Thursday, January 30, 2014

Reasons to Write Anchor Chart

At the beginning of the year, I helped my students brainstorm reasons why we write.  I keep this chart hung up in the room so that whenever they say, "I don't know what to write about" I just point them in the direction of our chart.  It was also a great into to author's purpose.


Valentine's For Students

Each year I decide to do something different and I wanted to find something that I could use year after year.  My friend actually whipped these tags together and I printed them off and bought Valentine's pencils at the dollar section in Target.  A pencil does not fit through one hole punch, so I had to punch four holes together. I find it easier to not write their names on these so that I can easily pass them out.  








Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Peek into my Closet- January

Sweater: Charlotte Russe
Necklace: Old Navy
Blake Jeans: Kohl's
Shoes: Payless




Shirt: Kohl's
Necklace: Forever 21
Jeans: JCP
Shoes: Payless




Shirt: H&M
Necklace: Forever 21
Pants: Kohl's
Shoes: Payless





Sweater: Target
Cami: Kohl's
Nacklace: Old Navy
Jeggings: Kohl's
Shoes: Payless



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Monday, January 27, 2014

Guided Reading Basket


 When working with guided reading groups, there are certain things that I need readily available so that there are no interruptions or distractions as I am teaching.  In my guided reading basket, I have everything that gets me through all 5 groups and even my math small group!


Items (from back to front): (behind the white board) Reading Conference Binder and Guided Reading Binder
2 sets of reading comprehension spinners
Daily 5 CAFE cards
Writing prompts flip book
2 sets of task cards that fit with any book 
Tin Cup: markers, pens, pencils, highlighters, and dry erase markers
Sticky notes
Story comprehension dice (the kids love these!)

Reading Comprehension task cards that fit any book. 


Reading Comprehension Spinners (can be found at United Art and Education)


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Activity

After reading, "Martin's Big Words", the students summarized Dr. King's dream and then created their own.  It warmed my heart to read some of the things they wrote for their own dreams.  They never cease to amaze me!

Materials:
Brown construction paper
Lg. black construction paper
White paper with a tie drawn down middle and "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream on one side and "My Dream" on the other.





They made a great hallway display!

Classroom Organization Tip

Do you spend five minutes each day pushing the student's desks back in their place?  I don't understand why, but their desks are always in a new spot by the end of the day!  I found a great Pin about zip tying their desks together to stay put!  I tried it and it is amazing!  They stay put and I gain a few minutes in my day!



Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Peek into my Closet- January

Dress: Charlotte Russe
Belt: H&M
Necklace: Forever 21
Leggings: Kohl's
Shoes: Payless




Dress: Charlotte Russe 
Belt: H&M
Leggings: Kohl's
Shoes: Payless



I love statement necklaces!!!

Necklace: Old Navy
Sweater: Target
Tank: Forever 21


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Peek into my Closet- How to Wear Your Summer Clothes in the Winter

Are you getting the winter blues and wanting to wear your summer clothes already?  Well, I am!! This post is all about how to wear your summer clothes in the winter.  All you need is a cute cardigan or jacket to pair with your tanks. I have different shades of neutral sweaters so that I can mix and match them with multiple different tanks, a blue jean jacket, and a neutral colored light weight jacket.  These are some essential pieces to layering and maximizing the use of your summer clothes.


Sweater: Old Navy
Tank: Kohl's
Pants: Kohl's
Boots: Target
Necklace: Forever 21



Sweater: Target
Tank: Forever 21
Pants: Kohl's
Boots: Target



Maxi: Meijer
Tank: Target
Jacket: H&M
Necklace: Kohl's





  
Tank: Target
Sweater: Target
Belt: H&M
Pants: Kohl's
Boots: Famous Footwear



Shirt: Kohl's
Jacket: Kohl's
Pants: Kohl's
Boots: Target
Necklace: Express



Sweater: Forever 21
Tank: Macy's
Pants: JCP
Leg Warmers: Payless
Boots: Target


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Peek into my Closet- January

Top: Target
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Forever 21



White Shirt: Kohl's
Sweater: Body Central
Black Jeggings: Kohl's
Boots: Target



Top: Old Navy
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Payless