Sunday, February 22, 2009
I often search for websites that offer lots of resources and ideas for me to use in the classroom and with other teachers. One site that I have found very helpful is the Scholastic website for Teachers. If you click on the title of this article it should be a direct link to the website. Scholastic offers many articles on several different topics. I found several articles on interventions here. It also provides links that can be passed on to parents. Teachers can also find lesson plans, student activities, planning calendars, recommended books and authors, and many more items. So take a moment and go on over to Scholastic to see the wealth of information they have to share!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
1. Take painters tape and tape a line or long box shape to the floor. This is the reading path. Allow students to take turns walking and reading in this designated area. By having an area set aside, it also helps to reduce collisions (hopefully!) since anyone walking past this area will know to expect a student to be in that space.
2. Scoot and read. Take a short book and copy the pages. Then either tape them in order around the room on the floor or low on the wall. Students are to sit cross-legged at each page and then "scoot" on their behinds to the next page. With younger students you could do this down a hallway that parents frequently walk down and encourage a family activity by having parents read with their children.
So have fun with these ideas and feel free to share any that you have tried and found to be successful!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
1. The movie is divided into segments of time.
2. Children in the classroom have a behavior that they are working on
3. Each child at the end of the school day earns a specific amount of time to participate in the activity
4. TIME EARNED IS NEVER TAKEN AWAY
5. By the end of the week, the children should have been able to earn the entire amount of movie time.