Señora Speedy: Whole Brain Teaching - Part One My second year teaching Spanish has already been exponentially better than my first. For one, the students know me better so there is slightly less limit testing than last year. Second, we switched from 55 minutes once every six days to 25 minutes twice every six days.
Subject Area: Reading & Resource Name: Reading Rockets Research suggests that only when a student can point to individual words accurately within a line of text will they be able to learn new words while reading. Incorporating concept of word instruction into daily literacy practice will not only strengthen students’ speech-to-print match, it will also develop students’ alphabet knowledge, phonemic awareness, and knowledge of words in print. (Concept of Word in Text: An Integral Literacy Skill) As students are learning about concept of word they are building upon the foundations in the developmental progression of reading. This progression also includes learning about concepts of print (also referred to as print awareness).
Creating Pictographs in Excel Creating Pictographs in Excel For this activity you will be creating a pie and a bar graph with pictures. The picture files can be downloaded below. Click on the link and select open to open the zip file. You will need to have your student file open (Start > My Computer > Go up to the Desktop and double click on your student folder). Research Songsmith: Teachers' Corner Songsmith is a great way to encourage students to be creative: many music teachers know that sometimes just helping kids “find their spark” is the hardest part of stimulating musical creativity. Furthermore, Songsmith can help you teach musical concepts that are sometimes difficult, particularly how chords are used in pop music and how melodies and chords fit together. Using tools like Songsmith to explore these concepts can help connect what students are learning in music class to the music they listen to at home, whether they’re in third grade or in high school. Even outside of music classes, Songsmith is a great way to encourage creative approaches to learning. We’ve heard from teachers who had students write songs about science concepts, and we’ve heard from parents whose children used Songsmith to memorize their multiplication tables. Thanks to Microsoft’s Partners in Learning Network, yes indeed, Songsmith is free to teachers to use in their classrooms.
Suject Areas: All & Resource Name: Superhero Sight Word Mash This post is written as part of a compensated campaign from Marvel Super Hero Mashers, as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. Learning sight words is fun with the addition of superheroes! I’m not even sure my son thought it was anything other than a really fun game! Superhero Sight Word Mash Cards with sight words written on themSuperheroes 31+ Fantastic Peter and the Wolf Resources NOTE: This post was originally published in August 2011 and I decided it was well overdue for an update. The original post had 21 useful links and resources, but this updated version has grown a little – to a total of 31 resources. Some of the links in the original article had also become obsolete so they have been replaced or revised.
Curriculum and Instruction - Student Center Activities, Grades 2-3 - Student Center Activities, Grades 2-3 Frequently Asked Questions about the K-5 Student Center Activities. Introduction During the spring 2004 Florida Reading First school site visits, staff from the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) determined that teachers may benefit from classroom materials that would be immediately useful in implementing independent student center activities. In 2004-2005, a team of teachers at FCRR reviewed current research, collected ideas, and created materials for use in kindergarten and first grade classrooms. These Student Center Activities, Teacher Resource Guide, and accompanying Professional Development DVD (K-1 Project) can be accessed at In 2005-2006, a team of teachers at FCRR reviewed current research, collected ideas, and created materials for use in second and third grade classrooms.
The Levelator® from The Conversations Network As of the end of 2012, the Levelator is no longer supported or being updated by The Conversations Network. We have therefore stopped accepting donations. Please continue to download and use the most-recent versions. Windows Requires Windows XP, Vista or 7 Download The Levelator® for Windows (version 2.1.1) Latest build: 4261 Download previous versions: Subject Areas: All & Resource Name: Sight Word Spider Web I absolutely loved Allie's Spider Web Walking activity from last week. Right after we saw it, we grabbed painters tape and started creating a spider web on our floor. We balanced on it and played her adorable game with some modified props (I didn't have spider rings, so we made our own spiders).
Computer & Internet Lesson Plans, Computer Ideas, & Internet Activities, Teacher Resources, educator, education resources, printables, worksheets, thematic units Email Lesson Plans Contents Time 7 days: this will be completed in 7 days: the first 3 days will be used for planning and gathering information the next 2 days will be meeting with groups of students to discuss and preparing information for submittal. … Subject: Computers & Internet 11 Ideas for Music Lessons on your Interactive Whiteboard I’ve been asked several times recently on Twitter to recommend ideas for Music lessons that involve the interactive whiteboard. So here are 10 free resources, and one excellent paid-for resource, that will help you make music on your interactive whiteboard. More can be found on my delicious list. MoodStream Moodstream is a really interesting tool.