Spirit Week Day 2: Middle School Reading Buddies

[metaslider id=11557]   Our middle school students paired with their partner classrooms on this second day of Spirit Week.  Our 8th graders paired off with the 3rd graders and 7th graders with the second graders. It is a strategy that works and supported by research. Besides, it's so enjoyable and builds community!  In

Mapping Writing Curriculum for 2009 – 2010

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Barbara Kato, the director of the Chicago Area Writing Project, facilitated the staff development meeting at Whittier Dual Language School. Barbara brought her 34 years of wisdom as a master teacher and it showed. The staff worked on mapping out our writing curriculum. Barbara shared her management system with the