Author Archives: Mrs. Wood

News Values Lesson Plan

I had a lot of fun with this lesson the other day in my Journalism 1 classes. The picture above shows it in four parts, so let me explain further. 1. To start off, I had to do a little prep. I bought a couple of newspapers, magnet backing and some bright yellow paper. I […]

Open House

We had our Open House tonight and I tried a little something different this year. I bought some cute thank you notes and instead of the standard sign-in sheet, I had parents sign in by addressing themselves an envelope. Tomorrow I will write thank you notes and send them out! I made a cute sign […]

First Amendment Heroes

So here’s an interesting lesson plan that I did with my Journalism 1 kids. We started out the day with a quick presentation on the First Amendment. I told them the five freedoms, which we discussed. I had them take a glimpse into other countries, so that they can see why Freedom of the Press […]

Staff Badges

Remember that time your photographer’s shutter speed was too low when he took the picture of the school’s star running back crossing the goal line? As advisers we wish we could be there for every shot, but obviously we can’t. I heard this little tip from another adviser at camp this past summer and decided […]

You Can Decorate High School Classrooms Too!

Have you ever noticed when you Google classroom decoration ideas all that comes up are elementary school rooms? I sifted through so many Google pages, Pinterest pins and teacher blogs, but to no avail. I started getting so desperate, I would sit and think to myself, “Well maybe I can make my classroom into a […]