Wednesday, April 29, 2009

State Power Points

We have been studying the story of the USA since September. Now that we are moving west and more and more territories have received statehood, we did a little research on them. Each boy chose a state and completed a Power Point as a brochure. Look to the green box to choose a state and see his work!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Our class wiki

We have been using our class wiki throughout the year to collaborate on different projects in and out of the classroom. Check out our placespotting links!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Slow week...

We have our formal testing coming up this week which definitely limits our class time. I am hoping this will be a nice opportunity to take advantage of the blog and play around with it a little for myself and the students. We shall see...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

WOW! I just took a peak at a few classroom blogs, and it is amazing what teachers and students are doing. It is also a bit overwhelming...I have to remember that some blogging is better than no blogging and that the goal is to do better tomorrow than I did today. With an awesome group of boys like I have this year, I feel confident that we can do some cool things. Keep your fingers crossed!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Day 2...Introduced "idea" of blogging to students

I told the boys in very general terms about setting up this blog and how my goal was to break out of our four walls in the classroom. They (like me) are excited to begin building our network and witnessing it through the cluster map. Slow process...errors are likely (which is a good thing)...and together we will come out better for it...right?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

1st Teacher Blog

FIRST BLOGGING MOMENT...For the first time in a long time, I remember what it feels like to stare at the screen and wonder what to write. It is so easy as a teacher to forget what my own students experience so frequently. I hope this blog will help make me a better teacher and will eventually turn into our class blog for so many reasons.