• 7 Mar 2014

    Amazing Organization Class!

    A MUST DO on your list! Messy binders? Lost work? Can't find that permission slip to sign? March 31st, Debbie Rosemont will be sharing her professional tips for organizing yourself for success. Debbie will give you ideas you can implement immediately to make your life more in control. Binders, desks, systems...she covers them all and then some. Everyone should attend and will learn ways to control the chaos that has...
    • 3 Mar 2014

    Ideas to encourage your child to read more!

    I have made a list of ideas for parents who are interested in increasing their child's reading time and comprehension.
    • 22 Jan 2014

    Great Parenting Article!

    Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children from Growing into Leaders http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2014/01/16/7-crippling-parenting-behaviors-that-keep-children-from-growing-into-leaders/
    • 12 Dec 2013

    Ideas for Increasing Your Daily Reading Time

    Listed below are ideas generated from students when asked how they can increase the time they read each day. Perhaps, one or two will help you! reward yourself for finishing a book or for reading 20 minutes every day for a week form a Book Club or Reading Group...it can be as small as two people visit the library, either at BLMS or a King County Library for inspiration listen to friend recommendations for...
    • 5 Dec 2013

    Learn to Code!

    The week of December 9th - 13th is set aside to challenge people to test out the world of 'CODING' for an hour. Coding will definitely be part of thousands of jobs in the near future, Take an hour this week to begin learning this invaluable skill for YOUR future! http://csedweek.org/learn
    • 13 Jun 2013

    Summer Word List?

    As you know, a large vocabulary is extremely helpful in reading and writing well, and may just be the best indicator of overall intelligence. I found this word list on a Writing Blog. As I glanced down the list, my first reaction is that most of my current students do not know most of the words on the list. Possibly, one word could be focused on each day (week?) to add at least a few more words to your vocabulary....
    • 19 Oct 2012

    Online Book Access

    www.classzone.com is the website for the Literature book. 3500119-20 is the activation code for students. Put in your Skyward user name (1st 5 digits last name + 1st 3 digits first name + 000) and the password (your student number, 7 digits) to access the book.
    • 3 Oct 2012

    Start a Book Club!

    Reading is critical to your success in life. The only way to improve your reading (and, thereby, increasing your vocabulary) is to READ. One parent organized a Book Club for her daughter and son beginning in kindergarten, and has instilled a lifelong love of reading by doing so. This parent very generously sent the parameters of her Book Club for me to share with all of you! Please take a look. Use these guidelines...
    • 14 Sep 2012

    Point of Interest in Washington

    Begin planning NOW to visit a NEW place in the state of Washington! You may wish to research before you go to check out the information available. Don't forget your camera, as you need a picture of YOU and your POI. The written directions for the assignment are attached. ENJOY!
    • 18 Aug 2012

    2013-2014 Classroom Supply List

    In addition to the Supply List provided by the BLMS Office for 7th graders, you will need these items for Mrs. Bach's Class: 3-ring binder Dividers to separate subjects Yellow (or any wooden) pencils with erasers-NOT mechanical pencils Ample supply of lined paper Composition Book (can be purchased from BL bookkeeper) 100- 3X5 index cards (any color) Container or small folder or 5 sandwich-size...
    • 31 May 2012

    Student's Choice - BEST Books of 2012!

    Looking for a great book to read this summer? The top books, as voted on by my 7th grade H+ classes, will provide myriad choices for you.
    • 20 Mar 2012

    Washington State Point of Interest Visit

    As part of the requirements for our Third Trimester of Washington State Geography and History, each student is required to visit a Point of Interest in our state. Please refer to the actual parameters for the assignment on the handout. The paper for mounting pictures and information can be found in my classroom. This is due APRIL 20TH.
    • 29 Sep 2011

    "What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?"

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/magazine/what-if-the-secret-to-success-is-failure.html . Check out this article from the New York Times (9/14/11). As a veteran educator, I totally agree that there are key character traits that lead to success. I found this article fascinating.
    • 1 Sep 2011

    How to cover a text book

    http://specialchildren.about.com/od/schoolissues/ss/bookcover2.htm I have pasted the URL to a website with step by step directions on how to correctly cover a text book using a grocery bag.
    • 13 Dec 2010

    Multitasking Decreases Accuracy

    These thoughts are from the article Have Technology and Mutltasking Rewired How Students Learn?: Whenever two activities/actions are performed simultaneously, there is a cost in speed and accuracy for both tasks. Even the most simple tasks suffer in the time it takes to complete it and in the accuracy when the task is complete. "Multitasking is never a good idea if you really need to get something done." Why am...
    • 30 Nov 2010

    The Butterfly Story

    The Butterfly Story A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared; he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then, it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no farther. Then, the man decided to help the butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off...
    • 30 Nov 2010

    Charles Dickens web link

    Here is the link to the cartoon about Dicken's life. The game about Dickens is informative and enjoyable. Check it out! http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/bleakhouse/animation.shtml