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6th Grade Makes Rockets!

6th graders have been learning about space in Mrs. Wallace’s science class. As part of their study, students are making rockets in class and will launch them sometime next week! 36 more words


On chapstick and pop culture

<Girl student drops her EOS lip balm on the floor.>
“It’s Pokemon!”
“Pikachu! I choose you!”
“Very funny guys, now someone pick it up.”
<Boy student picks it up and promptly throws it again.> 76 more words


What Kids Can Learn About Disabilities

My 7th grade students just finished the disability unit in English class. Every year I am amazed at how all the kids love to learn about disabilities. 942 more words


Goodbye LLED, Hello TeachingtoInfinityandBeyond

Now that finals are creeping up, summer is right around the corner! It is weird to think that I will be ending my junior year and moving towards my LAST year as an undergraduate. 377 more words

Meet Mr. Tummy & Other Embarrassing Stories I Shouldn't Be Telling

I frequently revel in sharing tales from my awkward days. Some of you don’t believe me; you weren’t there.

For the first time this week, I told a non-family member the story of Mr. 375 more words

The Beaches of Dover

Now, french school field trips are significantly more awesome than the US. They’re also, very very french.

Yesterday, I went to a new country, rode across the channel on a ferry, and tried to rein in 48 sugar-high 7th graders. 607 more words


Review: Hidden by Loic Dauvillier

Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loic Dauvillier, illustrated by Marc Lizano and Greg Salsedo

Translated from French, this graphic novel delicately but powerfully explains the impact of the Nazis on a child.  Told by a grandmother to her granddaughter, this is the story of Dounia, a young Jewish girl whose life changes when the Nazis come to Paris.  First she has to wear a yellow star, then she stops attending school, and finally her parents are taken away and she is sheltered by neighbors.  She has to call the neighbor woman “mother” even though she doesn’t want to.  The two flee Paris and head to the countryside where Dounia is able to live comfortably with enough food, but worries all the time about whether she will ever see her parents again.  This is a book about families but also about those people thrown together by horrors who become family to one another to survive. 180 more words

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