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Entries from June 17th, 2013

Life in 3D

June 17th, 2013 · No Comments · Classroom

Here is a source of 3D images- hold the mouse and you can rotate the images.  Visit 3DToad to see fossils, animals, molecules and more!  Here is a sample image ( I have linked onto the 3D versions). (from TeachersFirst)

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How do I get started?

June 17th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts

I just overheard this comment in the last class (as they were crafting a paragraph about their last SSR book).  Too bad I had not seen Writer Igniter!  Just spin the wheel and you will get a character, situation, prop, and setting.  For writers from 5-12 (from TeachersFirst).

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The NYTimes- All the news for lessons

June 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Classroom

The New York Times publishes weekly lessons – here are the links to their year-end summaries.  This might be a starting point if you are looking for new lessons next year. Year-end language arts review Year-end science, technology, health, and math review Year-end social studies and history review

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Voices from first grade

June 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts, Voicethread

Here are several voicethreads from Wilson school- the students illustrated their photos of the school or created a rebus and then added their voice.  Special thanks to Ms. Steinhardt for sharing.

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