So, I totally write posts in my head and by the time I sit down to actually finish the post, it eludes me. Then, my dog starts barking like crazy and my brain becomes more addled.
Lack of sleep is not helping. I should be asleep, but blogging is where I sit. We worked on our 9/11 activities today. We started our Spelling list today. We did a pretest and some games on Spelling City. I am creating my own Spelling lists this year. I am doing about 10 words of a Spelling rule, five words of a root word, and five words of a prefix/suffix. I figured this was an easy way to squeeze in some vocabulary study with spelling. As opposed to a typical Spelling test, we are going to apply our Spelling words in writing assignments throughout the week. I have a small class, so I would also like to create a running list for each student of words they misspell in their writing and have them either have a personal spelling list or use these words to make a personal dictionary/word wall. I am working on putting together a Spelling menu of activities for my students that I will share with you tomorrow. I got some great inspiration again from Kristin at iTeach1:1.
I just purchased Jen Runde's comprehension question fans and math journal activities. I decided I needed the fans when I read her post on using Daily 5 and her version of Cafe. I would like to incorporate more lessons from CAFE, but I need time to sit down and skim through it again. I am looking forward to incoporating Runde's activities. I think I may use Kidblog and post questions from the question fans for students to respond to with blog entries or even write some questions down in a Reading journal and then respond to them. I may have separate posts for different groups or my different grade levels since I have a grade 4/5 class. They can read the posts and questions that pertain to them.
I know I need to share some pictures or something with you, but my battery is getting low...on the PC...and me, too.
Night night. Don't forget the Technology tips linky and giveaway.