Thursday, January 15, 2015

Jan 8-15 recap!

A quick recap of the past week or so....

We used (Free) QR Codes from Classroom Classics as a pretest for our Fraction unit in math.  You can find it {here}

 The students are always SO ENGAGED when they get to use their iPads.  I am in a 1-to-1 district.

We also worked on (free) New Year's Mobiles from Created by Mr. Hughes.  You can find them {here}

We combined these mobiles with an activity found through Kindergarten Connections using Kid President as inspiration, about making the year awesome for OTHER people.  The students loved watching the video and had a great time working on the activity.  The two activities look great hanging in the back of the room! :o)

January has flown by so far already!  We have had a career fair, trip to the University of MN for a Physic presentation, and tomorrow we are heading to JA BIZ Town-a simulated town run by the students.  We have taught social studies standards dealing with citizenship, economics, personal finance, etc.  The students now get to put all this knowledge to use as they act like adults for the day and try to make the town successful.  With 3 field trips within 6 school days, I am thankful for Martin Luther King Jr. day and a bit of R and R!

I'll blog about the MLK activities we did next week!  Until then, TGIF (tomorrow!)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January, A fresh start?!--Currently January back in OCTOBER  I said I was going to blog at least once a week, after taking a hiatus for back-to-school?! I then promptly gave that up and decided to focus more on ???? What exactly, I am not sure!

With the new year, I am going to give it another try!  I really love to write, connect with fellow teachers, and get feedback/ideas from those living the dream :o)

So, I am linkin' up with

for her Currently January!  Better late than never, right?! (Click the link to see all the other great blogs that have linked up!)

**I didn't provide an in-depth explanation of each below the picture, as I think I added enough details so that readers get the gist!**

I should have said that my YES was I will blog at least once a week, and that MAYBE I can shoot for more than that!  Any other bloggers-who consistently do it-have advice on how you end up doing it all?!  I am so envious!