I would really like to establish a morning routine with my 4th graders that is similar to what some teachers call "calendar math" in the lower grades (date, weather, patterns, etc.).
My first thought is to put Web widgets on our class blog http://web.me.com/sbullock/Mrs._Bullocks_Class/Newsletter_Blog/News...
that individuals or small groups of students could check and report back on each day. So far I have the weather channel, a cluster map, and a live traffic feed. I'd like to add more information: kids' joke of the day, trivia, quote, interesting fact, etc.
Do you have any ideas? Has anyone done something similar?