February 22, 2018

Week of November 14th

If you notice that your child is becoming more argumentative, perhaps our new writing unit – The Research Based Argument Essay – is to blame. Students are learning that reasons supported by evidence are much more persuasive to others than just… [Read More…]

Week of November 7th

Results have been tabulated and announced for the Room 9 simulated presidential election! It was a tightly contested race; all six parties were within a span of twelve electoral votes. The Green Party emerged victorious. Their candidate, Mia, also earned the highest percentage… [Read More…]

Week of October 31st

Room 9 has been buzzing all week! Students are very engaged in our presidential election simulation. All party committees have completed the candidate’s briefing paper, lawn sign, bumper sticker, flyer, and two press releases. Each party has earned electoral votes,… [Read More…]

Week of October 24th

Our Narrative Writing celebration was a marvelous way to end the week. Thank you to those parents who were able to attend – the kids were so pleased to be able to share their writing with you. It really made… [Read More…]

Week of September 12th

Students are definitely getting into the school groove now. Amazing things are happening in Room 9! Our writers have been busy creating new adventures for Archie, based on our read-aloud book. At this point, many are finished with the rough… [Read More…]

Week of September 5th

Room 9 was filled with energy this week! Here are a few details of how we spent our time – Students continue to read the Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award books, as well as other books of their own choosing…. [Read More…]

Week of August 29th

What a week – we have had a wonderful start to the school year, but I am exhausted! I think that the kids are a bit tired too. At the end of every week, I try to sent out a… [Read More…]

Week of January 25th

Most students have been working hard this week on their second keystone species. At this point, all research should be done and rough drafts of chapters written. Anyone still needing more information or to complete the rough drafts needs to… [Read More…]

Week of November 16th

We have finished up our colonies unit and will soon be heading toward revolution! Students spent time this week gathering information on the colonies from their classmates’ star-shaped books. This afternoon, I gave out five clues for each colony and… [Read More…]

Week of November 9th

Our unit on the thirteen colonies is winding down. Everyone should finish reading their historical fiction books some time next week. Time is also up for their research and colony project. Books were shared with the class today. Quality definitely varied! We are… [Read More…]