Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Holidays

Our Holiday Program:


NSD Holiday 2013 from Sheri Edwards on Vimeo.


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Monday, December 2, 2013

December: Reading and Writing


Yes, the students are excited for a break for holidays, but we are still focused on our objectives. All grades are reading and writing responses to questions, learning to ask their own questions as well as teacher questions. Click here to learn more about questioning. The focus for students is to based responses on the text. Many times our students know the answers, but only summarize the gist of the evidence. Unfortunately, the tests students take require them to quote the text to support that summary. So I have devised a couple of strategies to help students.

The first strategy is ABC: Answer the question, Back it up with evidence, Conclude with your main idea answer. That helped students to go back to the text to quote the evidence. However, soon students were just writing the quote, not their answer. So we started QAE: Question restatement, Answer the question, Explain with evidence from the text. Now that students are writing interpretive essays for our Junior Great Books program [JGB], it is imperative that students include both evidence and explanation of the evidence. We've started to think of our paragraph responses as TS, EV, EX, EV, EX or TS, EV, EV, EX.  TS means topic sentence; EV means evidence; EX means explain. I hope these strategies help them succeed in responding to our deeper questions, "Think and Search," which require analysis of the facts, synthesis of the information, inference to connect ideas, and evaluation of the best response from that critical thinking. As I've said: our students know how to read; they know the answers; they simply need to provide the evidence and explanation to show it.

Students respond to questions in our whole class or small group discussions. Students begin our book discussions with an thoughtful question, then begin reading and asking their own questions. From those questions, we choose the ones important to the story to discuss and discover what the text means together. Here are our guidelines:


This process allows students to take control, proving to each other what the text means. When students write their own responses, they will have had the opportunity of gathering ideas from their colleagues and thinking through each idea together.

The written responses provide our writing class content. Are you writing information -- on topic, clear, with details and vocabulary? Are you writing arguments -- on topic, stating your claim with supporting evidence with details and vocabulary? Are you editing for capitals, spelling, paragraphing, and punctuation?

Although the seventh and eighth grade are reading our JGB, sixth grade students also read for similar purposes and write to be clear. However the sixth grade students are also learning about Text Structure, how texts are organized depending on their purpose: problem/solution, cause/effect, compare/contrast, sequence/chronology, description/spatial. We will focus on problem/solution, cause/effect, compare/contrast. Students will determine the structure of texts they read, pull the information out into a graphic organizer, and rewrite the information in paragraphs of their own. We have several lessons, including this one. Below is our class practice of pulling out information from a paragraph into a graphic organizer.



As always, if you have questions please let me know. December... come and learn all you can...




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Friday, November 29, 2013

November: Thanksgiving And More

November is so busy -- you've seen Parent Student Teacher Conferences, but you probably didn't realize that the grade eight students are involved in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. Each student set a word count goal they could meet given the days we have to work on them -- we lose some to testing, basketball, holidays. As you can see on our Progress Page, we made 124% of our goal:
If you click the Progress Page link, you can see each students' progress. We wrote fantasies, action/adventure, and survival stories. Be sure to ask your student about it! They did share them at conferences.

We continued our work in all grades with reading for understanding: finding the main idea, the key ideas that support it, and how the author developed his/her ideas. We learned how character actions to solve their problem helped us learn about real life interactions, and continued our work with theme.

Remember you can always find our lesson plans here [ My Planbook ] and our student web resources here [ LA Goals ]

One of our next targets is to ask better questions. We will be starting our Junior Great Books program, Level One, in grades seven and eight, which focuses on interpretation of the text and and deeper learning and understanding through questioning, discussion, and writing. This process is called Shared Inquiry or Socratic Method. We'll start the process in grade six in January.

Basketball Rocks! Excitement is always in the air during this season for even those who don't play love to watch our team.  We even have some grade eight kids participate as JV Raiders! Wowser!



And finally, we thank you, our students, family, and community for your continued support and encouragement. Happy Thanksgiving!





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Friday, November 22, 2013

Thank You Students and Families

Thank you students and families!  We have had our best conferences ever! In grades 678, students led the conferences, showing their learning and activities.

Thank you all so much for encouraging each other, supporting needs for improvement, but most of all for recognizing the good work students displayed.




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Monday, November 18, 2013

Student Parent Teacher Conferences

We've been so busy; I don't know where to start. First let me share a quote:


 "In fact, one of the saddest but most common conditions in elementary school computer labs (when they exist in the developing world), is the children are being trained to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint," Negroponte wrote in an e-mail interview. "I consider that criminal, because children should be making things, communicating, exploring, sharing, not running office automation tools."

---Nicholas Negroponte, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab


 In our Language Arts classroom we learn to read with understanding, write clearly so others understand, listen carefully to hear what others have to say, and speak clearly so others understand when listening to us. We learn to develop our voice and our own ideas through reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

And we share our thinking with others in our KidBlogs [public] and Edmodo [private]. We communicate with other bloggers, and have even Skyped with another class already this year about the book we are reading, Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. Some of us created videos about the themes in Out of My Mind, which we respectfully call OOMM. We'll share them all when we have completed them, but here is the work of Grade Seven:



Theme OOMM from Sheri Edwards on Vimeo.

And we collaborated with several classes using our themes for our part of the project. Other classes contributed setting, characters, plot, and point of view. You can view that collaborative video here, graciously put together by Ms Jas Kooner in British Columbia!

As you can see, we are reading, writing, sharing, communicating, creating, just as Mr. Negroponte suggested. We are learning the skills of 21st Century thinkers and problem-solvers.

So, for conference day, please look at the reading, writing, collaborative, and creative skills of your child. There's a whole lot of thinking going on!

The Schedule:

Come in any time.  Teacher lunch is 11:30 - 12:00. Ms Edwards has a webinar training from 8:00 to 9:00.
Students will share their work and learning.
Ask them questions; give them two compliments and one wish for improvement.
Ask teacher any questions.

Be sure to:
Get report card
Sign Student Learning Plans
Grades 7, 8: Get College Bound Application
Get Engrade information to log into student's grades.

We look forward to sharing with you!

Ms Edwards


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Veterans Day





We are so thankful for the contest sponsored every year by the VFW Auxiliary which helps student honor those who have served our country and us.  This year Kathy Moses announced the winners:

Poster Winner
1st
Trenton Valenzuela, Nespelem School  4th Grade
2nd Breezy Marchand, Nespelem School 4th Grade
3rd Zack Sellars, Nespelem School 6th Grade
Essay Winner
1st Miah Bearcub, Nespelem School 7th Grade
2nd Scotti Adolph, Nespelem School 6th Grade
3rd LorRinda Richardson, Nespelem School 6th Grade


Elders Darlene Wilder and Barbara Aripa

Our Nespelem Veteran's Memorial Wall



Our fourth through eighth grades attended the Grand Coulee Dam Veterans Assembly, and spent time on our Veterans Wall, looking for the names of relatives who have served. The Veterans Wall was in our foyer during the first two weeks of November. Ms Lezard also created a display for our showcase.





A published essay by an eighth grade student can be read here.


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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Newsletter LA 678 October 9

 What's up in grades 6 7 8? Here's our newsletter for October 9.






Grade 8 & 7
Eighth and seventh grade students attended the college fair at LRHS last week. Students learned about different opportunities for careers of interest to them from seventeen different colleges and training centers.


Grade 8 students received their laptops. The Nespelem School Board recognizes the need for students to not only learn digital citizenship, but to also participate in collaborative, connected, positive ways with others students. They need to read the web, create  the web, and do this in clear, concise ways to ensure their message is received by the intended audience. This is the new literacy also recognized by our new standards, The Common Core State Standards.   



Links
Our School Website

Ms Edwards Newsletter Blog

Language Arts Goals

Kidblogs

Note: I'm trying a new format based on a Google Doc Newsletter Template.

Grade 7 & 6

Last year, sixth grade students taught fifth grade students about Digital Citizenship.


Now those former sixth grades students are blogging regularly as seventh graders. Be sure to check out their

posts here:

http://kidblog.org/EaglesWrite/category/w15/


And the new grade six students try their hand as well here:

Remember that our Kidblogs are our drafts, our chance to build fluency. We hope to see better writing and editing as the year progresses. Watch us grow!



Friday, October 4, 2013

Laptop Life

On October 4th, 2013, our grade eight students receive a chance to leave a legacy at Nespelem School. Our School Board of Directors approved the purchase of laptops for each of our seven eighth grade students to help them develop the skills and strategies of today's learners.

This is an honor they have been preparing for by learning digital citizenship, accepting the Responsible Use Policy, and understanding the purposes for this privilege:

The Nespelem School District believes that in order for students to positively contribute to a 21st century global society, they must be globally aware, civically engaged, and capable of managing their lives. In this society, students also will need to be able to thoughtfully use information, media, and technology in order to succeed. The NSD provides technology resources with these goals for its students in mind.

The NSD believes the educational advantages of using technology outweigh the potential for misuse. The NSD has established safeguards to ensure the protection of staff and students. These safeguards ensure the benefits of technology, protect the corporation’s investment in hardware and software, and help to prevent misuse. Technology allows NSD users to access and utilize global resources, communicate and collaborate with other individuals/groups for educational purposes, and significantly expand access to digital curriculum and research.

The laptops provide these students with the tools that support the Common Core State Standards, especially in research and writing, but also in all subjects. The CCSS expects students to employ the process of inquiry, to read and research in depth and to communicate in multi-media ways to clearly explain their understanding of multiple views of issues. 
 

Please ask them about their progress and projects as they prepare for their futures with the tech tools that allow them to develop critical thinking and planning, thoughtful investigation and analysis, and collaborative actions and products. Our Writing Class Netiquette has guided this class since they started fifth grade; many of the skills and strategies they are already practicing. 

We accept our responsibility to work hard on our goals, and to share what we learn with others. We are thankful for this opportunity. Our first day will be spent learning about the care of our laptops and to begin our journey of connecting and communicating globally by commenting on other middle school blogs from around the world.

We'll keep you informed of our journey -- our work as authors, historians, journalists, mathematicians, and scientists.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Welcome Back !

School is open!  What do you hope for this school year?

I'm hoping for lots of learning and sharing together. I hope families drop in for a visit either here, at our blogs (see sidebar), or in person in class.

What's our class like? I hope our learning community contains the elements in the Our Class page. We'll learn, share, struggle, and celebrate. We'll discover our interests and passions, and we'll help each other learn more.

Are you ready?

I am!




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Monday, August 19, 2013

Getting Ready

It's so exciting getting ready for students. I wonder how their summers were, and what stories they have to tell - and write in their new journals.

How should we start the year? How can we group together to form our learning community again? All these things fly through my mind as I unpack.

Of course, the supplies! New journals and pens are ready. If you need to know your supplies for each class, here is the NESPELEM SCHOOL STUDENT SUPPLY LIST for each grade.


Are you ready? We're waiting!

And remember:



See you Tuesday!

Ms. Edwards
6 7 8 Reading and Writing Teacher
Writing Class Rules!

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Cyber Safety Rules!

It's never too early to start.

At our school, we teach cyber-safety in our classrooms and in our computer lab. We learn from Clicky at Netsmartz.org how to be safe online and off! You can watch our lessons, too, from our Digital Eagles website.





 Clicky says:


Be safer online and offline too.
Check first.
Take a friend.
Tell people NO!
Tell a trusted adult.
And I'm ready to go.

The sixth grade students introduced the fifth grade students to using Google Apps and to being safe online.  You can practice learning Netiquette Rules with this study card set.

Below are some of the Google Apps teaching slides created by grade six students. What do you think? They sat beside the fifth grade and helped them learn how to use Google Apps.






Here are pictures of the students working together, sixth grade teaching grade five:



We are digital citizens, helping the world be a better, more connected space to help each other.



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Poem In Your Pocket Day #napowrimo



April is National Poetry Month. All month our students have been reading, writing, and even drawing poetry. We've learned that poetic devices like alliteration and personification add spice to any writing.

At left is a poem written by a student that expresses the positive feelings that poetry shares.

On April 18th, the school celebrated "Poem in Your Pocket Day."  Many students and staff kept one of their own poems, or one of their favorite poems in their pocket to share with people throughout the day.

Ms Whitelaw's class and Ms Williams's class each used the writing process to write their own poems. Mr. Rogers's students all had poems in their pockets, and asked everyone else if they remembered to carry one.

One student carried her poetry book out in the hall, and shared a humorous poem with her friend. Poetry is magic, it's emotion and imagery wrapped together to bring us understanding of how the things that matter work: joy, sorrow, forgiveness, nature.

Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 have written poetry all month and will soon be adding their favorites here.


Here is one of our favorite poems, War Dance Soup, by Phil George:

This evening I prepared War Dance Soup
before the Many Trails Powwow.

Her recipe was the same:
boiled stew meat
meadow onions
sprinkled flour and salt

Somehow, Grandmother's flavor
of the singing and her pinewood fire

I could not add



The primary students also write poetry -- enjoy this slide show:




What is your favorite poem? Please add it in a comment. What did you do for National Poetry Month?

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Harlem Shake

Grade 8 students surprised everyone today with their rendition of the "Harlem Shake." During Genius Project time, after working on Owhi Lake Day t-shirt pictures in Mr. Erickson's classroom, the students planned and practiced their surprise.

Mr. Johnson manned the speakers and Mysti's iPad Harlem Shake app. The rest is history--

What did it look like?  Enjoy:



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More Marshmallow Projects

Problem-solve

Collaborate

Communicate

We can!

Link here for full view, and here for the student's reflections on the project.



Speaking and Listening Standards:
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher- led) with diverse partners on topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Writing Standards:
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Think. Communicate. Collaborate. Problem-Solve: Critical Skills


If we want genius to show, then we must allow the genius to grow. How?

We provide lots of opportunities for the human genius to develop -- projects that require thinking, communication, collaboration, and problem-solving, the skills most needed as adults.

One such project is the Marshmallow Project. Teams of students have eighteen minutes, 20 spaghetti sticks, one yard of masking tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow during which time and with those materials they must design and build the tallest structure possible with the marshmallow on top.

So how did students solve the problem?






How did they communicate and collaborate to solve the problem?



This team's structure was 13 inches from the table top to the top of the marshmallow. A seventh grade team built a structure 18.75 inches tall, and a sixth grade built a structure 17.5 inches tall. (Glogster).

Seventh Grade Team:
Sixth Grade Team



What's important? The quick thinking, revising, and communicating to collaborate; the ability to take a risk and try, the ability to persevere!

Be sure to read, watch, and learn (TED Talk) about the thousands of others who have tried this activity, from kindergarten to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. What were the results? Kindergartners were the best solvers because they kept testing the marshmallow and redesigning. Architects and engineers were the best solvers too because they have the skills to know about structures. Who would think a marshmallow could weigh so much?

And skills? Watch the video and see the teamwork. That's what kids need to learn.

Photo Credit: Genius by CC Flickr mrsdkrebs

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Healthy Attitudes: Caring and Kindness


It's Valentines Week. On Valentine's Day, we continued our dedication to create a chain reaction of kindness, like Rachel challenged us. Go to KidBlog Valentine posts to read what we did and see our pictures. We integrated reading, writing, and art. We looked at a picture of the final project, we thought about HOW to do it, and we wrote directions step-by-step. Then we switched papers and read a partner's directions. We followed their directions, or revised them as necessary. The best directions are posted on KidBlog. For art, we made the "Hearts in Hands," wrote kind actions on them, and hung them up around the school.  That's reading, writing, and art!

Also on Thursday, Valentine's Day, Stacy Nicholson taught students in grades seven and eight about healthy relationships and how to prevent teen violence. Students participated in an interactive game to learn about the choices that will help them stay safe and help them choose healthy relationships.

Here are a few photos-- please ask your child what they learned.




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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Genius Project Artists

Flickr Photo CC by mrsdkrebs Click to link

Our Middle School participates in Genius Projects every Friday morning. This provides time for Mr. Johnson's students to participate in science labs and in depth math explorations. Mr. Erickson's students can dig deeper into maps, research, and presentations for social studies or book projects. Ms. Edwards's students can pursue their own research, passion, or choice projects.

We believe students learn more when their passions are followed, when projects allow their strengths to shine, and when time encourages the type of deep thinking that solidifies learning and connects ideas in multiple disciplines. Our Common Core State Standards require this type of deep thinking and understanding.

This week in Ms Edwards's class we focused on storytelling and art as choice projects. Students could also choose their own topics. 

5 Card Story

Creating stories seems easy, until your choices include five random pictures. Then the creative and critical thinking skills matter: How do you start a story at one random picture and end up at another by connecting all five pictures together? Some students struggled with attempting a simple concrete story, and others created poetic journeys. The important thing is they had a problem to solve, asked for help and strategies, and struggled with ideas until each created a story. Too often in our classrooms, students are provided with so much scaffolding that they are unable to think for themselves and then are unable to transfer the process to other situations.  This engaging activity expected students to struggle in order to strengthen their own thinking processes to solve the problem: How do I create a whole story given random pictures? If you want to try, here are the directions, and for examples, enjoy our grade seven stories here.

Art in 3

Our next choice in Genius Project day in Grade Seven, provided a chance to play with art and present our efforts. We wanted to again choose a prompt that focused our thinking to develop an image on which our artistic talents would create. Then we chose three art styles to create within the time allowed. 

Our directions here provided choices, although we needed to change the number from five styles to three since we had already used our time for the 5 Card Story project. Here are four finished and displayed projects:

Topic: Welcome
Styles: Sketch, Pastels, Computer
Artist: May



Topic: Storm
Styles: Computer, Sketch, Pastels
Artist: Alka



Topic: Storm
Styles: Sketch, Pastel, Computer
Artist: Aly


Topic: Storm
Styles: Sketch, Pastel, Cubism
Artist: Shee



How did we do? How do you think Genius Project Time is important?

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Digital Learning Day #dlday

How does Digital Learning occur every day?

We are researchers, and today we used our map and questioning skills. These two students used search and Google Maps to figure out where the students from our Mystery Skype school lived.

One student kept track of questions and answers  in Google Docs so we could remember the answers our mystery school provided us. Beside her, another student pinned possible places on the map, zooming in to add to questions that the two mappers above provided to our official "Inquirer," the student who actually asked our questions to our Mystery School.

We were really stumped because one answer was that they did not live in the Rocky Mountains, which ruled out British Columbia. But after asking several more questions, we asked if they lived in British Columbia, and they said yes. So our Rocky Mountain question must not have been clearly asked.  Asking good questions is an important skill, as are map skills. Finally, we asked if they lived in a largely populated area, and they said yes.  Quill and Vinick argued with each other, should we ask if they live in Vancouver or Surrey? They chose Surrey, and were correct. Quill said, "I didn't think we'd get it because they got like ten questions right and our state correct so quickly."

We then answered their questions again so they could figure out where we lived. Since we are in such a rural area, it was difficult to guess, but we all clapped for them when the did.  We learned that it's important to know how to ask good questions, it's important to know how to find important places on maps (and to know the world), and it's helpful to politely let people know how to correctly pronounce names. We mispronounced Surrey and they mispronounced our town. So we all learned together.

How did we know to Mystery Skype? I received a Tweet from @ValerieLeessd36 and @TeresaOakland asking to do so. None of us had experienced a Mystery Skype but the clear directions here from Global Connections provided the framework for us to jump in and do it!  

Go ahead and set one up.

In seventh grade students began 5 card Flickr stories. More will be added later; they took part in he end of the Mystery Skype and so didn't have time to work on their project.

In grade six students learned more Internet Safety -- Be safe online and off with NetSmartz.  We started our presentations for the Beat the Tricks video -- how to be safe offline and on, and what the tricks and solutions are.  

Digital Learning Day is every day for our middle school: how do we research, share, consider, collaborate, read, write, present in clear and accurate -- and safe -- ways? We live it. How about you?





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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Welcome Back !

The students and I are ready and willing to learn even more now that we have enjoyed a break with family and friends.  The students are glad to be back, they wrote, for these reasons:
  • I see my friends
  • I get to do some exciting activities
  • My break was going slow and I need to learn; I couldn't wait to come back to school
  • I can learn new things
  • I get to start wrestling
  • I got a new pair of shoes, and I get to wear them
  • I am eager to learn
  • I want to work
  • I need to get my grade up
  • I want to have Genius Day
  • I enjoy Jump Start, recess, and Genius Project
  • I like our specials
  • I can improve my grades
  • I'm back on my regular schedule
  • We get arts, crafts, and Genius Day
  • Math
  • Tomorrow is Genius Friday
  • I can make plans with friends
  • Get my work back on track
  • It's boring at home
  • The food
So, like I said, here we are willing to dig in, improve our grades, learn new things, do our sports, engage in interesting activities like arts, crafts, and our own Genius Projects, and do it with our friends.  What a great place to be!

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