Adventures in Learning
Star Students recently practiced writing dialogue by creating a Winter Story using an online program called Storybird [Storybird.com]. Seventh graders paired with fifth graders to teach them the rules for punctuating dialogue. Afterwards they shared their Winter Story. Special thanks to the classes of Mrs. Grabill, Mrs. Chelf, and Miss Bassett for being a part of our Adventures in Learning. It was a lot of fun!
Mrs. Grabill’s Class:
Miss Bassitt’s Class:
Mrs. Chelf’s Class:
Junior Achievement at Edgewood
Edgewood Middle School has partnered with several community members as part of the Junior Achievement USA program. JA is ‘the nation’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs designed to help them understand the economics of life.”
Mrs. Draudt’s Exploratory class is privileged to have an expert in this field, Doug Akins, CEO of Monitor Bank. Students are enjoying listening to Mr. Akins each Wednesday afternoon as he explains the ins and outs of making good choices about their future. We appreciate him giving of his valuable time and talents to help our students build a solid future!
Mrs. Draudt had the privilege of being a part of the technology department on Friday, October 17 to help demonstrate an effective and engaging learning tool that students in her classes use for vocabulary improvement. This was part of an all-day professional development program that focused on improving technology within the classroom. Mrs. Gasser, Mrs. Vaughn, and many students helped explain how they use the program, as well as its importance in improving language skills, in a video created for the presentation.
Visitors from Canton Local Schools
Mrs. Draudt and Mrs. Gasser welcomed visitors from Canton Local Schools on March 17, 2014 into their inclusion class. They were able to view first-hand how Edgewood students work in stations on a variety of activities with co-teachers. Mrs. Gasser and Mrs. Draudt demonstrated their expertise using various co-teaching models. The visitors were impressed with how Edgewood students were actively engaged in activities that are meeting common core standards, as well using their own devices to accomplish this.
Station 1 – Close Reading to determine the meaning of a text:
Station 2 – Distinguish the Connotations of words with similar Denotations:
Station 3 – Consulting various references to clarify a word’s meaning:
In June 2010, the Ohio Department of Education adopted the Common Core Standards in English language arts. These standards are the driving force behind all curricular decisions at Edgewood Middle School.
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