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Archive for August, 2011

Chapter 1, Section 2 Worksheet Assigned Today

Posted by iateacher on August 30, 2011

Hello,

Just a quick post to let you know that ALL classes received the Chapter 1, Section 2 Worksheet today in class.  This will be due tomorrow.  Also, if students need some help completing this be sure to check my web site and click on “Powerpoints.”  You can find the presentations I used in class so students can review the key concepts.

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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The First Two Days

Posted by iateacher on August 19, 2011

Hello Parents, Guardians and Students:

Well, it seems we have all survived the first two days! I think they went very well. The students seem very respectful and polite so far and they seem ready to learn! That will make my job a lot easier. We went over my class information sheet today and that SHOULD be coming home this weekend. I would like a parent or guardian to sign off that they have seen and read the information contained therein. The students can then return the bottom of the yellow letter to me. One class did not finish and did not get the yellow letter so they will get that on Monday.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to send me an e-mail or call the school.

Thanks
Mr. Yerington

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Back to School Night

Posted by iateacher on August 16, 2011

Parents, Guardians and Students:

Thank you all for coming to back to school night tonight.  It was so nice to meet all of you.  I am looking forward to a great year this year.  If you should ever have a question, comment or concern, please contact me either via e-mail or call me at school.  I want this to be a great year for everyone!

Thanks again for coming tonight. If you didn’t make it – I will look forward to meeting you later!

Mr. Yerington

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The Beginning of Another School Year!

Posted by iateacher on August 15, 2011

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the “sumer” goes and we arrive at the beginning of another school year.  Every year I promise myself I will update my blog more frequently and it seems every year, time gets away from me, but once again this year I am promising to get things updated!!

Today marked the first day back for most of the teachers in the Muscatine Community School District.  We were treated to a wonderful talk by Jamie Vollmer.  Mr. Vollmer used to be a harsh critic of public schools, insisting the should be run like a business.  That all changed when a high school language teacher listened to him speak and asked some tough questions.  You can read more about it on Jamie’s web site.  Since then Mr. Vollmer has become a great friend of public education.  I encourage you to browse his website – ESPECIALLY “Vollmer’s List” and “The Conversation.”

Now, more than ever, public schools need support from parents, the communities in which they operate and the public in general.  Many in this day and age are quick to “bash” public education, not understanding where we are coming from and what we do day in and day out.

I enjoyed Mr. Vollmer’s talk today and hope those reading my little blog will check out his web site.

Thanks

Mr. Yerington

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