Sunday, February 28, 2010

Current Events: Chile Earthquake 2010

Here is an extensive resource list from blogger Larry Ferlazzo to teach students about the earthquake in Chile.

Also, here is the latest week in rap:

End the R-word day 03.03.10

March 3rd is end the R-word day. Use the following resources below to discuss why using "retard" is harmful, cruel, and disrespectful.

  • As a class or individually, you can pledge to stop using the R-word here.
  • Type in a url to any website here to see how many times they are using the will surprise you!

Will you be talking to your students about the R-word this week?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Current Events: The week in rap

Check out the flocabulary website for other editions here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Teens for Jeans: 212 pairs donated!!

Congratulations! We collected 212 pairs of jeans! I had the kids help me get the jeans into the car and into the mall on a very snowy day! The people at Aeropostale were thrilled and noted that we brought the most jeans in at one time to their store! Congratulations to Mrs. Pal's advisory for collecting 72 pairs! Our jeans will soon be off to Haiti. Thanks again for your support.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Current Events: Census 2010

The 2010 Census — a count of everyone living in the United States — is fast approaching! Census questionnaires will be mailed or delivered to every household in the United States in March 2010. Why is a Census important? Check out these sites to find out information about it and check out some cool facts you might not know about!

A Portrait of America - Click see their stories at the top right

Technology in the Classroom...What do you Want?

For this week's open topic in advisory, let's talk about what YOU (the students) wish you could do in the classroom. If YOU were the teacher, what technology would you incorporate? Would you ban cell phones? Would you ban ipods? How can cell phones and ipods be used in your classrooms? Be creative...would you attend school through a virtual world like second life? How could you use skype to learn? If it were up to you, what technology tools would you have available to every student in the middle school?

Post your ideas here! Double click on the wall to add your sticky. You can even add pictures, audio, and video!