Monthly Archives: April 2015

Farewell to Seniors

Anyone can benefit from advice to a senior! We had a joyous afternoon bidding the seniors farewell. We won’t see them again until two days before graduation. We get to see seniors pretty often in the middle school: they take … Continue reading

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The Poetry was Good, and then the Interaction Got Even Better

Last week, the seventh graders added to their artistic exploration of the novel Chains, written by┬áLaurie Halse Anderson, by performing skits based on scenes in the novel. This, in addition to their already fine work with poetry around the novel. … Continue reading

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Poetry for Connection, Creativity and Collaboration

No one should be surprised to see poetry in a middle school history class at PDS. And, no one should be surprised to see the English and history teacher work collaboratively with the seventh grade, as they read a novel, … Continue reading

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Getting Back Together

While a one week break may be brief, for middle school students, last week marked a return to our community after being apart for two weeks, because we were away on trips the week before break. I love seeing students … Continue reading

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