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Tuning In to Child Rights

Please click on this link to take a survey about some startling statements. Answer honestly and independently. Send yourself a copy of the responses. Afterwards, share your opinions with your blogging buddy. What are your reactions? Why do you think the way you do? What are the similarities your share with your buddy? What are the major differences? Discuss your emotions as you filled Read full article »

9 and 4 Collaboration

So, how did you find the experience of sharing your migration story with a ninth grader? State a reaction, a wondering or a discovery you made. Mira: "The ninth graders were not as scary as I thought they would be. My partner made me feel comfortable and we shared some connections." Callum: "My partner thought my story was really good." Robert: "I realized Read full article »

World Migration

For those of you more inclined to find out interesting information about World Migration, check this link out! Read full article »

U.S. Migration

For those of you interested in U.S. Migration, check this link out! Read full article »


Dear Ravenclaws, Check out this link to hear about the stories of five different immigrants around your age. As you read and listen, consider how you might SHARE your latest migration narrative in the most creative or expressive way. These are possible ideas. Read full article »

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Literacy this year will involve: Thinking like an author, book clubs, genre studies, creating or maintaining a passion for reading, reading responses, developing effective communication skills, planning presentations, using appropriate resources, developing interesting vocabulary, enriching voice, finding purpose within reading and writing, and integrating IT skills.


Numeracy this year will revolve around: Core concepts from Investigations and Erma Andersen, Marcy Cook critical thinking and exploratory games, inquiry-based projects and integrating IT skills.

Units of Inquiry

Our units this year will include: Learning to Learn Together: Creating a Classroom Community, Media Literacy, Migration, Child Rights and Thinking Like a Scientist.