My Teacher's SECRET Life!
In an effort to add a little levity to the seriousness of testing week we did a reading/writing innovation lesson that I got from Cristie Fultz over at Ms. Fultz's Corner. I started by reading the book My Teacher's Secret Life by Stephen Krensky. Then they brainstormed about what MY secret life might be, and created circle maps to include any ideas they had. Then they created a flow map to create their "secret life" story. They drafted, peer conferenced, revised and edited their stories…
If You Were Expecting Worth1000.com - Surprise
Worth1000.com is now part of DesignCrowd.com: Worth1000 tutorials, famous photoshop contest, photography, illustration art contests and more
Notebooking, Teaching, and Technology
I took a life science class for educators this summer in upstate South Carolina and one of the inquiry activities we did was with a plant in a jar. The question we were asked was how long could a plant live in a closed container. We had to come up with a hypothesis and then support our claim. Some people could not make a hypothesis without more information and we wrote those questions on our flip chart paper, i.e. How fast does a plant use up oxygen? We then planted small plants inside a…
Chets Creek Elementary is a K-5 professional learning community with 1,300 learners in Jacksonville, FL. Coaching Chronicles was first created when I served as the school's Instructional Coach (2004-2011). I have since served as a third grade learning leader(2011-2013), and am now the school's Assistant Principal. Regardless of my role, this blog shares snippets of our learning journey and Creek Life.
Back to School & End of the Year Summer Snapshot Craftivity
This is a great activity for the beginning of the year OR the end of the year! Students will either draw and write a "snapshot" about what they did over the summer OR what they predict they will do over the summer.Both blackline and colored versions are included with the writing portion. (Three le...
Teaching Kids to Write Super Sentences
Free Summer Sentences to Expand from Laura Candler! Use this free set of task cards with Sentence Go Round for a fun back-to-school writing activity!