New Weekdays!

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I am trying something new this year.  Every day in my classroom has a theme.  Think Mickey Mouse Club but with Educational themes.  Here is a list with a brief explanation. 

Mundane Monday –   Mundane means boring, dull and unexciting.  This is a fitting adjective for Monday but only if you know what “mundane” means.  On Mundane Mondays we look a unusual vocabulary words

Techno Tuesday- We devote some time to investigate new technologies in the classroom, software and hardware. 

Whens?day-  When is the test?  When is that paper due?  Whens?day of course.

T(heard)sday- There are many changes happening in education at all levels.  On T(heard)sday we talk about rumors or news items which will affect their education.

Frightday- This is an off-shoot of my Neil Gaiman’s All Hallows Read Zombie Flashmob  from last year.  Each Frightday we look at or talk about things that are scary.  We started with Gaiman’s Youtube video but we will also talk about other fears such as failing a test, disappointing people, and spiders.

 

Sometimes the theme may overtake the class period if it is worthwhile and educational.  Sometimes it may only take five minutes at the beginning of class.  Rarely is it mundane.

(Side story shorty- One of my seventh graders thought Mundane was a type of dog.)

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About DarlaMoore

In short - Teacher, Author, Speaker, and sometimes PopCulture Pirate. http://www.now2wowpublishing.com In long- Darla's 1st career was in Psychology. For the past 11 years she has taught everything from 3rd grade to college Freshmen in both urban and rural settings. She is a Lead Content Expert and Content Alignment Committee Member in the area of ELA for the Ohio Department of Education and has presented at numerous conferences and workshops. As an author she has contributed to The Gates Foundation, US Department of Education, ETS, AIR, and many other educational communities. Her anticipated series of books, Moore’s Common Core Teacher Guides will be available from Amazon starting July 2012. Follow her on Twitter at darlasays. You can also find her as part of Now2WOW Publishing

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