Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
My St. Patrick's Day Unit is also 20% off. You can also grab it below.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Anyways before everything becomes Seuss related. I thought I would share about something I started in my room that the kiddos are loving for positive praise. It is simple positive reward necklaces that I can give out daily to students such as: stellar speller, wonderful worker, handwriting perfectionist, math magician, grammar guru, hallway hero, writing wizard, Punctuation Pro, Capitalization Captain, Fantastically Fluent, Comprehension Colonel, and Lovely Listener. I printed the cards on cardstock, cut, and place in small plastic badge holders with yarn as a lanyard. The back of the badge holder has a magnet on it so they are stored on the side of my black cabinet. One of my students also figured out when we go to lunch they place their necklace on the side of their desk using the magnet. Works Great! I have been calling these little necklaces. "Brag Tags". At the end of the day my kiddos know without me even saying to go place their brag tag on the black cabinet. See the picture below of my brag tags.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
One activity I will be doing with my intervention group will be playing Nonsense Word Bingo: Read Across America Style. I created this game this week so we can have some fun with CVC and CVCe nonsense words next week. I just uploaded this game to my TPT store and it is ON SALE in honor of my 4 day weekend until Sunday night when I get home from church. You can click the picture to pick it up at TPT.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
On another note I found a mistake in the "Oh the Punctuation you will use" Dr. Seuss grammar center. So please click the pic below to redownload. Sorry about that!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Monday, February 13, 2012
- Vocabulary organizer for each chapter that includes the use of Dictionary Skills
- Chapter Comprehension questions with varying degrees of knowledge level
- Writer Response journals including a text to self prompt, how to prompt, friendly letter prompt, genre prompt, and write your own story prompt
- Book Reveiw writers response page
It is 18 pages that you can use for your kiddos to respond to this book.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Click the picture below to download your copy!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Click here to head on over the Ms. Leslie Ann's post about her new unit. Have a great rest of the week!
Sunday, February 5, 2012
First up in the Word Work Center students will will be choosing hearts with compound words on them and then record them on the recording sheet broken up into the two words. Click the pic below to pick up your set of the heart cards and the recording sheet.
I use these absolutely adorable little behavior coupons I got from an awesome blog by Mel D called Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations (If you don't know it, you should check it out!) You can click the picture below to go and print the coupons!
Each Monday, I choose a table captain. This person is Table Captain all week! Their name also goes on the board to identify their table (Ex: Lucy's Table). I give points all week for various things. I give points to the first table to get their table clean after an activity, the first table to follow directions, the first table to have everyone on the carpet for calendar, the table with everyone working the hardest, the quietest table, the table working together the best, etc. Sometimes I will also use it to get 1 table back on task by giving all 3 other tables a point! This really gets their attention. Most of the time, I can just go to the board and pick up the marker and it is like MAGIC! They all get busy and on task! (It has a lot to do with peer pressure... no one wants to be the reason the table didn't get a point!) I never take away points, I only use it as a positive (although, like I said, I sometimes give all tables but 1 a point which is kind of the same concept without being negative about it.)
On Friday afternoon, the table with the most points gets to go "Coupon Shopping" at my desk! They always have the option of choosing a popsicle or their choice of coupon (no one EVER chooses a popsicle since the coupons have been introduced!) Coupons can only be redeemed on Fridays (this keeps me from having to deal with it every day), and it is the student's responsibility to keep up with their coupon. I never reimburse lost coupons. So, this actually only ends up being around 5 students per week getting this reward. In my experience, the fewer students who recieve a reward- the more special it is to them. And, let me tell you-- they WORK HARD to get these coupons! It has been such a success for me. I was afraid it would be too much of a distraction or a hassle and take away class time. But using the table points system has really helped me gain SO much instructional time by allowing me to keep students on task and get through transitions quickly. I hope this will help someone else in their own classroom, and if you have any questions or suggestions I would love to hear them!! Leave me a comment and share what you have found to be successful in your classroom :)