Welcome back!

  Welcome back to school!  This is where you will find updates on any of the classes that I teach.  If you would prefer to just look at one class, use tags to see all of the posts related to that class.  They are all wonderful groups of students.  I’m looking forward to a really […]

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It’s a new school year!

Mr. Cooper and I will be sharing the 7th grade religion classes this year.  I am excited to get to know all of the 7th grade    students well, rather than just one section.  We will give you more detail about structure and content at Curriculum        night.  Looking forward to meeting all […]

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What’s a pomodoro?

The Pomodoro Technique WHAT IS IT? The Pomodoro Technique® is a way to get the most out of time management. Turn time into a valuable ally to accomplish what we want to do and chart continuous improvement in the way we do it. Francesco Cirillo created the Pomodoro Technique® in the 1980s. It is now practiced by professional teams […]

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7A Religion

We are beginning the gifts project!  I introduced the project to 7A last week and will introduce it to 7B on Monday.  We’ve spent a bit of time practicing in 7A and they seem to be getting the hang of it.  I plan to allow some class time as they begin.  I want to ensure […]

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The Sprutanators

I am so enjoying my advisory girls.  We had a great time at camp.  As you can see from the title, they have created a name for themselves.  We have a surprise planned to really make ourselves stand out.  8th grade advisory has quite a few scheduled periods that are dedicated to specific content.  So […]

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Learning Support

Having trouble with Wordly Wise test.  Here’s a tip!  Download the Quizlet app onto your phone.  All of the Wordly Wise word list have been entered into Quizlet.  Practice at least 10-15 mins. a day.  Practice in the car, while you are waiting for carpool, when you are bored.  Studying for just a short time […]

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8B Religion

In 8th grade Religion, we are currently studying the 7 themes of Catholic Social Teaching.  This is a foundational piece of their culminating project.  Each topic will need to have a connection to at least one of the 7 themes.  These have been a bit challenging, so any discussion at home will help to solidify […]

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8B Religion

  It was great to see all of the kids today.  We had only a brief period as we had a longer advisory time and assembly.  It was just long enough to learn the tagline for this year (ask your son or daughter to tell you about it) and hand out an assignment. Just long […]

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Notetaking Trouble?

Livescribe is a site that I have found that has a wonderful note-taking tool.  It’s called the Smartpen. From their website: Smartpens capture everything you hear and write so you can be confident that you’ll never miss a word. No matter what your learning style is, a smartpen lets you capture words, scribbles and diagrams […]

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Study Skills Resource

One resource that I have found helpful is the site for Brain Camps.  While this site does advertise brain camp classes, it also has some helpful resources.  There are free downloads on the site.  One is a printable calendar for the school year.  This can be useful when planning for long term projects.  You can […]

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