Thursday, September 29, 2011

Our Pardner

Howdy Pardner!
Adopt a Classroom . . . Build a CommunityX
Our class has been partnered with 106 KIX.
The program strives to encourage high self-esteem in students and support teachers and strengthen the business community's commitment to education. Students are provided with the opportunity to relate studies to experience. We're rather excited to work with this local radio station.
A big thanks to the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce for our new pardner!

Monday, September 26, 2011

What a Character!

September's Character Ed Assembly honored Ali  from Room 102. Ali was among several middle school students honored for the character quality of TRUST.
Congratulations, Ali! You're having a great start to the school year.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Our Shelebration

Nearly a dozen years after his death, Shel Silverstein once again hit the shelves with a new book of poems titled Every Thing On It.  Shel's family went through his notebooks to put together this collection of poetry.  WOW! That should communicate to students the importance of a writer's notebook.X

I am a huge fan of Shel, so I stood in line at Hastings Book Store to purchase the book. Actually, I was the line. At midnight, I was the first and only person in Norfolk to own the new book. 
We shelebrated in the classroom with  a party. X

Plus students are experimenting with their own poetry immitating Shel's style. He makes use of rhyme, stanzas, irony, and nonsense words. 
There are some awesome poets in Room 102. Read our entire collection of poems on the bulletin board outside Room 102.


Click the Shel Silverstein icon to visit his site for children. Do not skip the intro. It's a whole lot of clever.