We are all excited for the 2021-2022 school year!
Mr. Duffy's Bio
This year I will be seeing every class twice a week. The first meeting will be in the library where we will explore many literature topics and check out library books. The second meeting will be in the computer lab. We will discover new technologies, engage in interactive online assignments, and uncover the possibilities of digital media.
Just a few things about me:
- I LOVE technology! My mom tells the story that “… he was hooked since he programmed our VCR as a toddler”. (She might be exaggerating)
- I played baseball at Madonna University and help coach freshmen baseball at Berkley High School. I still pitch competitive hardball, and one of my favorite keepsakes is my 1984 World Series baseball signed by the entire Championship team of that year.
- My favorite books to read are picture books that involve curiosity and clumsiness (Amelia Bedelia and Curious George) I also love reading non-fiction books that teach about how things work.
- I enjoy working with other teachers and parents and learning as much as I can from them. I am often surprised how much I can learn from the students too!
I look forward to meeting many parents in the coming months. I will be in the building EVERYDAY! Thanks again!
P.S. I can always use help in the Library shelving books and organizing. Feel free to email me if you are interested in helping.
Helpful Library Links
Caldecott & Newbery Medal Winners
Math on the Web
Reading on the Web
Motivate Your Reader
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
The Book Hive- Your Guide to Literature
Teachers and Families-Books to Read to Your Child
Southfield Public Library-Tumblebooks
Kindergarten Literacy and Math
Emergent Reader Dolch Word Lists
Family Reads Together in 53 Languages
Whole Group Guided Reading
Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Book Database
Research on the Web
Science on the Web
Social Studies on the Web
Teacher Resources on the Web
The Big 6 on the Web
Guidelines for Web Publication
Power Point Tutorial on the Web
Marco Polo on the Web
A Favorite-Personal Educational Press
Ben Franklin's Guide to Government
Make a Graph
Keyboarding Practice Link
Multimedia Math Glossary
Project Based Learning Checklists