FREE Spelling Homework Ideas
This is a list of ideas on ways to practice spelling words. I include this list in my weekly homework packet. Parents and students choose at least one activity per night. Parents have been very appreciative that I offer spelling this way. It's very flexible and students can do what is best for them.
I'm Done Jar 2.0! - Miss Kindergarten
My first year of teaching, I created an “I’m Done” jar for my fast finishers and it was seriously amazing! I always had students who finished their “must do’s” quickly. They just got it! When they came up to me and exclaimed, “Teacher! I’m done!” I generally would just tell them to go read a …
"I'm Done... Now What?"
At the beginning of the year I was getting the above question about a million times a day. I had explained to my students that they always had the option of reading, finishing morning work or practicing their spelling words. Well, those options worked for a while but then the question came back and I knew something needed to change. I took to good ol' Pinterest to get some ideas on brain breaks or activities for fast finishers. After I found a few great things, I used a combination of those…
End of the Year Organization: Tips & Tricks! - Miss DeCarbo
End of the year tips and tricks for teachers as they prepare their classrooms for summer break and get ready for a new school year in the fall.
Monday Made It
I am excited to be linking up again with 4th Grade Frolics for another Made It Monday! All of my projects are for the classroom. I start back in 2 weeks and I still feel like I have a long to do list! My first project is a shameless copy from The Evil Math Wizard. I saw them on her blog last winter and have been wanting to make them ever since. Well I finally got around to it! Check out my multiplication beads. Each compartment has a different amount of beads on the pipe cleaner. For…
Harry Potter Classroom Theme
Harry Potter Themed Classroom 2012-2013 This is a view of my back wall. Each board is a different house color. Red - Gryffindor, Blue - Ravenclaw, Yellow - Hufflepuff, Green - Slytherin The shields were made by former students. Each sign is a quote from the Harry Potter Books. This is my teacher area. The bulletin board is Platform 9 3/4. The Reading signs cover each Reading Skill written in Harry Potter font. Reading Center - Pinterest idea for benches. Milk crates connected by tie straps…
Reading in the Upper Grades
I thought I'd share some things today that may help you with the way you teach reading in the upper grades. If nothing else, I have some printables that you might be able to use in your classrooms. :) 1. Reading Conferences I love conferring with my students! I love the one-on-one time I get with each student where I can genuinely focus on them. This sheet I made is very basic, but I love having a spot to give them feedback; I always give my students a positive comment and then one thing for…
Classroom benches- three different levels so everyone can see- the top level is a milk crate + a half one zip tied together- middle is a crate on the side and the bottom is a crate flat on the ground- 3 crates for each bench- I love them! (Picture only)
Figurative Language STATIONS - Print & Digital Distance Learning
Fun, motivating stations for figurative language and sound devices get students thinking deeply and creatively! You get 8 different stations with task cards and inviting student handouts for each. Students identify and analyze figurative language, and then brainstorm to apply their knowledge in imaginative ways.
Guided Reading-Get the most out of small groups! - The Bubbly Blonde Teacher
I’ve been working on becoming even more “structured and organized” in my planning I’m someone who constantly re-does something attempting to find the “perfect” method, even though what I was doing before was efficient. Lesson planning is no different. I’m always trying make it easier, more efficient, and smoother! I’ve tried a few different guided …
Theme Distance Learning Reading Passage and Task Cards FREE | Theme Activities
FREE Theme product for 3rd-6th grade! This theme product includes a full-page reading passage with corresponding questions, as well as task cards with differentiated answer sheets. This is perfect for reviewing theme for end of year testing or for a quick refresher!