Wednesday, May 22, 2013

HELP ME...if I've helped you!!

Have I shared an idea with you that has impacted your student's learning in a positive way?  Have you benefited from something I've created or shown?  I'm currently pursuing my National Boards and would like to use this blog as one of my accomplishments.  I have to verify with documentation that this accomplishment shows me as a learner, leader, and collaborator; what better way to show than an email from one of you providing me with some positive feedback?  If you are willing to write an email (doesn't have to be long, but does have to be convincing) about how I have collaborated, helped, inspired, shared, etc through this blog and some how what I have shared has helped your students in some way, please send it to and tell me all about it.  Please! Please!  Please!  :)  I would greatly appreciate it!  The sooner I'm done with these boards, the sooner I'm back to blogging!  :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Review Time

I know I've been a terrible blogger--do I still even qualify as a blogger?  I'll explain it all later (why I've been MIA) but just wanted to quickly share a couple of my favorite review videos, as the state tests creep up on us!

First of all, my new FAVORITE videos are from Flocabulary, a site that reviews concepts through hip hop.  My kids are enthralled!  It covers writing, reading, math, science, and some social studies.  This is a paid site, but you can get a two week free trial.  It's only $5 a month...and I feel like it's worth it.  They do free songs and videos each month as well if your trial is up or you can't do the $5.  Click here to see the free titles.  So far, my favorites are prefixes, story elements, figurative language, states of matter, and energy. 

Also, on YouTube, here are a couple of my favorites: 
Cells:  Parts of a cell
Rocks:  Fossil Rocks
Order of Operations: Mr. QUE PEMDAS
Prime: prime numbers rap
***Thanks to a follower Ecosystems:  Mr. Parr

Here is a link to all Study Jams (all free). 
My favorite Study Jams:
Air Masses: fronts
Plants:  Photosynthesis
Water Cycle:  water cycle
Fractions:  Fractions are your friend
Matter:  solids, liquids, gases
Rocks:  Rock Cycle

Also, don't forget Brainpop and Brainpop Jr.! 

For those of you who teach atoms, I leave you with a little adult, cheesy humor:

Study on.