Ok, just a quick drop in to sprinkle a little glitter...
Here are a few of the anchor charts my firsties and I created last week:
Our Shared Reading objective was text evidence and inferences. We had just discussed schema the previous week. I created a short text passage with our polar bear theme leaving out the topic. Here are the before and after shots.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
I also keep dry erase markers and whiteboards in work on words for any recording, practice, partner games, etc. needed. My students also use the dry erase boards to give themselves a practice "Word Wall Test."
Woooo....that was ALOT. Hopefully I've given you the hook up though with ideas, links, and printables. Of course, these are just a handful of ideas for work on words. I am always looking for new ideas myself, changing, adapting, and attempting to perfect all areas in my classroom. Thank you so much to all of the amazing blogging teachers that inspire me, give free printables, and keep their TPT stores stocked for my use. (giggles)
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Oh my word...I can't believe it's back to work tomorrow! I seriously used every bit of my 2 weeks. Now to get re-motivated, re-vamped, and re....glittered for the second half of the school year! Let's start with a freebie! Recently my grade level team was responsible for presenting at staff development. Our assignment was the "Reflection" chapter in Ron Clark's Excellent 11. Here is a little printable I made for teacher reflection. I keep all of my lesson plans for the year in a 3 ring binder. When I get ready to plan the same week the following year, I pull out my lesson planning binder and see what we're going to do the same or change up. I'm sure you have something similar whether it be file folders, notebooks, etc. Here's the thing...I always find a pin on pinterest, blog post, or some idea I wished I'd had BEFORE I planned the lesson! Sooo...here's the idea...I'm going to copy the lesson reflection freebie below, 3 hole punch, and place in front of the week's lessons so when I turn to that plan next year, I remember my notes. I know this is not a new concept, but I've made a cutesy little page that will work well for me and is blogger/pinner friendly....giggles. Hope that you can get some use out of it too.
Click here to download your copy.
Graphics by Flavoree. Fonts by Kevin & Amanda