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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Vocabulary and Exit Ticket Strategies

During a recent professional development session with a group of teachers we discussed several topics.  This post is more of a collection of great ideas that I found rather than my own original thoughts (I feel like I haven't had time for many of those lately)!  These pictures totally belong to the awesome teachers who posted them on the their blog (linked above each picture).





Exit slips.  Students write what they learned on a post it and then place it on the learning objectives for the day.

These are all pins from Pinterest...

Pinned Image Assessment Bulletin Board. The students can write something they learned on a post it note, and stick it to the door as they leave.Post it rubric

Thursday, October 18, 2012

FCTM Conference

I am so honored to be presenting "Getting to the Core...Meeting the Demands of Common Core through Math Workshop" here at the FCTM Conference in Orlando, FL.  I am posting the presentation and resource materials below if you want to check them out.


Interactive Math Notebook Rubric

Common Core Workshop Participant Activities

Common Core Planning Template

Monday, September 10, 2012

iResources Teachers Can't (or shouldn't) Live Without

1. Kahn Academy
2. Edmodo
3. Pinterest
4. Discovery Education
5. Teaching Channel

What's your favorite?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Great Resources for Daily 5

Although I haven't dealt with Daily 5 much lately now that I am in the land of the medium people (aka Middle School), I still love to collect  ideas and share them.  I just found the blog Thinking of Teaching  and really like her Daily 5 resources and alternatives to some of the activities.  "Hop" on over to check out the latest...

Thinking of Teaching: Literacy Workshop/Daily 5 (Freebie): Last year I incorporated The Daily 5 into my classroom for the first time and really enjoyed the freedom of choice it gave to my students. ...

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Special Shout-out Time!
This one goes to Amy at AdventuresinTeaching.net for awarding me the Versatile Blogger Award!  I am very excited to place this on my blog (and even more excited that I'm gaining followers every day)!  Thank you all for staying interested and keep the comments coming.
In keeping with the rules of the Versatile Blogger...here are my 7 random facts.
1.  My husband and I are actually Hatfield and McCoy (not joking).
2.  My father, mother, brother, and myself all have birthdays on major holidays.
3.  My guilty obsession is orange Kool-aid and peanut butter fudge.
4.  Because of #3 I am now addicted to P90x.
5.  I love Big Brother.
6.  I absolutely cannot whistle no matter how hard I try.
7.  I have 6 different colors of contact lenses - just because I think it's fun!

Nominate other bloggers...
1.  Just a Primary Girl
2.  Pocketful of Centers
3.  The Bender Bunch
4.  Leading and Reading
5.  Simply Sweet Teaching

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Writing and Common Core

The level of rigor at which students are required to write is quickly changing. They have to be able to write for many audiences and purposes, as well as formats and styles. Many times teachers have little or no resources to teach writing. Here is an idea to provide hundreds of real, meaningful writing opportunities to last the entire year.
1. Give each student a disposable camera the first week of school.
2. Ask them to return it after taking pictures of their friends, family, neighborhood, grocery store, etc...anything (school appropriate)that is part of their everyday life. The point is for the pictures to be nothing extra special or extraordinary.
3. Develop the pictures and place them in sheet protectors in a binder!
4.  Since writing lessons are usually more fluid and may change on a daily basis, consider writing many of your strategy mini-lessons on sticky notes that can be easily manipulated.  If you use the template below you can add your own notes as well.  Some pics may lend themselves to a series of several mini-lessons.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Newby Blog Hop!

1.  What state do you live in?
I live in Florida

2.  What is your current teaching position?
I am a Curriculum Resource Coordinator.

3.  What is your teaching experience?
I have taught all grades K-5. 

4.  When did you start blogging?
I started blogging two weeks ago!

5.  Share a bloggin tip.
Join a newby linky party!!!