Men At Work! Shh!

Want to see what we're reading? Come have a look...

Jason is reading The Big Book of Nonsense underneath the computer tables.

Anthony is hard at work in the first book of the series The Lightning Thief. Just for the record: Anthony improved his reading level by over two levels!!! Who says boys don't like to read?

Dominic and Yu-Gi-Oh are reading together.
Dominic also improved by 2 levels.

Elias and Herman found a cool and private spot on the mat in the closet. I see some Magic School Bus, Game Pro Magazine, Amazing Mazes (we have a four-part series) and other books that look good...


Valentine's Day

Our classroom made Valentine's Day cards for the Ma'nemko Center (Garapan) and the Transitional Living Center of the Community Guidance Center (Navy Hill). I delivered the valentines, and wish to thank Mr. Patrick and Miss Vickie of the Transitional Living Center for giving us a candy basket and a card signed by everybody there as a "Thank You" gift.


Classroom Photographs

My students (Grade 5) created these various assessments during the first semester of the school year 2006-2007.

Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education

Education is the passport to the future, for the future belongs to those who prepare for it today. Al-Hajji Malik Al-Shabazz (Malcolm X)

I believe that all children can and will learn - in their own time, in their own manner.
I believe that the teacher is the conduit and the facilitator of knowledge – not the sole supplier nor the guardian of wisdom. The teacher is also the model for appropriate behavior and codes for participation in society.
I believe that children are also teachers.
I believe that language is an intrinsic part of culture. Each culture has the right to exist; to have its values understood and respected. Children bring their own culture into the classroom.
I believe that learning should be interesting, if not always fun. Children learn by doing, touching, feeling, seeing, instructing, participating.
I want my students to value the reward of serious academic endeavors. I want my students to have the humility to work in teams, and to have the courage and strength of character to be able to work alone. I want them to be engaged as citizens; to be responsible; to be content, yet work for improvement. I want them to be critical thinkers.