What Does It Look, Sound, and Feel Like?
This graphic featured on Rosemary D’Amato Karas’s Pinterest site caught my eye. It looks like this list originated as a brainstorming exerc...
A List of Character Traits
This is a list of 174 different Character Traits. So often when I was teaching I wanted a list of traits so that my students could look at the list while describing characters. This also helps students get to know and understand different character traits. Mrs. R.
Precise Language ...and pictures!
With the common core in mind I have been thinking a lot about how to help students use precise language and textual evidence when supporting their ideas about what they read. Last week we put hand motions in place to help us realize when we are thinking about a book and when we need to support our thinking, or back it up with specific evidence from the text. When students shared their thinking about a book, they had to point to their head. (Or sometimes we use a thinking bubble prop to hold…
MORE DESCRIPTIVE WORDS Other Ways to Say Writing Poster TCR Chart NEW
Be still my heart! I love using a variety of descriptive words. This list, in the words of Mrs.Riley -my high school English teacher, is a plethora of words :-)
Kindergarten Sight Words Game
If you've been following our blog this month you'll have noticed that we've been on a bit of Sight Words binge lately! That's because I've got two boys, a 1st grader and a Kindergartner who
Sunny Patch Homeschooling – Homeschooling Life
Reading aloud to your young children is such a great bonding experience. That time spent cuddled together with a beautiful picture book will create lasting memories for your whole family. On this page you’ll find some of our favorite books for kids – specifically, books that we read when my daughter was in her first-grade … Best 1st Grade Read Alouds Read More »
6 Syllable Type Poster
A menu of items, tips, ideas, activities, and support where Teacher's "Take-Out" educational materials to use in their classrooms. Serving classrooms K-5th Grade.
Setting Our Students Up For Success
Looking for ways to ensure student success in your classroom? Take a look at the ideas, resources and freebies for setting your students up for success in this blog post! You'll find student success quotes, anchor charts, ideas for differentiation and more!
Ideas for Teaching Dollars and Cents
Counting coins, making change, and solving money word problems are all important skills. Here are some ideas to help you teach them! NOTE: As Amazon Associates, we earn from qualifying purchases. Counting Coins First off, manipulatives are the way to go, ideally real coins and 'play' dollars, but the plastic version is okay. It is fun and satisfying to handle real money, and it echoes real
Sight Word Shake - I Can Teach My Child!
This Sight Word Shake activity is perfect for impromptu sight word practice and/or transitional times. Print out the words, cut, and play!