Tell me I'm not the only one who has ever had a "duh" moment? Our school has adopted the Conscious Discipline model for behavior and one of the things the book suggests is for every student to have a job or a role in the classroom to help create unity and a family environment. Before going to this training, I had 2 jobs in my classroom: Both would change daily.
October Read Alouds 07 October There are so many great books that bring the magic of October alive in the classroom, but I've picked 10 of my favorites to share with you today!
A few of these don't make their way on my classroom bookshelf or into my library book bins for good reason! I typically put away the books I use for instruction until I read them to my class. Once I do, I'll place them on the shelf and into the eager hands of my students.
This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. Rather than just giving you a quick little blurb of each, I thought it would be more beneficial to explain how I use them in my classroom.
While I'm aware there are so many restraints on the curriculum and schedules in schools today, I'm lucky enough to work in a district that supports my creativity and design to integrate these when possible.
Be sure to keep that in mind when reading. When I can, I look at the teaching points in my monthly content and find away to make it work! This book encompasses both skills in one great story!
It inspires you to have your own hands-on pumpkin themed counting experiment. One day in the month of October, parents come in for a pumpkin filled day of fun.
It's lots of fun and is sure to surprise even your highest thinkers with the results! You can find it on Amazon here. Many lessons focus on also using a "reader's voice. A few years back my class taught me how their Kinder teachers taught them the match hand gestures, which I have since adopted. Pumpkin Pumpkin is perfect when teaching into fluency because of the predictable structure of the text.
Students can also use pictures for tricky words and focus on how to "read punctuation. You can find it here. The images are eye catching and facts are fun filled! It also the perfect model when asking and answering questions about a topic. It's a definite must read and purchase for your classroom.
Each page features a state in the US and a specific event, place, tale or tradition! Now when I introduce the book, I'm sure to give it a big into! Then we take the time finding the different states featured in the book on a map.
My students know the NJ page every time!Anchor charts are a great way to make thinking visual as you teach the writing process to your students. We searched high and low to find great anchor charts for all age levels.
Here are some of our favorites.
Hopefully they help you develop strong writers in your classroom. First and second graders. In this opinion writing set, you will find anchor charts, vocabulary cards, “I can” statements, pre-writing organizers, and writing pages to support your teaching of the Common Core Standards for opinion writing in a kindergarten or first grade classroom.
Jan 18, · Hello Everyone! We finished our study of living and nonliving things with a fun (and a little slimy) activity.
Jul 24, · The first days back are the most exciting and yet overwhelming days of the year! Empty bulletin boards, a new audience for all your favorite read alouds and of course, all the crafts and activities you've pinned on your "back-to-school" Pinterest board all summer. Jul 02, · Hello Everyone! I've had some requests to make a printable Fiction/Nonfiction anchor chart. I originally posted a pic of the anchor chart my kiddos and I worked on back in February. Reading Strategy Anchor Chart Ideas. Plot Rollercoaster via First Grade Fresh. Fiction vs Nonfiction Working 4 the Classroom. Cause and Effect via Step into 2nd Grade. How to Visualize via Fabulous Fourth Grade. Visualize Anchor Charts via Debbie Diller’s Blog Fluent Readers Anchor Chart via Step into 2nd Grade. Anti-Robot .
"Gummy Worms vs Earth Worms" The activity was adapted from a similar activity in the AIMS Science curriculum. We believe spelling instruction should be ongoing, daily, and purposeful.
Instruction should be interrelated and interconnected with all strands of language.
The primary focus of instruction should be on teaching a variety of effective spelling strategies, rather than on just memorizing lists of words. Make a Movie: Sound Words, Beautiful Language, and Comparing Chart Sound Words Chart Introduction Chart Conclusion Chart (Tip: Choose to print color and single-sided) These anchor charts are also included in the First Grade Non-Fiction Writing Curriculum from our store.
If you like what you see here, click the “Follow Me” button near the top 4/5(14). English Language Arts Standards Download the standards Print this page The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (“the standards”) represent the next generation of K–12 standards designed to prepare all students for success in college, career, and life by the time they graduate from high school.