Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fall 2015

I'm already thinking about my next class.  Just out 4 days, but before you know it Aug. 12 will be here.

I'm thinking about the first few weeks.
1.  Will teach strategies, etc from the class reading Charlotte's Web together.  It's a great character study, story elements, and writing mentor text.  I will need to order a few more from Scholastic.  I think I'll use bonus points.
2.  I will be using specifically made vocabulary notebooks (in the past I've just used composition notebooks).  I'm still trying to decide if I'll make one for each quarter or for each unit in our reading series.
3.  Practicing procedures and learning the rules will take more time this year. I usually practice a few days and then think they have it...only to regret my decision later.
4.  Will have morning work for students to do that come early...just not sure what(maybe a spelling city activity in the computer lab since my room is next door).  In the past I've just had them read...but some are good about this activity, but not all.
5.  Am I the only one who can't get out of their teacher mode?  Help!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

book report disguised as a game

Each fourth grader was to read an award winning book (Newbery or Golden Sower --Nebraska's award) and then make a game board .  We shared the games with the kindergarten classes and the third graders.  Lots of fun!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Biography Book Reports

Read a biography, make a time line, and then come to school dressed as that person.  FUN DAY
http://flipagram.com/f/Q6krh9yIKw

I made a flip gram from all the pictures.