This past week was sort of a bummer week for my middle school kiddos.
After two months of working really hard, J started up with some disruptive behaviors at school again. 980 more words
Summary:Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. 294 more words
With the end of quarter 1 around the corner, my students and I are itching for a fresh start. They either feel satisfied with their grades and want to freeze time there, or they are want to erase the damage that grades have caused and start over. 779 more words
When I think about my own middle school experience, the thing I most remember is a sense of discomfort. Many of the girls who had been my friends since early childhood suddenly identified me as “not cool,” and I struggled with navigating my social experience. 583 more words
The focus of my sixth grade classes is narrative writing: short stories about the student’s own lives. To help with the structure of writing a short story, we explained a hamburger model of writing–the buns are the topic and concluding sentences, the meat is the essential components of the story, and the condiments are the supporting details, evidence, and sensory details! 247 more words