Cute and Useful Too

Today in my classroom I was able to add some cute deco which is also going to be very useful! My mom made me these great boards to keep my classroom birthdays and IEP dates visually in check at all times! Check them out… 

  I am so blessed to have such a talented Mom! ❤️ her!  Owls are my absolute favorite animal!

 I will add a name and number (the number will represent the students birth day) to the circle and I will put the circle under the correct month…J for January, F for February, etc. I will add my IEP dates the same way to these circles so that I can visually see what meetings I have upcoming. This particular board only has the actual months that are observed for the school year.


Multiplication with Arrays

Another anchor chart…This was used in teaching Multiplication to one of my math groups. It can be hard for some of my students to memorize multiplication facts so I like giving them some different ways to solve multiplication problems. I have attached a few pictures of how we have been working with solving multiplication problems by using arrays. I like the multi-sensory approach so that is the journey we’ve been on. Trying to keep my students learning while incorporating some fun!  


Compare and Contrast – Venn Diagram

This week in my groups, our learning has been focused on comparing and contrasting Informational text. Also, comparing and contrasting items with “what we already know” and we practiced how to use a Venn diagram.
With my younger students, we played a game where students made comparisons and contrasts which were we wrote down on sticky notes and they had to “Post It” to the correct place on the Venn diagram.

My older students got to experience a Venn diagram in lights! Yes, I made a Venn diagram out of Christmas lights! 😊 They pulled comparison and contrast statements from a passage about a Beluga whale and an Orca whale and they placed them in the correct places within our Venn diagram made of lights!

Our exit ticket one day was a game of Kahoot! My students love Kahoot! Another day our exit pass was that we played a game where I read a statement from the lesson just taught and they had to hold up a sign that said “compare” if it was a comparison statement or the sign that said “contrast” if it was a contrast statement!

We had a great time this week in The Resource(ful) Room!

Kinder Work

The sight word we explored today was “can”. We practiced the word “can” in many ways today… We worked on writing the word by itself and in a sentence, we used our house paper to practice correct letter formation within our word, we boxed up our word, we circled our word in a word search and highlighted our word in a word comparison chart, we made our word out of play-dough and we READ a book with our word in it!‪#‎KinderWork‬ ‪#‎AllinADay‬12798876_205697086455200_9066171976639803415_n

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Emergent readers!

Wet, Dry, Try

I like to use the wet, dry, try method from Handwriting Without Tears when practicing letter formation. It’s just another multi-sensory approach to writing. You can either use a small chalkboard for this activity or there is also a really nice app that you can purchase with the same concept. Here is a link that explains the process and discusses the app.

In the pic collage below, my students are using this method for sight word writing practice. 😊


Word Building

Building words with my first grade friends! This can be done at home or in the classroom. It’s word work that little learners love! All you need is a list of high-frequency words, refrigerator magnets and play-dough!
Here is a website you can go to for a free printable of high frequency (sight word) word lists:

~Letter D~ Kindergarten

Here you see my Kindergarten friends working on Dd! Before we begin our table work that you see below, we begin our group by meeting on the carpet for review of previous learned letter names and sounds with the use of our Orton-Gillingham deck. If you are working with a student or your own child any letter flash card deck will work. It does not need to be an Orton deck. For each letter card that I show, my students say the letter first then the sound…for example, “D says /d/”.