Friday, 31 August 2012

September's Set up!

Last year I set up 4 tables and a corner reading area.  This year I have separated the 4 tables to be 8 trapezoid tables, put the carpets in the middle and I have two sets of flip form risers at the end of the carpets.  With 25 students coming in my room I am hoping some students will choose to sit on the carpet, some on the risers and some in chairs.  But all students will be facing me during instruction!  Which is something I am very happy about.

Here is my classroom from 4 different angles.

Using Animoto this year

For those of you who have never heard of this.  Animoto is a website ( where you can upload you photos, set them to music and really make an amazing slide show!

This year I decided that every month I would compile photos of my class into a slideshow so they can see what they have learned and how far they have come.  By the end of the year I'll have 10 slideshows for a BIG presentation that will take them through their year.

To introduce it I created a slideshow of my summer so they can get to know me more personally.  I also have a page of slide shows.  Enjoy!!!

My summer video

PS:  It usually take me under an hour to do this.