Monday, November 14, 2011

Moving Monday...Top 10 Lists

Here is the next active learning strategy to help get your students up and moving and learning at the same time, it is called Top 10 Lists.

This is a great review activity for the end of a lesson, day, week, unit, or year.  There are many ways to incorporate this active learning strategy into your daily lesson plans.

Let me know how you adapt this activity for your classroom and your learners.

Download Here: Top 10 Lists

From: Udvari-Solner, A. & Kluth, P. (2007). Joyful learning. Active & collaborative learning in the inclusive classroom. Corwin Press. See for related content & ideas.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Daily 5 EEKK Poster

I have been making more anchor posters for my classroom.  Here is the poster I made for EEKK (elbow to elbow, knee to knee) for the Daily 5 rotation Read to Someone. 

This poster really helps my students remember what EEKK means with the spider on it.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011


We got our first snow storm today in Wisconsin and no I am not excited about this.

Not only did we get way more snow then they originally predicted but it started 6 hours before they said it was going to.  That means we had a whole school full of kids who were so excited about the snow they could barely control themselves but no snow clothes to go outside at recess to play in the new packy snow.  So, all of the recesses were inside today making the students become even more stir crazy and itching to get outside.

And, I forgot to mention it is WKCE testing, our wonderful standardized testing.  So now we have students who just want to go outside but instead they are stuck inside taking a test that means nothing, nothing to them and I spent most of my day making sure students' eyes were in their test booklet and not looking outside.

Anyways, here is a picture from the window in my classroom.  Wonderful, isnt it?

Hopefully it melts by the weekend, I think it is suppose to be in the 50s!