What is Kahoot? I was completely unaware of Kahoot and had never even heard of it until a few weeks ago. My school district had a training, and the keynote speaker introduced us to this incredible website, even letting us use it. Kahoot is a free website that allows you to create learning activities for any subject…… Continue reading Making Learning Awesome with Kahoot!
Okay, guys. This bad boy right here is the reason I’ve been so sporadic about posting for the last year. I’ve been completing my 63 page thesis (that’s right, sixty-three pages!!!) for my M.Ed degree in Curriculum and Instruction and have pretty much been MIA for the past year and a half while I went through the…… Continue reading Busy Bars
I’ve been so slow at posting lately, and I’m so sorry! I’ve been crazy busy with school starting back up and new programs being implemented at our elementary school, along with working on my thesis and wrapping up my masters program. More on my thesis and capstone project, an action research project taking place in…… Continue reading Spelling Battleship
For our last writing project, I decided to get a little bit more creative. While I was at Edith Bowen Laboratory School, the fifth grade teachers, Joan Kyriopoulos and Jan Farmer, had their students participate in a project termed the Wax Museum. I loved the idea and decided to incorporate it into my own classroom.…… Continue reading Wax Museum
For art, we channeled Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky’s abstract, color-rich murals. His works were greatly influenced by Picasso, Van Gogh, and Matisse. Here was our inspiration: For this project, I gave each of my students a white piece of card stock. With the paper vertically on their desks, they measured 2 3/4 inches across and…… Continue reading Kandinsky Murals
In my classroom, we’ve created a community of learners AND hard workers. Part of this includes my students each having a special job that they perform each day. We started out the year by applying for jobs. And yes, they actually filled out an application. Get it here! Classroom Job Application Here’s a list of…… Continue reading Classroom Jobs
In my classroom, we had been reading and discussing poetry for a couple of days. I wanted my students to write their own poems, but wasn’t sure where to start. I had remembered from the school I was previously at a poetry assignment one of the teachers had done, and I loved it! I decided…… Continue reading “I Wish” Poems