Tuesday, March 31, 2009

RTI School Readiness Survey -- FREE

RTI School Readiness Survey
  • Understand the Model
  • Use Teams to Problem Solve
  • Select the Right Intervention
  • Monitor Student Progress
  • Graph Data for Visual Analysis

Click here to download Jim Wright's survey for free.

Would you like to find out more information about RTI? Click on the National Center on Response to Intervention's link: www.rti4success.org

Thursday, March 26, 2009

States and Capitals I Have ... Who Has?

States and Capitals I Have ... Who Has?
States and Capitals I Have ... Who Has? Cheryl Dick
I haven't had a chance to use this particular one with students. If you see an error when you use it, please let me know so I can correct it. I couldn't find the one I used in the workshop on my computer.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Zoom QAR

QAR Zoom Guide from www.readwritethink.org QAR Zoom Guide from www.readwritethink.org Cheryl Dick

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cause/Effect PowerPoint with Jimmy's Boa

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Administering the M.A.P.? Need to Know Information from DESE

Your building test coordinator will train you with specifics for YOUR building ...coding, manipulative storage, etc. The information in the PowerPoint is straight from DESE.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What Looks Right? Dictionary Race

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Students create T-Chart with sweet and eat written at the top. After looking at the first set of words, they 'commit' to the word they THINK is spelled correctly and write THAT word on their paper. Students DO NOT write down the word they think is spelled incorrectly. After 'committing' to a word on paper, students try to locate the word as quickly as possible in the dictionary.

Once students locate the word, they stand up and wait. After about half of the class is standing, have students help others around them locate the word. Call on several students to tell you how to spell the word, the definition of the word, the guide words on the page and/or have students use the word correctly in a sentence.

Repeat until finished with the lesson.

Guess the Covered Word with Skippyjon Jones

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Words in Context with Skippyjon Jones

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Sticky-Note Lesson - Jack and Billy - 830 Lexile

Jack and Billy Story From Highlights

Jack and Billy Story From Highlights Cheryl Dick

Reproduced with permission:
Copyright © Highlights for Children.
For more stories from Highlights, please visit HighlightsKids.com.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Plan Snacks Carefully

Ingredients to Plan Snacks
* From Barry Sears website

You can create an infinite number of healthy brain snacks by mixing one item from each group.

1/4 cup of low-fat cottage cheese
1 oz. part-skim or "lite" mozzarella
2 1/2 oz. part-skim or "lite" ricotta cheese
1 oz. sliced meats (turkey, ham, etc.)
1 oz. tuna packed in water
1 oz. low-fat, part-skim, or "soft" cheese

1/2 apple
3 apricots
1 kiwi
1 tangerine
1/3 cup "lite" fruit cocktail
1/2 pear
1 cup strawberries
3/4 cup blackberries
1/2 orange
1/2 cup grapes
8 cherries
1/2 nectarine
1 peach
1 plum
1/2 cup peaches
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 grapefruit
1-2 Akmak or other whole grain fat free crackers

3 olives (green or black)
1 macadamia nut
1 tablespoon guacamole
3 almonds
6 peanuts
2 pecan halves
one tbsp almond butter

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Words in Context R1E


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Thursday, March 5, 2009

States and Capitals Review Game

*This link was broken this morning; if that happens again, you can access this from the link in the posting below for math fluency ... just click on the penguin game. I played it a few times myself ... I averaged 20 in a minute.

Math Fluency FUN!

Mary Alice shared this site with me today; I had to make myself STOP playing the games!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

FREE Engergizers Elementary-Junior High

Are you looking for new classroom energizer ideas? You can download a 58 page book for FREE. It's broken down by K-2 and 3-5. There are also junior high ideas available by content area.


SW MAP Newsletter - February 2009

Feb 09 Newsletter

March Weather

March --- in like a lion, out like a lamb
Indoor recess days are about to end. :)