Here's something new: Team Whiteface is trying out podcasting; ours will be called "Face Time" (get it?).
Here's a link to our first episode all about "home base" at SLMS.
It's been a great week at SLMS and in grade 7 ELA.
Students wrote in their journals about the "story of their name." It was interesting to hear students talk about the relatives, celebrities, places, etc. that they were named for.
We started "word work" by listening to a song called "Big Up Yourself" from the Flocabulary website. We'll study vocabulary words from the lyrics to song, which is an "ode to self confidence."
Students continued to read from their independent books. I shared with them the graphic novel that I've been reading and enjoying and showed trailers for books that have been popular reads the last few years: Shelter and Cryers Cross.
Day 1 of the 2017-2018 school year is in the books.
In addition to the usual back to school routine (meet your teachers, meet new students, find out about your classes) there was also a "marshmallow challenge." Here's a pic of one group working on it via Ms. DeAngelo:
Today, day 2, in ELA 7 we'll be setting up Google Classroom accounts and if there's time, visiting the library for book browsing.