Thursday, August 30, 2012

Welcome Back!

It's Thursday, August 30th, and the middle school is pretty quiet. There are several teachers working busily arranging their rooms, the buildings and grounds crew are putting the finishing touches on making everything look ship shape, and the office staff are getting everyone what they need for a smooth opening day. Other than that, there is relative calm here.
All that is about to change.
And we can't wait!

This will be my third year keeping a class blog, and I'm hoping to make it a worthwhile place for parents (and students) to visit.
Here you'll find information about what's going on in ELA class, links to books I like, etc.
For example, here a couple of books that I read this summer:
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher: an intense story about teen suicide and the impact on those left behind.
The Secret of the Fortune Wookie by Tom Angleberger: I took a picture that ended up on the author's blog!

If you are interested in how ELA class will change to relect the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, please see this resource from the national PTA:

Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you're most looking forward to this school year.