Monday, April 28, 2008

What an amazing project...
"When this journey began, I intended to send out Six Journals to travel the world. I have since realized that I need to send out 100 JOURNALS! Basically, I write the first entry (including an explanation) then I pass it on by hand, by mail or by leaving it in a public place for the next person to find. Once a journal has been completely filled, it gets sent back to where it began. In each one, I write: 'Trail of Faith...I have faith that this journal's journey will end where it began' The goal is to inspire the world, one journal at a time. Love, Claudia :) PS: This idea came to me in a dream on January 14, 2008!"

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Special K page

.... an ideal, fun tool to use when exploring Picasso in the classroom.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Jen's latest online project, The Shape of Things, has a TECHNOLOGY component-teachers work with on with their students. There are good instructions, tutorials, helpful hints, and guidelines

View this book full size or get a printed copy at Mixbook

This website is one of the best I have come across in a LONG time. It has everything you could want for many different grades. Understanding Life Sciences Grades 1 - 4 and 6, Earth and Space Systems Grades 1 - 4.

A great source for shared reading, reading response, or guided reading articles and procedural texts.

Give yourself time to explore because this site has a lot!

Courtesy: jennifer D.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Done with flickrstorm

Today's colour is yellow

500 Days of Earth Shots/
• this would be a great site to take about ten pictures from and have students create a story with all of them
• or take one photo and tell the story from an object in the photo's point of view
• what if you had students all collectivly write descriptive words using the picture

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Some great Kinder Games

Sunday, April 06, 2008

"Kindergarten has long sparked debate because it is the beginning of what will be a long road for most children through many classrooms and schools. Should it be an academic bootcamp? A garden for children? Or something in between?"

"How can we tap the energy, enthusiasm, and confidence of kindergartners, and still teach them community norms for literacy? How can we be flexible, but still chart progress in reading and writing with young learners? This week we've got some new resources for promoting literacy for young children, plus more as always. Enjoy!"

Choice Literacy - Resources for K-12 Literacy Coaches and Teachers/
Choice Literacy provides dozens of tools for literacy coaches and teachers - everything from book recommendations to advice on designing year-long study

Browse for lesson plans of a topical nature. includes discussion lists, bulletin boards, links and instructional material in variety of subjects to keep elementary educators current.

Grab hold of a magic pencil
Open your eyes and mind
For now begins a journey
Of the most exciting kind.
A journey into learning
A step...a start...a glow,
And we will be there with you
To help and watch you grow.
Author unknown

Friday, April 04, 2008

Jennifer has kindly collected some great literacy strategies. There is something for all grade levels here.