"Happiness never decreases by being shared." -Buddha

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Student Created Vocabulary Review

We started the week by looking at our new vocabulary words and pictures that corresponded with them on the SMART board.
On Tuesday, we played a Pictionary type game where we drew pictures of our words. I photo copied them and mixed them up for a student created matching game tomorrow.

I also had the students type in and record the correct pronunciation of the vocabulary words on a great sight word app (sight words by alligator apps). The students type in the word, say it, record it, save it and they create a list of their weekly words. You should have seen the smiles when they heard their voices! They loved this.

Now, we are set up for a round robin reading center. Students will be challenged to read as many words in 1 minute that they can using sight words on cards, reading rocks, and their own iPad created list. They will rotate from one set to the next. I saw an amazing teacher do this and it was powerful for the kids to have so much direct reading practice in less than 5 minutes. Thanks for the idea Mrs. Thorkelson!! 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Science Week at Riverside

We get to wear our lab coats this week!! Bring on those science ideas and super questions. Anyone need help let me know. Students love my different "hats"!

Scientists have IDEAS

Scientists ask QUESTIONS and propose HYPOTHESIS