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We want to congratulate Haley in winning 1st place in the Baldwin County Reading Council’s “My Favorite Book” contest for 6th Grade. We also want to thank the Baldwin County Reading Council for their efforts in this contest as well as Barnes & Nobles for supplying the gift cards for the winners.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of my friends, fellow educators, parents, and students (both present and former) a Happy New Year! I hope this is one of the best years each of you have ever had and I hope all of your dreams come true. Working together, we can indeed [...]
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We have a new student who just joined our class. Please help me to make her feel welcome at Elsanor. Amirakal, we are so happy that you are now a part of our wonderful class. We hope that you too will come to love our little school just as we love it!
I just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe summer. Mrs. Rhodus and I will be visiting Italy in July so we can see our son and his family. I’ll try and post pictures here on our blog if you are interested in our trip. Take care of yourselves and I will see everyone [...]
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I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please stay safe during this holiday season and return to us ready to learn in 2012.
I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving holiday. Try to remain safe and get a little rest. I will see everyone next Monday.
I want to thank all of my parents and students who took the time out of their busy day to stop by the school and meet with me today. I appreciate your efforts and I hope you learned a little about my class and our upcoming school year. Remember that you can respond to any [...]
We left on June 3rd on our trip to the Grand Canyon and then on to the West Coast. We have now been gone for eleven days and have been very pleased with what we have seen. We have been camping so I have had very little chance of getting on line, so when I [...]
March 9th is “World Read Aloud” day, and we will celebrate this in our class by sharing some of our favorite books with one another. Let’s list our favorite books and see how long of a list we can develop.
I would like to thank everyone who was able to attend our 2nd annual eMINTS/AMSTI night. The children really enjoyed showing everyone all of the different programs that we use everyday in our class. Thanks again for taking time out of your busy schedules to attend this event.
I hope that you are making me proud while I am away from school today. Please listen and do what Mrs. Williams asks of you today. If there are any issues, you may respond to this post and with a little luck, I will have a few opportunities to check our Blog and can get [...]
We want to congratulate Miland for competing in our county spelling bee. It takes a lot of courage to compete at this level. Way to go Miland. We are proud of you!
Congratulations to everyone who entered the Math Bee. It was a great competition. We especially want to congratulate Miland in coming in 1st Place. Way to go Miland!
I am offering up to 100 extra credit points in Science for students who construct a model of a volcano by next Friday, December 10th. These do not need to be fancy but they do need to be functional. This assignment is not mandatory, but if you believe that you need some extra points to [...]
I want to thank all of my parents and students who came to our PTO program. The program was a huge success. All of the children did a wonderful job. I really hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Each child who came and performed will receive an “Out of Uniform” pass, an “Attitude” card, and twenty-five bonus [...]
Please complete this survey: Thanksgiving Holiday
Just wanted to let you guys know that if you need something today (Thursday) that I will be monitoring both this site and Moodle, so this is one way for you to let me know how your day is going. Remember that I am counting on all of you to make Mrs. William’s time with [...]
During this past week we learned about 2D and 3D figures. We finished out the week learning about Geometric NETS. Each child had the opportunity to construct two NETS of their choosing. When these come home either on Monday or Tuesday of this next week, be sure to ask your child to identify the number [...]
Why is it important to remain calm during a crisis?
After answering this question, please respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Remember to respond in a positive manner.
This was one very fast week for us. We began the week studying about two dimensional figures. Learning about all of the different geometric figures was interesting to say the least. We will get into three dimensional figures next week. We finished up our study of plate tectonics and will have our Chapter 7 test [...]
Looking for a certain word? Are you trying to use more Tier 3 words in your writing? Then Visual Thesaurus may be a Website that that you will want to take a close look at. Just type in a word and this site will give you a word web with alternative words that you can [...]
If you are looking for a way to get your students to write more in class then this Website may be of some help to you. One Word This site will supply you with a single word and then give you sixty seconds to write as much as you can about the word. It is [...]
This past week we began our study on pronouns in Language. In Math we learned about number and shape patterns. During Science we continued our study in Chapter 7 on plate tectonics. We will finish up Chapter 7 by the end of the week and we will take our test early the following week. Our [...]
We have now moved through our second week of having our numbers split and through our tenth week of school. The first nine week grading period has completely ended and is now in the books. The report cards will go home this next Friday so keep your eyes open for those. We continued our efforts [...]
We began our week as a much smaller group and what a difference it made. This was clearly the correct thing to do for our students. Our Superintendent stopped in for a quick visit on Wednesday morning. He chatted with the students for a couple of minutes before moving on to visit several other classes. [...]
We had a pretty nice week overall. We began our week with a visitor from the State Department. He made several very nice comments about what we were working on and that how well everyone was working together. He really was impressed with our use of technology and especially how we were utilizing Moodle within [...]
We began our week with a visit from some folks from Birmingham. The lesson they came to see went off without a hitch. My students performed very well and left these visitors thinking well of them. We worked all week on learning to multiply and divide fractions. Even though we worked very hard to master [...]
We worked very hard this past week on learning how to multiply and divide decimal numbers. We completed Chapter 5 in Science and moved into Chapter 19 in History. We were visited by the new group of eMINTS teachers in Baldwin County. They spent about an hour with us this past Wednesday. I was very [...]
We began our week taking our first Compass Learning assessment. I have been looking forward to this assessment because this program sets up an individualized learning plan for each student. This plan will target the skills that each student needs extra practice with. The lower a student scores, the more activities that student will need [...]
Even though this was only a four day week, we were able to move forward with our studies. I would like to thank all of my parents and students who came out to visit this past Thursday night during our Open House. It makes me very happy to see so many parents who are interested [...]
We finished up our third week together with some good news. Our last computer was delivered and set up for us just as school was letting out. I want to thank the ones who have been sharing their computers with Rebecca and Zachary. This past week, I noticed that several students did not score very [...]
Well we now have completed our second week of school. We had a lot of highs and a few lows along the way. It is clear that many have figured out that being in the sixth grade is not like any other grade they have ever experienced. If we are to be successful, we must [...]
Well this has been a very interesting start to this school year. Even though we have thirty-eight students, I have been very pleased with them and their efforts. They appear to be a really good group and I hope it remains that way all year long. We have been able to cover several lessons in [...]
I would like to welcome all of my students and parents for this school year to my class blog. I hope you will spend some time looking around at all of the resources and information that I have included at this location for your benefit. I also want to take this time to encourage you [...]
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We are collecting box-tops as a way to raise money to help our school get a walking track built. Please check all of the items in your pantry to see if they have the little box-top labels. Cut these out and send them in with your child. Currently we are in a competition to see [...]
Boys and girls as you know by now Mrs. Williams is not feeling well and cannot sub for me today. I am not certain who Mrs. Pam has found to sub in her place today, but who ever it is, she will need your help. I ask that each of you behave and help her [...]
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Listed below are the students who have successfully completed all the different levels of division in the Mastering Math Facts Program. congratulations to all of these students.
Below is a list of students who have completed all levels of the multiplication part of the Mastering Math Facts Program. Congratulations to these individuals!
Zach – 9/14/09
Brittany – 9/17/09
Jada – 9/21/09
Jordan – 9/22/09
Kenneth – 9/23/09
Hunny – 9/24/09
Rebecca – 9/24/09
Blake – 9/28/09
Sarah – 9/29/09
John – 9/30/09
Sid – 10/1/09
Nicole - 10/16/09
Laken – 11/3/09
Jonathan – 11/4/09
Devon – 11/4/09
This really sums up where we are and what we need to do to become the educators that our children deserve.
I will give twenty-five bonus points to the first five students to respond to this message. These bonus points will be added to a low scoring assignment in the subject with the lowest average at the end of the first nine week grading period. Good luck!
I was wondering what everyone thinks about how this year is going so far. Several changes have had to be made in class to help different things to occur more efficiently. Some students have been relocated for different reasons. These moves were necessary in order to help build our classroom community. I am certain as [...]
We have now completed two of thirty-six weeks of our new school year. During this past week we continued reviewing material from years past.
Language: We studied about complete and simple subjects and predicates.
Math: We studied about exponents, order of operations, equations with variables, and finding the area of rectangles.
History: We studied about the Westward expansion [...]
We had a very good turn out for our first PTO meeting of the year. I want to thank all of my parents who took the time out of their busy schedules to attend our meeting this afternoon. Each child who returned to school with their parents will receive ten bonus points. These points will [...]
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