This year I am using interactive notebooks in math, reading and social studies. I absolutely love them! It was a bit intimidating when I first started using them and I often get questions about them. Let me share a little about what I have learned. If you want more tips and ticks for interactive notebooks, be sure to follow my Interactive Notebook Pinterest Board. Just click on the picture below. Are you ready for a FREEBIE?! Click on the picture to grab free notebook covers, table of contents, rubrics and student reflection forms. Happy notebooking! ...
At the start of the school year, I promise my parents that I will not be assigning at-home book reports. They look surprised and then relieved. I was not always this way. When I first started teaching, I was excited to assign book reports. I did them as a child and so it seemed natural that my children would do them as well. So I assigned the "report" that the rest of my team was assigning. This was not like any report I had even completed. It was more of an art project than anything else. And here is what happened... I received no less than twenty questions about the report from parents. I was sending daily answers and reminders regarding the report. On the due date, two students didn't bring a report at all. Twenty students brought reports that looked professionally done. And four sweeties brought in hand-written, crayon colored, done by themselves reports. As the students presented their reports for what seemed like an eternity, my heart broke for the four who di...
I have been using interactive notebooks in reading, language and math this year. I love them and my students are always excited to add a new page. I sometimes catch them reading through these journals on their snack break. That makes a teacher smile! My favorite thing to have the kids put in their journal are flaps. They are super simple to prep and add to the journal and provide lots of space for students to record definitions and examples. Here is a look in our language notebook... Each flap is aligned to the 3rd Grade Common Core standards and has a student friendly I can statement on it. You can find my language flaps, with a list of all the skills covered, in my TpT store by clicking on the picture below. And a look in our math notebook... Would you like to try some of my math flaps for FREE ?!!! Of course you would! All you have to do is head over and like my Facebook Page . Click on the Free-For-All tab at the top and download a sampler for FREE ...