We’re nearing the end of the first quarter in my school district and Halloween will be celebrated on campus this Friday, so this week is going to be one of those “little bit of that, little bit of that” weeks as we transition between major units. Our first round of Book Talks are done (hurray!), […]

After a fun week of public speaking lessons and an amazing TEDxAmadorValley experience, it’s back to writing basics for my freshmen. Over the weekend, they’ll finish the rough drafts of their Personal Narratives, which will be collected on Wednesday. Here’s the plan: Monday Open with a five-minute M.U.G. Shot (Mechanics, Usage, Grammar) Monday mini-lecture/bell-ringer. Practice […]