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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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DoInk Animation

DoInk is a creative way for students to express their thoughts through animation. It is free, fun, and easy to use! A colleague of mine used DoInk this year as a tool for her student’s book reports. After reading aloud … Continue reading

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