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A Restaurant for Books

I am in DC with 125 8th graders. One of our stops was at the Library of Congress. I was explaining to BN that it was a readers library for most people which meant that you ordered the manuscripts you wanted … Continue reading

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Powerful closures

The students presented their creative projects for All Quiet on the Western Front today. There was the annual absurdly funny video of the book by a few of the boys, a collection of poems about the war from all the countries involved … Continue reading

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Drinking games

Every Friday morning we have an extended advisory. One of the students brings breakfast treats for us all to share. There are usually a variety of activities, discussions, tasks, and announcements with which we are involved while we munch. Advisory … Continue reading

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13 and 14 year olds on a beautiful spring day

This is a photo of some of my students on our way back from visiting our “little buddies,” a group of kindergartners with whom we have partnered. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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This is really hard to do

We’re in the midst of All Quiet on the Western Front now. I have assigned groups of students a different group of chapters. Each group is responsible to give and grade a reading quiz, and to prepare vocabulary, pertinent quotes, … Continue reading

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Smoky into spring break

I smell pretty smoky, which usually makes me think of summer and night time fires and grilling, but today’s smokiness was caused by our annual burning of the Constitution tests which the students took in the fall. There is a … Continue reading

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Post History Fair

Tonight was the history fair, a culmination of 5 intense weeks of work, which included nearly four dozen different research topics, four dozen different resource needs, four dozen outlines, four dozen annotated works cited lists, the crafting of four dozen theses, … Continue reading

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