It’s also great because you don’t have to work to make it apply to real life. How many times a day do you answer, “What time is lunch? It’s super easy to spot that the clock is on an hour or half-hour and say, “Hey guys. What time is it? Write it in the corner of the paper you’re working on. Quick, easy, no instructional time wasted. They just stop for a second to write it and get back to work. Maybe even bust out a bag of pretzels and give a pretzel to each kid for doing it. You may not think a pretzel is a big motivator but, in my experience, a simple pretzel is just as cool as a cupcake if everyone else around you is getting one. Or you can get super fancy and say something like:
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Friday, 20 January More Bears! If you have not read this book, you must! We looked at these four types of bears: Here is the chart we created: Check out her bear unit here I wish I had more time to do all of the activities.
Sunday, September 17, 26 Ways to Use Dry Erase Markers in the Classroom Very few school supplies get used in our classroom as much as dry erase markers do. To say the kids love them is an understatement! We make a big deal about responsibility and taking care of our dry erase markers so we can help them last as long as possible. From how to click the pen caps closed to how to store them properly in their desks, we teach them everything they need to know about how to manage their dry erase markers in the classroom.
You can read all about our organization, storage and other Dry Erase Ideas for the Classroom here. We ask each student to bring 4 dry erase markers as part of their supply list to start off the school year.
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Sunday, March 9, Kindness Activity for Kids Compli-Mats Teaching our primary students about compliments is highly important in our classroom. Of course it’s always easier to point out what we don’t like But, we have found we have to purposefully teach our first graders how to see the good in one another by pointing out what they do like. So, we came up with an idea to teach our kids how to pay compliments to their classmates.
Did I mention how much I love this shelf?!?! Here is a picture of my listening station! I actually have two of these to accommodate more students. Nothing spectacular, but does the trick! Here is a picture of the pocket chart center. Again, very simple-just a pocket chart on a stand!! I have a little basket on the floor beside it that holds the recording sheets.
I love using this pocket chart for sorting, making words, and matching games!!! Here’s a pic of one of my kiddos at the computer center. He is working on his math facts using a program my school purchased called “Math Facts in a Flash”. It’s great for practicing math fact fluency!!
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Doing quick drawings on the board Using the Spanish equivalent and then asking students to say the word in English Listening comprehension Listening to stories read aloud by the teacher is one effective way for students to enrich vocabulary. It is also an easier way for you to introduce comprehension skills such as the main idea and cause and effect because the students are not having to do the arduous work of decoding, learning new words, and trying to comprehend the story while also attempting to think about elements of the story.
You can do this through discussions with students or by thinking aloud about what might be the main idea or the cause and effect in a section you just finished reading.
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I have been posting lots of pictures on Instagram of my classroom and my word work area. I have had a lot of teachers asking what word work I use and commenting that they liked the labels I created. I am going to share a little bit about my word word and I am also going to share a friends word work station as well! The games have really stayed the same for the start of school however I am using my smaller shelf this year because I just feel that less games is actually a little better!
I change these out around September – October. Top of the shelf I always have my Read the Room, dry erase boards, and clip boards for write the room!
Name Generator 1st Grade Writing Prompts These 1st-grade writing prompts or essay topics are written for students in grade one. They are free to use under a Creative Commons License. Click the “categories” tab at the top of the screen, or visit the homepage. Tell me about a time when you had to be very brave. Imagine you woke one morning and found you could fly. But imagine your parents said it was too dangerous; describe what would happen next. If we all lived in the sea, what would our houses look like?
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Learning to read is hard work! Encourage critical thinking by giving your students writing prompts. It helps them get away from answering without thinking just to be first.
Friday, September 23, I’m obsessed with Daily 5! Well friends, it’s official I am obsessed with Daily Five! Here are a few shots of my kiddos in action! I know, I know Here we are building our stamina. Can you say “Namaste” We are practicing breathing techniques here. This has also helped with a few anxiety issues we were having adjusting to first grade. Their expressions kill me!
This is our first try “Read to Self” after picking out our “Just Right” books for the week. Of course I set the “Stamina Timer” on the smartboard! After we built up our stamina to 12 minutes I let them have “reading buddies”. And then I introduced “Read to Someone”.
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Free Creative Writing Prompts With reading and writing and anything having to do with learning, starting early is best. It doesn’t matter if a response to any of these prompts is simply one word or just a few words, getting students to try to write as soon as possible is extremely important. This prompts can also probably be used with ease with older students as well. They are simple and can lead to hilarious or extremely truthful responses.
Second Grade Third Grade But there is more! If you want to choose the number of rows and columns, the amount of words, and other puzzle features, please use the Wordsearch Puzzle Generator. Reasons to Teach Sight Words. Reading is one of the most critical skills taught at school. It is virtually impossible for a person to live a productive life in our society without being functionally literate.
Children with reading difficulties will undoubtedly have trouble mastering nearly all school subjects even if they are motivated to study. Conversely, children who learn to read in the early grades acquire one of the most basic skills needed to continue their education and be fully-functional as adults. In many schools students are expected to be able to read simple material by the end of the second grade.