Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Reflections on Disasters

I found this article in my email today from the NCTE.  (They send such great and timely articles.)  The article focuses on how important it is for children to reflect when a crisis occurs. 
While the children in this study had experienced a flood, the information can help you look at the importance of writing and art in expressing feelings after any crisis.  The article ("'Wen the Flood Km We Had to Lv': Children's Understandings of Disaster") is found here.  
There are lesson plans to help you with remembering 9/11 on the NCTE's,  Read Write Think Website

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hurricane Season

As Irene heads for the East Coast, teachers might want to find these two books.  They will fit nicely in your weather unit!  They would also be great additions to reader's and writer's workshops.  Both books have brothers as main characters.


David Weisner's childhood memories inspired his book.

London's book takes place in Puerto Rico.

Hope all will be well as she heads towards my neck of the woods!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back to School

This is such a busy time of year!  I haven't blogged at all lately!

Make your poster here.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Continents Song

I was looking for a video of the Continents Song when I found this cutie from Teacher Tipster.  There are many different versions.  What is your favorite?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Behavior Punch Cards Token System

Token systems can help you target positive behaviors. Punch cards work well in a token system.  They are inexpensive and quick.  Here are some cute punch cards to get you started.  You can download them for free!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Get Konnected


One of my new favorite things!  I have found many great ideas and resources here!