March 19, 2018

     

      Spring  break is the holiday of all holidays....the one that comes right when you need it the most and says, "Nope.  I am not a holiday that other working people get.  This one is just for you teachers and students, the people who need and deserve...

March 12, 2018

             

         It has been a long time coming, but we finally started To Kill a Mockingbird this week.  At this point, I suspect you guys know as much about the novel as a group of young adults could possibly kno...

March 5, 2018

             

                    Of all of the weeks of this school year, I can hands down say this was my favorite week of all.  It was my favorite because I had the distinct pleasure of seeing each of you take on the role of an educator...

February 26, 2018

                     

This week we spent three days in the library as you all researched topics for your inquiry based projects that are coming due next week.  I loved every minute watching you guys formulate a plan to t...

February 19, 2018

It is with a heavy heart that I pound out this week's blog message.  I am deeply troubled, and like many of my educator friends, my heart is heavy, heavier than it has ever been, so heavy I can't even find comfort in writing, which, like many of you, is my typical sola...

February 12, 2018

Friday was our trip to Monroeville, Alabama.  We drove an hour and a half in  in a very scrunched-three to a seat, bus to visit the birthplace of Harper Lee.  We also visited the old Monroeville Courthouse, which was the setting of the trial in To Kill a Mock...

February 4, 2018

   

  This week was one of my favorite weeks of the year. We started the inquiry based learning project unit where you guys will be researching a specific element of the Civil Rights Movement/ Great Depression to build background knowledge prior to reading...

January 28, 2018

       

       

We finished up the argumentative essays this week and began looking ahead to the time period/background of the novel.  We started with a brief powerpoint of Harper Lee and the Great Depression/Civil Rights Movement.  I asked...

January 21, 2018

 This week we started a new unit regarding argumentation writing.  The topic was regarding the recent banning of To Kill a Mockingbird in the Biloxi School District. You all were tasked with reading  articles and determining if you think the book should be banned...

January 14, 2018

                Our first week back from the break started with our typical Monday tradition, CPR (Independent reading time) and Writer's Workshop.  For Writer's Workshop, I told each of you about the word movement, which is the idea of a word to live by for the year,...