Saturday, January 28, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
|This Monkey Binder is the best organizational tool in my classroom. It keeps all of us super organized (especially ME!)|
Every student has one and everything that needs to be communicated between home and school is in one safe place.
|This Money and Note Pouch is the place where all money and important notes are placed. No more lost money or searching for notes!|
|The students have learned that this pocket is for papers that can be taken home and left there.|
|This is the pocket where papers that need to be returned go.|
Our Binders also keep our homework agendas too. This tool has proven effective year after year to make life so much easier! By the way, all clipart is D.J. Inkers!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
|These were the covers of our Penguin Reports. The students created a penguin by drawing and cutting simple shapes such as ovals and circles. I used several pages from Deanna Jump's Penguin unit for the report. It is an awesome resource!|
|Our Penguin Vocabulary. I love having the students draw a visual to match our vocabulary words.|
|Our Penguin diagram. The students completed a page in their Penguin Reports which included a diagram. We discussed how diagrams are often found in nonfiction books to show information.|
|The pocket chart shows words we used in our writing. We had a great time placing these words in ABC order too.|
|I LOVE this organizational strategy to organize our thoughts. It helps us stay focused in our writing.|
Sunday, January 15, 2012
We have been working very hard on our writing these past few weeks in first grade. One chart that has been really helpful is our Student Writing Checklist which we keep in our Writing Folders. After writing a piece of work, each student goes through the five part checklist to make sure they remembered all of the important stuff. This checklist has really cut down on my reminders and it has helped our writing time run smoother.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
We have been working very hard this year to be Responsible Problem Solvers! This visual really helps us remember to stop, walk away, and tell a teacher if we are being bothered on the playground or in the classroom. This visual also reminds the students that they have the power to react to issues in an appropriate manner instead of losing control. We usually review the steps if we are having an off day and it helps to get us back on track.