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Online Portfolios

Getting started: Go to http://www.wordpress.com and click on Create Website. Choose the topic “Education” and what you would like your Portfolio to look like. Choose your Domain name – it MUST be firstnamelastinitialmdcps – then select the domain that comes up as firstnamelastinitialmdcps.wordpress.com (that’s the free one). You will need to put your email address … Continue reading

Welcome Back!

Great to be back again at Ponce de Leon Middle! Looking forward to an exciting year with my IB students. This year in 6th grade we are going to be talking about Facing Fears, Making Your Voice Heard, Fairness, and Cultural Perspective. In 8th grade, we will have a different set of themes. If you … Continue reading

Neo Geo Pocket Color

Originally posted on Video Games:
The Neo Geo Pocket Color (NGPC) was released in 1999 by SNK. It is a handheld console and it is 16 bit. It has a micro-switch joystick and two buttons. It requires two double A batteries and a watch battery; which is for the date, time, and horoscope. I found…

Decisions, Decisions IB Unit 3

Students, you will be working in centers to learn about the difficult decision the passengers of Flight 93 made on Sept. 11, 2001. You must log in to your portal, click on Apps, Services, and Sites, then click on Discovery Education app,  and then click on the link below: Discovery Education Flight 93 Video Copy … Continue reading

Nothing to Fear

Students, we are in the middle of our first IB unit on Facing Fears! You are reading stories and a novel based on the concept of overcoming your fears, and you will be preparing your Unit Project starting soon. The rubric and other important documents are on Edmodo, so be sure to look. There are … Continue reading

The Fountain of Youth

I feel renewed and invigorated to be bringing the Paperfreeclass experience to a new school after 18 wonderful years at JFK. So far, my experience at Ponce de Leon Middle School has been amazing, and I am looking forward to using as many paper-free options as possible. We have already had a quiz on Edmodo, … Continue reading

Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad

Yes, we have a new post – finally! We are reading Animal Farm in class and at home and completing our project. The project pages are being posted on Edmodo, and will cover the concept of allegory. Along the way, we will learn about the rise of Communism and hopefully learn some things about human … Continue reading

The Giver Games!

We have not had a post in a long time! But that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy! Check out an overview of our projects based on The Giver by Lois Lowry. Per. 1 Giver Games Per. 2 Giver Games Per. 3 Giver Games Per. 5 Giver Games Per. 6 Giver Games Per. 4 is … Continue reading

Blues Journey

Do you think Lemon Brown might have looked something like the man above? We are going to go on a blues journey. You will see four youtube links to blues songs that we may have heard in the class for this unit. For your home learning assignment, you should listen to the music. Do these songs … Continue reading

Pride and Prejudice and…

ZOMBIES! Who doesn’t love reading about zombies? This will be our novel for the third nine weeks, so please secure a copy – either physical or digital. Remember, the public library is a great free source for books! by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith Also available here: http://smile.amazon.com/Pride-Prejudice-Zombies-Classic-Ultraviolent/dp/1594743347# And through scholastic.com – our class code is MZ832