Tuesday, December 6, 2016

US Department of Education Report

It is a 212-page report but I thought you might enjoy checking it out.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Back of the Book Blurb #37 Challenge

From Sioux's PageSioux offers this challenge.

She posts a picture and you need to imagine it as a graphic for a book. You choose the genre and book title, and then write a blurb that might appear on the back of the book.

The blurb should be 150 words or less (not including the title).
The genre is wide-open.
Each blogger should include their blurb on their own blog, and link back to this post.
Have fun with it. Go to the other posts and comment on the other blurbs. 
You can do fancy techy things with the photo.

(Join in if you dare...! It sounds like fun! I think this would be a lot of fun to do with students especially since they would be expected to write 150 words or less!)

All Mine

Bobby wasn’t a jealous man but whenever he saw someone else get something, he wanted it. Even if he didn’t want something, when someone else did, then he wanted it. He didn’t know why he felt that way but he couldn’t help it. Even at dinner, when someone gave him a choice of two desserts, he wanted both. If he had to make a choice, he wanted it all. Maybe his attitude was rubbing off on his pets because when he took Lassie to the dog park, he wouldn’t just fetch the ball Bobby threw, but he wanted to get all the balls. The more he watched Lassie, the more he saw the same behavior and decided that changes needed to be made. Read more to see if Bobby changed Lassie’s behavior or his own. Maybe he decided to work on both.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 12/2/16

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my PLN. As a teacher, I feel we have to keep up to date concerning research in our field and current issues in the education system. I hope some of these inspire you, inform you, and even have you asking questions. Thank you for coming by and visiting!

Note: Each resource is labeled with a level and subject area to make it easier to use.

Levels:  E: Elementary; M: Middle; H: High; G: General, all levels; SN: Special Needs; T: Teachers

Subject Areas: LA: Language Arts, English, Reading, Writing; M: Math; S: Science; Health; SS: Social Studies, Current Events; FA: Fine Arts; Music, Art, Drama; FL: Foreign Language; PE: Physical Ed; C: Career; A: All

BC Hydro“Connect with tool, games, and facts about power.” (L:G; SA:S)

Pic4Carto – go to street level view to find pictures that are for creative commons use. (L:G; SA:A)

The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits – learn how electric circuits work (L:E,M; SA:S)

Jellymetrics Readability Grader – check the readability of your text (L:G; SA:A)

PrepFactory – free ACT and SAT review (L:H; SA:A)

Original photo by Pat Hensley