Cheryl's Shout Out!

Helping you become who you've always known you could be!

Report card posting

Monday, Oct. 17th, 4:30pm

This is an online event.

Grade posting closes at 4:30!!!!

Missouri Day

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 12am

This is an online event.

Don't forget to plan at least a 30 minute class period to celebrate Missouri Day! Here are some resources you might possibly want to use:

America's Story

MO Secretary of State

Apples 4 the Teacher


I also learned a really cute song about the bordering states of MO (from my daughter's third grade class). If you want that, let me know and I'll get you a copy. I might even sing it for you..... :)

Literacy Links

Word work/spelling is a hot topic right now in the building, so I thought I'd share an inquiry based approach to it. This site has an interesting post called Sticky Spelling, with an interesting take on spelling instruction, and it's something I always tried to do with my students: look at spelling in a personal, individualized way. What do your students need? Chances are, they all need something different. Food for thought, or maybe you're ready to jump in? I love this organizer (below) they have included (sorry, I couldn't find a way to print it!).
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Inquiry Based Teaching and Learning

Here's a great article on inquiry based learning. If you want a tech tool to make this mind map you see below, Mind Mup is a great one!! Mind Mup has a free version and it's fairly simple to use, but if you have questions, Debbie or I can help!
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Classroom Management Tips

This is a pretty neat page of management ideas. It includes reward systems, contracts, group systems and more. Each idea has it's own "button" (like the one below) which then takes you to a page that outlines exactly how that systems is used, with videos! It also includes the idea at both elementary and secondary levels, so pass it along!
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Technology Tie-In

Many people use SeeSaw for an online portfolio/parent communication, but there are other options out there. Here's an article about another choice, called FreshGrade. Options are always good, right?
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