As usual, our eighth graders have the opportunity to go to Washington DC in the spring. The cost of the four day trip will be $855.00 In case you missed the Washington DC Parent Information Session, here is the presentation.
NMS students are working very hard to improve their writing skills.
The students in Mrs. Harrington’s ELA class have started writing their personal narratives and are participating in peer review. “Peer review refers to the many ways in which students can share their creative work with peers for constructive feedback and then use this feedback to revise and improve their work”. For the writing process, revision is as important as drafting, but students often feel they cannot let go of their original words. By keeping an audience in mind and participating in focused peer review interactions, students can offer productive feedback, accept constructive criticism, and master revision. This is true of other creative projects, such as class presentations, podcasts, or blogs. Online tools can also help to broaden the concept of “peers.”(Readwritethink.org)
In Mrs. Cunha’s class, students used the cut and paste method to reorganize their drafts. Look at how long those drafts are!
NMS teachers are working to instill the mindset that we don’t have “final drafts” but rather “best drafts”!