After a slight summer baby having hiatus, 🙂 I’ll be back to blogging regularly!
First item, I came across today via twitter (8Amber8) is a math game gem. This site lists different activities for grades K-6, and then provides a bit of an explanation for each site and how it developmentally contributes to each grade levels’ skills. When starting a school year and trying to determine each students individuals abilities, games are a great way to get your students involved while being able to gauge their skill and engagement level. At the beginning, when you are still trying to figure out your classroom, why not use this site? You can establish rules and boundaries, get then into the computer lab, and have authentic learning experiences, from the get go.
Taking a class into the computer lab at the beginning of the year is HUGE. YOu can establish and set do many important routines, and not just SuccessMaker driven ones. Keep in mind that programs such as Study Island or EPath shouldn’t even be TOUCHED the first six weeks of school. These test prep programs are best saved until closer to testing season. Instead, utilize some of the teaching programs that the district offers. We have SuccessMaker, we have internet correlation’s, and you have access to the best resource of all, 😉 me!
I hope you’re having an awesome summer!! I’m NOT quite ready to go back…hopefully you know why I’ve been MIA…:)
See you soon!