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Student Materials: Flip Book

Student Materials: Flip Book

Science fair, journals, and experiments. Oh my! I l.o.v.e to teach science! I hate the mess I sometimes make with my experiments, but it's well worth it in the end. We've posted a couple science experiments {here}. I wanted to share with you my science journal that we use to write our hypothesis and conclusion. I copy the front cover in a fun color and use a blank page of that same color for the back. Then, copy the journal page about 25 times, put the front/back covers on, and staple it on the side 2 times! We also participate in a science fair. What works for you when teaching science?

MINI BOOK TEMPLATE - FREE CENTER! Pages This Blog Linked From Here The Web March 30, 2012 Word peeps . . . my Earth Day unit still in the works, but here's a little something to tide you over. On Mondays my kids were given an overall mini book topic and a basic cloze sentence to copy and finish. Labels: freebie, mini book template, writing 7 comments: Mrs. Load more... Newer PostOlder PostHome Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Visit My Store! Grab My Button! Blog Archive Follow Me @ Bloglovin' Followers A Few Favorites Labels Follow by Email Search This Blog Website Design By | Sour Apple Studio | All Rights Reserved

Math After our unit on Fractions, Decimals is going smoothly. We are working on writing, comparing, ordering, adding/subtracting and converting decimals. I need to create a few new center activities(maybe next year) . We are getting ready for our state MCAS test next week. We use Everyday Math as a resource to the Common Core. A student woking independently We use "Guided Math" two times a week. Games during "Guided Math", playing Decimal War Using slates to practice decimal skills. This summer I plan on organzing my math materials, resources and games to align with the Common Core Domains and Standards. How do keep your math materials and resources organized?

Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide Storytelling is an ancient art that is undergoing a renaissance with modern technology. By incorporating digital storytelling projects into classroom learning you can reach today’s students and at the same time help them develop the skills needed to be successful in our complex, technology rich world. Creating digital stories engages and inspires students, ignites a love for learning, and creates more teaching stories for others to share and enjoy. Learning becomes personal when students tell the story Microsoft's Digital Storytelling Teaching Guide offers countless ideas on digital storytelling techniques for teachers, points to valuable digital storytelling resources for educators, and tips on using the Microsoft software products most commonly found in digital storytelling projects. Digital storytelling can help students: System requirements: Get the system requirements by visiting the individual Microsoft product pages for the products you wish to use.

A Dozen Activities to Promote Parent Involvement Research shows that children are more likely to succeed academically and are less likely to engage in violent behavior if their families are involved in their education. Many parents say, however, that they feel unwelcome or uncomfortable in their children's schools. Teachers often feel under attack by parents who are highly involved. The following quote comes from Fathers' Involvement in Their Children's Schools, a report from the National Center for Education Statistics. Additional studies have found that parental involvement is more important to student success, at every grade level, than family income or education. Build a bridge "Educators need to be willing to recognize the extent of this disconnection as a precondition for involving families in their children's education," the report continued, offering the following suggestions for reducing that feeling of disconnection: Be sure the first contact with parents is a positive one. Put out the welcome mat Additional resources

Phonological Awareness Skills Test (PAST) | Ms. Jocelyn Speech A quick, easy, and comprehensive tool! I LOVE using the PAST with my students as a baseline and progress reporting assessment. The worksheets are great for storing data. I’ve attached my favorite here. PAST Assessment PAST Individual Sheet PAST Data Progress Sheet Enjoy! T is for Teaching: Desk Fairy, Princess, Duke. Prince, and Frog In response to questions about my Whole Brain Teaching scoreboard from my WBT update yesterday, here is the scoreboard: Unfortunately I can't tell you where to buy this little whiteboard with the handle, it comes with our math curriculum. Everyone has a class set, I use Go Math if your curious. Like I said before, it goes EVERYWHERE with me. Love how portable it is! Hands on my easel by the carpet and on the dry erase board for when students are in the desks. On another note... My students are allowed in their desks this year. Yes, last year my first graders desks were turned around so they couldn't put anything in there. But I figured I needed to teach my 2nd graders some independence and organization skills so students have access to their desks. In order to bribe motivate them to keep desks neat, spotless, OCD organized I have created some mythological creatures named the Desk Fairy, Desk Princess, Desk Prince, Desk Duke, and the frog. Check them out: I personally think they're ADORABLE!

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