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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Twister Grid Coordinates

I took a Twister game and revamped it a little to play a new version of Twister. I used black electrical tape and put a grid over the colors and wrote in the origin. Then I took the spinner board and wrote in the x and y coordinates for the students to place their hands and feet. It was fun to play!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Story Structure Dance

Story Structure Dance

There are hand motions for each part of the story structure: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. This video is taken from another teacher's blog and we have used this in our class this week to learn about story structure. Hopefully soon, I will be able to post our own video of this- it has been fun!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vocabulary Dance 5- Perimeter

Perimeter is ALL THE WAY AROUND!

Vocabulary Dance 4- Yards

One yard is 36 inches.

Vocabulary Dance 3- Pounds

One pound is 16 ounces!

Vocabulary Dances 2- Feet

One foot is 12 inches!

Vocabulary Dances- Yards

In our math classes, we have been learning vocabulary dances to remember unit conversions. I have posted a few of these on here for you to see what we've been learning!

One yard is 3 feet!

Our Georgia Pen Pals

Throughout the school year, we have been writing letters to our pen pals in Hephzibah, Georgia. Miss Lanie Willis is our first student reporter for our classroom blog! Stay tuned for more reports about exciting things happening in our class!

Science WebQuest on Living Things

Here is our web quest for today's lesson. Just click on the link and begin! Have fun- Science Experts!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

PBS Student News Site

Here is another cool site I found with news for students and some cool resources for teachers!www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/

Daily Student News

I have been searching for sites that students could access and have daily news information. Here is the first cool site I found: http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/

It has a new ten-minute story every day! It is geared for middle and highschool students, but I think upper-elementary school students could use it as well.