Saturday, April 21, 2012

State Testing is Complete!

It's that time of year again...when teachers are hoping and praying that their students apply the skills and strategies that have been taught when taking the high-stakes tests! As I talked with teachers on our campus this week, they relayed how exciting it was observe their students labeling answers "smartie", "trickster", or "doofus", underlining key words, and really taking their time on the tests. The test simulation practice helped build up stamina in the students, and a listing things that demonstrate visible effort assisted them in being specific in their test taking behaviors. (If you haven't already, check out the test prep slide show at I was glad to hear that the teachers felt our test prep was worthwhile!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

First Grade Transitions

Here is my first video, as a WBT intern, (Fall 2010). You will see Class-Yes, The 5 Rules, Teach-Ok,  The Scoreboard, and Switch, all in under 7 minutes. This video was filmed during the first quarter of first grade. We were working hard on procedures. 

First Grader Leads Lesson on Brain Structure

Several friends have asked me to post my WBT videos on my blog. This video features one of my first graders leading her classmates in teaching the parts of the brain. This video was filmed during second quarter of first grade, (December 2010). You will be impressed by the students' engagement and interaction as they learn and practice following their student leader!