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 is pure genius!!!!! Glue ribbon to back cover of notebook to use as a bookmark in journals. - Great idea to help the kids stay on the correct page in their journals! Why have I never thought of this before???
1. Write names of students who are absent on the calendar. 2. Gather their missing assignments and put them in the folder for their class period. 3. Students are responsible for checking the folder when they return to school.
My kids school needs this because many kids are victims without anyone doing anything about it, and when the child being bullied reacts they end up getting in trouble! Great Poster on What IS Bullying... Exclusion, Physical, Lies or Rumors, Threats, Verbal Abuse or Teasing... Generally a Combination of the Above
Cute idea- 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 the teacher, they spell it together, and then the card goes back in its spot when they're done. Promotes independent writers!
Perfect for a writing center! Used spiral notebooks as topic journals that the whole class could contribute to. So, for example, in the "Ouch!" notebook, everyone would write about and/or respond to what others had written about a time they got hurt. Kind of like a blog... but not on the computer! One child writes in a notebook during a session, so again this is similar to Read to Self in that it is a "Write by yourself" time.
Life... as I know it: Whole-Class Journaling -- FREE-- whole-class journal prompts (simply print and glue on a notebook): Love this idea. One per table (shared between both classes); each kid @ table responds to the same "get to know you"/"would your rather..." prompt throughout week; kids get to read each other's responses.