Creating a Teaching Portfolio that Gets You the Job!
we made finger printed flower bookmarks for Mother’s Day. This is an idea that was included in Mother Goose Time curriculum several years ago. Brett made one for me & I just love it. This time I created my own template to make them. I’ve included the template below if you would like to try it. Just print, trim, finger paint & laminate. Punch a hole at the top and add a ribbon.
"We use these in our school as a "face to name chart"...use a piece of masking tape or small post-it note to mark the children who are absent, and you know at a glance who's here, how many children you have, etc. Best idea admin came up with EVER."
Wow...talk about organized!!
Multiplication so easy a 4 year old can do it!
"Challenge capsules" for students who finish early-- keep those high achievers moving. I love the choice/surprise element here. It makes it a privilege, not a punishment. If we make sure the activities aren't just more of the same, this is great idea!
recipes for moon sand, flubber, sidewalk paint, window paint, play dough, shaving cream paint, bubbles, and more.
Lesson on fairness
Keepsake school ornament
Love this..."I had my kids draw themselves on little circles on the first day. I copied them and cut them to paste around a new page. I'm going to use it for a newsletter template."
Cute as a Button tree ornament to make
Common Core ELA Standards by grade level with corresponding lessons and activities.
Ice Cream stick
Great advice for all teachers
Elf Yourself Gonna have to remember this!
Writing in salt (this site has Montessori & Montessori-inspired activities).
Penguins made out of water bottles
raised salt painting: create design with glue, cover glue with table salt. Touch watercolor brush on salt, without smearing and watch color be absorbed by salt. Let dry. This looks fantastic.
newspaper clipping and then let the child expand the picture.
Use the bracelets for assigning students into teams for class projects. Or if you want random team assignment, put the bracelets in a paper bag and have students choose their eyes and pick one.
Stop what you’re doing. Walk over and hand this to a child instead of yelling across the classroom.
Interesting information from the school psychologist's files
Youtube:150 different nursery rhymes & children's songs with lyrics on screen!
I wish someone would have taught me this a long time ago so I would remember gallons, quarts, pints, and cups! This is pure GENIUS!!!