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Plastic Times: In the Beginning

This year we have been focusing on Book Studies. We have read several great works of literature including Love That Dog and Bridge to Terabithia… 454 more words


History (and Fiction) in Context

Reading has been shown, over and over, to help readers of all ages develop empathy. Here are a couple of things we’ve been reading lately that may help students face the current situation. 253 more words

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ITBS and CogAT Testing

7th grade students will be taking the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) and the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) from Monday, February 27, to Thursday, March 9, 2017. 108 more words

Junior High News

Friday, February 24th

Today, we finished our February Fishbowls. It is always great to hear the group asking deeper questions and having such great discussions about all different genres of books. 92 more words



Finally, today I held my first real BreakoutEDU of the year. I say ‘real’ because I had run Mini Math Breakouts earlier this year. They were a success, but I just didn’t have enough kits to pull off a full class Breakout (I now know it can be done with one kit and tickets). 291 more words


Featured in ELA's music video for "Soul Food"

A talented friend of mine, ELA, has just recently released their album “Swollen” which can be listened to via any of the music services listed below. 43 more words


Thursday, February 23rd

Today in class, we did a very short mini-lesson discussing ways to analyze your evidence and were encouraged to use sentence starters as seen below. You added this below your “Thought Processes… Chart.” You can find these five bulleted items in the Session 7 folder in the Literary Analysis folder. 77 more words