Upcoming Activities

April 23-24: 5th Grade NeSA Math and Science

April 24: Golf @ Sandhills/Thedford

April 24: DARE Graduation 2:00

April 25: Community Clean-Up 5-12 Students w/ Chamber of Commerce (All Day)

April 25: LVC Music @ Broken Bow

April 26: HS Track @ Hershey

April 28-29: 4th Grade Trip to Halsey

April 28: NHS/NJHS Induction Ceremony

April 28/30: 8th and 11th NeSA Science

April 29: JH Track South Loup Invite; Arnold

April 29-30: 5th Grade NeSA Reading

April 30-May 1: 4th NeSA Math

Jeopardy Board 1


LITERATURE

Miscellaneous

SURPRISES

WRITING

CLASS
MANAGEMENT

100

Fireside Poetry
and Nebraska Poetry

100

Internet Trash or Treasure

100

Satire PSAs

100

Creative Email

100

Daily Evaluation Forms

200

License Plates

200

Copyright Scavenger Hunt

200

Blue Prints For English

200

Senior Class Song

200

Online Lesson Plans

300

Novel Trackstars

300

Rotary Book Buddies

300

Senioritis

300

Shel Silverstein

300

Organizational Bootcamp

400

Romeo and

Juliet Email

600

Cruising The Internet (Safety)

400

Censorship Scavenger

400

Using Word for

Editing and Revising

400

5th Grade Research Project

500

Caricatures

500

Dr.Seuss  for JH and HS

500

Censorship 20/20

500

Alternative Book Reports

500

Virtual Field Trip/Web Quest

Reading Podcasts:  Beyond the Bookcase
As I read aloud books in class, which I love to do for students of all ages (even middle school and high school students), I put on my microphone and record each day’s reading into either Garageband or Itunes.  I then title the track as the novel and chapters read in class.  That way, students who are absent can keep up with the class book by listening to it from either my computer, the teacher web site where I upload the saved file, or an iPod available for check out.  Then, if I lose my voice next year, or I get a substitute who doesn’t like to read aloud, or if a student needs to hear the story twice to work on comprehension issues, I have the reading to use.

Standards Listening Assessments
For the standards reading assessments, the directions say that the teacher should read the same passage several times.  the teacher should try to read it exactly the same each time they read it.  If the teacher were to record the message into iTunes or Garageband, then the reading would definitely be the same each time it is listened to.  It would be same for the whole class taking the assessment together.  It would be the same for a special needs student who takes it in another room. It would be the same for an absent student taking the assessment in a makeup session.