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I'm very thankful that Target has free Wi-Fi and chairs inside a Starbucks. It's not the same as sitting on the couch in flannel pants, watching Netflix, but as close as I can get on this evening of Christmas shopping. via Instagram
Finished crafting interactive notebook pages for Classcraft, an engaging classroom management tool.
This fall I plan to add interactive notebooks to my classroom procedures. The goal is to provide students with something tangible to take home at the end of the semester. So that means creating or borrowing resources to guide students in developing their notebook.
Classcraft is a classroom management tool, an elaborate punishments and reward system designed like an epic role play game. Students create avatars and can upgrade pets and outfits based on experience and gold points earned. They can also lose points and suffer minor penalties. Everything is done in a fun, game like environment.
The computer lab is already divided into five or six stations, which lends itself easily to guilds or teams of students who work together in the game. I want students to develop their own backstory and choose their characters for the good of the group. I also need students to keep their login info some…
David Wiesner does more than illustrate, he tells an engaging story through his illustrations. His watercolor paintings are colorful and full of hidden details that allow for additional discoveries when reading again. This 2007 Caldecott winner is a wordless book so it is appropriate for all ages. I especially recommend reading it with children, and allow them to explain the story that they see.