Friday, July 2, 2010

Activities list

-vacation and birthday partners

-fill-in (listen then write) ???

-sorting activities (closed - right or wrong) (open - requires reasoning explanation)

class routines

Writing Activity Start - Free Writing (writer's notebook)
Sharing time
Copy points (diary)
Read points
Writing Activity End - What did you learn today? What did your neighbor do well today? (work notebook)
Sharing time

-rules and consequences posted
-meet-me card
-reward stickers
-prize not delivered during class

Will change every term
-board eraser
-door holder
-line leader
-absent student

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Writing workshop

Students can be encouraged to keep a list of what they have learned in front of their writing portfolios.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Students should have many opportunities to write and rewrite a piece. (Wondrous Words chapter 14, and the Write Genre chapter 2).
Students should have a folder (3-ringed) where they keep their published work and their drafts. That is, on top of their writer's notebook.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Reading class

Read a book. Take notes. Go over vocab. Paraphrase (speaking and then writing). Draw the picture. "a writer uses words"

Writing technique

-role play convincing mom to buy a computer

The food pyramid

This is for dean and I.
Print it out.
Find out examples of food for each food group.
Find out the correct amount of servings
Break it down through daily/weekly menus.