Category: Videos

Lowell Ice Bucket Challenge

We did it!  The Lowell staff was nominated to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge and each staff member was able to have 2 of their kiddos pour the water on us at an all school assembly.  This was a lot of fun for everyone involved, the kids loved it, and it was a great opportunity for the kids of Lowell to get involved in a charity event.  Enjoy our video! 🙂


We have nominated everyone down at ESC (Educational Service Center) to complete the challenge next.

I would say the staff at Lowell is pretty darn cool!  It’s a great day to be a Lowell Cougar!

Fluent Readers

We had some students who were making great progress in their reading levels, but were struggling with fluency.  I had a teacher within the building ask me for what she could do and I thought maybe a short little video might help?  I’m a visual learner and so I had my son make a video with me.  He thought I should put it on my blog because he wants a million hits (Ha! Love him!)   I’ve had lots of students come up to me since seeing the video telling me they are reading more fluently.  Enjoy our silly fluency video!

I had to say good-bye to my 4th graders as they all made such wonderful progress that they are all on grade level (yay!)  We were lucky enough to have a generous donation of 5 Kindles to my room, which has definitely made learning more fun and engaging.  I sat the kids down on our last day and had them tell me about how the Kindles have impacted their learning over these last 3 months.  Please enjoy!

Hey everyone!  I’m so, so, so excited to share with you the newest video we made as a promotion for our bookstore.  It’s absolutely adorable and I hope you love it as much as we made making it!

3rd grade: Talk Aloud

Here is a video of me doing a Talk Aloud to Maryanne Dobek’s Little Cat, Big Cat for my 3rd graders.

Please note that in a Talk Aloud you are to read from a script and incorporate:

  • Connecting to past learning
  • Activate listening
  • Reading text interrupted
  • Identify attributes you are featuring
  • Make reader-writer connection
  • Student application

I find it difficult to not really engage with students during a talk aloud, but the point is to be concise with attributes authors use to help students in their reading and writing.  This should be a short little mini lesson.


I’m Reading A Book

Here is the music video we made for our summer reading program!