Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Scan Your Classroom Library!

This app helps you to scan your classroom library, keep it organized, and also allows students to check out/ return books!

Digital classroom library

Awesome Brain Break Website!

Science brain breaks that your students will love!


NCAEE Region 5 Conference

Prepare to be motivated, inspired,and energized! Kathy Bumgardner is the keynote speaker for this year's Region 5 NCAEE annual spring conference. Dinner, networking opportunities, informative breakout sessions, CEUs, and door prizes round out the conference. Come join us for a wonderful evening with fellow educators!

 Date and Time: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, 4 to 8 PM

 Featured Speaker: Kathy Bumgardner

 Location:  School of Education, High Point University
                  795 University Avenue
                  High Point, NC 27262

NCAEE conference information 

Review for Reading in the Wild


40 Book Challenge

40 Book Challenge find from Megan Hall! 

This 22 page packet is a combination of reader's notebook ideas taken from the research of Fountas and Pinnell, Beth Newingham, and the Book Whisperer.  This product is a 40 Book Challenge to be recorded in a reader's notebook (standard composition book).

This packet includes:
Links for recommended resources
Teacher Instructions and tips page
Photos of student sample books from my class
Cover page or title page of composition book
Reading Requirement Genre Tally Sheet
Weekly accountability log with parent signature and more
Books I Plan to Read heading and Genre Overview
Characteristics of a genre
Reading Log Checklist
Response Entries Instructions
Student Example of response letter to teacher
Possible Topics List for letter
Reader's notebook rubric -- One page with Outstanding, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory. The other rubric scale matches my other criteria charts ranging from Exemplary to Beginning.
Two Book Talk Templates for oral presentations

40 book challenge TPT

Artful Storytelling

Storybird is an interactive website where students can create, read, and share visual stories.