Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Santa ideas...

I do the same as Sheree's blog. I love those books. I hope you all enjoy the few ideas I add. I plan to have many made over this Christmas Break.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Beginning of Year things

This is how I keep track each term of what kids got on Spelling and Homework. I make a new one each term because you never know when you will get a new student. It helps me enter in grades onto our standards base report cards.
Homework Record Page

Spelling Record Page 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Gift for Parents

I realized that today I have one month until we are out for Christmas Break!!! I made this craft with my daughter so I have an example for my blog. This is the gift my kids are going to give their parents this year.

I use this paper on green card stock.
Then I have them draw a circle from a plate and draw lines to make the candy. They can paint or use red marker like I did. They glue the circle in the middle. They put their handprints on the end.

 I have the students cut it out in BUBBLE cut so it would look like a candy. Hope you enjoy!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fast Finishers

I have always had a hard time with things for my fast finishers to do. I have a basket of review worksheets (My extra ones) but that is not always enough. I made this poster so I can add things to it when I want and have some that never change.

Calendar for Parents

I made this calendar because I was sick of parents going on vacations during the school year and not remembering what the spelling words are for the week. I gave this to them at the beginning of the school year so they can have it all year.

Social Studies

We need to teach the students between Needs and Wants. I made this worksheet to help them realize they don't need things like candy, toys, and costumes.

Beginning of Year things part 2


I like having parents information at my finger tips. 

I use these book labels for my classroom. I then make small address size labels to go in the books so students put them in the right place. These are just the first page of the many possible label pages.


This is a game I play after I read Don't eat the Teacher. It deals with sharks.

Word Wall and Word Family

I have these word wall words in different colors. They are in the weeks I teach the words. They use any game board and ask a partner to spell the word and if they get it right they roll the dice and then move that number. If they spell it wrong the partner shows them the card and then they don't get to move. They keep taking turns. The when someone wins they come and get a new game board.



I have these word family on card stock and laminated so I don't have to make them each year. After the students think of possible words for that word family I show the paper and they have all week to look at it. I then post it up in my classroom for kids to refer to it.