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This is my thirteenth year teaching.  I love Blackhawk Intermediate School and America.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. 
Blackhawk Intermediate School: 724.843.5050
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Our Daily 5 groups are up and running.  Kobe is a big fan.  

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Read Aloud
We are reading Wonder, by R.J. Palacio.  This is a fantastic story about kindness and acceptance.  #BISCHOOSESKINDNESS

                                          Highlights of 2nd Quarter

In math, we are studying multiplication. Students continue to be successful in our Math Workshops. The students work together as a whole class following warm-ups such as number and problem of the day. The kids then work in groups to practice new skills with teachers and review skills with their peers, independently, and using technology. The students look forward to this each morning.

In reading, the students continue the Daily 5 system. While students are doing this we are working with small groups conducting guided reading groups where we are focusing on skills differentiated according to student need. Some of the skills include comprehension, back up and reread, main idea and details, theme, summarizing, compare and contrast, author study, context clues, and fact and opinion, fluency, and accuracy. We most recently started our Patricia Polacco author study which will review the focus skills thus far.
In English, the students are working on nouns. Students also are completing persuasive writing.

In social studies, we have been studying geography, landforms, & map skills. Within our classroom science, we have learned about the layers of the earth, rocks, & minerals.
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Blackhawk School District:
500 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone: (724) 846-6600
Fax: (724) 846-2021
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