Sunday, April 27, 2014

4 Steps to Better Writers | Edutopia

4 Steps to Better Writers | Edutopia

This is a good article on how to teach students to be better writers using four steps of P.O.E.T.  Head on over and take a look at what the writer has to say.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Transitional Reading and Writing Goals for Second Grade.

I was over on the Reading Rockets webpage and found a good article for second grade teachers.   The article discussed transitional reading and writing goals for second grade.  Most children spend the first grade year making all types of new connections with their learning.  They make amazing growth during that year.  Second grade is the time for that growth to really take root and grow.  Head on over to and learn their suggestions for some second grade goals.  I know I learned a few new things!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

My Pinterest fascination

About six months ago I heard about this webpage named Pinterest.  Hmmmm.....what could that be all about.  At first you had to have an invitation to join, but now just a Facebook sign in will do.  I signed on and pow!!!!!  Hours of my life were sucked in as I explored and pinned all types of wonderful ideas!  A reading board, math, special education, and several more were created as I discovered more and more wonderful things on the internet for work.  Here is one example:

Before I would bookmark sites and rarely go back to see them.  I'm a very visual person, so this type of bulletin board of ideas is perfect for me!  Have you joined Pinterest?  How have you used it in your professional life?  When I present professional developments for teachers, I often mention my Pinterest boards for education, reading, or even behavior.  Share in the comments!

(Pssssttt.....come visit my Pinterest at Dena Oneal)