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I have taught Language Arts to teens for over fifteen years, including essay writing and vocabulary enrichment for gifted and talented students. By ensuring a constant supply of rich subject matter, and by encouraging self-confidence, self-discipline, and independence, I will prepare our 7th graders for the next stage of their education.

Friday, January 31, 2014

A New Year!


Happy New Year! And thank you for your patience while Ms. Boissevain and I got the kids settled into their routines. Yes, it takes several months!

We will finish out this year with this URL and plan on having a Boissevain/Minor blog for next year. Posting photos of our classwork/homework board is the easiest way for us to keep up, so that is the procedure. You can also expect to see some fun in-class photos that you wouldn't normally get to see.

Contact us by email if you have any questions: gminor@rcsdk8.net and jboissevain@rcsdk8.net.

Friday, March 1, 2013

February 25, 2013 - March 1, 2013

NEXT TUESDAY IS THE STATEWIDE 7TH GRADE WRITING TEST! We have all worked very hard all year long and are fully prepared for the challenge. Bring it on!!!

And on Friday, we celebrate all our hard work with the annual End-of-the-Writing-Test Party!!! One of my favorite events, it is organized entirely by the 7th grade students. It is the high point of seventh grade when they show themselves to be a mature, unified team. They always make me so proud! And it is a fitting end to a long journey. We're done with essays: creative writing for the rest of the year!!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013


Technical difficulties kept me from updating the homework blog, but now I am back on track.

Great news for the new year: our Junior High assignments and grades are available to see on the parent portal of PowerSchool. My goal is to update the gradebook every Monday by 5 pm so that you can see if your child turned in their Spelling homework on Friday and their Reading Logs on Monday. Encourage your son or daughter to look up their grades regularly, as this will help develop solid academic habits and goal-setting skills.

And finally, the Frog Pond Fundraiser raised over $4,800 last week!!! Check out the frog pond website: www.cliffordfrogpond.blogspot.com. Above is the Frog Pond Building Team making some last minute decisions before work begins! Enjoy the photos.

Friday, November 9, 2012


Next week we begin our annual Read-A-Thon fundraiser, and this year my homeroom will receive fabulous rewards for participating! See the hot pink poster for details.

And take some time this Monday to thank a veteran for all he or she has done for our country. My grandfather fought in North Africa and Italy in World War II and I always made sure to call him on Veteran's Day. He passed some years ago and I still have questions to ask him. Honor them on Monday.