Cool School Video Network

Welcome to You Oughta Know! This is a fantastic link uphosted by the sweet Mrs. McClain over at Buzzing With Mrs. McClain about things that you “oughta know” for your classroom. Be sure to hop over to each person’s blog at the end of this post to get some fresh ideas!

I think that you oughta know about Cool School! Have you heard of it?

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Time to Celebrate the Earth!

Did anyone else feel like Earth Day kind of snuck up on us this year? I think I felt that way because last week was our end of the 6 weeks and we had a holiday on Friday. Is Earth Day usually this close to Easter, too? Anyway, here is a rundown of what I’ll be teaching this week for Earth Day!

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Reading Homework- the easy way!

How do you assign reading homework?
I have tried multiple ways. I have sent home paper books that the students keep along with comprehension worksheets. I spent hours of my time making copies of leveled books so that kids would have just right books. I then had to fold and staple each book. You can see why that got old. I have sent home actual books from our book room. The kids had a book bag that they were responsible for taking home each night and reading. I had a few books get lost and a few kids who never remembered to take their book home, so that wasn’t working for me either.

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