1:1 Learning (1) 9/11 (1) ABC (5) Adjectives (4) Alliteration (1) American Government (7) Animals (1) Art (12) Artbotics (7) Australia (1) Author Study (1) BIG PLANS (16) Biographies (8) Black History Program (4) Blog love (18) Book Love (33) Boot Camp (2) Capacity (1) Celebrity Story Saturday (71) Charlotte's Web (25) CHEScompetition (1) ClassDojo (3) Common Core (6) Conservation (2) Contractions (2) Doubles (1) Dr. Seuss (8) Fact and Opinion (2) Family Night (1) Fiction and Nonfiction (1) Field Day (2) Field Trip (2) Food Chains (2) Fossils (1) Fractions (1) Friendly Letters (1) Garden (3) General Delk (5) George Washington Carver (2) Get It (3) Grammar (23) Guest Bloggers (1) Harriet Tubman (2) Health Fair (2) Holiday fun (9) Homophones (1) Inferring (1) Informational Writing (1) International Reading Association (1) iZone (4) Jan Richardson (1) Junior Achievement (3) Just for fun (36) Landforms (4) Lapbooks (3) Learning through play (7) Life Cycles (1) literacy centers (7) Literacy Night (1) Magnets (1) MakerSpace (1) Martin Luther King Jr (3) Math (34) Math Minutes (1) Mini Math Lessons (11) Mini Word Walls (3) Multiplication (3) Mythology (1) Natural Resources (1) Nouns (2) Parts of speech (1) Perimeter (1) Persuasive writing (1) Poetry (10) Power Points (20) Presidents (3) Printables (38) Professional Development (36) Projects (9) Public Library (1) QR Codes (2) Read 20 (6) Read Across America (5) Reading (28) Reads and Seeds (8) Reminders (15) Research Projects (6) Royalty (4) Science (38) Science experiment (12) Science Night (1) Sentences (3) Shapes (8) Shout Outs (35) Simile (4) SIOP (6) Small Groups (7) Social Studies (10) Solar System (3) Songs and Chants (6) songs in lessons (8) Space (2) Subject/ Predicate (1) Synonyms (1) Tall Tales (1) Tasty Text Tuesday (9) TCAP (2) Teach Like a Pirate (8) Time (1) Up-Cycling (1) Verbs (4) Vocabulary (19) Writing (15)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 41- CHES Show-and-Share

I didn't want to skip today, but I knew that without kids this post would be boring! So, the CHES faculty banded together to share some of their teaching tips of the trade. :)
One thing I've noticed about our students is that the majority of them are musical learners. Any chant, song or rhyme we teachers share get absorbed faster than anything else we may present.

We will start in Kindergarten. Mrs. Godbout shared the Shape Rhymes that she uses in her class. Some of the shape rhymes she found online, but the hexagon, rhombus, and octagon rhymes are Godbout Originals!

Take it away Mrs. Godbout!

Next we visit Ms. Payton in 1st grade who shared her song that she uses to teach Vowels! Notice she is also introducing sign-language to her students!

Second grade had two teachers who wanted to share their wisdom. Mrs. Hassleberg shared how she teaches her student some of their sight words!

One thing I love about teachers- ANYTHING can become a song or rhyme! In fact, I came up with a little jingle for my reading groups to learn their sight words. One goes like this:
We spell the with a T-H-E
We spell the with a T-H-E
Every day!

Next, Mrs. Brock shares her Synonyms chant. Her students love getting into the beat, and it works with Antonyms too!

Third grade's Mrs. Wann shared a neat trick to making sure her students know the difference between a "b" and a "d". She found this idea on Pinterest.

 (click on the link to check out more letter tips!)
Cute, huh? Mrs. Wann deserves a thumbs-up for sharing that awesome trick! I don't know about you, but this helps me too! :)

Fourth grade's Mr. Kirby has been working hard with his students teaching them the Parts of a Cell. He is utilizing the technology in his room by making a flip chart for his Promethean, and he is keeping his students attention by adding fun movements!

Mr. Kirby is such a great guy, he granted me permission to share his great song!

Parts of a Cell
The nucleus is insane, because it is the cell's brain!
The vacuole is kind of rude, because it hogs the water and food!
The cytoplasm is the gel that fills the inside of a cell!
The cell membrane is cool as well, it's the outer layer of the cell!
The mitochondria are very mighty, they give the cell energy!
You just learned the parts of a cell, and all of these are organelles!

Last, but certainly not least, the fifth grade team came together to share a Linking Verbs Cheer, as taught by Ms. G! (the cheerleaders are Ms. Waddell and Ms. White) Go Team!

With such great teachers, is it any wonder why I love my job? Great job, CHES Team! Thanks for sharing!


  1. I love this!! How fun to get a peak at other grade levels... Keith pointed out I said "Shape Shongs" oh well...

  2. Possibly my favorite post to date! Everyone did great!