Thanks for all the help and advice about the LA/Reading adoption. It was narrowed down to three choices by the committee...from a short list given to us by the district (from Oregon Dept. of Ed). So thanks for the suggestions that weren't on the list, but those were our only options. The three are: Wonders, Journeys, and Reach. I'm leaning toward Journeys...I like the two "paths" that are given for the tradition anthology or using their series in Guided Reading.
Finally a follower (Marla) had read my post about paper slide videos earlier this year. Here is what she wrote:
Thank you so much for sharing the information about Paper Slide Videos. I had never heard of them before. I teach 5th grade in Texas and decided to have each of my students do an individual video to demonstrate something they had learned the first six weeks. Everyone had to pick a different idea and it could be from any subject.
They loved it!!!! When we were through, we had 22 videos that reviewed all of our first six weeks of school. We made a bulletin board with QR codes that were on a iPhone template and had it ready two days before our PTA program so parents could interact with it. Thanks for turning me on to Schooltube also. I did not know about that either!
Below are the pictures and QR codes she sent me! LOVE IT, thanks for sharing!