Our school has a tradition of rewarding students with perfect attendance during testing week (all grades - no tardies or absences allowed). On Friday of testing week, all kids get to have a free dress-down day (no uniforms - yippee!), a popcorn party, and watch a movie.
My neighbor and I decided to read and watch "How to Eat Fried Worms" with our kiddos. Nothing better than enjoying a book for fun after a stressful morning of tests, right? The catch? I only have one copy, and my kids this year are definitely visual learners. There are very few in the bunch that don't get distracted without the text actually in front of them. I relate, because I'm the same way.
AVerMedia document camera to the rescue! Oh my, how my students have been engaged as I've read to them so far this week. Not one is zoning out, and with the questions I've asked throughout, I'm pretty sure they're all keeping up with the story!
|Source - not my actual class. My camera is broken. But you get the idea. :)|
For those of you in the midst of testing or heading into testing season, remember:
Maybe next week I'll have the chance to try something a little more creative.
If you haven't yet linked up with Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper, what are you waiting for? :)