Friday, July 12, 2013

Favorite Pins Friday

Happy Friday y'all! I'm linking up with The First Grade Parade for our favorite pins! Check out my favorites from this week, then link up and share yours!

Data on the Brain! *FREEBIE*

Good morning everyone! I don't know about you, but I'm already having my "teacher" dreams. You know the ones, it's open house or the first day of school and you feel lost. Still have a month of summer left, but that doesn't mean my mind isn't prepping for it already.
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Reader's Notebooks & *FREEBIE*

I've been thinking about school already! I have seen so many wonderful posts from all of you about the projects you're working on, and I guess you've inspired me. I'm starting with rethinking my Reader's Notebooks.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Big Lots Lots2Give

Oneco needs to play, Playground!

Please help my school by voting for our video to help us win a new playground! As you can see, playing in the dirt is no fun! Click here to vote! You can vote 3 times each day through July 7th. 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Back to Normal!

Well, it's officially over...FCAT that is! I am so ready to get my kiddos back on a normal schedule and back to routine! It's exhausting being off from our regular day for so long. A few things I'm looking forward to...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Synthesis Part Deux: Next Steps

Here they are, my lovely ladies! They have been working synthesis magic in my classroom over the last week. We've been really digging in to what it means to synthesize by using our schema and questioning to examine our changes in thinking. {See my last post if you missed it!} I've been brainstorming where to go next in this inquiry into synthesis, and after talking with a teammate today I think I've got it mapped out. But you know how it laid plans of mice and men and whatnot...

Monday, February 25, 2013

Synthesis and a *freebie*

I've been tackling the tricky thinking strategy of synthesis this month. I say "tricky" because it always seemed like too abstract of an idea for my kiddos to understand. How would I teach them to  understand how their thinking changed over time and texts?
Monday, January 7, 2013

Expository Text Structures

Today was the first day back, but without the kiddos. My team and I spent most of the morning planning common assessments for our next reading unit - nonfiction expository texts. This is honestly the first time we've ever had the opportunity to sit down and plan out all of our concept assessments for a unit, and it was great! Here's a peek into what we'll be learning next: