Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Third Week Tech Fun

We are already into our third week of school. How is this possible?! Time is flying! (I feel like I say that every year, but it's so true!)

We have been cruising right along. I am so impressed with how well the students have fallen into our routines. The hardest time is transitioning from activity to activity and the end of the day. They are super social and just want to chat. So my student teacher and I keep reviewing and practicing the expectations and I know they will get it.

We have been working in our reading and math groups and I love teaching like this! Next week my student teacher is taking over our reading groups. Currently she is working with the word work group. So we had to figure out a way to have a "teacher" in that group and have her in the main group. We have to act like we won't always be there together because sometimes it will just be me or just her.

I used the app "Clips" on my iPad to create three short videos (seriously they are 3 minutes or less) on our grammar strategy for next week. The students will be learning about the four types of sentences. With this app, I can use pictures, videos, audio and the cute little extra pieces in the app to create a video that reviews the work with them. It is basically like me being right in front of them to review the work...except I'm not. It's super cool and I can't wait to use them next week!

We are well into our reading and math rotations too. Look for a post coming up soon to discuss the rotations I'm using and how we are making it work (this will be part 2 of my guided reading series!).


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