Make your own class lift-the-flap book! Kids LOVE a lift-the-flap book with their own picture in it. A great project for the beginning of the school year.
ChartChums- a blog about utilizing anchor charts in the classroom by Marjorie Martinelli and Kristi Mraz. They are the auhtors of Smarter Charts: Optimizing an Instructional Staple to Create Independent Readers and Writers (published by Heinemann in 2012).
I use this in my classroom, but I definitely need to start calling Voice Level 1 "spy talk". It's MUCH cooler than whispering! (If anyone has never heard of this before, I HIGHLY recommend it! It took a couple of weeks for my kids to get the hang of it, but now they ask me what voice level they are allowed to be at for certain activities. It's AMAZING!)
The Scissor Chant is a finger-play that can be used in early childhood and preschool classes. It helps children rememebr the proper way to hold a s...