Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Getting Kids to Read

Rick Riordan on Four Ways to get ADHD Kids to Read

In this article Rick tells of his own struggles with getting his son to read and offers suggestions to others that just might do the trick.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cartoon of the Week

Let's take a minute to reflect on Labor Day.

1. Listen to FDR's comments about labor day in one of his September 6, 1936
Fireside Chat (the Labor Day part starts 21 minutes into the chat).

2. What does Wikipedia have to say about Labor Day?

3. What is the message of the political cartoon?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Week of Sept 6th

This week we will be reading Flowers for Algernon and discussing the big question: "How far is to far when cheating in the game of life?" Through the study of this text and the comparision of it to the novel The Adoration of Jenna Fox students will identify key elements in a scientific work and apply that knowledge to their own science ficition piece of writing.

Homework will include: Article of the Week and Word Within the Word - due Friday.

Test: Word Within the Word on Friday - remember the extra credit.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Barry Lane

Barry Lane tells about his favorite day. Hopefully this will help you write about your favorite day.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Count Down

I know that many of you are DYING to get your hands on one of the following books.

Pics of My Classroom

Ever wonder what Mrs. Cato's room looks like...?
Check it out!


I'll be sure to add some details soon, but for now here are some picks of the kids using DropBox on the iTouches.