Saturday, May 16, 2009

Summer Plans

The last week of school is finally here! Now, if only the weather would catch up. It's hard to believe it's time for summer vacation.

My marching order for summer is to work on making our on-line curriculum user-friendly. I posted the draft version of the Science COC Cards for 3rd and 4th grades. They still need edited and formatted - which explains the draft watermark. :)

Feel free to call me at home if you have curriculum/assessment related questions this summer; my number is in the school's diretory.

Have a great summer!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Roman Numeral Song

The song "18 Wheels on a Big Rig" by Trout Fishing in America is my favorite way to teach Roman Numerals. It is definitely memorable and good for a laugh.

Here's a link to the song on YouTube. The embedding link was 'disabled by request.'

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Differentiated Instruction Powerpoint

Uploaded on authorSTREAM by cheryl_dick

New England is an amazing place to visit -- beautiful country, excellent food, wonderful people. :) Thank you for your hospitality.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Linking Verbs Song

Linking Verb Song

Shared by: Cheryl Torres, Massachusetts

(to the tune of a military marching song ... "Sound off: 1,2, - 1,2,3,4)
am, is, are, was, were, been, be .....
feel, look, appear, become and seem
Sound off (1-2)Sound off (3-4)
Cadence count1-2-3-4 (1-2, 3-4)
List of Linking Verbs:
to be (is, am, are, was, were, has been, have been, had been, is being, are being, was being, will have been, etc.)
to become (become, becomes, became, has become, have become, had become, will become, will have become, etc.)
to seem (seemed, seeming, seems, has seemed, have seemed, had seemed, is seeming, are seeming, was seeming, were seeming, will seem)