Welcome to Room 13, a 4th grade classroom at the West!
This space will be used to keep the kids and families updated on what's going on at school. I will also (hopefully) be posting all sorts of fun teaching things to share with all the fabulous teachers out there.
I've spent my summer taking classes and teaching summer camp. I've learned lots of great things, gotten great ideas, and had a lot of fun.
At summer camp, Mrs. Higgins and I are working on a Nonfiction Blogging Club that is going really well. The kids get to research a topic of their choice and read all about it. Then they write a "blog" about what they have read and their pod-mates can write them comments. Because of limited access to the computer lab, so far all of our "blogs" have been done on paper, but maybe someday we will get to type them up. I am still figuring out this format, but I think this link will get you a template.
As a teacher, I have to admit I have no idea what I did before Pinterest! How did I know how to decorate my room or what to teach?? As I am trying to bring my classroom more into the 21st century (a blog, twitter, etc.) I was so excited when I saw an adorable idea for a job chart yesterday on twitter. I immediately went out, got supplies, and made it! I love it!!
I bet it will look even better on the wall in my classroom than it does on my living room floor. The "apps" are library pockets and the kids will each have an index card with their name at the top that will slide into the pocket. It just makes me smile!