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Welcome to our grade 5 teacher and student weblog. We attend Nettleton Elementary School in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.A. Check out our site to learn about our classroom, read our writings and give us some feedback. To add comments, just click on the comment link below a post. If you comment, please tell us who you are and where you are from. Your comments need teacher-approval before they show up on the blog. Our class likes to follow a blog comment recipe. You can write about something you saw or heard, something you liked, something to add or fix, or a question to make the writer think.

by Jay Monson, Grade 5 Teacher

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• January 24th: Citywide Spelling Bee—Go Hannah and Connor!
• January 25th: Mr. Monson Gone—Team Meeting
• January 26th: Conference Night #1 (only Mrs. Monson and Mr. Monson holding conferences on this evening)
• February 27th: Early Release Day—1:40 p.m.
• January 31st: Conference Night #2
• February 2-6th: Mr. Monson gone from school Thursday, Friday and Monday
• February 6th: COMPASS begins
• February 7th: Conference Night #3
• February 9th: “Bridge to the Future” Middle School Open House—6:00 p.m. at Woodland MS
• February 16th: African Cultural Family Night
• February 17th: Early Release Day—1:40 p.m.
• February 20th- 24th: No School—Winter Break
• February 29th: Nettleton Math Night—5:30 p.m.

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About the Blogger

Jay and Jack-Pacific

My name is Jay Monson and I started teaching elementary school in the Mankato Public Schools in 1994. There I taught grades 2, 4, and 6. I moved north to Duluth in 1999 and have since taught grades 4, 5, 3-5 Title I Reading and Math, and K-6 Technology Integration.

My formal education includes a Bachelors of Science (Teaching) degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 1994 and a Masters of Education degree with a concentration in Educational Computing and Technology from University of Minnesota, Duluth in 2004. I have also been trained and trained others in teaching gifted and talented students, technology integration strategies, classroom management philosophies such as Responsive Classroom and Judicious Discipline, math and reading remediation methods, and various curricular area pilot programs.

I enjoy backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, and running the roads and trails of Northern Minnesota and the U.S. On any given day you may find me on the Superior Hiking Trail, on Lake Superior, or hanging out in the woods with my wife and Nettleton kindergarten teacher, Sara, and our chocolate lab, Jack.

I fell in love with blogging and the opportunities it offers to kids. I enjoy using technology to write, share, and communicate. I currently hang out with creative fifth grade kids as we learn to become peaceful, productive citizens of our world community.

Our students follow a technology acceptable use policy and sign a blogger contract. If you have any questions or comments please e-mail me at: Jay.Monson@duluth.k12.mn.us.

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