I am so excited to announce that Educents.com is having a HUGE back-to-school blowout sale and I am going to be featured in one of the curriculum bundles! From July 30 - August 2 (Wednesday - Saturday), they are bringing back all of their favorite and most popular bundles for INSTANT download at up to 77% OFF! There is something for everyone and it is their BIGGEST sale of the year! Take a peak into what is on sale! Tell your friends, because there is something for everyone who teaches children in PreK-8th grade!
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
My school is one of a few that has adopted an innovative model for parent-teacher partnerships. We started at the beginning of the year and it is going fantastic. It's called "Academic Parent Teacher Team" or APTT.
APTT replaces the traditional parent-teacher conference with three group meetings throughout the year, where teachers meet at once with all parents in their classroom. Each parent is provided with a folder of their child's performance indicators. Teachers then provide an in-depth coaching session on how to interpret the data based on overall classroom performance, school benchmarks, and state standards. Teachers provide the parents with strategies and tools to help support learning at home. Our goal this year is sight words (Dolch) for our grade level. I have started assessing my kids for the end of our first quarter and I'm blown away with a majority of my student's progress with their sight words and their fluency!!! I can't wait to see what the end of this school year brings to all of us involved!
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Since our grade level is working on sight words I thought I would introduce you to a fantastic website called "Cram"! It is a website with more then 50 million flashcards and it now has a text-to-speech function. There are flashcard sets that are already created that you can use or you can create your own.
I went to the website and looked up the Dolch sight words and there are plenty of lists to use without me having to create my own.
There are several different ways that you can search on the website. I did two different searches; I searched by subject and then I searched with specific search words (dolch).
The audio content of Cram has almost 20 languages for your non-english speaking students. You do not have to sign up, but it is quick and easy to do if you want to.
Cram also has a large app store so you can find other mobile flashcards for your Android, iPhone or Windows device.
Try it out and let me know what you think about Cram and if you are an APTT school also!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Yep, It is that time once again to do "Wordless Wednesday" with Christina over at Sugar and Spice!
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Headed back to school soon? Feeling like your summer was just too short? This is what you may need?
Ha! Ha! Ha! Tell me this picture didn't make you smile! I have to head back on July 31st when do you go back?
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Hi everyone! Welcome to "You Oughta Know" blog hop with lots of good information for teachers!
Thank you Jessica for inviting me to hop with all of you!
I am going to introduce you to a simple website called "Cram"! It is a website with more then 50 million flashcards and it now has a text-to-speech function. There are flashcard sets that are already created that you can use or you can create your own.
I went there and looked up the Dolch sight words and there were plenty of lists for me to use without even having to create my own.
There are several different ways that you can search on the website; title, content, subject, or author. It also has ten different categories to search through as well. It has common core and education for starters.
The audio content of Cram has almost 20 languages for your non-english speaking students. You will have to sign up, but it is quick and easy to do. Let me know what you think if you try it out. I still have some exploring to do myself!
Have a great weekend everyone and I won't mention that it is JULY???
Monday, July 7, 2014
My Summer is going WAY TO FAST and I want it to slow down!
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Our teacher work week starts on July 31st and I am not ready to go back. Ok, so here is it, Monday Meet Me! Hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend!