This blog will be the center of all we do in room 239. Main posts will be by Mrs. Kirr, explaining what we're doing in class, blog posts will be done by each student, and students will help write the Genius Hour blog posts to share what we're learning and producing independently.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

What a first week of school in LA/LIT!

Genius Hour was introduced on Monday, we learned how to use our reader notebooks, and continued to build connections by reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio and creating reflections of Bystander to hang throughout the hallways at TMS for when James Preller comes to visit.

We were able to get our LMC orientation and Mr. Goldstein came to help inspire us to read about our passions, or even start a trend by reading a brand new book and spreading the word about it.

Next week, we'll be visited by James Preller, we will set up our blogs, we will begin writing, and we'll start off the week with Genius Hour, as will become the norm. If you haven't yet completed the Interest Survey, please click on it now!


  1. Hi Mrs.Kirr i just wanted to show you this website where you can do math problems or LA problems and for every problem you get right it donates 10 grains of rice to the world food programme to help end hunger!
    Here is the link:

  2. Martina,
    I LOVE Free Rice! I tried to go on it every day this summer until I earned 1000 grains. I used the vocabulary part, though, so I could TRY to increase my vocabulary. I'll put it on our "links" portion of the website. Thanks for the comment!