Lessons in Entrepreneurship

This term, my class has been learning about entrepreneurship by using the PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs program.  This is the second year that I have used it and my students and I both learned a lot.  I found it to be a valuable program because the students had to demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and communication skills.…

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Daily 5 and Blogging in the Intermediate Classroom

    Teaching Language Arts in my classroom is never the same from year to year.  I am always experimenting with new lesson plans and ideas trying to find that elusive “right” way to teach.  Unfortunately, there is no one way that works for every child in the classroom and that is why I am always changing what I am doing. 

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October. 23

– 2 field trip notices

– loan certificate to borrow money for your business
– read 30 minutes
– answer question, “If you, like Melody, were going to speak for the first time, what words would you say and why?” as a blog on Kidblog
– math grade 6 page 53 # 3 – 5
– band and music
– catch up on your blog posts for reading responses
– type up your Business Product Description
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What I Learned From Books This Summer

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This summer I have been doing quite a bit of reading.  I love reading and enjoy the feel of pages between my fingers when I know something I’m reading is really good.  I belong to two book clubs (one just finished reading Many Lives, Many Masters, by Brian L.…

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Risk Taking and Innovation

Innovative Learning at Woodward Hill Elementary 

Risk taking and innovation seem to go hand in hand.  This point was driven home to me this week because the school at which I teach, Woodward Hill Elementary, was recently asked to share the innovative learning and teaching happening there with a group of educators at our district’s Engaging the Digital Learner Dinner Series workshop.

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