Poor old electronics... get left in the junk drawer or the garage... nobody notices them anymore. Until now! I asked friends/family on Facebook for their old mp3players, and rescued one from my dad's junk drawer. I loaded it with the CDs for the vocabulary readers that came with our reading program, put a copy of each book in a bucket with the player, and voila! The most popular listening center ever was created! So... now I'm on a mission to liberate a few more older mp3 players to create more listening centers. I've put the word out to parents via emails and our newsletter, and hope to get at least 1 or 2 more. My struggling readers are really enjoying the vocabulary readers, and they are providing them with needed background information. Hope that helps someone out there!
Jen Sykes 6:06 PM
Sooooo... Ever have the feeling that the blogger you've been
stalking following really knows you and the problems you face? I was reading The Clutter-Free Classroom, and her post about Math Workshop Rotations. I nodded along as I read, thinking, "she understands!" Check out her method of organizing Math Workshop rotations here! I especially adore the way her rotations spell the word MATH.
- M=Math facts
- A=At your seat
- T=Teacher's choice
- H=Hands on manipulatives