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Posted by Ruth Willis on September 19 2018 at 4:15 PM
One thing I love about a new school year is that it is always a time of new beginnings, a time for growth! I have both students who are new to middle school and READ 180 as well as some who are returning to the program to continue their growth in reading. This year my school system moved from the READ 180 Next Generation to Universal. With great excitement, I looked forward to this great change. Another blessing for my classroom has been the addition of a Promethean Panel.  As…
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Posted by oldJessica_Jenningsold on April 09 2009 at 3:14 PM
I think it's interesting to see how the UK is including schools when combating global warming.  Makes me wonder how US schools are reacting. LONDON (Reuters) - State schools are to be included under the government's new domestic carbon emissions trading scheme from April 2010, the environment minister said on Wednesday. Energy use in schools will be measured and count toward the emissions permit quotas of local authorities, which in turn will be encouraged to advise schools on energy…
Posted by oldGloriaold on April 09 2009 at 3:12 PM
You're going to think I'm a Sesame Street nut but you have to check out these highlights from their upcoming season.  It is loaded with celebrities like Feist, Neil Patrick Harris and Brian Williams.  Oh and the spoofs look pretty good.  How could you not tune in for Preschool Musical, Are You Smarter Than an Egg Layer? or 30 Rocks?
Posted by oldGloriaold on April 09 2009 at 3:10 PM
And forgetful over-achiever that I am, I found the pics of the calendar cards I made using stickers.  We use the calendar at morning meeting throughout the year.  The kids have a blast predicting what the new pattern will be at the beginning of the month.
Posted by oldGloriaold on April 09 2009 at 3:07 PM
"Why is he blogging about Project Runway?" I can positively see the bubble above your heads, people.  Well, E! Online reports, "Eloise in Paris, inspired by the line of children's books written by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hilary Knight," is coming to the big screen and "Project Runway winner Christian Siriano is set to design a collection that will be showcased..."  Who would've thought?
Posted by oldGloriaold on April 09 2009 at 3:06 PM
During handwriting...   Jane:  Look Mr. B, I drew a dinosaur!  And here is a red butterfly and a green flower too!   Me:  Jane, it looks like you added a lot of details to...   Jane:  The butterfly didn't get to eat the flower because the dinosaur got him and is sucking his blood.   Me:  Ahhhh, yes, I can see that now.  What a lot of details.
Posted by oldGloriaold on April 09 2009 at 3:05 PM
This is one of my favorite fundraisers.  We've ordered seeds from FEDCO for a number of years, packaged them with the help of older students, created the artwork for the envelopes and then sold the seeds with a booklet explaining how they should be grown.  It's such a super way for kids to be more involved in the outdoors and in the community.    As written in the FEDCO seed catalog: A seed store at your school can be a fund-raiser with a wholesome green message.…
Posted by oldGloriaold on April 09 2009 at 3:04 PM
Hey folks.  July is winding to a close and so is this blog.  I've loved hearing from all you talented and dedicated folks out there.  I hope you're all having super summers and if you're picking up extra work this summer, try to relax a bit.   I hope you'll all visit me over on the book section and check out the new book blog there.  You'll be able to keep in touch and see what's new in the book world.  That should be starting the first week of August.  Until…