Sunday, February 10, 2013

Just in Time for Valentine's Day: THE RED SCARE and McCarthyism

My children started speaking about THE COLD WAR last week...and we will continue tomorrow with McCarthyism. Here is what We have done so  far:

My Plans for the RED SCARE

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Our 100th Day of School etc....

100th Day of School treat for each kid in my class!

Thank you Pinterest!!!!


100th Day of School!

Mrs. Penna thinks you are worth....


My tri-fold board for our school's 1st Multicultural Festival!
I lived there in the summer of 1999..time flies!

My whiteboard BEFORE

My Whiteboard AFTER

COLD WAR ERA Social Studies Bulletin Board

BOOK TALK GROUPS--Lexiled groups and reading along questions

Saturday, February 2, 2013

ELA Common Core: workstation

I have been busy all night (yes, my Saturday night) on the computer creating this ELA workstation for my students.  What did I use? Why, the Crosswalk Coach for the CCSS of course!  I am hoping this will clear up a few questions and problems my students come across on their MAP test and Compass Odyssey lessons. Also, in our ImagineIt units, we are supposed to be constantly exposing the researching-thing all year!

I plan to create matching games with the definitions and examples as well as have students work in their Literary groups to practice PASS-like questions. It's nothing SUPER-FANCY, but it's crunch time for me---PASS Writing is in MARCH!!!!!

(If anyone is interested, please leave a comment below with your EMAIL address!)