Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wonderful Pinterest Page

Our Assistive Technology Specialist has an incredible Pinterest page for all things Techie! She has done all the work of organizing her recommendations for everything from new gadgets to iPad cases. Check it out!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nor'Wester Readers

We have been lucky enough to have a therapy dog visit our class once a week. Brandon, and his handler Cathy, were picked for my class through Nor'Wester Readers. There is a dog walk fundraiser at Tyler Park on Sunday, May 6th. 

Centers Storage

I started using the plastic shoe box size bins with lids for centers storage this year. I found that I had a lot more space in each one than needed and the worksheets/instructions rolled. I found shallow bins with clips from Target (Room Essentials) that are working perfectly. I can stack more that with the shoe box size ones and they fit papers well. I have been buying myself 3-4 a week to build up my supply. No pictures were available on the website, but I found a blogger who used them as well, she included a picture on a post.
Anyone have suggestions for a great way to store and use your centers?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

If I could be like any one teacher...

It would absolutely be this girl! I get so motivated by the strategies she uses (and her color coordination!) We have used Class/Yes, Blow It Into Your Hand and Mirror. WBT has great tricks to incorporate.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaweXw03kQI

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fundations Letter Formation

It is helpful for everyone to use the same language when prompting kids through letter formation. Here is a link that shows each lesson and the language used with how to make the letter.