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Archive for January, 2013



Just a quick couple of updates for the beginning of this week: The family cultural project has been changed from mandatory to extra credit.  I apologize for whatever stress this caused for your family.  Honestly, I had hoped for this to be a fun, educational project that helped students to understand that we all have […]

We Have a Dream Too


Today was one of those days that makes me believe I’m doing the right thing with my life and BOY DID I NEED IT!  We are entering the winter doldrums coupled with subfreezing temperatures which can lead to some dicey days in the classroom.  We actually had decent attendance (a minor miracle considering our schools […]

Weekly Objectives for January 21-25


I hope everyone enjoyed their day off on Monday!  We spent our day working on school projects, grading papers, watching the Inauguration activities on TV, and relaxing.  Next year I hope to put together a Day of Service Activity for my class to participate in to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work and legacy.  […]

Weekly Objectives January 14-18


We have our first field trip this week!  We will be visiting the governor’s residence, Drumthwacket.  Last week we learned the history behind the property and this week we will learn more about the actually building and the etiquette we must use when we visit a formal, historic building.  Remember to check in tomorrow to […]

Weekly Objectives January 7-11


This week is going to be a very exciting one in room 11.  Monday begins our adventure in hedgehog care!  Sophie was picked up this weekend and is all ready to come in and visit Monday morning.  We are going on our field trip to Drumthwacket, the governor’s residence, next Wednesday.  Please remember to turn […]

Introducing Sophie


I couldn’t wait any longer!  Here is our newest class member, Sophie!  She is super sweet and friendly and can’t wait to meet her new friends!

Creating A Home for Hedgie


Tomorrow is the day!!!!!  My mother, may daughters, and I are driving to North Jersey to pick up our class pet hedgehog.  Everyone is so excited!  OK, so how did I decide on a hedgehog as a class pet?  Well, we have been spending the bulk of the second marking period learning about animals, life […]

Welcome to the New Year!


Welcome to the year 2013!  This week we will be undergoing our language arts benchmarking assessments using Fountas and Pennell to so how far we have progressed since September.  I am predicting some pretty amazing results.  We have been working very hard all fall and now it is time to see how well it has […]

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