Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
ADD LABELS TO EVERYTHING- Look extra organized- label! I printed everything onto one color cardstock that will be together. I try to keep everything very uniform. Also, I spray painted that green shelf black- it looks much better. Here is a "before' picture of the board without the border. But mainly check out my labels!
Friday, June 22, 2012
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
It still has LOTS if work to go, but it is looking better! They usually shut the place down in the summer, but due to budget cuts they are only waxing the halls. So basically that means I have extra access to my room. And since I'm going on a Disney cruise in 24 days, I want it finished before then. Also- get this: students bring their supplies to us JULY 31! Crazy, hub?
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Monday, June 18, 2012
Fun-and-easy wireless recorder encourages even reluctant students to speak up! Just one button to record, then simply play back and listen (up to 4 hours of audio). Extended uses across the curriculumoral language, fluency, phonics, speech therapy, intervention, math facts, podcasts and more. Built...
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
He has shared some interesting ideas and many photos that teachers have shared with him.
Teachers had a grid of letters painted on the floor. The students stood around them in a circle. The called out a spelling word and had one student spell it out by hopping from square to square. They could also use bean bags.
He also showed the following types of charts to keep students moving:
Music Notes on a Scale
They also had a coordinate grid on the hallway wall.
Sight Word Twister
Bean bag letters for K on a hopscotch board (students identify the letter or letter sound; one side of the bean bag was an uppercase letter and one was lowercase).
Outdoor Spelling Grid- He was talking about how they found the students outside practicing their spelling words before school. I would love to get one of these at our school! They also showed an outdoor 100's chart!
Academic Vocabulary Chart
This chart was made out of sheet protectors. You can change the vocabulary depending on the unit of study. I love that you can use this for any subject! In the example given, they showed geometry. Pictures and phrases were inserted into the squares such as "4 corners" or "Triangle". The students would then have to expound upon that information, giving a definition or characteristics of each term.