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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 CARDS 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

Let’s Get Different(iated)!

Students, we are approaching FCAT quickly. This is the BIG CRUNCH! LOOK at your FCAT Reading Tracker Pinpoint your WEAKNESS in the following areas: Compare and Contrast Multiple Texts Character, Plot, Setting Figurative Language Text Structure and Text Features Collect, Evaluate, Summarize Information You may also consider the other benchmarks you did for DI if … Continue reading

Let’s Get Smart!

Essay Smart, that is! Students, we are coming up on crunch time for our FCAT Writes test which will be on February 25, 2014. We are going to be reviewing the concepts you learned in your Saturday classes as well as writing a few practice essays of our own and grading them through Classzone’s Essay … Continue reading

Let’s Get Anchored!

Greetings, students! We are going to dive head-first into essay writing. You will be responsible for planning, writing, and submitting your essay in two ways. You will maintain a writing portfolio (class folder) and submit essays to Edmodo and via Classzone Essay Smart. To achieve a high score, you must plan your essay, have focus, … Continue reading

Let’s Get Authorized!

And by that I mean we are going to be studying three authors in preparation for our field trip next week to the Miami Book Fair International! You will find you assignment on Edmodo, but here it is reprinted for your convenience: You will do an author study about EACH of the following authors: Michael … Continue reading

Let’s Get Discovering!

Wait, that doesn’t sound quite right. Anyway, we are going to connect digitally to our lesson a bit more today. You students all have access to the Discovery network through your student portal, and today we are going to put it to good use! We will view a film about Native American history in class, … Continue reading

Let’s Get Exploring!

Students, we are going to start Exploring for FCAT! Go to fcatexplorer.com and choose the correct grade level. You should have received your passwords last week, but if not, they are listed in the folder on the bulletin board labeled “passwords”! You will be graded on FCAT Explorer completion and accuracy when I return on … Continue reading

Let’s Get Connected!

Welcome back students, by now most classes have been working on their project to go with the story “Clean Sweep”, so we are going to get signed on to Edmodo today to turn in these assignments. Go to miamidade.edmodo.com and sign up as a new user if you do not already have an account. Then, … Continue reading

It’s…

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

Ready, set, go!

Students, we have just four weeks left for this school year! We will be wrapping up our activities online, using our literature book to read the Diary of Anne Frank (and other stories in 6th and 7th grade classes), and reflecting on our year using technology in the classroom. For today’s activity, we will Complete … Continue reading