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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

The Giver Games!

We haven’t had an update in a while! Sorry, I have been busy running the JFK website and the JFK BEAT Website. First things first, check out the Giver Games – while you’re at it, browse the rest of the BEAT website 🙂 Now, down to student business – next week, we will be having … Continue reading

Paper Slides

Edit: Paper Slides being added – see below! No, not a playground slide… Paper Slides! The PaperFreeClass attended a digital learning conference at Miami Jackson Senior High School yesterday and got this great idea from Lance Rougeux, the keynote speaker. (The irony that we are using paper for this is not lost on me.) Students … Continue reading

Join the Party!

The book party, that is! Yes, we are going to be ordering books through the Scholastic website! Just sign up with your parents, use code MZ832 for our class, and place your order. It’s THAT simple! When the orders come in, we will give them out in class. Our first two books are The Giver and The … Continue reading

Follow Your Dreams

Today, we will be getting interactive with the class website and working on some more interactive activities on the Discovery Network site. First, you will click on the tab called “Classroom Rules” above. Sign in with your first name and class period and make a comment, such as “I understand and accept the Classroom Rules.” Next, … Continue reading