Neolithic Revolution Video

Please see the embedded video below. We will be using this passage for the next few days as we explore the Neolithic Era on a deeper level. I have made annotations to the text to make it accessible for all students. Students will be asked to answer text dependent questions, using non fiction text features […]

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Geography Quiz Friday

On Friday, September 23rd, my scholars will have their first geography quiz. The following information will be covered; Vocabulary – geography, latitude, longitude, Prime Meridian, continents, map key, primary source, secondary source, historical map, compass rose, land form, temperate, and scale.  PLEASE NOTE students have been working on their vocabulary in Google Classroom, so they can access the […]

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Graduation

Graduation will take place on Wednesday, June 15th at 9:30 in the main cafeteria. You are welcome to take your child home after the event. Very light refreshments will be served. We can’t wait to see everyone next week to celebrate an amazing year. 

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Grand Central Update

This message is for CHAPERONES ONLY! Just a reminder that the train leaves Stamford Station at 9:27. I would strongly encourage you to get to the Stamford Train Station early to ensure you have time to walk from the parking garage to the station. Robin Hartnett pre-paid for your train tickets already, so please give […]

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Hunting on the Oregon Trail

Today we discussed hunting on the Oregon Trail. Continuing the trend of synthesizing from multiple sources of information in a project based learning enviroment, students had to work collaboratively to answer our essential question of the day. All this information is located in Google Classroom. As a hook for this lesson, I played the following […]

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Making Inferences

Today we worked on making inferences using short passages. To INFER, students have to “read between the lines.” Students must use their background knowledge, plus what they are observing, and then make their inference. Kids are naturally good observers but do not always pay close attention to detail. Therefore, inferring takes practice. I dressed up […]

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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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