Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Classroom Loves Linky

I am linking up with Primary Powers for their Classroom Loves linky.

I have really enjoyed using Google Docs this school year. Google Docs is very user friendly.  Best of all, everything automatically saves.  We use it to document our team meetings and record our agenda.  Since principals and assistant principals obviously cannot attend every team meeting, this is a simple way for administrators to see what we have been discussing or working on at our meetings each week.  My district also has the students becoming Google users.  So many possibilities!  

My students love Readers Theater!  It is a fun way for students to practice fluency, expression, and phrasing in addition to working on those speaking and listening standards.  Ever since I had one of my low reading groups do this, everyone has been asking when their turn is.

If you don't already use Go Noodle in the classroom you need to create a free account now.  With all of the indoor recess this winter, these brain breaks are a great way to get kids moving.  This year Go Noodle created brain breaks specifically for indoor recess.  I also use brain breaks throughout the day for 2-4 minutes of movement.  I even have students that created an account at home because they love it so much.


  1. Ooo - Reader's Theatre! I'm going to have to try that! Thanks for the great idea!

  2. I'm with you on GoNoodle - I think it's the best thing invented since sliced bread :)

    ☘ Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

  3. I am jealous…I wish I was good at using google docs! Have you used them with parents, yet? I have heard of teachers doing that and I bet it's awesome! Thanks for linking up!!

  4. Those are three of my loves too. Google docs has saved me from having to always carry a flash drive on me. My class is currently working on fairy tale readers theatre and they are loving it. We also love GoNoodle. It has saved me from wanting to pull out my hair many times with my very wiggly group. They can focus so much better after our quick brain breaks :)

    Mrs. Wiley
    @ Wiley Teaching