Pebble or Rock Words: A word that is a pebble does not tip the scale like a rock. Rocks are strong and have muscle! Find rocks outside your classroom and decorate the rocks to make Rock Garden of Words. We are always on the look out during read aloud time for Rock Words. At writing time, we are trying to put Rock words in our stories.
Teachers Notebook-Interactive Notebooks serve many purposes in the classroom. The notebooks become an “anchor” for the standards taught, as well, as a reference that your students can use throughout the year. I have found that my students are SO proud of the finished product. They love seeing all of the reading skills they have learned in one place.