I am a Colorado native - grew up in Central City. I started teaching in 1990. I spend most of my free time at my kids' games. My husband and I try and get out on the Harley whenever it's nice and the kids don't have a game :-)
Reading :-), my kids' sports, skiing, biking, surfing the web
Current position and employment location
I am the Teacher-Librarian at Sierra Elementary in Arvada, CO.
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"My collaborative lesson is for a 3rd grade class. Students read a biography and then create a presentation using Blabberize (www.blabberize.com).
Here are the links to my Collaborative Lesson:
Collaborative Lesson Narrative
"My collaborative lesson focuses on narrative writing for 3rd grade. Students are first introduced to a variety of stories that exemplify solid use of story elements, then they collaborate with other students and use digital storytelling applications…"
"I chose choice A.
The book I read was called Teammates. It is the story of Jackie Robinson and Pookie Reece as the two formed a friendship when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
To deepen the…"
"Vardell provides some ideas for "creative follow-up activities for nonfiction" in Chapter 7. Utilize and apply one of these ideas to make your non-fiction book come alive for your students.
• Consider how you will increase student…"
"Harper,C. (2007). Flush: the scoop on poop throughout the ages. Little Brown.
Standard 7-3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the functions and interconnections of the major human body systems, including the…"
"Week 7 Nonfiction Activity: Please find attached a Lesson Plan/Unit for 8th Grade Language Arts.Hill, L. C. (2010). Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Co. Extending Student Understanding and Learning…"
"Here is my Collaborative Lesson designed for 1st graders. It uses Eric Carle's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and the focus of this lesson is sequencing events. The students will be able to use the program Pixie to recreate a…"
Floca, B. (2009). Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11. New York: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books.
I chose the book Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 for my informational book this week. This is a beautiful, almost poetic book…"