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.
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!
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 #AllinADay
Sight word “can” practice!
We L❤VE to use our blending board for phonics! After each blended word my students decide if they are giving the word a 👍🏽 for a “real” word or a 👎🏽for a “nonsense” word! It’s just a little added fun with blending words!
👎🏽 It’s a “nonsense” word!
👍🏽 It’s a “real” word!
Snapped a pic of my view when I am working on the paperwork that comes with the job! I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world! I quite like my view, it’s much better though when my students are there!
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:
Teacher and parent communication is an important part of each students success! This is the letter I sent out at the beginning of the school year introducing myself to my students and their families.