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
Free printable sight words game for Kindergarten. Sweet Sight Words includes all words from the Dolch 220 Primer list for children to learn in a fun and engaging way. Print FREE here: http://thecraftyclassroom.com/2015/11/14/kindergarten-sight-words-game/
Favorite First Grade Read Alouds — Happy Homeschool Nest ~ Balancing Home & Homeschool
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 daughte
6 Syllable Type Poster
Here is a Free Poster to hang on your reading wall or to keep handy when you need a refresher on syllables and the rules. This little kid-friendly poster displays the 6 types of syllables. It also comes in a black and white copy. Just click the picture on the left to download the freebie! Thanks for stopping by! See you soon, Click the picture on the left to find more resources using Foundational Skills and Phonics. To be notified of my next blog post,
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! 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 life. This cannot be said for pictures of coins on
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!