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New Sign by the Door Originally uploaded by teachergal I was on Etsy about two weeks ago and came across a customizable sign from K is for Calligraphy that would … Continue Reading Reminder Sign
Yesterday, Tonya Haywood (a kindergarten teacher who really needs to keep a blog — wink wink), used Eric Carle’s book, A House for Hermit Crab, to talk with her novice … Continue Reading Keep Your Writing in a Home!
I’m in the midst of creating writing partnerships for my students based off of a questionnaire I gave them today. It is HARD WORK trying to match kids up with … Continue Reading Partnership Grid
My Stixyboard for Wednesday 9-3-08 Originally uploaded by teachergal I discovered Stixy this past weekend, which is essentially an online bulletin board. The users of Stixy suggest using it in … Continue Reading Stixy: My new favorite tech toy
Week Two: Plan Book Originally uploaded by teachergal Sarah asked me how I was going to plan, using my new plan book, week-to-week. I realized, when she wrote this, that … Continue Reading Beyond the first week of school in my plan book
I blogged about the plan book I was creating a couple of weeks ago. I found that many photo books were just too expensive to create over the summer, plus … Continue Reading My Personalized Plan Book Arrived Today!
My Students’ New Writing Center Originally uploaded by teachergal Last year my students’ writing center was a pretty tall bookcase. The wooden structure, pictured, housed the math center. However, as … Continue Reading Writing Center
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Monday-What I’m working on now… Originally uploaded by teachergal I’ve been busy setting up my classroom for the past two days. (Hence the reason I haven’t posted much.) Here are … Continue Reading Setting up my classroom
Trying to find a convenient way to keep your students’ Reading and Writing Workshop Materials together? Don’t want to buy something for them to use at-home and in-school? If you … Continue Reading Literacy Bags
My fourth grade colleagues and I decided to use M.O.O.S.E. Binders with our students this year. However, we changed the name to G.E.A.R., which stands for “Getting Everything Absolutely Ready.” … Continue Reading Getting Everything Absolutely Ready (G.E.A.R. Binders)
Need a timer so your students know a minilesson or share session is about to begin? Fun2TeachandLearn provided information about a computerized screen timer, which is perfect for use with … Continue Reading High-Tech Timer
I just finished reading the July 2008 Issue of Real Simple, which I’ve been subscribing to for years. Since I didn’t start it until AUGUST, I realized that the cover … Continue Reading Scheduling Time for Yourself As the New School Year Approaches
I put the supplies I purchased earlier today into my kids’ Meeting Area Supply Boxes I purchased on Sunday. They don’t have much in them since I wanted to keep … Continue Reading Meeting Area Supply Boxes for Workshop-Related Things
Penny Pencil Cases Originally uploaded by teachergal I found pencil cases on sale for $.01 at Staples today. I decided to buy them so that the kids could have everything … Continue Reading Meeting Area Supplies