Nature's Classroom!

A packet with Nature‚Äôs Classroom information will be sent home today. Please return student information forms ASAP, as well as the $175 for the trip, permission slip, and emergency forms. Please make a check out to Rippowam Middle School. Please let us know if you have any questions. The students had an amazing time last […]

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Common Themes in Books

Today I read “More Than Anything Else” by Marie Bradby. Students listened to the story as I read it aloud and then identified theme using our “second teacher” chart and evidence from the text. Theme is defined as the lesson or real world connection the author is trying to convey. Be sure to ask your […]

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Reading Warrior Day

Last Friday was easily one of the best days I’ve ever experienced in my twelve years as an educator. My alter ego “Reading Warrior” made an appearance to inspire a love of books and the written word.  My scholars had a blast during the lesson and we had some deep, meaningful conversation about our special […]

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