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Animals all around!

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments · comics, Comics, Content - Language Arts, Content - Science

Mrs. Read’s class has been working on a variety of animal research projects.  We used the information they had gathered ( along with Storyboardthat) to create these  3 panel comics.

lions by  Mrs. Read



Wolf by  Mrs. Read


Dog by  Mrs. Read

Tigers by  Mrs. Read


The Koala by  Mrs. Read


Elephant by  Mrs. Read



50 Ways of Current Events

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Language Arts, Content - Science, Content - Social Studies, Content- Cross Discipline


In this NY Learning Network post, you will uncover 50 ways to bring current affairs to your students.  In 50 Ways to Teach with Current Events, you will find games, skill builders, videos and more!


ChatterPIX and Social Studies

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Blabbers, Content - Social Studies

Mrs. Latz’s students recently researched one Native American tribe.  They each created a ChatterPIX which we  merged to make this iMovie. Using only one iPad, we were able to finish the majority of the project using only one class period per group (there were four groups- two in each video).


It only takes a minute

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Content - Social Studies

To nurture civic engagement.  60 Second Civics is a great way to engage your students (and if your kids have earbuds, they could listen on the Chromebooks).  While I first posted this in 2009, I think it is worth a second look.  For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.