Daily 5 Stations
Today was the first day that we did our Daily 5 stations in class and I am so pleased with how it went! I am currently using 5 stations (rea...
Guided Reading Note Template | Anecdotal Recordings | Free Download
With the big switch to Common Core Curriculum here in Arizona, taking anecdotal running record notes on your guided reading groups is crucial but also a distraction to students. For a long time I struggled with how to take notes on students reading to me with out distracting them. I also struggled with taking notes myself, while still paying attention to the students reading skills I was to be assessing. After making lots of different templates, my most recent one is easier to use and does…
Make a Candy Dog for a Fun Kid's Valentine's Day Craft and Treat | Kid Friendly Things To Do
Make a Valentine's Candy Dog for a Fun Kid's Craft and Treat - Easy and Fun to Make! Made from Hershey's Kisses and Smarties Candy. So cute! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com
Character Traits: A Lesson for Upper Elementary Students
Teach upper elementary students about character traits by having them analyze their characters' feelings, actions, thoughts, and dialogue within the story. This blog post contains everything you need for a complete character traits lesson... for free! The reading passages on the anchor chart, the sentence strip activity, and the interactive notebook foldable are all free!
A Crafty Teacher Turned New Mom
We've successfully transitioned into our Character Study unit and I'm liking the direction it's going so far! Because I teach 5th graders, they have studied characters in previous grades already so I wanted them to be active participants in generating our character traits list as they can pull from their background knowledge.