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Sharing of Successes January

CMS

My "success" was the cell projects my students completed. Students were to make a model of either a plant or animal cell out of materials that they had at home. Every single student (all 150) completed a project and brought it to school to be displayed with the rest. Overall, the quality of the projects was very good. Although some were just average, the majority showed creativity and effort. Many students said they enjoyed the project. Bev Wilson





[ report as inappropriate ] January 19, 2007, 12:00 am


CMS

I always enjoy seeing the students come into school with their projects...they walk in to school with the look of pride on their faces as other students gather around to see the cell project they are bring into school. The younger students get excited to think that one day they to will be doing this project. Job well done!



[ report as inappropriate ] January 19, 2007, 12:00 am


Meckey

Hands on activity that engaged the students in the learning. Obviously, because all 150 participated. Excellent! TM

[ report as inappropriate ] February 6, 2007, 12:00 am


lfletcher

Mr McKolosky invited me to watch a play done by his students in Language Arts class. The play was done with several of Mr. McKolosky's students as well as Mrs. Read's students. The students did a FABULOUS job. I especially liked the "props" that the students made for the play. Mrs. Read recorded the play. I believe the students were then going to have the opportunity to watch their performances. What a great way activity for the kids!!!!!

[ report as inappropriate ] January 19, 2007, 12:00 am


aherzing

Along with Mrs. Fletcher I also enjoyed the wonderful play by Mr. McKolosky and Mrs. Read's Social Studies class. The students did a great job with expression, voice projection and acting! The students in their seats were great listeners as well. Through Mr. McKolosky's direction the students were confident and enthusiastic to perform infront of their peers. The students were given a great lesson in Social Studies but most importantly a great lesson for life...talking infront of a group of people and listening.

[ report as inappropriate ] January 31, 2007, 12:00 am


Meckey

Once again, another way to effectively engage the students in the learning. TM

[ report as inappropriate ] February 6, 2007, 12:00 am


bbender

Being that I co-teach science with Linda Wingate I recently had the opporunity to be involved with a really neat lesson that I have never seen in the 4 years working with her. We are currently on the chapter dealing with water ersoion and deposition. For this chapter the students were given a hypothetical situation- a small town with population of 900 is located along a scenic river 60 miles from big city. A proposal is being made by the big city for a dam to be constructed two miles up river of the small town. Students were then given an environmental impact statement by city engineers. Students were each assigned a person to be and told they were either "for" or "against" the dam being built. Students were to study the impact statement and use information from their text and develop an argument for their positions. In a round table discussion students then presented their findings and feelings about the dam. It was really neat seeing how involved the students actually became, the feelings they had about their postions, and their responses to the other arguments being given. Students really had some valid points and were able to respond ligitimately to counter positions. During study hall that day the students conversations revolved around the debate and how neat they thought the lesson was.

[ report as inappropriate ] January 19, 2007, 12:00 am


TimC

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, my students viewed the CBS documented "I Have A Dream" speech. For many students, this was their first opportunity to see this revolutionary speech in its entirety. As the students watched, I asked them to note four to five things that they vividly remembered about the speech; i.e., important messages, how the speech was delivered, goals and dreams, etc. After having an in-class discussion on the students' observations, I had each student compose his/her own "I Have a Dream" speech focusing on any goals or aspirations that student "dreams" to attain. After viewing the video, many students were comfortable talking about issues outside of themselves. The speech was so effective because it raised a level of awareness the students may not have had previously.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
MLK Jr.

[ report as inappropriate ] January 30, 2007, 12:00 am


aherzing

Talking about issues outside of themselves...what a great statement. As we all know middle school students like to talk...and what better way to get students involved then to have them talk! These are our future leaders...we need to start to help them form an opinion so they have the resources to make positive decisions in their adult life. Keep up the great work...

[ report as inappropriate ] January 31, 2007, 12:00 am


Meckey

Listening to the I Have A Dream speech and then having students write their own I have a dream effectively engages students in the learning. TM

[ report as inappropriate ] February 6, 2007, 12:00 am


aherzing

These are the great advantages of co-teaching...this lesson has given the students to opportunity to share their opinions with others. In our everyday lives we need to be able to learn to disagree and state our opinion on a issue. This lesson is teaching our students how to disagree in a positive manner. Bravo! Keep up the good work!

[ report as inappropriate ] January 31, 2007, 12:00 am


Meckey

-Effectively engages students in the learning
-Encourages higher level thinking skills

Thumbs Up! TM

[ report as inappropriate ] February 6, 2007, 12:00 am


aherzing

At our last faculty meeting the staff wrote down on colored paper something, that they as an individual, started this year with a negative attitude. As everyone stood in a large circle, I mentioned to the staff that as we start the third nine weeks many of us have over come these negative attitudes or are working towards it. Everyone took their colored paper and tore it up into small pieces. To celebrate the fact that we are moving towards a positive school climate everyone threw their small pieces into the air. The circle of negative turned into the circle of positive and all staff members received a button that read YES WE CAN! As you walk through the halls of the Clearfield Middle School you see the display of YES WE CAN throughout the building.

[ report as inappropriate ] January 31, 2007, 12:00 am


Meckey

Obviously, an excellent example of one of the many things that we need to do to move forward. TM

[ report as inappropriate ] February 6, 2007, 12:00 am


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