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Great idea for Open House
After School Routine Checklist- would be good to have one to keep me on track. Good post for a new teacher.
65 Favorite Read-Alouds for Boys.....and I would think lots of girls too:)
Counting Rings -- I need to make these & add to our Math Boxes
Word boxes: If a student doesn't know how to spell a word, they check the card in the box. If it's not there, they bring the card to me, we spell it together, and then the card goes back in its spot when they're done. Promotes independent writers!
Shortcut for Common Core standards
Nonfiction Text Features: Have students teach students! (One of our reading groups spent two weeks in February working on a project. They used the informational texts from our class’ study of penguins to learn about Nonfiction Text Features.) YouTube Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded=ih7H88i3bjg
This blog post is full of amazing ideas for how to prepare for Open House night and get a head start on learning about your students! I especially love the idea of an "About the Teacher" page and a page letting parents know all of the awesome things their children will be learning that year.
Friday Journals--kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Love it--a great way to practice letter writing, and to get parents involved. Helps the children ingrain what has been taught into their memory too.
this teacher has some REALLY GREAT organization ideas!!
Awesome list of procedures to teach at the beginning of year. I always have a list at the beginning of the year....this has a lot that I think about after the fact!