I have been thinking about putting "I Can" statements up in my room since early in the summer but I never could never find the right ones. So I made my own! And I had to make them a sports theme! Inside this kit, you will find an "I can" statements for every third grade standard! I included title sheets for each subject and each domain. I also made each subject a different primary color. These would be perfect for all those sports and team themed classrooms! You can find them HERE in my TpT store. Enjoy! ...
Yesterday, I shared with you my procedures for my reading and writing workshop. I am going to be doing several posts to give you more details about the activities I use in my ELA block. Today, I am starting with my reading and writing mini lessons. I found this extraordinary resource from Jen Bengel on TpT . Inside she has given you 20 mini reading lessons and 20 mini writing lessons to get your workshops launched! The lessons all use familiar back to school texts that help to build community. She even gives examples of anchor charts! Every lesson lists the common core standard addressed and has objectives for the kiddos to write or glue into their journals. And the best part...she has units for narrative, informational, persuasive and figurative language! Plus she has written them for different grade levels! The lessons are GREAT and they have made my lesson planning a piece of cake! And I believe the reason that my kiddos are loving reading and writing and are having no...
I am very pleased with how well my reading and writing blocks are already running this year! I am blessed to have a large block of time, technology, and students who really like reading and writing! I thought I would write a few blog posts to share what we are doing in reading and writing. Let me start by sharing my basic routine for reading and writing each day. I have my class split into 3 leveled reading groups. (I named mine basketball teams to go with my sports theme!) Honestly, I thought I would have 4 groups- because that is what I was used to. My school wanted us to try three and so far it is really working!!! We start our reading block with a mini lesson on the carpet. (I'll tell you a lot more about those mini lessons in a future post!) At the end of the mini lesson, I always give the students something to be looking for or thinking about while they are reading independently that day. After the mini lesson, we do our center rotations. We have 3 centers that the kids...
My students are loving Writer's Workshop this year. I am putting together a whole blog post about the things I have been using in writing this year to get my kiddos excited. But for now I wanted to share my latest writing resource! I made these cute revising and editing check lists . They are perfect to put in the writing folders as a reminder to students. I put mine in page protectors so the kids can use dry erase markers to check each one off! There is a check list for narative, persuasive and informational writing. I have my kiddos use green pens for revising and red pens for editing. I made check lists that have the colors listed and a set without the colors. And a new product couldn't have come at a better time! TpT is having their Back to School sale on Sunday and Monday! My entire store is 20% off!!! Come shop! It's the perfect time to get one of my classroom theme kits or maybe my new Narrative Writing Goals Clip Chart !!! I am off to nurse my back ...
One of my coworkers set up her room using my Super Hero kit! It turned out so cute that I just had to share pictures. I took them on my phone, so I appologize for the poor quality. She chose to use black background and bright colored star borders. Everything POPS! I am obsessed with clip charts lately! Almost all my theme kits now have writing process clip charts in them. I love the way she glued the small super hero to clothes pins and put their names on them. So cute! I made tons of small labels for this kit, but she wanted large labels for some of her bins on top of her shelves! A job clip chart! More of those cute clothes pins! I love how her rules and behavior clip chart look displayed next to each other! My favorite part of the room is this adorable reading hour display that she made!!! Each of her kids will have one of those flying heros (from the kit) to attach to the number of hours they have read. Calendar display... Super work board! So colorful!...
I have so many things that I want to blog about! And yet, time keeps slipping away fro me! The first quarter is so exhausting! But I had a breakthrough. I did not go to school at all this weekend! I worked from home, but that is better than dragging the ids to school on the weekend! I also made my first new product since school started!!! My kiddos are really enjoying writer's workshop, but I wanted to find a way to help them focus on a writing goal. So I made this writing goal clip chart! As I conference with my kiddos, we will decide on their goal. They will put their clothes pin on that poster and even take a small version of the poster and put it in their writing notebook. The next time we conference, they will provide evidence of their work on their goal. Then we will set a new goal! I can't wait to get started!!! Everything you need to use this program in your class can be found HERE in my TpT store. Goals for expository and persuasive writing are already in t...
I am sorry that I ave been so quiet lately. I just forgot how exhausting the first few weeks of school can be! I come home from school, eat dinner and then fall right to sleep! Somehow I squeezed a little time out of this weekend to make a FREEBIE for you though! Now you forgive me, right?! I plan to spotlight one character trait each month and ask students to watch for peers who exibit the trait of the month. At the end of the month I will allow them to nominate their peers for an award! You can find the posters for free HERE . Enjoy! I have tons of blog post ideas and can't wait to have the energy to type them!...