Please check out our podcast here – you can also put the RSS feed into any podcast player to search for our podcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:174561607/sounds.rss – the latest episode from Ponce is episode 201! Hope you enjoy, and learn along with us as we try something new!
This has been a rather exciting week. I have just recently started listening to a podcast by a famous comedian and reminiscing about the few episodes we did in my 8th grade class back at JFK Middle. The school year is about to start, and I want to start up again with these great kids … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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