This year we have use the Flipped Classroom model for a variety of subjects. A flipped classroom is different than the traditional classroom model in that short videos or lectures are viewed by students at home. This allows students to spend class time to complete projects, activities, or have deeper discussions. We primarily used this model to introduce our parts of speech, communities, and science topics. Instead of making this a part of homework, we watched short video clips and listened to songs to help us introduce new topics prior to our lessons. This did not replace, but rather added to my instruction. We even had some pre-reading opportunities before starting our Science and Social Studies unit. One resource that was really great is the app Epic. Epic has books from multiple genres and multimedia from a variety of publishers. This is a free app for teachers. I was also able to find some great songs that the kids LOVED for when we studied the types of communities and for different parts of speech. Some of the songs that Epic includes are from the makers of Flocabulary. These songs were free as part of the Epic app, but if you want to take a sneak peak of what the Flocabulary videos are like, they often have free sample videos at their home page: www.flocabulary.com/.