Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Vocabulary Notes

Here's a link to the Google Slides file with the notes for how to complete your weekly vocabulary:

Vocabulary notes

Saturday, August 22, 2015

In your writer's notebook...

  • Write the date at the top of each entry 
  • You do not need to know what you’re going to write about before you start writing - WRITING IS THINKING! 
  • Write for the entire time - even if that means changing the topic
  • The goal is to write about the topic, but if your mind wanders to something else, that’s OK
  • Try to use the whole paper - if you can fit another entry the next day on the same page, do so 
  • Silence that inner critic that tells you “This is not good” and JUST KEEP WRITING!
  • Make sure to write the date for any days you are absent so you don't lose credit for that day.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Welcome Back!

Hello 8th graders!

Welcome back to school and welcome to my classroom blog. This will be a place where I will pose questions, post assignments, and share some of the awesome things we'll be doing in our classroom.

I'm looking forward to a great school year!