I love finding new things to use in the classroom. On my latest trip to the bookstore, I found four awesome picture books that seem just perfect for back to school. Hope you like them also!I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson's Blackboard by Jennifer K. MannYou are going to love Rose, the sweet little star of this book. All she wants is to get a little validation [...]
Wow! What an incredible week in Las Vegas at the SDE National conferences. I truly enjoyed every minute. It was great to reconnect with friends and meet new ones. I loved the interaction in all of my sessions and the new ideas teachers shared with me. If you haven't had the chance to attend one of SDE's conferences, plan now to join us in Vegas July 18-22 of 2016! I [...]
Happy Monday! Here are some helpful links for our sessions today.KahootPadlet: Hashtag ThoughtsPear DeckPlickers
I am so excited to be in Las Vegas again this year to present at the SDE 2015 National Conferences. I don't know about you, but this past school year has been exhausting and wonderful all at the same time. This week is so important for me to get recharged for the future. If you are new to Lori's Latest Links... Welcome! I am so honored you are here to [...]
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I was looking for an inspirational video to show my teachers this week. I came across so many that made me smile or even tear up, that I thought I would post them here for everyone to share. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thanks for everything you do for your students and colleagues!
Who needs some awesome short texts to use in your lessons? Here are some of my free favorites that students really enjoy!Newsela: Leveled texts with quizzes. There is a free version and a paid version. The free version gives you access to articles and quizzes. The paid version provides a teacher/student portal that includes record keeping.Wonderopolis: This has been a favorite for a long time! Each wonder includes a video, [...]
Thank you Texas K teachers for all the great discussion and participation in our sessions this week. I really enjoyed sharing ideas and learning from you! Below are some resources that might be helpful in the upcoming weeks:Click Here for Additional Handouts/Resources Mentioned in the SessionsClick Here for Readers Theater Websites for ScriptsWebsites and Apps I mentioned during our workshops:Read Write ThinkIlluminations: Math SiteBuck Institute: Project Based LearningGreen Ghoulie: Camp [...]
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Happy Fall! I have missed visiting with you during the last few months as I was adjusting to my new schedule and responsibilities as a Literacy Coordinator. I promise I will be back to blogging on a regular basis in the next few weeks. Thanks for the kind emails, Facebook posts, and tweets congratulating me on my new job. You guys are the best!This week I will be spending a [...]