The picture below represents an assignment from a student that speaks little English and scores at a Level 1 (Access) in all areas except writing, which is Level 2. Although not on grade level, this student was able to read a book of his choice, comprehend its meaning, and produce illustrations.
Celebrate the accomplishments! Providing students with opportunities that allow them to demonstrate their knowledge and grow is not always easy, but it is life-changing.
Testing season is almost upon us! Below you will find all upcoming test schedules. Be sure to keep these in mind and plan ahead for those interrupted periods where computer availability will be limited.
Let's face it...hand-held technology is here to stay. The way in which we manage that technology, however, just may determine our effectiveness in the classroom.
If your students have difficulty focusing on the activity at hand when asked to put up their devices, click on the picture to the right. The linked article discusses creative ways real teachers have found to handle student cell phone use in the classroom.
I came across this great cell phone hack in Ms. Martin's room today, and is actually on the list as strategy #5! For another take on #15, try using a brown paper bag...they make plenty of noise when trying to reopen!
As always, if cell phone use is against your classroom policy, use STEP DISCIPLINE. It can't possibly work if it isn't used consistently.
If you have any tried and true methods, please share by commenting below!
Grades must be submitted by the end of the day, Thursday, January 23rd.
Vote on the 2020-2021 school calendar of your choice! Your input will be shared with Mr. Loughridge and the BOE.
Deadline is Thursday, December 19th. You must sign in to the form with your MCHS Google account.
There is now a handy form that will allow you to request your recycling bins to be emptied (just click the new Recycling Form button on the right of the page). Thank you Mrs. Pankey and the Recycling Club!!