I had my team over for a BBQ on Sunday night and it was so much fun, then I had a staff development meeting on Monday morning to plan out our year in professional development. Whether I'm ready or not, the school year is creeping up on me. I'm actually contemplating going into my classroom tomorrow to start working. I'm post some pictures, eventually.
Today's top ten has me a little giddy. I was pinning on Pinterest last night and found some fun videos I plan to use this year in my classroom. Some are old favorites I've used in the past and some are new and some just make me laugh.
I could watch this over and over again!
This one is great for the beginning of the year, especially to infer important ideas about friendships, tolerance, bullying, and more.
Fun video and rap about the elements of a story. Explains plot, character, conflict, setting and theme.
Great for inferring right from the get go...Infer the setting, the profession of the man, what might happen, character feelings based on actions and expressions...
The Actual '73 Giving Tree Movie Spoken By Shel Silverstein
This is another Pixar short for reinforcing or introducing the skill of inference; allow students to watch the entire film (5 minutes) then replay it, stopping to ask inference questions
Fun song to use when learning about map skills.
Vowel Bat - My students would sing this when they were working during word workshop!
Everyone LOVES Pete the Cat
You know you have all been here before - Jerry Seinfeld teaching a history class on SNL
Hope you enjoyed those!
Now for some exciting news, I finished my Reading Workshop Launching unit for First Grade AND it is aligned to the CCSS. I may not have my room ready, but at least I know what I will be teaching the first month of school in Reader's Workshop. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, I would love to know what you use to launch your Reader's workshop.
Perspective of a Principal
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