Friday, June 29, 2012

Fun To Teach ESL Blog Award

Hi everyone,
I am so excited to announce that Fun to Teach ESL Blog won the 2012 Really Good Education Blog Award for the ESL/ELL category!
As the winner in this category, I will be posting a  monthly column on The Teachers' Lounge.



I would love to hear any ideas you have for topics!

Yahoo and thanks to all of you for voting!

Happy Teaching!


Sunday, June 17, 2012







The OABE Summer Conference will provide educators and community members with knowledge, skills, techniques and networking opportunities to support the academic success of English Language Learners.
Who is this conference for?  Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Anyone who works with ELL students or has an interest in supporting their academic success.  Whether you work in a bilingual program, have ELL students in your classroom, or are a parent of an ELL student, this conference is for you!
Keynote Speakers:
  • Jill Kerper Mora
  • Stephen Krashen
  • Virginia Collier
  • Wayne Thomas
Session Topics Include:
  • Sheltering Academic Content
  • Biliteracy & Equity
  • Parent Involvement
  • Bilingual Program Development
  • Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Practices
  • And much, much more!
Cost:  $150 for non-members, $130 for members, $50 for parents
Register online:
Location: Valor Middle School, 450 Parr Rd, Woodburn, OR 97071
More information: www.oabe.org




Happy Teaching!

Lori

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Freebie Alert!



Hi everyone,

Get your students fluent with number counting and identifying numerals and written words with this fun freebie.  Click here to download.


Here are 3 pages of numeral and word number cards zero to eleven. There are black and colored pages for your games or word wall and an outline coloring page for your center activities or to send home. You can use these cards as a word wall, memory or concentration game, game cards, review or as a center activity.

I just posted it as a freebie on my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Please rate this product after you download it!  Thanks, 
Happy Teaching!

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Monday, June 11, 2012

What teachers need to know about teaching place value!


Hi everyone!

I recently watched a group of students playing a computer game that featured place value.  Watching them play the game I observed who easily played through the levels and who had trouble advancing.  As a teacher my mind went to task analyzing what was needed as a foundation in order to understand place value.  With that in mind here is a checklist to determine if students have the necessary skills to understand place value.  If students don’t have these skills, STOP and teach these essential building blocks to understanding place value or your students will struggle with this cornerstone of mathematics throughout the year.


1.  Fluency in stating, identifying, reading and writing digit names

a.    Mastery requires modeling and repeated practice/drill


2.  Comprehension of digit value

a.    Mastery requires modeling and repeated practice/drill


3.   Counting and comprehension of quantity of groups (skip counting by 2, 5, 10)

a.  Mastery requires modeling and repeated drill


4.  Representing groups of numbers

a.  Mastery requires modeling and repeated practice to develop understanding and the ability to reason with that understanding


5.  Firm understanding of the columns on a place value chart and what each column represents.

a.  Mastery requires modeling and repeated practice to develop understanding and the ability to reason with that understanding

Young students can develop a strong understanding of place value when teachers assess their knowledge base before diving into place value.  Make sure your students have the foundation they need to create a strong knowledge of place value.

When you are sure your students have mastery of the above elements, move on to place value and watch them zoom!

Happy Teaching!
Lori



Fun to teach has a variety of games and activities to help build these essential math skills in young mathematicians.
Reading numbers 0-19
Reading 2 Digit numbers
Addition 0-19
Addition with 2 digit numbers
Place value with 2 digit numbers
Place value with 3 digit numbers


Friday, June 8, 2012

Weekend Freebie!!

Hi Teachers!
Check out this free math geometry vocabulary resource. It is free for this weekend only!
Please don't forget to rate it!

Click here to download




Geometry Vocabulary Trading Cards

Math Activities And Lesson Plans


This 26-page unit has essential math words to build a foundation of math understanding. Use whole class, with second language learners or struggling math students.

The 15 carefully selected words integrates kid friendly definitions with rich information about the concept. Words included are: polygon, congruent figures, symmetry, array, diameter, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, area, angles, cylinder, perimeter, rhombus, cube, sphere, and cone.

This Math Game packet includes black line masters to reproduce and use as games and activities.

This package includes: 7 Math Games

Match It Up!
I Know the Word
Tic Tac Go!
And the Answer Is…
Word Association
A Game of 20 Questions
Concentration

Also included:

Flashcard Mania
Math Games as Homework

Reproducible black lines included in this package:
-assessment
-activities to send home
-easy to use teacher
-teacher’s guides
-easy game assembly
-variety of games
-complete game boards and game cards
-activity black line masters

Thank you,






Click here to download:
http://goo.gl/f5NaZ

Thursday, June 7, 2012

OABE Summer Conference






The OABE Summer Conference will provide educators and community members with knowledge, skills, techniques and networking opportunities to support the academic success of English Language Learners.
Who is this conference for?  Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Anyone who works with ELL students or has an interest in supporting their academic success.  Whether you work in a bilingual program, have ELL students in your classroom, or are a parent of an ELL student, this conference is for you!
Keynote Speakers:
  • Jill Kerper Mora
  • Stephen Krashen
  • Virginia Collier
  • Wayne Thomas
Session Topics Include:
  • Sheltering Academic Content
  • Biliteracy & Equity
  • Parent Involvement
  • Bilingual Program Development
  • Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Practices
  • And much, much more!
Cost:  $150 for non-members, $130 for members, $50 for parents
Register online:
Location: Valor Middle School, 450 Parr Rd, Woodburn, OR 97071
More information: www.oabe.org




Happy Teaching!

Lori

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hi everyone!
I recently was connected with a great blog post by I want to Teach Forever titled:  We're One Step Closer to a TV Show That Changes How We Think About Math

 I feel this is revolutionary and the type of thinking that got us all into teaching in the first place.  This post got me excited to donate and to spread the news.  This is what they say about themselves:

The Math52 video series will offer a fresh vision of what it means to teach math. Each week for a year we’ll create a new video exploring a unique application of math in everyday life:
  • How far would you have to run to burn off a Big Mac?
  • Do people with small feet pay too much for shoes?
  • Is it ever a good idea to buy AppleCare...
  • ...and what can this tell us about health insurance?
Math52 will help teachers see the kinds of engaging mathematical conversations they can have with their students. Of course, it's the teachers (not the video) who will teach the lesson, but they'll know about it because of the Math52 video. Meanwhile, Mathalicious will provide them the materials -- student handout, lesson guide & multimedia presentation -- to help them do it.
Teachers are going to love Math52. And how do we know? Because it's teachers themselves who are the most enthusiastic supporters!

Happy Teaching!

 

 


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