Monday, May 9, 2016

May Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It's May, only a short time till you can kick back and take a break. To help get you there, we have have so many things to share with you in this edition of May Teacher Talk. There are posts about engaging your classes till the end of the year, end of the year memories, summer stem activities, number writing instruction, reading comprehension ideas, iPad Apps for learning, advice for teacherpreneurs and so much more.  So sit back, relax and take a look at our posts.
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A Portfolio to Remember
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning
Ways to pull together a show-stopping portfolio collection for every student at the end of the year.

Tips for Engaging Your Students Through the End of the Year

The end of the school year is just around the corner. You’re looking forward to summer vacation and so are your students, but you still have at least 6 or more weeks left, so what do you do to keep those children tuned in to learning.

Flash Freebie, TpT Milestone Celebration!

This Number Writing product is one of my best sellers. It is yours free, for a limited time!

 Are You Getting Overwhelmed the last few months of School?
Don't Stress the Last Few Months of School! It is so hard NOT to get overwhelmed, especially the last month or so of school! Read below on some tips and resources I always try to
Can You Make 200 of Them?

It takes 200 opportunities per day for an augmentative communication user to learn how to use the AAC system.  We need to provide those opportunities within the context of daily activities & routines. Here are some suggestions on how to do that.
Summer STEM Olympics

Teachers, does the end of the year find you struggling to provide meaningful, enjoyable lessons? Never fear, Summer STEM Challenge Olympics are here! (Includes modifications for grade 2 - 8.)
Wacky days in May and activities to go with them!
Get some stress out from testing! Do some fun activities with special days in May and some wacky ones!
Comprehension is as Easy as ABC

A tried and true teaching tool to ensure student engagement and comprehension while reading!
iPad Apps for Kids- a 6-Part Blog Series
iPad and tablet use in the classroom has gained much popularity over the last few years and they’re being used nationwide as engaging learning tools for students. “iPad Apps for Kids” is a 6-part blog series featuring cool math iPad apps that can be used for intervention, tutoring, and summer practice tools for all students, inside or outside of the classroom setting. While all of the apps are free, you may have to make a purchase for a nominal fee to take full advantage of the app's features; however, the free aspects are very useful and engaging just the same. 
What I Have Learned on TPT-Part 2
Read some of my top discoveries on my teacher-author journey.

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