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…
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.
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!