Friday, November 21, 2014

Moose!

Here we are playing a funny morning meeting game called Moose. This game helps practice listening and following directions, plus it's really fun!





Monday, November 17, 2014

Language Arts Workshop
You can see the careful reading going on in the following pictures. Students are reading and coding points for discussion for tomorrow's Book Club.  I love the focus and concentration!








Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition Skits
Since, "movement can be an effective cognitive strategy to (1) strengthen learning, (2) improve memory and retrieval, and (3) enhance learner motivation and morale" students were challenged to create a 30 second skit to solidify understanding of how weathering, erosion, and deposition work together to change the surface of the earth.  

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Weather, Erosion, and Deposition In Action
Listen to the great observations made by the kids!
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About Me

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I live in Cape Elizabeth with my husband, two daughters, and our cat Nessie. Our family loves to spend time outdoors together, camping, hiking, and gardening. Another past time of mine is triathlons. I have completed nine triathlons, including one Half Ironman. I loved swimming, biking, and running 70.3 miles! You might also find me cozied up with a good book in my free time. I have been teaching for 10 years in a variety of grade levels. Fifth grade is my favorite! The kids are capable of so much! I can't say I have a favorite subject to teach, but love getting students to think deeply. I enjoy getting kids to think critically and be creative in all subject areas. I often use simulations and project based learning to do this. Teambuilding and working on social skills in another major goal of mine. Teaching kids to work effectively together and use good communication skills will help prepare them for life after school.