Thursday, February 28, 2013

Guided Reading Resource!!

I found this resource at  while I was searching the web for some pre-made guided reading lesson plans. I am excited that I stumbled upon this little jewel.  It breaks down each reading level and tells you how that reader might behave and what teaching points will push that reader to the next level.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Problem Based Training

I was first introduced to problem based math lessons when I was in school. They are the best way to go when you want children to construct their own knowledge and become critical thinkers.
I loved the training I attended this evening that focused on this method. The presenter gave us a great lesson plan format for a problem based focus.

1. Before questions
2. During questions
3. After questions

Cute template is soon to come but until then take a look at this cool problem that will get 4th graders thinking critically about comparing fractions!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

First Day Back

Today was the first day back after Christmas break and I must say I had a great day of teaching. My lessons were on point and I feel like the children were excited to learn some new things. No one was breathing down my back and there were no meetings I felt free to do my job and loved every minute of my rewarding day.