Saturday, March 19, 2011

Now, THIS is important!!!

Another fun, fabulous, and super-d-duper cute writing activity!!!  I absolutely LOVE, LOVE,LOVE the book “The Important Book” by Margaret Wise Brown.  It has such a pattern in it and is great to use for teaching the trait Organization. 

My kiddos are preparing for our district writing assessment this week and we have been talking a LOT about good beginnings and endings.  They knew about the details in the middle that they needed to add, but I thought this lesson would be PERFECT to focus on those a review of those details!

Another GREAT thing about this book is that you can tailor it to fit ANY of the curricular areas that you want.  I had intended to use this book at the beginning of the year for them to write about themselves, but now that we are at the end of the year, I think it would be an awesome way to review facts they have learned about their insects (Yes, I have live mealworms in my classroom right nowthey are sooooo cute!)

So, take a peek at my lesson and tell me what you think!  We are going to be publishing these later this week in the lab and I will try to get up a sample soon to show you!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

IPod Touch Apps

Phew, it has been awhile since I have had the opportunity to post anything!
Hello blog friends!!!

Recently, a very good friend of mine won an iPod Touch for use in her classroom. She asked me what I use mine for (mine is a personal IPod Touch that I just take to my classroom to use for music.) I didn’t have any wisdom to share with her. Well, her excitement led to mine! I have been looking around for fun ways to use this technology in my classroom!

I came across THIS article that was 100% valuable! It has pages of apps that are good for educators. You have GOT TO check it out!

How do you use your IPod Touch in your classroom???