Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Portfolio ideas.

This coloring sheet and huge dot to dot are from my daughter's portfolio.  Other than fine motor skills, I'm not sure the objectives to these, but she sure is proud of her detailed work.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Multiplication Madness

Here's how one teacher keeps track of some of the multiplication challenges like the "Sweet 16," "the Elite 8," and the "Final 4." 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Writing Workshop in 2nd

Here's how one second grade teacher I know organizes her daily writers workshop.  Each student gets a binder, they write daily on lined paper and then spend most of their time going through peer, teacher, parent helper and self editing with the second sheet below working on only a few areas of focus at a time.  It's really effective to see in action.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cinderella Ate My Daughter

I read this with my book club and our discussion went on for hours.  Very interesting commentary and research about how pop culture influences gender identities.  Loved it!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A Mother Who Read to Me

Seen on the wall of a school hallway.