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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

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

What Do You Cherish?

The first three weeks of school, we are focusing on the idea of what should be cherished. We are reading The Treasure of Lemon Brown, writing dialogues, exploring the role of 3rd person limited narrative, and making inferences. In the story, Greg Ridley finds out the importance of family and what makes something a treasure. … 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 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