Bad Blogger…sorry…BATS!

Bad blogger…sorry..BATS!

I know..
It’s been awhile.
Life is BUSY!
We have a 2 week fall break each OCTOBER!
LOVE IT!
But…before you go on vacation:
#1
Parent Conferences
¬†25 of them this year…23 families came! ūüôā
#2
Update, add apps, and LEARN HOW TO USE
25 ipads!  LOTS of PD but no time to practice..
#3
Assess, report cards, pacing guides, and lesson plans
done & ready to go for next quarter!
( While I am conferencing?)
Whenever…
So…sorry I have been “laxidasical”
BUT..
I  AM  BACK!
Hubby & I took a FANTASTIC vacation!
All rested & relaxed..a little sun & ¬†fun…goes ¬†a LONG WAY!
So what am I doing in class?
My new FAVORITE LOVE…
SCHOLASTIC  NEWS!
I have had Scholastic News for a LONG, LONG  time!
But…
Not that we have ipads…
SCHOLASTIC NEWS APP!
OMG!
If you have NOT downloaded the FREE App ( with subscription )
GO DO IT NOW!
My kiddos are SO, SO, SO  engaged!
We read together, discuss facts, they use the vocabulary icons, LOVE the videos…
¬†Oh be still my heart……and then…
WE  WRITE!
After our WHOLE  CLASS  read,
they choose a partner to read with,
they take notes in their notebooks..partners first..and discuss
(Do I hear “turn & talk”?)
Then we compare notes with other partners..
We discuss our “findings” as a class to clear up any MISCONCEPTIONS.
EXTRA! EXTRA!
With each subscription, you also get..the ARCHIVES!
You can go back 2 years!
For me…
That means they got to read 3..YES, 3…newsletters about BATS!
COMPARE & CONTRAST…WOWZA!
More notetaking…more learning!
Then,
we  plan ( graphic organizers )
 & WRITE!
( Do I hear ANGELS SINGING????)
YES!  WE  WRITE!
They were so engaged..I had to stop the writer’s workshop!
( They MOANED!)
( I KNOW…BUT WE HAD TO GO HOME!)
only to be continued the next day!
They are sooooo  into it!
Finishing up our projects next week!
Sniff…sniff…Makes my little teacher heart HAPPY!
I am NOT receiving ANY money for promoting SCHOLASTIC NEWS!
Just found a little “piece of Heaven” that works for ME!
If you are interested…here you go!
A few snipits from Room 3:
We made BAT folders to hold our BAT WORK! ūüôā
BAT Anchor chart…in progress.
Sticky note “notes”..
LOTS of learning going on!
Great week!
Next week??
PUMPKINS!

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