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Spelling:  Analogy sheet Reading:  Chapter 1 of A Wrinkle in Time, and 20 minutes a night Math:  We are working on word problems in class with multiplication of fractions. Science:  Clouds and atmosphere sheet.
Posted by dlawson  On Mar 02, 2018 at 4:09 PM 1 Comment
Reading:  20 minutes a night Spelling:  New list today Science:  cloud and layers of the atmosphere sheet A Wrinkle of Time:  Chapter 1 by Monday
Posted by dlawson  On Mar 01, 2018 at 4:31 PM 1 Comment
Reading:  20 minutes
Posted by dlawson  On Feb 28, 2018 at 6:15 PM 5 Comments
Wow, it's almost March! Time for March Madness with Math! There are several math practice sites and programs available, but some do not include diagnostics, some do not offer leveled assessments, some do not provide activities for differentiation, and some are extremely pricy. Prodigy includes a diagnostic test to place students in an appropriate level, teacher reports, and embedded assessments. Students move through levels in a game-like atmosphere and advance only when skills have been mastered. If more practice is required, students receive additional activities to help them "level up." And, Prodigy is free. Teachers do need to set up an account, but that's free, too, and there is an option to sign in with Google also. A UCM student says the game is so engaging, her students even ask to play it during recess! Happy (almost) March!
Posted by moagueros  On Feb 28, 2018 at 6:06 PM 12 Comments
No Spelling Reading: 20 minutes a night Math:  Workbook pages 139, 140 Science: Water Cycle sheet
Posted by dlawson  On Feb 23, 2018 at 4:52 PM 1 Comment
Reading:  20 minutes No Spelling Math:  Extra Practice, Lesson 4.1 (We have started multiplying fractions.)
Posted by dlawson  On Feb 21, 2018 at 5:23 PM
Wow, tomorrow is Digital Learning Day! What's Digital Learning, and why is there a day for it, you ask? From the Digital Learning Day site: "Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. It emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere, and individualized instruction to ensure all students reach their full potential to succeed in college and a career." So basically, it's a day for you to share the awesomeness in your classrooms! The site also has lots of videos demonstrating how technology can improve student learning, a more detailed definition of digital learning, highlights from previous events, and practical tips for connected classrooms. There's even a Twitter and Instagram hashtag for you to follow and add your own activities. #DLDay And, there's a webinar with panelists from the Alliance for Excellent Education. Happy Digital Learning!
Posted by moagueros  On Feb 21, 2018 at 10:26 AM 13 Comments
Wow, it's Valentine's Day, and it's Black History Month, and American Heart Month, and Dental Health Month, and Digital Learning Day, and President's Day is celebrated, and Chinese New Year is Friday, and the Olympics have started! Whew! Time to Insert Learning. InsertLearning is a Chrome extension that lets you turn websites into interactive lessons. You can even insert YouTube videos and share directly to Google Classroom. If you sign up for the newsletter also, you'll be notified of monthly challenges as well as tips and tricks for using the extension. February Lesson Challenges includes challenges for Black History Month and the Olympics with these sites: Bonus: For more February events, check out this link: Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Learning!
Posted by moagueros  On Feb 14, 2018 at 8:58 AM 2 Comments
No homework tonight, except to read for 20 minutes.
Posted by dlawson  On Feb 13, 2018 at 5:32 PM 1 Comment
Wow, it's a Day of Play! Why not play with geometry? The Common Sense site has information about a fun and challenging app called Choreo Graph, a free app that allows students to animate images by rotating angles and translating objects. These moves can even be set to music! The app's companion site includes ready-made lessons to make the most of the app's features. You can open a geometry unit with the Create a Dance Move lesson, launching students into tangible (and entertaining) practice with angle measurement, angle rotation, and using coordinate pairs to describe the position and translation of objects. Happy Choreographing!
Posted by moagueros  On Feb 07, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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