Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Million Speadsheets

I haven't been able to post much lately...I am consumed with end of year spreadsheets! One file for class lists for our outgoing fourth graders, another for our incoming fourth graders, reading data, oral reading fluency scores, field trip groups, science, social studies, and math grades.

 In my spare time I am relaxing by making a vocabulary list in which I have collected words from the Academic Word List, the Common Core, the Fry List, and a few other sources. I am cataloging these words by phonograms, spelling patterns, multiple meanings, word roots, and so forth...hopefully I will end up with a list of 1,500+ words that will be the basis for really good spelling/vocabulary lists for my students. I've finished the bulk of the words and am now working on the variants and making everything consistent through the list.

So, if you don't hear from me again by July, it means that the spreadsheets will have won and I will have either a) given up technology and gone to live in the woods, or b) been sucked permanently into the computer.

1 comment:

  1. You really impress me with your ability to create things when there is a need. I've been searching for these word lists too, but never thought it be relaxing to create my own! There are so many ways to organize word lists--by phonograms or by similar words (ie scent, odor, aroma, fragrance, etc.) that I never know where to begin! I should take on this challenge too!