Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
So, I have a range of students in my class (probably like most of us). And I always have a few that finish and are at me with the "What do I do now?" I have a couple of projects that are wonderful enrichment opportunities for the students, and keep them busy for days! One is a math project called Build that House. Here students use math skills to design, measure, and calculate the cost of building a house from scratch. The other is a Scholastic Catalog project where students use the catalogs to fill a classroom library with various types of texts...all on a budget! Both are available at Kara's Store!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
This year I've decided to try to streamline my reading and math rotations. This has worked well so far. I saw an idea from Pinterest where you hot glue thumb tacks to clothes pins, then put them into your bulletin board. I did this, then made cards for the different rotation stations for both reading and math (both available at Kara's store). I love this, and it's made switching groups quick and easy!
Friday, October 5, 2012
I wanted to come up with labels for my book bins that were colorful and enticing to students. These labels were made for 4th grade, but would probably work for any intermediate grade (Available at Kara's Store). I printed them on colored card stock, and used packaging tape to mount them to the bins. So far they are working great, and my students are actually putting the books back where they came from. I call that success!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
I have a city/Boston theme in my classroom. Like most teachers, I also have my students apply for jobs in the classroom. The job tags are available at Kara's Store, and below are a few images of the cards and how I've used them in my class. I printed them on colored cardstock and laminated them for durability. I staple them onto a bulletin board, then put the student's names on clothes pins and attach. Easy to make and switch!