Here is my FUN schedule for the next three weeks:
Monday: Watch for an email to see if we are chosen to make a presentation in the hopes of being chosen for 1:1 iPads for next year.
Tuesday: Visit from the district photographer, cooking club for students after school, and Family Education Night from 6-7pm.
Wednesday: STAAR scores are hopefully in and a baby shower after school.
Thursday: iPad presentation??????
Friday: iPad presentation???????? Social Studies CBA (curriculum based assessment)
Monday: Memorial Day Holiday and announcements of our district web awards
Tuesday: Reading CBA and cooking club after school
Wednesday: Field trip to the Dallas Zoo
Thursday: Math CBA and Science CBA
Friday: Play Day!
Monday: iPad announcements?????????
Tuesday: iPad announcements?????????
Wednesday: early release, organizing room, and sister-in-law's bridal shower
Thursday: early release, last day of school, organizing like crazy
Friday: Faculty work day and organizing like crazy
I am sure your schedule looks similar. I am planning on tackling the organization parts a little at a time. Organizing makes me happy, so I will probably get started this week after school. I like doing it that way because if I don't it overwhelms me at the end and I just shove things in weird places and worry about it all summer. Not good.
Now for the real post...
I noticed that my kids were having difficulty remembering the flow of events in our history lessons. They would ask me, "Was that before we were a state or before we were a country?" I could tell that things were fuzzy in their minds, so I began searching the internet for something that would help.
I found myHistro. There are some things I don't like, but overall it is a good resource.
Here is one I have made as a review for my students. I still want to add to it.
Some good features:
- add pictures and videos
- add plenty of text
- add links to websites