What kind of teacher do you want? 1st day activity

What Kind of Teacher Do You Want? anchor chart to begin year I think this would piggy back nicely with a What Kind of Student Do I Want? anchor chart (They give me what they think I want and I add so in if needed.

Cookie sheet activities are great for your literacy centers.  Five FREE sight words templates for building sight words!

Rdg: Building sight words on a cookie sheet- 5 free sample templates. Great for independent learning centers. (If you use a metal cookie sheet~you could/ should use magnetic letters. They will stay put!

Bloom's Taxonomy Classroom Posters

Blooms Taxonomy Classroom Posters not just posters, but conversations that are anchors for the learning and thinking work. (The students can challenge themselves to get to the higher level-G)

Group work

Task Develop guidelines for success - I think the group work expectations chart would be helpful at the beginning of the year because it gets student to see what the teacher is expecting of them through out the school year.

How many days to America- inferring anchor chart

How Many Days to America (but idea could be used with ANY book)- inferring anchor chart

Dollar Tree find... facial cleansers as whiteboard erasers

Dollar Store facial cleansers for individual dry erase marker board erasers! I've always thought about this, but today I got some heart shaped facial clothes to use on my dry erase boards!

Watch a video of a Monarch butterfly as it hatches from its chrysalis. This would be so cool when keeping caterpillars in class!

Watch a video of a Monarch butterfly as it hatches from its chrysalis. Also see monarch migration to Mexico. ~ This would go well with our Butterfly Unit in JK, but also the narrative: Prince of Butterflies with grade

draw your attention to POSITIVE behavior!   As chaos ensues within the classroom (and by chaos I mean anything from "getting a  little chatty" to "full on riots"), I look for someone who is doing the right thing.  And then...  DING!  I whack my little bell and the room comes to a screeching halt.  Because: a) They know somebody is about to get awarded a tally and (even if they were the one go-go dancing on a desk they still hold a flicker of) hope that it will be their name c...

Clutter-Free Classroom: DING: You are now free to start focusing in the classroom (rings the bell whenever a student is caught doing something good and they get a tally mark)

Smart! Each student has a stick with their number on it. When they take a book from the box, they put their stick in. Then they know where to return their book.

Library sticks will help my Firsties put books back where they found them. Each student has a stick with their number on it. When they take a book from the box, they put their stick in. Then they know where to return their book.

Decoding strategies anchor chart to hang in the classroom after teaching each strategy in small group. Yay! I can't wait to hang it!

Decoding strategies anchor chart to hang in the classroom after teaching each strategy in small group. Build this chart together with students as you introduce each phoneme or strategy. Strategies could be added to CAFE menu.

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