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Archive for October, 2012

Holy Moly! That Sandy Packed A Punch

October30

I hope this post finds most of our readers safe and sound in their homes with electric, heat, and the creature comforts you are used to. For those of you in shelters, we hope your stay isn’t much longer and that when you return home you are pleasantly surprised. Here in our tiny south Jersey […]

Holy Moly! That Sandy Packed A Punch

October30

I hope this post finds most of our readers safe and sound in their homes with electric, heat, and the creature comforts you are used to. For those of you in shelters, we hope your stay isn’t much longer and that when you return home you are pleasantly surprised. Here in our tiny south Jersey […]

Halloween and Hurricanes- Guest Bloggers Julianna, Braez’an, and Elias

October26

With all the excitement about the coming weekend in the air, our classroom was abuzz today.  Halloween and Hurricanes was on their minds.  With that in mind we had a class contest to get some guest bloggers up on our site.  Julianna and Elias will be presenting their tips for safe trick-or-treating and Braez’an will […]

Witches Walking Wacky and Dogs Doing Math- Sound a Little Crazy? Nope Just Another Day in Room 11

October25

Holy mackerel Batman!  We accomplished SO MUCH today I’m still reeling!  We have been publishing our writing and part of that process means a conference between me and each of the students in the class.  During this conference we discuss the pros and cons of each writing piece.  It is a very special time working […]

Our Afternoon with Taylor Swift and the R.E.D. Campaign

October24

This afternoon we had an awesome experience!  We participated in  a live web cast with the one and only Taylor Swift!  Scholastic.com offered an afternoon with Taylor to help launch their R.E.D. campaign which stands for Read Every Day.  Coincidentally, Taylor’s new album is also titled Red.  Taylor Swift is an avid reader.  As she […]

A Case for Alternative Assessments

October23

After spending and entire day simultaneously battling sinus issues and a deadline for a graduate school paper, I am left feeling like some of my students feel at the end of a chapter.  Spent.  Utterly exhausted both mentally and physically.  Taking an assessment is not just a mental event!  The stress it creates on your […]

Weekly Learning Objectives for October 22-26

October21

Happy Sunday!  After another not-quite-long-enough weekend it is back to the grindstone.  I hope you all were able to enjoy the weather and get outdoors with your families this weekend.  My family spent Saturday at soccer fields and visiting the new Amish Market in Bridgeton.  If you haven’t been out there, I highly recommend it.  […]

How Awesome is Technology?!

October18

As I sit in the middle of no where watching my husband play softball, I remember I forgot to create an edmodo assignment for my class tomorrow. I know we will be out here pretty late and when we get home I will need to focus on getting kids ready for bed and packing lunches for […]

Solving Pesky Word Problems Using Organized Lists

October17

Sometimes word problems are just that- Word Problems, meaning that their is no numbers to add or subtract, just words to organize.  These types of problems are the hardest for students to solve!  These types of problems are also the ones we face the most in life 🙁 .  We worked today to develop skills […]

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What Makes a Good Citizen?

October15

We began a new chapter in Social Studies today to delve deeper into the concept of citizenship.  We will be working on creating our definition of  citizenship this week, identifying ideal citizenship traits, and composing an essay about what makes a person a good citizen.  Take a peek at the Prezi below and review good […]

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