Tomorrow, Thursday, August 27 is Back to School night. I decided to try a new program I learned at a summer seminar to present my information to the parents. The program is Thinglink, and I have had an interesting time completing my first official Thinglink. You can view my creation by clicking on this link:
Back to School 2015 Thinglink
I think I will add the handouts that will be given to parents in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade English classes. Click on the link to find the information for each grade. I’ve included the form for the eighth grade dedication ads for our Yearbook 2016.
School begins August 19, 2015!
I’m looking forward to meeting with new students in sixth grade and starting new classes with the seventh and eighth grades.
I’ve tried a new program called Piktochart. You can find out more information about this site to create infographics by visiting their web site at http://piktochart.com/. I spent a few hours this afternoon updating the English Class Policy into a Piktochart. It was about time I made some changes since I have been using the same basic form for several years. We want to incorporate Digital Storytelling into our programs this year, and so we will be trying out some new programs.
I’ve included my new English Class Policy Piktochart. What do you think?
English Class Policy 2015-16 Piktochart
I’ve collected all of the Smash writing pages completed in our first two collections of writing. This is a quick, fun method to write with imagination. Even students who don’t enjoy writing seem to be able to complete these homework assignments.
Collection I 1 Smash 2 Smash 3 Smash 4 SMASH 4_b Smash 5 Smash 6 Smash
7 Smash 8 Smash 9 Smash 10 Smash
Collection 2 Smash 1_14 Smash 2 Smash 3_14 Smash 4_14 Smash 5_14
Smash 6_14 Smash 7_14 Smash 8_14 Smash 9_14 Smash 10_14
Smash Extra Credit 14 Smash Final 14
Collection 3 SMASH 1- 2015 Smash 2_15 Smash 3_15 Smash 4_15 Smash 5
Smash 6_15 Smash 7_15 Smash 8 – 15 Halloween Smash 9_15 Smash 10_15
Smash Final 15 Smash Extra Credit 15
Students who want to try these pages are welcome to download them.