“That’s not a word!
Of course it’s a word.
And unless I’m very much mistaken, I think it’s going to prove a
rather useful one.”
If you’ve listened to The Lounge Podcast, then you’re familiar with our segment called “Quick Tip for Tomorrow.” This segment is dedicated to building a list of quick, simple tasks that you can do in your classroom the next day with little to no prep AND is applicable to most grade levels.
I wanted to share my most recent post from my classroom blog where I touch on Breakfast for the Brain (problem of the day, morning challenge, etc):
Friday, February 10, 2012.
Each morning when students from 5-1 arrive in the class, we take 10/15 minutes to settle in, sing O Canada, listen to morning announcements, and work on a problem of the day, called “Breakfast for the Brain.”
Today, was Musical Friday!
Because I am a musical buff – I was excited to see where this challenge would take the students.
Recently, I saw the Broadway musical, Mary Poppins…and I just knew that this song would be a PERFECT activity for students. I developed this Breakfast for the Brain activity with the idea of a word study in mind. Students were required to use their knowledge of letter combinations and sounds to spell out: