Tag Archives: middle school

Annotating To Kill a Mockingbird

My student’s amazing graphic annotation of To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Outside together in the sun

Yesterday my friend Michael came to my school. Because my advisory had raised money ($500.00) for the La Casa Norte fundraiser (see earlier post), he thought he would say “thank-you” by screening the film Alzheimers: A Love Story at school. … Continue reading

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Some middle school students’ answers on their World War I test

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A candy dispenser that reads your BMI

In the faculty portion of our middle school office, there used to be a manual candy dispenser usually filled with m & ms. You could turn the knob and get as many m & ms as you wanted. Yesterday a … Continue reading

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I love writing on the blackboard!

Not a white board. Not a green board. It has to be a black board. And the board has to be super clean. Not erased with a lot of chalk residue and pentimento all over it. There is something so … Continue reading

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It takes a village

This is a shout out to JB who, knowing what my hibernation with 8th grade first draft research papers entails, brought up to my desk a surprise lunch, a sprig of fresh marjoram newly pushing through the surface of wintered … Continue reading

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Why can’t we do this more often?

Since the beginning of the school year last fall, every other week, on Tuesdays, my advisory teams up with a class of kindergarteners. The 8th graders become older mentors to the little kids, become their “buddies.” We have gone for … Continue reading

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