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Classroom ABC's for beginning of the year parent letter or Meet the Teacher Night
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Whew, it has been a busy few days, but I know that when I am busy--I am getting a lot done, so busy is never a bad thing! I have managed to get a few more things accomplished for next year and I am definitely ready to implement them! One of my favorites is something I used last year, but I found a new and improved version that I think will work great for my kids! Voice Levels is something great to incorporate in the classroom for classroom management. Last year, I hung mine on the board and used a clothes pin to move the voice levels up and down! However, I love the new and improved one pictured below! I think I just like the phrases they use! Spy Talk is GREAT! Getting kids to understand the concept of whispering is impossible sometimes! I think they will have fun with "Spy Talk"--hopefully not too much fun though! :) I used one of these last year and it worked great! The key is to introduce it at th beginning of the year and use it OFTEN. If it goes by the wayside then the kids won't respect it. :) Another WONDERFUL goodie I found, downloaded, and already printed of is Month by Month Poems it is free and wonderful! We do a poem of the week at our school for our 3rd and 4th graders! We actually don't usually start at the beginning of the year but I think I will go ahead and start reading these in September! They are very cute and it is never to early to start teaching something! I put mine in a notebook in page protectors so I can pull them out and put them on the ELMO (document camera) for the kids to see while I read them! I am also in the process of making a notebook for each member of my 3rd grade ELA team and our Curriculum Interventionist (basically our Wonder Woman!) :) Never pass up an opportunity to do a nice thing for someone, they will appriciate it! I love the clipart of everything that goes with it! What a wonderful resource! (Just a heads up also--if you are new to teaching 3rd or 4th, perhaps a first year teacher or just never taught upper grades...poems are HUGE for preparing for the STAAR test.) Even if you don't teach 3rd--this is adorable! So enjoy!
A few years ago, our school implemented "voice levels" as a way to help at assemblies, in hallways, and within our classrooms. This has really helped with consistency across the grade levels and made the first few weeks of school even easier when introducing these concepts. In our school, if a teacher needs to get students' attention, he/she will hold up our hand in the shape of a zero. If kids are working in small groups and are getting a little noisy, I would hold up two fingers to remind them it was "Voice Level 2". When we create presentation rubrics, we always include "Voice Level 3" as an area to focus on. In the beginning of the year, when we are making our Daily 5 Anchor Charts around expectations, Voice Levels 0, 1, and 2 always make an appearance. I have loved thinking of Voice Level 1 (whisper) as "Spy Talk"! In the past, I have used the fingers-on-the-voicebox trick~ if it vibrates, it's not Voice Level 1~ but the idea of talking like a spy is soooooo much more fun! This year, I ask my Teacher's Assistant to help be my Voice Level Monitor. If they feel it is getting too noisy, they will assist me in showing the appropriate voice level with our finger(s). Here is the file for the poster (I recently changed over my font, so it looks slightly different). **UPDATE 12/13/13: If you like this idea, you will love my new Voice Levels Management Pack available on TpT! Be sure to download the Preview to see everything that's included and read my updated post HERE for more info! Enjoy!
Voice Levels Should be displayed in the classroom and be referred back to before starting any activities. Helps students always be aware of their noise level. Anchor Charts,Cool for School,Kinder goodies!,School,School
Simplifying classroom rules This is a very simple, nice classroom poster or a reminder to teach your kids at home to help the teacher!
Classroom Management- At the start of the year the teacher and students should come up with the rules of the class. The teacher should keep them posted for the students to see. The teacher should remind the students to look at the display throughout the year, so that the students remember the expectations for their behavior. If a student does not follow one of the rules, the teacher should let them know that not only was their choice wrong, but against the classroom rules.
classroom norms - maybe for my teacher friends @Kate Murray
Great for setting classroom expectations.
Classroom Norms - good poster ideas
Classroom poster idea
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Simplifying classroom rules This is a very simple, nice #classrules poster Classroom Inspiration,Early Childhood Education Teaching Ideas/ Teaching Ideas,Education,For the Classroom,My Classroom,School,School Ideas,Schoo
Are you ready for the new school year? I return to work on Tuesday, but I know a lot of you have already begun the 2013-2014 school year. Those of you who are new teachers will benefit from that tab at the top, so take a look and let me know what you would like to see here. Here are a few more posts to make your year great: 10 Places to Find Back to School Templates 15 Sites for Classroom Management Templates and Forms 20 Places to Find Award and Certificate Templates 22 Resources to Teach About September 11 24 Places to Find Bulletin Board Display Ideas 40 Ways to Obtain Information on Grants and Grant Writing 136 Interactive Educational Games By Subject Area Holiday Resources From September to June Icebreakers for the Start of the School Year This particular post will be added to the FREE page listed at the top of the blog. Links with a * indicate those I found from Joyce Valenza's super post here. 9 Steps to Create a Classroom Poster Using Google Docs 40 Retro Library Posters- my post from last year *288 FREE Classroom Posters- from the Busy Teachers; contains infographics, posters for all grade levels *Big 6 Posters- from Franklin/Chow Brainy Betty's Free Posters- includes posters for orchestra, band, track *Common Sense Media- digital literacy posters Free Classroom Posters- from Teach With Me, covers math, science, alphabet, much more Free Mini Posters- from Scholastic; 4 posters Google Image Search- millions of results for large images; different worded search here *Jan Brett's (author) Classroom Signs- animals on the posters; for younger grades; about 20 posters Make Your Own Classroom Poster- use any photo-editing program *Motivational Posters- 9 posters Motivator- create your own motivational poster NASA's Posters for Teachers and Students- K-Higher Education *NEA Bullying Prevention Kit Peanut Free Classroom Posters- from Allergy Free Table Poster My Wall- choose from their poster designs and modify them or start from one of their templates. Downloads are free, but the better quality downloads cost $$ Printable Classroom Signs- from Freeology; about 4 pages includes quotes from famous people Poster Street- 12 posters for younger grade teachers Science Method Printables Southern Poverty Law Center- provided by a partnership of Teaching Tolerance, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and Facing History and Ourselves. TeacherVision Posters- 233 pages of posters cover grades K-12 (they tell you the grade) *Turn a Quote into a Masterpiece
This is a great parent resource with tips for parents in how they help their child succeed in school. I want to either hang this in my classroom or adopt it for my website. I really like the tip of discussing the student's school day and activities. That is a great tip in helping students retain what they learned.
How Can I Help My Child Succeed in School? Parent Tips for helping child in school
A Meet the Teacher Night Must- How Can I Help My Child Succeed in
How Can I Help My Child Succeed in School? parent handout
Parent letter about how to help child succeed in school.
Resource #9: Great idea for parent letters on BTSN.
Great idea for parent letters on BTSN.
Great for Parent Conferences
As teachers, we know the importance of parental involvement in a child's education. Most parents truly want to know how they can help their child at home, but they need exact tips on how to do that. These lists are perfect for sending home during the first week of school, or during Parent Teacher Conferences. If you don't have access to a color printer, I have also added a black and white version to these printables. They look great on colored Astrobrights paper. To download this FREEBIE, just click HERE or on any of the pictures at the top of the post. I'd love for you to leave me some feedback in my store after you download them. 3
Great for teaching rules at the beginning of year.
Great for teaching rules at the beginning of year complete a compare and contrast to rules at home to rules at school!
Pinner says: Great for teaching rules at the beginning of year or for me I'd use it to compare/contrast elementary to middle school. Easy to do the first week and they are introduced to Venn diagrams pronto.
Tie in with reading book and writing activity when I'm gone and there is a sub.