This year, I got the chance to present at one of my favorite conferences….Reading, Writing, Math and More! The last two years it has been here in Orlando, and it’s been such a blessing! The teachers are fantastic and they are so excited about teaching! If you’ve read my blog for bit, you probably know that I am from the Orlando area, so this is my ‘hometown conference’ 🙂 I loved the fact that I didn’t have to sleep in a hotel and I could drive in each day! 🙂
I promised folks that came to my sessions that I’d put a post together with the resources that I mentioned in the training. Below, I’ll put links either to the blog posts where you can directly download things, or links to my TPT page so that you can purchase the product there. So…with out further ado…
SESSION ONE: INTEGRATION STATION
In this session I talked about how I integrate science and social studies into my reading block! It is the first session that SDE ever asked me to do and it is still very special to me. Here are the materials that I referenced in the training.
SESSION TWO: SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION
In my small group session, I talk a lot about HOW I run my small group time. What is it that I teach? How do I teach it? What do I expect from my students? Small group time with my kids is probably one of my favorite times of the day! 🙂 The most important thing about small group time is knowing what you’re going to be doing with your face time with the kids! Here are some of my suggested resources for you…for that! 🙂
SESSION THREE: SCIENCE FROM THE CUPBOARD
In this set of lessons, I talked about inexpensive science labs that I integrated into the classroom. Here are a few places where you can find those labs!
SESSION FOUR: WRITING WITH RUBRICS
This is one of my favorite sessions to lead! 🙂 I love talking about how to use rubrics in the classroom! I’ve written about mine extensively on my blog as well! Here are some links to standards based rubrics I use in my first grade classroom and some blog posts that feature rubrics that I used with my writing assignments in the classroom. Enjoy! 🙂
It was a privilege to share my teacher heart with teachers across the country! I look forward to coming back again next year and meet all new teachers and help build up other teacher leaders.
I will be presenting in Las Vegas for SDE as well! I’ll be doing writing, small group instruction and integration!
Come see me if you are in town! 🙂