Today we celebrated Fat Tuesday in the unit. We talked about New Orleans and Mardi Gras. We also made masks. Check out the photos!
Here is an interesting chart about language diversity. The article argues that poverty and geography can play a role in language diversity. Congo and Papua New Guinea are the most language diverse in the world.
Here is a neat website about language and literacy. There are TONS of cool maps, diagrams, and charts to use in the classroom. Just click on “resources”. Also some neat articles on acquiring academic language. A must read for teachers that are new to ELLs!
Just wanted to spread the word about a great ELL blog. Mrs. Bowman teaches in a middle school Intensive Unit. Got some great stuff!
Here is a video of one of my students using Songify. Songify is an app that auto tunes your voice and lets you create a song. This students is saying some multiplication equations.
Back in December of 2011, Cumberland Trace had their second International Night. We had food from various countries and performers. Here are a couple of videos from that night. Check them out! The first video is a dance that the Burmese performed.
The second video is a performance by Law De and his brother. Law De is an aide at our school.
Symbaloo is a website that allows you to create visual bookmarks on your home screen. For example, students can click on the Brain Pop symbol and they are on the website in seconds. This website saves so much time for my students. Last year, I had some students that struggled with typing and it would take them ten minutes to type an address. This website is FREE too!