Today was the first day that we took out word study tests on the computer using SpellingCity (thanks Mr. Hart and Springfield Park Elementary for the idea!). Everyone really enjoyed using their computer for their word study tests. Not only is it more fun to use the computer, but all of the students can go at their own speed. If one student needs to hear a certain word a few times, they can simply click a button and the computer will read the word to them again. This also saves me from calling out 4 different word lists at the same time, which can be confusing for everybody!
After the students took their word study tests they posted their thoughts on our Edmodo page. Edmodo is a type of private social network designed for use in the classroom. We can communicate from home or school, but we have discussed that this site is for posting about topics that are relevant for the classroom. Not only can we post about school in Edmodo, but the students can also watch videos that I post! Today I posted a great video on subtraction and regrouping, everyone in the class should check it out!