Monday, December 9, 2013

Crazy Weather -- St. Louis Conference



If you live in the Midwest, you understand our crazy weather. Less than a week ago, it was almost 70 degrees, and we were planting outside. Tomorrow is my THIRD snow day in a row! I thought I could make it home from the St. Louis conference before this next weather system arrived, but as you can see from the picture below, I-44 is completely covered. I am so thankful to be in a small motel right off the Interstate where I'm resting my head for the night. Hopefully the roads will be clear tomorrow afternoon, and I can make the drive home.

I can't believe I had to spend THREE nights away from home to work one day in a city close to home. You gotta love winter weather. One thing about it -- I've had a lot of time to read, update my blog, and rest.

If you attended the St. Louis conference today, thank you. I had a wonderful time. If you can't find something on my blog, be sure to let me know. :)

Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning K-12.01 Handout

Math Centers

  Link to Dropbox:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cdpdad0h7czrlob/Wp2UGKPRrg

Link to SMART Board Lessons



Link to download SMART Notebook Lessons:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2eag3uerth6bzyg/Dxou92EPQG


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Informational Writing PowerPoint







It's been a long time since I've uploaded a writing PowerPoint to Teachers Pay Teachers, so I thought I'd add an informative piece of writing to my store to enhance your Common Core lessons. Here's the link if you're interested:  http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Informational-Writing-Three-Branches-of-Government-1013148. The file is $1.00.

Handout for Anchor Activities

Anchor Activities Handout

Friday, December 6, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Website Under Construction Due to Deleting E-mail Account

I recently closed my gmail account that was linked to this blog. In doing so, I had to transfer ownership of this blog to a new email account so I wouldn't "lose" the blog. Somehow, in the transfer, all pictures and most videos were lost. Please check back as I attempt to restore the blog to the original condition.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

SMART Board for Power Users: Create Your Own Interactive SMART Games


With the new SMART 11 Software, you can create your own interactive games. In the example below, the even tent only accepts even numbers, and the odd tent only accepts odd numbers. 

Link to download example:  https://www.box.com/s/ec8f63eef5e362f39a78