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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

Let’s Get Free!

I’m talking about Paper-Free here! Selected classes will be going paperless for the rest of the year (fingers crossed). We will be using the MIDDLE SCHOOL QUESTION TASK CARDSĀ and Edmodo to complete our work for the next two weeks until FCAT time. We will focus on a different task each day, starting with Main Idea. … Continue reading


Well, not really the end. The end of the school year for sure! I have really enjoyed this year, experimenting with technology in the classroom and learning a lot of new things with my students. It has been interesting to see what works and what doesn’t. If all goes well, we will be starting all … Continue reading

And I Quote…

What do you see in the picture above? What on earth does this have to do with our novel? You need to be able to relate seemingly unrelated things. As you will write later, this book has several themes. One of the themes is illustrated above. Can you guess what that theme is? Students, today … Continue reading

Give a Hoot Reboot

Good day, students! Today we will get back into our mystery story featuring Roy and Beatrice. Daily Grammar assignment #38 Reading Hoot Chapter 11 Discuss It question for the day + PEER EDITING

Who knows what time it is?

Happy Monday, students! Today we will try to do some catching up to get ready for progress reports next week! Be sure to have: Blog Post #4 & #5 Wattpad Thanksgiving story Turned in Edmodo assignments for project Project materials

Time to be Thankful…

Today, we will have a relaxed day, since the NASCAR field trip is tomorrow, and we don’t want to get too far ahead of the other classes. So we will be working on side-projects. Blog Post #5 is due Wattpad Contest – Write a short story about giving thanks or what you are thankful for. … Continue reading

Truth or Consequences

Today we will be reading about the consequences of our actions. Read along as Roy and Officer Delinko go through their separate troubled lives and find out if they will finally cross paths. We will be reading Chapter 6 and 7 today and answering our “Discuss It” question for the day. We may also go … Continue reading

WHO (are you)?

Students, today we will be getting deeper into our mystery story. We will be reading chapter four and (hopefully) chapter 5. We will find out more about the elusive creatures living on the construction site, watch as Officer Delinko gets frustrated, and see Roy confront his bully once again. When we have finished reading, we … Continue reading

Excuse me, there’s a gator in the bathroom!

Students, today things get a little crazy in our mystery story! We will be reading chapter 3 of Hoot and completing your Discuss It question for the day. Remember, the Discuss It is for a grade and depends on you writing a full paragraph or more AND having your partner “peer-edit” using the proofreading symbols. … Continue reading