Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Update

Well I think it's safe to say that our personal goal of updating our blog more regularly has failed! However, we are ready to get back into the swing of blogging our new ideas and creations we have been working on while on our leave of absence in the blogging world!

First up... Our new Interactive Root Scrap Book....





We are pretty impressed with how this turned out and really excited to put it to use in the classroom this fall! We focused on 50 common prefixes, suffixes, and roots.  Not only did we focus on learning the meanings of these important word parts but we added a TWIST where there is a different interactive activity to complete for each of the roots. These activities range from creating timelines in CHRONological order, storyline perSPECTives, PSYCHic crystal balls, and many more!





Next...MATH Activities...

Even though we are the Reading Olympians, we have decided to start creating some math activities recently.  This year I have attended many Common Core math professional developments that have focused on teaching and understanding mathematical processes and strategies. It sure did make an impact on my instruction throughout the year with my students' problem solving and higher level thinking skills! In these activities we focused on using different addition and subtraction strategies other an the traditional algorithm.  You can check them out here...

                               















Coming... An Updated!!

We promise to be back sooner rather than later this time!  We have two new items that we have been working on the last couple of weeks!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Proactive Readers

We are so excited to be presenting at the Leader In Me Symposiums in Ohio and Michigan!  We have tied our love of teaching Greek roots with our love of teaching and living the 7 Habits!  We are a proud Leader In Me School and thrilled to be able to help children become PROACTIVE READERS!!!   





It has been a while since we have updated and we have made it one of our personal goals to do a better job at keeping our blog up to date and also tweeting ideas.  We feel that it is important for us to share all of the amazing ways that our students learning and applying roots every day!  

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Monday, February 24, 2014

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