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Vocabulary - April 20

A teacher friend introduced me to Quizlet two weeks ago. It is a great tool to practice new vocabulary and I hope to create new lists on a regular basis. 51 more words

Language Arts

Just a Little Sad

I know I mentioned this previously – the melancholy that I sometimes feel about Tot not returning to school.  It isn’t regret.  Sometimes I see things that the kids are doing or are going to do and it makes me a little sad that Tot won’t have that particular experience.   396 more words


Review of Missouri K-12 Learning Goals Further Strained

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A panel of Missouri teachers and parents tasked with reviewing the state’s education standards is so divided that members told the State Board of Education on Monday they have split into two groups. 383 more words


Required Readings for Wednesday, April 22

Readings due for Wednesday, April 22

Dark Life: 116-126

The Island: 131-137

The Game: 113-123

Take Over: 34-40

Language Arts

Spelling Update

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that upon reviewing the needs of our class over this last term, I’ve decided not to continue with our current spelling program. 55 more words

Language Arts

Pinteresting Things: Day 1

15 Grammar Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Here is a fantastic graphic you can use as a printout or poster in your classroom. This graphic illustrates the difference between words that are commonly misused and includes both pictures and definitions for each word. 557 more words