"Human nature exists and operates in an environment. And it is not 'in' that environment as coins are in a box, but as a plant is in the sunlight and soil."
—John Dewey, Philosopher
This website will house WebQuests, Enrichment, a Blog, and contact information for Ms. Gretina's classroom.
If you are my student, you can get started on the WebQuests page. There you'll find our current and past web-based lessons.
Start a conversation on the Blog page with your fellow peers! Use the "Open" post to propose new ideas and concoct grand operations.
Links to Dodson Middle School, JupiterGrades, and more can be found on the Contact page.
Before we can begin our WebQuests, take some time to tell me about your experience with computers then practice your typing skills.
PRACTICING THE CCSS ASSESSMENT
Now that Common Core has officially been adopted by LAUSD, the CSTs are a thing of the past. The standardized test that you are use to taking is officially no more. To help acquaint you with the computer-based text you'll take this spring, try this practice test from SmarterBalance.
Before you start take a look at these notes.
A great social media website that allows you to track, search, and share your reading interests. Here is a link to some middle school favorites.
RSS NEWS FEEDS
First "This Day in History" from The History Channel; then an Associated Press World Report.