I decided to make some anchor charts for addition and subtraction key words. I got the idea from Jodi at Fun in First (she has really great ideas... if you haven't checked out her blog, you NEED to). Here is the addition chart (I love how it is shaped like an addition sign): After downloading both documents, print on card stock, arrange nicely on addition/subtraction shaped posters, and laminate.
Fourth Grade Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: Explicitly Taught Learning Behaviors. Yes yes yes!!! I am a huge believer that students cannot and will not be able to achieve what we ask of them unless we EXPLICITLY teach/show them what we expect! This blog post addresses the idea that "learning behaviors" need to be taught right along with academic content!