Friday, July 25, 2014

PIrate Classroom Reveal

I have completely changed my classroom theme again this year.  I am changing from Rock Star to Pirate.  I loved my Rock Star classroom; but there is something about changing it year after year that keeps me motivated and excited about starting a new school year.  I am not completely finished, but here is a sneak peek at what I have so far.
Click the picture below to make your pirate themed organizational clips.
Click the pictures below to print a copy of the data cards that I will be using to track kindergarten student data this year.

I also created these pirate themed behavior expectations that we will review each day.

Stay tuned for more classroom reveals...  I went into school today and I can't wait for Stephany to share all the things she has been painting and Kathi's door is "Super" fun too!!

Endless Possibilities,

Monday, July 21, 2014

Guided Math Book Study: Chapter 9

Sammons has made it very clear that students need to feel like mathematicians and to connect math to the real world.  This year I plan on starting off my year using this product that is a great way to start off your guided math school year.  Students discuss what math is, who uses math, and why math is important.  It is great for setting the tone for your math block!

Not everyone is going to have a group of teachers at their school to support them in their journey to use Guided Math in the classroom.  Luckily in today's world you can turn to the internet where you can join message boards, groups, and even blogs to troubleshoot, ask questions, a look for help.  Having a support system is important for when you "hit the wall" and feel like you have exhausted all of your options!

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Fun and Learning with Dice!

What teacher doesn't have dice available in their classroom?  They are super easy to store, cheap, and always available.  These are all activities that can be kept on hand and used at a minutes notice when you need to reinforce skills, occupy early finishers, or use for a quick prep math station!  Here are some of the ways that we use dice in our classrooms!

 You can grab up these dice printables by clicking on the pictures below!  Included are even more great activities that you can use with dice. There is a Kindergarten and First Grade version available but both are great for differentiation in your primary classrooms!  

Endless Possibilities,