Mr. Harry’s Kindergarten

Harry’s Kindergarten is a wonderful YouTube channel that provides educational videos to teach the basics of kindergarten. Our kindergarten teachers are currently using Mr. Harry’s channel to teach counting to 100. To check out all of his videos click here. Mr. McClung

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Election Day

Finally the day has come. Although I do complain about politics during the election season, I do enjoy the election itself and the teaching moments that it can provide in education…that’s the social studies teacher in me. Here at Leverett we have used this opportunity to introduce some election themed lessons/activities. The image above was…

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Wrapping Up The First Quarter

This last week marked the end to our first quarter of school…and it was quite a busy one at that. We started out on Monday by having visitors from the first department come to our school to discuss fire safety awareness month. Student get a chance to get up close with a fire truck and…

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Conversion Charter Schools

Education is going through some major changes as we speak and charter schools are an important component of those changes that are currently taking place. In the past few years charters have become more and more visible in communities and are becoming a poplar choice for parents to send their children. Today I was presented…

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Back to School…

Here we go…the first day of school is upon us once again. I hope everyone has a good first day of school, and pack an extra snack pack as well. Mr. McClung

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Objectives…

Excellent example of objective writing…pulled from Diary of a Fifth Grade Teacher. What’s the Point? Personally, as a teacher I always struggled with lesson planning. Not that my lessons weren’t well thought out and aligned with the curriculum, but I never enjoyed trying to make my lessons fit into a template. When I was in…

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What I Accomplished This Summer

Somehow I missed summer…it literally seems like just yesterday I packing up for the summer and getting ready to slip into summer mode. Now I find myself staring at a calendar noticing that I have less than a week left until teachers report back to work. Upon coming to this realization I began to reflect…

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Adiós Woodland…

There is no way to mildly convey the message of this blog post, so I will just go head first into the matter…I will not be returning to Woodland Jr. High School next school year. I have accepted a job as an assistant principal at Leverett Elementary School in the Fayetteville School District. Working as…

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Tale of Two Centrals

Today in class we are continuing to watch 50 Years Later, a documentary about the desegregation of Little Rock Central. As we watch the movie it becomes clear that although Little Rock Central is integrated it still remains segregated on many levels. In class we also talked about the neighborhoods that surround Central High School…

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1950’s Home Economics

Yesterday in class we discussed civil rights in class and more specifically the advancement of women and African Americans. In class we talked about the cultural differences between the our current culture and the culture of the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. In class I shared with my students a excerpt from a home economics book…

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