Tag Archives: school

Last day

Today was the last day in my classroom. I am now retired.

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Annotating To Kill a Mockingbird

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

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I replace cowboy man

I discovered this image, drawn in mud, outside on the school building today at 2:07pm. Couldn’t tell whether the cowboy had a bandana around his chin or just 5 o’clock shadow. The mud saber is awesome.

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Respite from school

Yesterday a small group of students and I did some clean-up work in Washington Park not far from school. The weather was absolutely perfect— that mystical gray of almost rain without any hint of chill in the air. Armed with … Continue reading

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Teachers on a four day trip to Washington DC with 130 8th graders

The photo above is what teachers indulge in when they are on a four day trip with 130 high energy and healthy 8th graders in Washington DC and they can’t have a drink. The photos below are some of what … Continue reading

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

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Wordless three-ring circus

I do a lot of group work in my classroom so instead of desks we have a variety of large tables, four of them to be exact. There are lots of ways we arrange them depending on what we are … Continue reading

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