Monday, January 20, 2014

Habit Heroes!

On Wednesday, our class was treated to an awesome lesson about healthy habits from Mr. Mike (Kathryn's dad) and some of his friends.  Through an awesome Marvel comic they taught us how it is important to stay hydrated, be active and eat healthy foods.  Not only did students get to keep their awesome comic but they also got a power band to help them remember all that they learned.  Students will also have the opportunity to earn more power bands if they do some homework practicing those healthy habits.

Check out our Healthy Habit Heroes! Want to learn more? Go to the Healthy Habit Heroes website. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Singing in to the New Year!

In November we jumped at the opportunity to start implementing recent research on improving Reading Fluency through singing daily. Every Monday we introduce a new song to the students and display the song lyrics as they first just listen to the song. The students then sing along to the song while following the text with their eyes. By the end of each week the students are joyfully and fluently singing along and it is time to move on to a new song. The students love coming together as a class and doing this activity. Ask your student to share with you some of the songs we have done in class. In the mean time, check out our latest Fluency Song! :)