Tag Archives: middle school

What Do Kids WANT to Study?

Facing a homeroom of fourteen boys the other day, I posed the question: What would you want to study if you could make up your own class? Here is a list of some of what they came up with: Programming … Continue reading

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School Should Be Like Yoga Class: The How

So my friend CajunCart, a beautiful writer and thinker and teacher (with her own blog), challenged me with this question after my last post about formative assessment and yoga: So, I responded that I’d write a post to address this … Continue reading

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Advice to A New Parent from 8th Graders

I am- very happily, nervously, excitedly, and exhaustedly- expecting a baby boy this summer. As I read up on all the latest parenting books, make notes about feeding schedules, wash all of the baby clothes and baby sheets and baby … Continue reading

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14 Week Update for 8th Grade English Class

These past five weeks have simply flown by! Granted, the speed may have something to do with all the class we have been missing due to testing week, the Awesome 8th grade Blue Ridge trip, and the fact that Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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9 Week Update for 8th Grade English

We are officially 1/4th of the way through the year and half-way through first semester! It is amazing to think that we have come so far so quickly, and the year goes by and by. The students have had some … Continue reading

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5 Week Update for 8th Grade English

After reading Jill Gough’s recent blog post sharing Trinity teachers’ EL’s for 4th grade, I thought that would be a great way to check in with parents at my 5 week mark. What should your child know and be able … Continue reading

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Syllabus for 2012-2013 8th Grade English

A syllabus is a tricky thing, and I often put off making mine until push comes to shove. This year, however, I started thinking about my syllabus a good bit before the beginning of the school year because I knew … Continue reading

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