High Five for Friday! 6-6-14

This is my last High Five for Friday for the 2013-2014 school year. We made it!

Intertextual Connections (c) Kristen Dembroski

1. Intertextual Connections – This week my students watched “The Book Thief” and made intertextual connections to our novel, Spite Fences. I asked them to notice connections in Conflict, Main Character, Supporting Character, Plot/Events, Resolution, and Theme.

MAP Data (c) Kristen Dembroski

2. Student Growth – We recently updated our data wall to reflect student growth in MAP Language Arts scores. Wow – isn’t it just amazing? Look how many students moved from the left (below grade level) to the right (high) over the course of the year. Inspirational! Way to go you hard working students!


3. Countdown – There are 3 days left of school. THREE! Monday and Tuesday are business as usual, Wednesday is our field trip to Great America Six Flags, and Thursday is only a half day to practice the 8th grade promotion ceremony.

Defense Day (c) Kristen Dembroski

4. I Ph.inisheD.!! – So the big news this week is that I successfully completed my doctoral defense. I’m Dr. Dembroski now, yay!

Yum (c) Kristen Dembroski

5. Weekly Eats – I love sharing the delicious foods I make each week. I was pretty busy last weekend! I made a Broccoli Egg Bake, Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Bars, and my own recipe of Mango Banana Pineapple Freezies – a staple for summer!

How was your week?

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3 Comments on High Five for Friday! 6-6-14

  1. Rissa
    June 6, 2014 at 7:18 am (8 years ago)

    Congrats on your PhD!!! That’s amazing!!!


    • kdembro
      June 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm (8 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Rissa! 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

  2. Kristin
    June 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm (8 years ago)

    Kristen, the food looks delicious! I love getting new recipe ideas from other bloggers! I’m trying to spread the word – sorry for the shameless plug – I’m starting a new linky party for the summer called Sell It Saturday. I have a smaller blog, but if you’re ever interested in joining in, that’d be great!

    Teaching In A Nutshell


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