February 28, 2013

Really Good Stuff Blog Article

Hi everyone!
If you are interested in reading an article I wrote about Smooth and Effective Transitions, click on over to Really Good Stuff.  I am a monthly columnist for them and November's post was all about Transitions!

Smooth and Efficient Transitions


 
by Lori Wolfe, Monthly Columnist
“If only I had more time in a school day…”
Have you ever caught yourself uttering this phrase? You can easily add those instructional minutes to your day by explicitly planning for your transition times. Carefully considered transition times offer the key to maintaining an optimal learning environment, minimizes disruptions and behavior problems while maximizing instructional time. By providing the structure of predictable routines, procedures and behavioral expectations, teachers offer their students, including second language learners and those who struggle with poor attention and impulsivity, an avenue to success during transition times.
Arts include:
Click here to read!

Happy Teaching!

February 26, 2013

Schoolhouse really does rock!

Hi everyone,
I love schoolhouse rocks.  Here is one of my favorites!
Enjoy,


Happy Teaching!

February 22, 2013

12 BEST Children’s Educational Apps of 2012


February 18, 2013

Great site for Common Core Math Vocabulary

Hello everyone,
I was searching the web recently and found an awesome site for Common Core Math Vocabulary.  

Granite School District in Utah has some of the best resources for Common Core Math Vocabulary and they are ready for you to download and print for FREE!




They have a great website that includes vocabulary cards that are kid friendly.  Each word has 3 cards. The first is the word only, the second includes a graphic representation, and the third also includes a definition.

This site is packed with resources for building math vocabulary including
 games such as this one:

Talk a Mile a Minute

Materials: Word lists, timer Instructions:

1. In this game, students are given a list of 6 words that have been organized into categories. One player will give the clue words while the other player tries to guess the word on the screen within a 60 second time limit.


2. Divide the class into pairs. Player 1 and 2 sit together facing each other. One player faces the screen and the other player has their back to the screen.


3. The player facing the screen will be the “talker” and is provided with a list of words on the screen. The talker tries to get their partner to say each of the words by quickly describing them. The talker may not use gestures, rhyming words, or any variation of the word on the list.


For example, in the first list below, the talker must not say the word shape when giving the clues. For the word square, the talker might say something like, “It has 4 equal sides, AND 4 equal angles.”


Shapes
Rectangle Square Circle Triangle
Right Triangle Trapezoid
Units of Measure
Inches Meters
Gallons
Hours Square Yards
Liters


4. The talker keeps giving clues until their partner identifies the first word in the category. The talker then moves to the next word in the category until all words have been guessed the set time ends.


5. Players change places and a new round begins with the other player now designated as the talker. 


If you are looking to add to your instruction of Math Vocabulary...this great site has it all.

 

February 14, 2013

Technology Share

Hi everyone,
Like you, I love incorporating technology into my ELD classroom.  Students abilities and exposure to technology varies greatly and I want to try and provide opportunities for my students that will help keep them current with their peers.

We know best practices include
  • Increasing comprehension
  • Increasing student interaction
  • Making learning authentic
  • Creating a positive learning environment
Adding to the technology in your classroom will do just that!

Here is a list of some of my favorite sites or programs.  I would love to hear about some of yours!


ELL tab - www.soesd.k12.or.us
 
Interactive Smart Board - 

 http://exchange.smarttech





.com/#tab=0 


 
Grammar Gallery - 
 
Starfall.com - 




http://www.starfall.com/
 
Google Translator -  




http://translate.google.com

 




www.usalearns.org 





 (free language practice)
 
Dragon Dictation -






https://itunes.apple.com

/us/app/dragon-dictation





/id341446764?mt=8
 



ManyThings.org  




 http://www.manythings.org/
 




Happy Teaching!

February 13, 2013

Schoolhouse Rock Subjects and Predicates

Hi Everyone,
Don't you just love this one from Schoolhouse Rocks!
Enjoy...



Happy Teaching!

February 10, 2013

Thematic Based Picture Flashcards

Hi everyone,
A friend emailed me a great site for Thematic Based Picture Flashcards.  It is so nice to have them grouped by theme. 

Mountain View School District has grouped photos and animated drawing resources from folks at MES-English, their own staff, and more.

This site has:
Student Profile Cards
Animals and Habitats
Body Parts
Classroom
Emotions
Seasons, Weather and Outdoors
Templates for ELD lessons


There is a lot here...Check it out by clicking here!
Thanks to:


Mountain View School District    Mountain View Succeeding Together

 

Happy Teaching!

February 6, 2013

Classroom Labels!



Winter is here and I wanted to spice up my room a bit so I was thinking of replacing the labels in my classroom.  I found some great math labels over at A Teachers Touch and thought I would share them.  I love that they have pictures and words.  Perrrffffect for second language learners.

A Teacher's Touch








I found these over at:
 Linda at A Teacher's Touch created some cute labels with pictures!
Check them out!








Happy Teaching!
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th - EFL - ESL - ELD, Grammar, Math - TeachersPayTeachers.com









Happy Teaching! Lori

February 4, 2013

25 Things

 Hi everyone,
I recently read this great blog post about the  25 Things Successful Educators Do Differently
Successful teacher

Read more: http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/25-things-successful-educators-do-differently/#ixzz2Jfih1iSi

Happy Teaching!

 

February 1, 2013

Super Sunday Sale at TPT!

Hi everyone,

Don't miss the big  
Sunday Super Sale
 at Teachers pay Teachers!

This Sunday only you can save 28% on all of Fun To Teach materials and products over on my Teachers Pay Teachers store

Use the promo code SUPER at checkout.

Click here to see my store!  


Happy Shopping!