Yesterday marked the first full week without my middle schoolers.
It’s crazy how you get so attached to the little guys in such a short time. 🙂 😦 Continue reading
For the last day of my student teaching placement, students in Dugout (the group of sixth, seventh, & eighth graders that hang together on Fridays at 10:30) participated in a canned food drive where they made sculptures out of their items! Continue reading
Today was Pajama Day at Forest City Middle School. Pay a dollar and wear some comfy pj’s. All proceeds donated to the American Cancer Society. Of course I had to join! Continue reading
Esperanza, the main character of House on Mango Street is a dynamic character that undergoes much change from the first vignette to the last. She is the main figure in the coming of age story, and it’s essential that students understand who she is and how she changes through the course of the story. Continue reading
Themes are so important in House on Mango Street. From identity, home, and family to growing up, friendship, and culture, the book is filled with themes and it’s essential that students understand them. Thus I created a notes sheet and lesson designed to help students grasp the main ideas of each vignette. Continue reading
Today’s focus for Book Club is on the book, Sarah Plain and Tall, which is an easy read I selected to read with my students during the M-Th 30 minute class sessions. Continue reading
Have you heard of Class Dojo? This is an awesome way for teachers and parents to stay connected and stay updated on student behavior. Continue reading