What will we do with a full week? This has been one of my hardest months to teach. October, for Grand County is so broken up with so many days off, it is difficult to keep the kids (and myself) focused. First we had 2 days for Mid-term Conferences, then 2 days for UEA, and next is a Professional Development day and a half-day for Halloween.
To help out a bit, here are a trio of mega-websites that will give you activities and ideas to help refocus and motivate the kids.
Read Write Think
This one is from the NCTE and the International Teaching Association. Lesson plans for teachers, and online interactives for students from the Language Arts Common Core. Great search too: by subject, topic, grade level or any combination.
101 Websites for Elementary Teachers
This website is sponsored by GoEd Teacher Store and it has some really useable classroom websites. Sorted mostly by subject. Many "old stand-bys", and lots of sites that are new (at least to me).
This website has been around for years but they continually add new stuff. It is fully searchable, and it has this handy-dandy reference that tells you what format the website it (which I really like when I'm doing a quick search for something to do).
site for teachers | PowerPoint show | Acrobat document | Word document | whiteboard resource | sound | video format | interactive lesson | a quiz | lesson plan | to print
Hope you all have a stupendous week! I will be in the Writing Lab today (October 22) for help with GO MATH. Newbies can come at 1:00 for beginner help... and for anyone who has specific questions... 1:30 and we will try to sort out your questions together.
[Building Tech Meeting to follow at 2... thanks committee members for switching times for me! :-) ]
Sunday, October 14, 2012
This week is UEN. While I would love to go up this weekend, in
I'm having a writing cramp and cannot find or think of anything new to share at the moment. So for this week (and last, since this is apparently a two week writing cramp)... I am suggesting that you go back through all of the posts and do a review. I am sure there will be something there to inspire you.
This Monday, October 15, is my week to work with my block on curriculum maps. If you are in need of GO MATH help give me a holler and I will let you know when we will be done. (we could meet up then). The following Monday, October 22nd... I will be in the Writing Lab to help anyone who need basic assistance with Online Go Math from 1:00 - 1:30. Then from 1:30 - 2:00...those of us that have specific questions can share how to figure things out.
Have a great week!