2011 New Classroom Ideas
Happy New Year! It is so hard to believe that it is the year 2011! I am looking forward to a happy and healthy year. I have worked most of the Christmas break organizing and getting ready for the remainder of the school year. I was very fortunate to be able to attend a Dr. Jean seminar http://drjean.org/ in December. Unfortunately, all those wonderful ideas had to just sit in my head because I was way to busy at school (and my second job and Christmas shopping and Christmas decorating, etc.)…
These games are excellent fillers and even better for those early finishers who need a challenge! How about some good old fashioned Boggle? I found this one on Pinterest! Boggle on the Left = Making Words http://www.pinterest.com/pin/148055906474971474/ Rules: Must make real words by connecting touching letters. The longer the word the better, you can give points by word length (ex. 2-3 letters 1 point, 4 letters 3 points, 5 + letters 5 points). I award for most words that follow the rules…
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Morning meeting calendar
I found a great site, Mama Jenn, that had a great calendar for morning meetings. I decided to recreate one for my classroom and change a few things for my needs. (click on the Mama Jenn link for original calendar). I decided to keep the day, month and year (like Mama Jenn)- however I decided for the date to have proper dates instead of numbers. In Australia, our date goes day/month/year, so I also decided to put them in that order on my board. I downloaded a 2012 calendar from…
Pre-Writing Skills: Essential for Early Learners - Liz's Early Learning Spot
According to research pre-writing skills or writing readiness activities are an essential foundation for learning to write successfully. Here's why and how!
End of the Day Jar- Questions Cards for Community Building in the Classroom
Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.
My Adorable Display Boards!
I am enamored with my beautiful displays - they have taken us a long time to finish, hence the reason no work is up yet but I thought I'd just quickly share them with you in this very brief post. I promise to blog very very soon! Dani x
100 Would you rather questions for kids - The Measured Mom
We love would you rather questions for kids! These 48 fun questions are perfect for children ages 3-8.
Challenge display in my class. Over the week coloured lolly sticks are placed in different areas. When children complete a challenge/task they put a stick in their pot of gold.
Creating an Environment to Provoke Learning.
As a class teacher, when it came to my environment less was definitely not more! In fact more was more with a bit more chucked in for good measure! Every board a different colour with a different…