Sunday, January 12, 2014

Student Engagement...Make it Fun!

This past week we had a quick PD on student engagement.  With so much testing going on we sometimes lose focus on making learning fun and engaging.  At our school we are currently creating a group definition of what we think student engagement should look like in the classroom.  I created a padlet wall so that everyone could post their response.  On you can create a wall that has a unique web address so that others can access it and interact with it. I love padlet!!!!!  After posting our responses we watched a fabulous video from  If you need a little inspiration today go watch how this second grade teacher engages her students.  :0)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Lap Book's time to gear back up!!!! I am loving lap books so I have made a new one. :0) My latest lap book is about Martin Luther King.  Last year my firsties loved making lap books so I know it is an engaging way for them to learn.  If you are using a Social Studies interactive notebook you could easily use these activities in the notebook.  Here are a few pictures of the latest creation:

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