Sunday, April 22, 2012

Staying in Touch and on Track + a Writing Freebie!


Friends~I just realized that the school year is super close to being over!  I don't know how this happened so fast...without me noticing.  I was just planning away for next week and there it was...the end of April.  It got me thinking about what I can do to keep my kiddos on track this summer.  We just finished out reading and math bench marks and while my kiddos rocked them I know how easily they can lose it by not practicing over the summer.

So here is my little plan...I just signed up with Edmondo and I am trying to learn quickly about it. So far I have set up a class for Room 331 and next week I will be inviting my students to join.  (It is kind of like Facebook for kids.)  With that in mind I think they will get a kick out of it.  I can add fun assignments, challenges, book suggestions and learning sites for them to visit while keeping in touch too!


There is also a section for teachers to share ideas and resources...like Facebook for Teachers.  There are lots of junior and high school teachers so elementary teachers are really needed.  I have set up 2 groups, one for The Schroeder Page Friends and also one for 2nd grade.  I would love it if you all would check them out and join:)  Just click the image below to see how it all works.



I also worked on a little surprise project for my kiddos for writing.  I am hoping to keep up with it on Edmondo.  It is My Summer Writing Journal.  The journal is a 41 page download that reviews many of the different writing types we used in class.  Here is the fun part.  Every few pages there is a letter form for them to complete and I have included my address so that we can stay in touch the old fashion way.  Plus when they finish the packet they can bring it to school in August for a special treat.  In the past, I have done this with composition books but I like that the journal encourages different types of writing to insure they are practicing a variety of styles.  You can download a free sample of the unit by clicking the image below!

Or head over to my Teacher's Pay Teachers store and snatch a copy up!
Click the image below to preview more of the pages!

I will be searching this summer for a fun writing prize to give out to the students that bring theirs back in August.  I would love some suggestions:)
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3 comments:

  1. Just checked out edmodo! So cool, thanks so much for sharing!
    Lisa
    Stories From Second

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  2. I have got to check the site out, thank you for sharing.
    Lorena

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  3. I use Edmodo with my students throughout the year, and I will also keep it activated throughout the summer. We love it! I also keep students activated even after they move, so we can all keep in contact. It's great!

    Rachel
    Go Fourth! With Mrs. Owens

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Extra, extra tell Mrs. Schroeder about it!