Tag Archives: Link Community Charter School

Class notes #8 Inventions, Friends & Scary Stories

Students this week wrote about what they’d invent to make the world a better place, about qualities of a good friend, and scary stories. The 7th graders spent a day in the woods, hiking and participating in cooperative games as … Continue reading

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Class Notes #7: What if President Obama invited you to….

  The “Macbeth” bulletin is up, ready for an admissions open house and for a big donor tour next week. A couple 8th grade girls enjoyed designing it, and the chance to be out of class and given the responsibility.  … Continue reading

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Class Notes #6: Macbeth & World Records

October is: pumpkins, leaves, apples, cider and of course, Halloween. The school doesn’t officially celebrate it, though the students have a fall dance. The art teacher has introduced Mexican skull and other autumn-themed painting. And I sneaked in a little … Continue reading

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Class Notes #5: Middle School Moods

I’m getting to know the kids and enjoying the vagaries of middle schoolers’ moods.  One minute, happy and focused; the next ornery and distracted. And every emotional state in-between. It can be frustrating at times. The 8th graders tap their … Continue reading

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Class Notes #4: Odes, Superheroes & Fan Fiction

It was a better week all around. The midpoint of the quarter is approaching in another week and every student receives a progress report with comments. So some are becoming mindful about accountability and focusing a bit more. The disciplinary … Continue reading

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Class Notes: Writing: Broken Hearts, Dogs, & Shoes

There’s something about Back to School Night that’s inspiring. Meeting parents of students, even if only for a quick handshake, reinforces why I’m back in the classroom. Yes, it’s for the kids. But also for the parents, who work hard … Continue reading

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Class Notes: A Weekly Feature

Since leaving my last teaching job, I have done many things to keep busy and challenge myself. I self-published two  books,  I stretched my writing comfort zone to new genres by enrolling in a playwriting workshop that has resulted in … Continue reading

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