Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Great Poetry Race

We kicked off the Great Poetry Race in our classroom yesterday! I am so very excited about this idea I found online.

Students will be given a new poem weekly. The mission of this race is to increase our fluency and familiarize students with poetry...the beauty of the entire thing is it is in COMPETITION form...HEALTHY competition that is! Students read, read, read, the poem to as many people as they can throughout the week, getting each person to sign {and comment if they'd like} after they have listened to the poem, students then return the signed sheet{s} on Friday. The student with the most LISTENERS will receive a proper prize!!!!

Happy Racing....

Mrs. Ille :)

And We're FUNDED.....

Woot! Woot!

The grant I wrote on Donor's Choose dot org was funded over the weekend by US Cellular!!! Thank you very much to them!!!!! My students will be getting to use a flip video camera for giving book reviews and recommendations!!!!!!! I am so excited that it was fully funded...can't wait to get this sweet piece of technology into our classroom!!!!

Last year Sonic funded two ipods through Donor's Choose dot org and my students have really enjoyed listening to "Little House on the Prairie"....comes in especially handy when a student is absent and misses some crucial reading time!!!

Mrs. Ille :)
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