How an Elementary Teacher Improved Writing Skills By Incorporating Night Zookeeper Into their Daily Timetable

We’re extremely lucky to work with some of the most amazing teachers in the world, as the Night Zookeeper community continues to grow every day! It’s always great to hear about what they’re loving and what they’re finding challenging, as well as how they’re using Night Zookeeper in their unique situations. We thought that it was a little selfish to keep these stories all to ourselves, so we want to start sharing them with you on a weekly basis.

This week, our Night Zookeeper Teacher in the spotlight is Lisa Wiegand. Lisa is an experienced teacher working in Indiana, who has been using Night Zookeeper for the over the past year. 

20181217_141044.jpg

 

We know that a school day is always jam packed, how do you use Night Zookeeper with your class?

It is a daily option for students when they finish their assignments for the day. Some days I schedule it as their morning work or their free writing time. I do schedule grammar and comprehension lessons on the Lesson Hive (a collection of lessons) that I use as mini assessments.

20181217_141122.jpg

What are your favourite things to do with your students on Night Zookeeper?

I love to see my students writing on Night Zookeeper, either through the writing tasks or the free write tool. I also use the Lesson Hive to send lessons that are relevant to our class learning.

How has Night Zookeeper had an impact on teaching and learning in your classroom?

It is a fun way for students to use their creativity. They love the program and keep track of their progress easily. It has energised my students to write more.

20181217_141118-775264048-1545212960656.jpg

If you could describe Night Zookeeper in one sentence, what would it be?

It is essential in creating a writing atmosphere in my classroom.

If you would like to share your Night Zookeeper story with us, please complete this form.

 

 

Write a Comment

Recent Posts

New Class Blogs, Upload Writing Feature, and New League Table

New Class Blogs, Upload Writing Feature, and New League Table

We’re excited to tell you about a new features that have just been added to nightzookeeper.com! Students and teachers can now upload writing and pictures to nightzookeeper.com. From the ‘create’ button at the top of the menu, students just need to press  ‘upload’ and either take a picture of their writing, or add the picture via the photo gallery, or a file if using a computer. Teachers can now also add pictures of writing easily by clicking on the student, […]

A BAFTA screening of Night Zookeeper

A BAFTA screening of Night Zookeeper

We were very excited to attend a very special screening of the animated Night Zookeeper series at the BAFTA Theatre in London on Saturday March 16th. At a packed-out event, children were able to watch the first four episodes of the Night Zookeeper TV series currently showing on Sky Kids and Now TV. They also got to listen to the creators, animators and voice actors talk about how the series was made, and learn how the Night Zookeeper team collaborated […]

A Visit From The Night Zookeepers!

A Visit From The Night Zookeepers!

The Night Zookeeper team are visiting schools all over the UK gathering fantastic ideas for the new animated series on Sky TV! We’ve been delivering story-telling assemblies and creative workshops to get students producing fantastic scripts, amazing characters, and awesome sound FX that could be featured in future episodes of the Night Zookeeper animated series on Sky TV. During the visits, students get to work on our website show.nightzookeeper.com, completing hundreds of different writing and drawing challenges that can inspire […]

Share this with

Copy this link

Follow us on