Wednesday, August 27, 2014

More Cool Stuff!

Here are some things that I have come across this week so far!  I know most of you are settled in to routines and procedures.  You may find some of these things helpful as you fine tune...

Mr. Brady's Math class taking a multiplication Kahoot quiz!

Mrs. Butcher's reading response topics

Mr. Knipper's twitter feed to help inform parents!

Mrs. Jones' behavior log

Mrs. Leininger's anchor board

Mrs. Leininger's homework contract (signed each Friday by parent)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Math Workshop

Several teachers are wanting to starting some kind of Math Workshop or Daily 5 Math.  Here are some good resources to see what it looks like in classrooms.  There are several other resources.  This is something I implemented last year and can help you set up in your classroom too!

Managing a Math Workshop
http://www.lesd.k12.az.us/webpages/jgrochocki/daily.cfm
http://www.thedailycafe.com/

Also, if you are on Pinterest, search for "Daily 5 Math" and you can find some cool stuff!

Helpful Resource:  Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instruction by Laney Sammons
Mrs. Knipper just shared this with me.  I am going to look through it.  If it seems like a usable resource I will see if we can get it added to the professional library.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Getting Started


As the year gets rolling there are some cool things happening in the classrooms of SES!  Check out below.

Differentiated spelling practice in Mrs. Perrin's class


Writing ideas that are "close to our hearts" in Mrs. Keim's class.


Easy spinner to use for partner/group games in Mrs. Dawes' and Mrs. Knipper's classes.



In Mrs. Slusser's class, a great bookmark reminders for choosing a JUST RIGHT book.


Mrs. Hays has a great way to show the read aloud to the whole class!


Mrs. Knipper's visual for brainstorming "I Wonder" story starters.



Mrs. Hunter also uses Story Line to have celebrities read to her class!