Monday, September 10, 2012

Reading in Action




In reading, the students have been learning how to read to self. While they do this, they have learned several strategies to help them in their reading including: check for understanding, cross check, reread, tune in for interesting words, and monitor and fix-up.

Odd and Even Song


video
We have been learning the difference between odd and even numbers. One way to help us remember was singing this catchy tune we learned on schooltube. Have your child share it with you at home.

Gotta Start Somewhere....

Teaching is something that I am very passionate about, as well as golfing, shopping, technology, children's books, and now blogging. The truth is, I really enjoy a lot of things and like to combine my interests if ever possible. I started a class website a few years ago on shutterfly.com. It was a really great way to build a quick and easy site showing parents what we were doing each week. Templates were already in place for me to put events on a calendar, upload photos, documents, and videos. Then, a few months ago I came across several teacher blogs on this site. They were filled with student activities, and teacher ideas while still showing the teacher's personality and standing out. I enjoyed searching the sites so much that I thought I would finally give it a try. Shutterfly.com has been really good to me, however, I think its time to give this a go. Hopefully, this site will not only serve my students' parents, but also many teachers who can take just as many great ideas from me, as I have learned from them.