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Review to Escape the Room

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With the E.O.Gs around the corner, we have been reviewing concepts with Escape the Room type questions created by Teresa Kwant. The students have to solve common core questions and in order in to save zoo animals, capture monsters, and other amazing tasks. The students have had a great time trying to Escape the Room. The group below captured all ... Read More »

Digital Readworks

Readworks has now created lexile leveled passages for students to read and complete questions. These passages are common core based and you can select, then assign passages for the student to complete digitally. The students are engaged and love reading about different topics. Check out digital.readworks.org. Read More »

Khan Academy

The Khan Academy app or website is a great learning tool for students.  The program has short videos and lessons on all kinds of subject matter.  Recently my students have been using Khan Academy to help them better understand fractions.  They have been more engaged and are showing better understanding since we have incorporated the app into our stations.  The ... Read More »

Need something to check student learning?

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Help your students close the achievement gaps with exit tickets created by Zeal Exit Tickets. Using the Zeal Exit Tickets, you can see what your students are still struggling on after you have taught a lesson. Then you can adjust your teaching to help those students in their area of weakness. You can assign exit tickets in reading and math ... Read More »

Bed Time Math

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Bed Time Math Parents have always read to their children before they go to bed, but what about math? The Bedtime Math app is researched based and is a great way to incorporate math into students’ nightly routine. Every night students are presented with a new story. After each story there is a math problem associated with the story. The ... Read More »

Using Anchor Charts to Make Thinking Visible in the Classroom

Anchor charts build a culture of literacy in the classroom, as teachers and students make thinking visible by recording content, strategies, processes, cues, and guidelines during the learning process.  Students are constantly reminded of prior learning within the classroom when teachers post anchor charts and allow them access to the charts.  The students are able to make connections as new learning happens to ... Read More »

What is the K-3 Formative Assessment Process?

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The NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process supports continuous teaching and learning by providing teachers, students, and families the information they need to move learning forward. This formative process begins when children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2015. This process will provide a balance of summative and benchmark assessments in order to gain a more complete picture of a child’s developing abilities. ... Read More »

11 Games to Enhance Learning (and why you should play them)

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To educators and parents alike, hearing the phrase “video game” in connection with education can instill some nerves.  However, more and more research is telling us as educators and parents that we shouldn’t be concerned. According to an article published by the APA (American Psychological Association), “The Benefits of Playing Video Games,” Granic, Lobel, & Engels found that there are ... Read More »

MobyMax Program

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This year our school received a grant for the online math/reading program MobyMax.  This online program can be accessed on apple devices and windows operating system at www.mobymax.com.  Students take placement tests to place them on their grade level. When students log on it is self-paced for their reading and math. Teachers can set the order of the concepts, can ... Read More »

The Power of iMovie

The fourth grade students in my class have been completing a month long project where they have learned about a famous African-American. They completed all of their research using NCWISEOWL and different biography websites. The students then took the information they researched and created a cereal box that tells about their famous African-American. The students also came up with the ... Read More »