Whoo - Hoo! Teacher Workday! I love having a day in my room to not only finish up report cards but also to organize. I have been shocked this year (since I thought I was fairly well organized) at how many things I couldn't find when I went looking :(
So, with just four days this week we were pretty busy. It was our Literacy Week, so lots of extra things going on for that; I'll share three of those:
Favorite books were chosen! Each class voted for their favorite and it was posted on our Media Center door. My class chose Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
We had Book Character dress up day. Here are some of my kids; note the boys as Greg from Wimpy Kid! The girl in the black dress is holding her tablet -- she is reading Romeo and Juliet on it and dressed up as Juliet.
Guest readers from various walks of life came to read a book -- and our principal announced that it was pajama day for everyone! My guest reader was the head of the Media and Instructional Technology department. He shared "Knots on a Counting Rope" with the kids.
I got to spend this past Saturday at this wonderful event -- Share Fair came to Orlando this year.
I attended sessions on Flipped Classrooms, Prezi (Death to Powerpoint) and a Math and Science session from the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning. I consider a conference a success if I get something from each session that I can use right away in my classroom -- and this one was a success.
We have learned a lot about maps during second quarter, so for our culminating project I had students make a 3D map of their neighborhood. Here are a couple great ones that came in: