Author Archive for Sheri Edwards

What else? What else could I do? write? sing? create? If a kid doesn't understand, what else could I do to help? I'm a wife, grandmother, mom, sister, teacher, teacher, teacher. I wonder, but wonder was taken already. So, what else?

You’re Awesome !

What an awesome assembly! Gene Tagaban, an inspirational Native American storyteller and performer, presented our students and staff wtih an “awesome” assembly.  The students and staff loved it. He brought meaning to the word “awesome!” Mr. Tagaban told stories to…

Edublogs Awards: Honoring Resources

Do you have Internet resources you frequently use, bloggers and twitterers that provide a wealth of strategies and suggestions that help you teach, inspire, and lead in your educational community? Are you thankful to your Personal and Professional Learning Network…

Inspiring Writers

We’ve been on a fantastic journey this year. Part of that journey has truly inspired us: Quad Blogging! We are a team of four schools, with one school taking the lead in posting for the week, and the other classes…

Antarctica 5

What is this? Another interesting creature that can survive the cold: waterbears ! Videos (follow the link) Facts and Videos Facts and Videos Read the info, and let us know: what are three interesting facts about waterbears in the cold…

Antarctica 4

How do the organisms survive, and how do the scientists study them? I the previous post, Jeff Bowman explains how in the petals of the Frost Flower, life can survive in the Arctic ( Science Article and Diigo Notes —…

Antarctica 3

How does something live in this very cold area? Jeff Bowman explains how in the petals of the Frost Flower, life can survive in the Arctic ( Science Article and Diigo Notes — sign in) and in the Antarctic (Science…

Antarctica News 2

Antarctic News 2 Look at the frost flower sample taken by the Jeff Bowman team in Antarctica here. One possible life form is the bacteria, polarbacter. What do they look like? Image source: Gosink, Woese and Staley. Int. J. Syst.…

Antarctica News 1

We are fortunate to have the inside scoop on a Jeff Bowman’s research expedition to Antarctica. What does Antarctica look like? What lives there? Look at these from National Geographic: Video Maps Doesn’t this look like a desert ice fern?…

SMILES from Summer

What events and people brought smiles to you this summer? Think about your summer days: walking around town in blistering heat or pouring rain with friends; splashing through the waves to the dock; catching the biggest trout; screaming through Tremors…

People Power

People Power Building Community Without community, a classroom is just a room. Without community, a class is just a crowd. A community of learners starts with discovering each person’s talents and builds on the relationships that develop from respectful discussions…

World Webinars

Teacher Challenge 8 Today’s connected world offers us the opportunity to join with others to teach or share, listen and learn about the pedagogy, strategies, and tools that engage learners towards personal progress. Four areas online have provided me with…

Six Vocabulary Visits

It’s summer and time to visit friends. Yet, teachers often wander back into  their work to improve their strategies for the next year. I know the research on Vocabulary Instruction by Marzano— see a review and many resources here: jc.schools.net…