is being completed today and students have one more week to complete their Final Products. Please take a moment to review Exploring Poetry with your child, check to see if they’ve complete Checkpoint 4 – Author’s Statement Outline, Checkpoint 5 Author’s Statement Draft, and today’s Checkpoint 6 Oral Presentation Peer Review. Next week,…

Let’s Stay On Track

Today students are completing Checkpoint 3. Next week, we’ll start on Checkpoint 4 which is to create an outline for one of the Final Products. It is imperative that students have Checkpoints 1-3 completed by Monday, if they’re still behind. These first three checkpoints have students practicing three skills that are scored in the Final…

Exploring Poetry, Checkpoint #2

Checkpoint 2 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…

Parents! Connect to @classcraftgame to Get Classroom Updates

The school year is moving right along, and I try to communicate with parents as much as possible. One of the best ways to keep up on what’s happening is to get your parent code and sign up for Classcraft! If you’d like more information about what gamification of the classroom involves, click here. Here’s…

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!