Let me begin by stating that I now understand the challenge of keeping up with my blog, Instagram, Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and TpT during the school year, but I promise I am going to get better with updating everything!
Now that the first month of the new school year has come and gone, and my new 6th graders have reached the halfway point for completing their first quarter of middle school, it’s time for a new blog post!
Over the past month we have explored our theme of foundation, created new words with affixes, built characters through characterization, started our literature circle novel, and even added some new books to our classroom library through donorschoose.org (and this is just an overview of my 6th grade English class!).
Above: A picture of SOME of our new books added to our classroom library this year! We added over 50 new non-fiction and graphic novels.
As many of you know, I also teach 7th and 8th grade Journalism, which has gotten off to a great start as well. My young journalists have started researching, taking notes, interviewing teachers and students around the school, and even started writing their first articles for the first issue of our school newspaper.
Beyond teaching, this year has been packed with some other AMAZING moments, both inside and outside of the classroom.
We also had a marvelous Back to School Night where parents were able to interact with all of us through some inquiry based learning activities modeled from lessons taking place in our classrooms.
Overall, I couldn’t have asked for a better way to start off the school year, and I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next with my amazing students and their families through the remarkable things our staff does for them on a daily basis!
Hope you all have a great day! :)