Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What did you get for Christmas

Yesterday was our first day back after the holiday break.  Of course, 3rd and 4th graders are still excited about sharing what they received for Christmas.  I took the opportunity and turned it into an oral writing activity.  They rephrased the question to come up with a topic sentence and incorporated air punctuation.  They then were required two adders and a concluding sentence.  It was a great activity and the students didn't realize they were working because they were talking about the gifts they loved!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Genius Ladder

I recorded this video right before Halloween and am really late getting it posted.  My third grade class is usually my most energetic bunch; however, I believe they became camera shy the day we taped.  I hope you like what you see.  Now that the holidays are behind us, I hope to have another video over the next month or so.  A lot of it will have to do with how many snow days we have.  I really would like to demonstrate utilizing the five step lesson planner.