Sunday, September 11, 2011

Revamping my Intermediate Grades

I took a really cool course this summer offered by my county. I wrote about it in a previous post. Those of us who took the course got an ipod touch to use in our classrooms. I've been trying to think of the best way to incorporate it into my library media lessons. Since I have such large classes it is difficult. I've been doing a lot of thinking about breaking the classes into small groups and having them do "centers". One of the centers being the ipod touch. I'm still in the planning stages. Has anyone ever done centers in the library before?


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wicked Weather

The weather has made for a very interesting start to the year!! My first research project for 5th Grade is all about natural disasters. Well, here we have experienced since Aug. 24th, an earthquake, a hurricane, 2 possible tornadoes, and now flooding. Maybe I need to rethink this project for next year! :)

This year class wise has been a tough start too. As a result of the weather, there are four classes that will not have their Media class for the first time until next week. While others, by the end of this week, I will have seen three times. It's frustrating for me and the kids. Hopefully after next week things will settle down and I will be able to get into a routine with my kids.