Play to Write- Week 3
We participating in a Wednesday Play Group called Play to Write over at Cherrios and Lattes . This is week 3- Write/Spell Your Name. ...
**For the new school year, 2012-2013, students in Room 121 created an updated version of Angry Verbs. CLICK HERE to check out the newest post--featuring tons of pictures and writing! After being inspired by this Angry Verb bulletin board using the Angry Birds, I had my students review verbs as well by writing a sentence on an angry bird and underlining the verb/verbs. During class project time on Monday (when some students were in Orchestra), a few students covered the door with butcher…
Don't you just love it when someone you follow on Pinterest has recently become obsessed with something new? You wake up one morning, say "how bout checking the ol' pinterest board?" and BOOM you're hit with 95 pins all related to nutella recipies, or 392 pins on holiday crafts, or 45 hilarious parodies of "call me maybe." It makes me feel like I am spying on other peoples' wishes and desires. I think seeing what people are all about at any given moment reveals so much more about a person…
New School Year - New Blog Post
Phew!! It has been a summer and a half, which is why more poor poor blog has been so neglected!! Let me fill you in before I give you a room tour! I went away to Italy, Germany and Austria.. which was an absolutely beautiful holiday (where I consumed far too much pizza, pasta, ice cream and prosecco!!) Then I eventually completed (and passed, hurrah!!) my Master's Degree!! ...THEN I went to Hong Kong for a couple of weeks, where I spent far too much money on stationery!!! We even went to HK…
Twinkl Create - The quick and easy way to design your own teaching resources
Thank you to KS2 teacher Rachael for sharing her Boggle interactive display made using Twinkl Create! She's stuck the letters on using Velcro so they are really easy to change over. What words can you find? Easy - letters don't have to touch. Hard - letters of the word have to touch
Language Arts Ideas!
In this post there are a lot of wonderful ideas for the teaching of Language Arts. I have tried to put in some ideas for the older kids. I am sure you can add these to your already teeming imagination. Egg Twisters! Sorting Sticks
Literacy help: Alan Peat story bags - How to develop story writing and literacy skills in younger children.
Early on in my teaching career I was introduced to Alan Peat's idea of using story bags to help children write stories. A brilliant idea that really works.
Moving Word Wall Flash Freebie - Kickin' It In Kindergarten
When I think of my word wall, I think of kids just aimlessly gawking up to find “and” under the “a”. Then I visualize myself doing a crazy dance to get them to find the word. Then they point to “is”. Don’t you hear the sound of your hand slapping your forehead? There’s got to …
2 Different Word Walls
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Traditional Tales IWB Story Maps | Teaching Resources
Traditional Tales IWB Story Maps: Simple visual story maps that support Pie Corbett's 'Storytelling into Writing' and the telling of traditional tales. Maps are included for Billy Goats Gruff, Enormous Turnip, Little Red Hen and Gingerbread man