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Reviewing our PoI – part 1

I have been organizing our school’s PoI Review with the PYPCo since January. We started by providing each grade level team time to work through a Google Presentation reflecting on their current units. The template was created using the review rubric … Continue reading

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Reflect with VoiceThread

One of my teaching goals this year relates to Reflection. -more time for my students to reflect in the classroom -making available other tools to reflect with beside pencil and paper -reflecting on the process as well as product -ensuring time … Continue reading

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Graphing Sentence Fluency

I wanted to share another great idea from writingfix.com on sentence fluency as this is currently our writing trait focus the next few months. My grade three students drafted a paragraph on a special time they shared with an adult; … Continue reading

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Diary of a Puma

The book 6+1 Traits of Writing by Ruth Culham was one of the first books I bought as a resource for teaching writing. Since then I have found many more resources both print and online to support my teaching of … Continue reading

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Book reviews with iMovie

This year my students and I were inspired by Mr. McGuire’s Book Talks. We enjoyed watching the students share their book recommendations so much that we decided to try our hand at making our own. This was also the students … Continue reading

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Last Wordles of the school year

After a year of promoting the use of Wordle in my classroom (see my previous post here) and numerous student produced “Guess the Wordles” for class every morning, my students have come together to thank me for being their teacher … Continue reading

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Literature Circles Video by Fifth Grade Students

My fifth graders decided to direct and produce their own information video on literature circles. We were inspired by a video we watched regarding quality commenting from Langwitches Blog that you can view here. The class made up of 18 … Continue reading

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How do you spell….?

I have heard it in Grades 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1; I have even asked the question myself, “How do you spell….?” From day one in the classroom, whether they are asking their teachers or their neighbors, students develop … Continue reading

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We got the Beat

I have always loved music and have found there is always a place for it in the classroom. I can still sing the 50 States song which I had to learn in third grade! I listen to everything including classical, … Continue reading

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Excitement with CommonCraft

For Project Day our 5th grade students are required to create a Tri-Board display of their inquiry into a chosen topic. Often the students get bored with the Tri-Boards. Last year the students created a website using Weebly to share … Continue reading

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