1-2-3 Come Do Some Whimsical Shape Activities With Me
Sometimes when I'm designing something, the initial idea comes from some clip art that I found. I'll look at it and say: "This is so cute! How can I use this to make something educational?"
Thus was the case with this whimsical boy and girl done in black and white. I LOVE DJ Inkers graphics. I've bought a lot of stuff on her site. You can click on her link to the left of my blog under "Other Resources" to check out the adorable goodies.
By adding different shapes for the boy's and girl's mouths, I came up with the Shapely Mouth packet. Use it to teach, review and assess shapes and shape words.
The packet includes:
There are also 12 mini shapely mouth cards to use for Memory Match and "I Have; Who Has?" games.
Click on the link to view/download the Shapely Mouth 2D Shapes Packet.
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"If you’ve told a child 100 times, then it is not the child who is a slow learner." -Unknown
Writing Prompts From A Poster!
Well the creative juices were flowing last week when I diddled around with a song to teach Common Core Standards. I didn't think I could get more fun than Old MacDonald helping out with vowels.
I putzed with the idea of making up a poster to help students do a bit of creative writing. Kids love posters, and as the saying goes "A picture is worth a 1,000 words" so why not use one to stimulate writing those words.
I thought by making an interesting and thought-provoking poster, teachers could use it as a segway into several writing prompts their students would enjoy diving into.
Older students could write about the symbolism and what the poster means. Teachers could explain this to lower elementary.
Even young children can think of other things in the classroom that could give advice and tell what advice they would give.
After discussion, let them choose an object and complete a sentence, like the poster, making an illustration. Have them cut and glue their contribution to a class tag board poster.
This would make a nice "Word Work" activity for Daily 5.
Older students can make their own poster, using their room or another room in their home or school as the example.
What a hoot to do the cafeteria, gym, locker room, kitchen, basement or garage!
Click on the link to view/download Wisdom From The Classroom Poster.
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"Nothing has a better effect upon children than praise." -Sir Philip Sidney
Just in time for all of you who are thinking: “Back to School”, and looking for some new posters to freshen up your room.
I’ve designed some this week for rules, reading and writing etc.
Type up your own class rules, glue them in the "book" and then laminate.
I hope you enjoy the posters! If there's something special you're looking for, shoot me an e-mail and I'll see what i can do.
Click on the links for:
I've included an extra book template for the Agenda poster so you can write down more things in your schedule.
Laminate and put this on your white board and allow students to check things off on the side, as you complete them, or as your day unfolds. This is especially helpful for little ones so that they can get a grasp of time.
If you are looking for more posters and anchor charts, I have LOTS! Simply click on the link Anchor Charts & Posters to view the complete collection. Just scroll down and choose whichever ones you like!
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I hope you can pop in tomorrow for more back to school ideas!
“There seems to be 2 choices in life: give up; give in, or give it all you’ve got!” - Unknown