Are you at a loss of ways to grab your students' attention at the beginning of the year? Do you want to lay a foundation for a positive learning experience? With the emphasis on fixed and growth mindset, we want our students to stretch their minds to learn and experience personal success, even though there … Continue reading Using Typorama to Develop and Reinforce Growth Mindset
This year we were gifted 2 wonder Dash Robots and 2 Ozobots so you can imagine my excitement and yet at the same time slight worry about how we could use just 2 of each with a class of 24 kids.... The answer was stations! While some of the students used the desktop computers or … Continue reading 4 fun Ways to integrate math skills using Wonder Dash Robots and Ozobots
Thanks to apps and websites, I've stopped spending hours of preparation and lots of money on creating math centers for my students. Instead, I used several math apps and websites to support student practice. I run a guided math set up currently in my second grade classroom and plan to do something similar in my … Continue reading Using Tech to Ease Math Center Prep
One of my favorite pastimes is scouring the internet for digital games for my students. I know, I'm a little weird, but I like it that way. So, the other day I was looking for math activities for kindergarten that align to the common core standards. Now I'm sharing what I found with you because I think you will find them to be really helpful.
We've all been there - you have to be out for a day, but its nerve-wracking. What to leave for a sub? How to make sure it goes smoothly? You don't want to waste a day of class, and you don't want to come back to chaos the next day. Here are my suggestions (granted … Continue reading Tips for Successful Technology Sub Plans
5 quick tips for leaving sub plans that include a technology component
This year, my school hired full time a teacher who had been a sub for the past 5 years. So I asked her, what are 5 things that sub plans must have?
By using Newsela for test prep or teaching nonfiction, students are engaged in deeper, more authentic, and meaningful learning.
Preparing students for their standardized state tests doesn't have to be terribly boring and use a whole tree worth of paper. Over the years helping 5th grade students prepare for their science state test in North Carolina, I have come across some amazing online resources for ELA that I want to share with you.
It's almost time to start thinking about those test prep strategies! Ughhhh... all your hard work, will it pay off? Make it count, and make it fun with these test prep review ideas! 1. One quick test prep idea is to find or create review games on Quizziz.com. It is easy to create a quiz, … Continue reading 10 Ways to Make Test Prep Fun