Are interesting themes in lessons a good idea?

Brenda Bogran and Kenny Ramirez

February 19, 2015

Do students tend to pay more attention to lessons when there is a theme (Superheroes, Music, Cartoons, Sports, and etc) they like? Teachers from Animo Jefferson Charter Middle School have given us their opinion on whether that’s...

Meet the Student Teachers at Animo Jefferson Middle School

Jose Contreras and Jose Torres

February 19, 2015

At Animo Jefferson, student teachers have been coming to our classrooms to help them see how schools function and finish.  A student teacher, Selena Leos, has been in English teacher, Teresa Argueta’s classroom helping the students learn and herself  too. One of her objectives of this school...

Should Students Have Enrichment Classes?

Brenda Bogran and Kenny Ramirez

February 6, 2015

Students at Animo Jefferson Charter Middle School (AJCMS) have given us thoughts on whether or not we should have enrichment classes like art, music, creativity, cooking, and etc...  Some students thought enrichment class...

Changing from 5th grade to 6th grade

Xochitl Pineda and Carmen Ponce

January 4, 2015

Changing from fifth grade to sixth grade was a new experience for the new sixth graders.  A sixth grader, Lizbeth Cardoco said, "We are reviewing the same thing as 5th grade.” She likes 6th grade better because the teac...

Teacher made tests turn into Green Dot tests school wide

Jose Contreras and Jose Torres Vasquez

December 18, 2014

Final exams have changed since last year from teacher made tests to Green Dot tests school-wide.  Thomas Lo, a Math teacher at Animo Jefferson Charter Middle School, said,  "Last year common assessments were primarily provided through MATHia software and were very confusing for students. This year co...

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