It felt like Christmas today when I was given a $50 PO to Learning Zone. I was so surprised I didn't know what to get! After walking around and around the store I finally settled on the following:
|LOVE this book! I've used it before as recursive review in the classroom, |
but am thinking of using it for homework this year.
Love the formatting in these books. There is a recursive review activity for Mon. - Thur. and then a quiz on Friday. Quick, simple, easy. I also bought Write 4 Today (Language Arts review), a couple of charts, and class decor items.
What are some resources you just "have to have"?
This week I attended 4 workshops at our district's Elementary Academy. So many wonderful ideas, activities and freebies! Here are some of my faves:
|A Styro-Phone as part of our technology unit.|
|Water Cycle Bracelet. Blue=Precipitation; Green=Run Off; |
Yellow=Evaporation; Pink=Condensation; and Blue for Precipitation again.
I also received some amazing free resources. I highly recommend the following:
|From Fontas & Pinnel. "A collection of precise language to use when |
teaching, prompting for, and reinforcing effective strategic actions in reading and writing".
|Sample page from Prompting Guide|
|Book of fluency strategies from Scholastic.|
Writing Folders v.2
I've already posted about the writing folders (see below) and while shopping for the folders in WalMart today I had an idea.....What if I bought 24 folders with prongs / pockets and 24 without? The folders will be assembled the same way except instead of using the binding machine, I will use a 3 hole punch and the prongs to assemble the folders. I will post pics to let you know if this works!
Awesome Writing Workshop Folders
Great idea from Mrs. M's blog. Writing Workshop folders. Going to give it a try :) Visit her blog to see step by step instructions on how to make them.