Thursday, December 18, 2014

End of the Year_Christmas Parties

End of the year ‪#‎Christmasparties‬ Students brought cookies, apples, and oranges. We had punch, decorated cookies for staff, and self. Santa came today!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Battling Ebola_Science World

Biology/Common Core: Critical Reading 
Students used the guided reading skills sheet to critically analyze the article.

Paired Reading: Testing an Ebola Vaccine using Close Reading
1. Read the entire text, without stopping, to get the flow.
2. Read and circle important and unfamiliar words
3. Read and record important details
4. Record your thoughts using side notes.

  • As Ebola's Spread Continues, Key Questions and Answers About Virus. Where did the disease come from, how does it spread, and can it mutate? Locate the answers here

Further Research ZMapp

Friday, December 5, 2014


Students worked in pairs to make still images with their bodies to represent a scene from the book we read. Then they presented their final freeze-frame to the entire group. The group tried to guess the scene from the book. This strategy strengthens their comprehension skills.