Posts tagged Teaching Idea
Posts tagged Teaching Idea
This is the poetry station. I find that having the “I can” statements work well for every station. i made my own for this one, as many of the pre-made ones do not address my students’ needs. I use this to help develop phonemic awareness with rhymes, for handwriting skills, and just for the love of poetry. The poems are quite often related to science or social studies content. I have found good ones for my grade here and here . This is the one pictured above.
Excellent idea! Can be adapted throughout grade levels.
Came across this wonderful blog that has so many neat art projects along with sub plans for Art teachers. I think some elementary teachers might find this site useful too! Great for a little inspiration, reward activities, or enrichment. Check it out here.
There’s snow joke about it… our class is awesome!
Ft. SymmeTREEs & Snowman Puns
The puns flip open to reveal the answer with my students’ pictures inside.
Reindeer cardboard cutouts were bought at Michael’s for about $2.00 for 25 of them.
Found the symmeTREES on TeacherPayTeachers. Link above.
Daily Five Procedures/Centers Lowdown
My students have an attachment to Daily Five. However, I do not do true “Daily Five” work in my classroom because I find that my students’ age and our curriculum would not bode well with the standard “read to self” or “read to someone” system. That being said, choice is still very present in my classroom. Every morning I list 4-5 activities on the white board using magnetic numbers. Under each activity I place the objective. (This is a school mandated procedure, but I do find that students are able to reiterate the reasoning behind each activity. Tedious? Yes, but worth it.)
Students have a checklist for the week that allows them to check off each activity/station as they complete it. This works wonders for some students because it has them taking responsibility throughout the entire morning. I say entire morning because I do not just hold this Daily Five process to reading. I also incorporate social studies and science into the mix. Some students choose the tougher activities first to get them out of the way and others complete the breeze work and progress to the more challenging activities.
On the Daily Five checklists I also post my students vocabulary words and spelling words for the week. This allows them to travel with them instead of constantly visiting our Lesson Wall.
Some noteworthy features I add into the mix each week are:
*PS That picture is the only one I have on hand right now. The objectives are usually a little more detailed and concise. May be a different one tomorrow!
So many uses for this Pumpkin Venn Diagram.
Download it for free from Julie Faulkner’s TeachersPayTeachers
Is it spelling pretest day?
After your pretest, why not let your kids stamp the words out?
Even though this looks like first grade, it was sure a big hit in fourth grade.
They loved it. Sometimes you have to remember they’re babies at heart.
* Cheap ink pads and alphabet stamps at walmart in the craft section!
Hey you guys,
I stumbled across this site when I was clicking through the Everyday Math website. XtraMath is a site that is similar to SpellingCity. It allows students to get daily math fact practice with a click of a button. Today was my first day introducing the program to my students and I received some very exciting and positive feedback. The site is set up very nicely and comes with a “teacher”. These teachers explain step-by-step directions to your students via video which allows your student to direct his or her own learning. When students are finished, the site allows you to see how each student is doing and creates a progress graph. Amazing that this site was free. I’d highly recommend it for grades 2-6.
Perfect for: Students exploring the internet
“Rover” is a free web browser app for the iPad that allows students (k-12) to access educational websites including those with Flash content. Kids are now able to surf the internet more safely. This app can be used during whole group instruction or small group instruction as a reinforcement for each lesson.
Just checked this out. Perfect for when you don’t want anything “weird” popping up while trying to show your students something. Great for allowing students to browse on their own without worrying about what they’ll stumble across. If I were a parent, I would check this out.
I’ve been on the hunt for various different activities for the centers that I plan to use in my classroom. I came across this awesome game which can also be adapted for spelling words, reading vocabulary, science vocabulary, social studies vocabulary, etc..
I love that students can practice antonyms and synonyms along with building a concrete definition by creating the definition in their mind before acting or drawing it out.
Would you add any other activities to this game in your classroom?
This awesome site offers free printable patterns for plain white paper. I really can’t believe these are free. I would use these all the time.
I’ve already thought about using them for meet the parents night or as fun decorations for conferences. Pretty patterns make life a little bit better. :)