Let The Beat…

…mmmm, drop… Beastie Boys are an American hip hop trio from New York, New York. The group consists of Mike D (Michael Diamond), MCA (Adam Yauch), and Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz). The Beastie Boys began as a hardcore punk band in 1979, first appearing on the compilation cassette New York Thrash before releasing their first EP,…

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Checking Stocks

Normally I’m not a big fan of using cell phones in the classroom, however today we were able to put them to good use. Today I introduced the stock market challenge to my students…in this challenge they are given a fictional amount of money, $1,000, and asked to invest it whatever they deem as worthy….

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Lessons Learned

Lesson One – Running Man Cross country try-outs were held this past week and we had quite a turn out. Over 60 kids showed up this week to try-out for cross country…which is by far the most that I have ever had try-out. Our program is growing rapidly and we are continually getting better each…

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Using CNN Money

Today in class we will be starting a new project in which we will take a look at the stock market and actually hold our own mock stock market in our classroom…in order to accomplish this task we will need to use the CNN Money website to research stock. You will be using the suggested…

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Elaine Race Riot

Today in class we will be discussing the “Red Summer” of race riots in American. More specifically we will be discussing the Elaine (Arkansas) Race Riot of 1919. This was a riot that created over a dispute over wages for black sharecroppers and would end with terrible violence and military action. In class we will…

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Mo Money…

As we continue our conversations about the boom of the early 1900’s, today we will discuss the bust that always follows a boom. We will have a review over the Great Depression as we get ready to start our great stock market challenge…stay tuned. Mr. McClung

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Male Pattern Baldness

On Friday my 4th period class was officially crowned the champions of this year’s class competition for our fundraiser benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Their class raised $700 and won the right to shave my head during class on Friday…here’s how it went down. In phase one you can see that I started with…

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I’m Shakin’

Jack White, often credited as Jack White III, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor. He was best known as the guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist of The White Stripes until they split in February 2011, as well as a member of The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. He is…

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All Good Things…

I felt like it was important to write a finale blog post giving proper thanks to all those that have helped us reach the total of $1,645 that has been donated to Susan G. Komen for The Cure. Although we did not meet our goal of $2,500 but it is still an incredible amount of…

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