Monday, October 22, 2012


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).
A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this linkvideo format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print 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! :-)  ]

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