Sunday, January 21, 2018
Many teachers who incorporate silent reading in their classrooms find the rewards are many for their students. For the most part, reading is an individual act and it is natural to read silently. Those teachers who provide an opportunity for silent reading may just be on the right track to
Saturday, January 13, 2018
|Reading Response for Informational Text|
Happy Birthday, MLK, Jr! Young readers can read and write about this famous person who believed in his dream. He encouraged us to move forward and work for peace to make a better world.
"If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." Martin Luther King, Jr.
“One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right if the head is totally wrong." Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
How to Engage Your Students in Writing in 7 Minutes or Less!
|January Morning Riddles|
First 7 Morning Minutes At School:
#1 - Arriving at School
#2 - Check-In Responsibilities
#3- Hello to Friends and sitting at Table or Desk
#4 - Getting Morning Riddle Page from basket
#5 - Reading their riddle [even before getting back to seat]
#6 - Still reading and thinking!
#7 - Writing!
Keep reading to find out how you can see your students writing within 7 minutes of entering your classroom...
This is a collection of 21 January riddles for your students to read, think, write and answer. These riddles are a great writing activity for morning seat work. Students settle right in with reading and writing. It is motivating because the children love to guess what today's riddle answer might be.
Each riddle is a winter idea and contains many high frequency words. Your students read the riddle, think, and write a sentence that answers the question. Next, they illustrate the sentence that they wrote. This is a motivating writing, reading and thinking literacy activity that you may use for morning seat work, homework, for fast finishers or anytime. This product includes
Monday, December 4, 2017
Counting, Number Sense and
Writing Numbers 0-9
|Christmas Math Center - Writing Numbers|
This math center for Christmas time will provide practice in counting, number sense and writing numbers from 0-9. Pages and spinner show clip art that is in a Christmas style; however, the number pages can be used anytime. And you can make these pages readily available all the time.
Themed centers can heighten your students interest. However, these math centers need to accomplish your teaching goal : providing opportunity and practice in a skill that you have already taught. Math stations can also be an excellent way to immerse some of your students with a task that reinforces direct instruction while you are teaching another small group a similar skill. Learning can be fun and certainly is when brains are thinking and students can have some directed movement that allows them responsibility in their own learning.
Your goals for a math station might be:
- Practice, review and reinforcement in skills previously taught
- Independent skills to complete a given task
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Jan Brett's illustrations will grab you immediately. She is a well-known children's author and her stories are poetic, beautiful and humorous.
The Wild Christmas Reindeer is about young, Teeka. She lives in Norway and has the important task of training the reindeer for Santa's sleigh. Things don't go very well the first time around as she tries to teach cooperation and organization to the reindeer. Christmas is approaching and Teeka learns a lot about how a method of teaching makes a big difference to the learners.
Jan Brett inspires good quality traits and habits. Children learn kindness, patience and tenacity
Friday, November 17, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Make some time to teach about Veterans' Day. Read about the reasons why we celebrate this day on November 11. In the United States, Veterans' Day is November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War I. We thank all the soldiers who fought in the wars on Veterans Day. Many, many soldiers lost their lives fighting for our freedom. These writing prompts and pages were created for beginning readers and writers to