Posts made in March, 2013

Happy Easter

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Easter Poem

 

And to help you get ready for April:

April Fools Matrix

April Fools Matrix

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A Big Bunny of a Sale

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Easter Bunny came by today
and left surprises along his way.
Colorful eggs are all around.
With baskets in hand we search the ground.
Hiding in places here and there
Easter eggs are everywhere.

Author Unknown

I have joined with many, many other teachers on Teachers Pay Teachers who are having an Easter Sale. You can find many of those with sales here.

 

So quick as a bunny, hop on over for some great savings! I hope you find some wonderful “eggs” for your basket of teaching strategies.

Happy Easter!

Ann

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Happy Easter!

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.  ~Martin Luther

Easter Word of the Day

Happy Easter

Easter Sunday

Easter Eggs

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Compare and Contrast Matrix

Posted by on Mar 29, 2013 in comprehension, vocabulary, vocabulary development | 0 comments

Morpheus: There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. The Matrix 1999

Wow, I just found a new graphic organizer. Or maybe I knew about it before, but I didn’t understand it well enough to realize its potential. This matrix should be great for vocabulary development. It will help students make connections, organize their thinking, and use their new vocabulary appropriately.

Here is an example from a new product I am currently creating. Students will grow in understanding about the similarities and differences among these various grasslands as they research information to complete the matrix. The new words prairie, savanna,  steppes, and pampas will become more familiar and better understood. (My newest product “Grassland Animals Scavenger Hunt” could be used with this matrix.)

Compare and Contrast matrix

Another matrix that could be used with many grade levels compares the seasons. From kindergarten upwards students could add information at their own level of understanding.

Comparison Matrix Seasons

Comparison Matrix Seasons

I am excited to explore further uses of this matrix, especially anything that could be vocabulary specific. Does anyone have any ideas?

Ann

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Some Easter Fun

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Just a little something for Easter.

Favorite Jelly Beans

Favorite Jelly Beans

 

Favorite Jelly Beans Questions

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