Here are some updated pics of my classroom, please excuse the chairs!! The paintings are for the 7 habits of happy kids. Can't take much credit for the product but don't they look awesome!! Stay tuned for my newly painted door...I love chalk board paint!! :-)
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
Leader in Me meets the Clip Chart!! I have put these two wonderful classroom management ideas together to create a Leader in Me Clip Chart. It can be utilized the same way, but it goes along with the Leader in Me theme. Each Leader in Me Clip Chart Poster is all decked out with different colored polka dots (way cute)!! This pack also includes a Clip Chart graph for students to color in their progress on the chart, Clip Chart posters, Leader in Me Behavior Think Sheet, and an activity to begin the year with called "Recipe for a Good Leader". This pack will help you and your students get ready for student led conferences and overall better school and classroom leaders. **If you like the polka dots, but need a specific color scheme let me know and I will see if I can accommodate your needs for just $2.00 more. Enjoy!!
Saturday, June 29, 2013
I'm so excited to say that my school will be a leader in me school!!! The super cool thing is they come in and basically revamp everything. I'm super stoked! I will keep you updated on the process!
It all began honestly ...you see I shared the leader in me things I had found on pinterest with my team and they so graciously didn't think I was too crazy and decided they would try it too! So we embarked on the journey that led us here! We got to go to a symposium (we saw Ron Clark speak!!!) We spoke of the symposium so enthusiastically that we told the rest of our co workers that we drank the koolaid and were ready to dive in head first! Fortunately we got an amazing response from our school and administration and off we went!
Do you have any leader in me experience? How's it going...what is your favorite thing that your school does? I would love to hear from you!!
Saturday, June 15, 2013
After a ton of reflecting the one thing that stood out to me the most is that I needed to PURPOSEFULLY include data notebooks in my classroom. That not only meant that I would plan to do them, but that I would do them and furthermore make sure that they are forefront in my daily instruction. After reading that the #1 way to get students to have more than a years growth is to get students actually keeping up with their own personal data I couldn't believe it was that simple. I know it sounds crazy, but what the hey. After toying with the idea and incorporating some of it in my classroom I am now a firm believer. If you are looking for the most bang for your buck I honestly believe getting your students to feel responsible for their own learning and growth will get you there. The trick for me is taking the time to actually allow students to look, analyze, graph, and make goals based on their own data.
Here it is...
In this document you will find graphs for reading comprehension, fluency, math unit test, science/social studies test, spelling test, homework completion, independent reading chart, and last but not least a behavior graph that incorporates the clip chart & the Leader in Me. It really is everything that you need to get your students started! Please if you buy and give me feedback I will send you a FREE Leader in Me Think sheet to go along with your other items! I can't wait to see what this year will bring!
Thanks so much! HAPPY SUMMER!
Click the link below to see the samples and to purchase!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Reflecting on the year I created my top 10 Must Do's
1. Leader in Me
2. Data Notebooks
3. Catching a Habit
4. Kids create their own spelling list
6. Everyday Math
7. Homework Checkers
10. Math Game Friday
Top 10 Must do (that I haven't done yet)
- Google Forms to grade
- 2 sticks with a name on each for recognition (Choose 2 student sticks a day and spend time focusing on those two students (compliment, ask them to help, contact their family, send a note, give a sticker, clip them up the chart) without them knowing. If this worked I would recognize and talk with 10 students a week, 20 in 2 weeks, and 30 contacts in 3 weeks. This would be nice to know that I had contacted more than all of my class in three weeks time.
- Edmodo - Create small groups for reading class assignment, assign a google form test, assign a CIITS test
- Key ring of website usernames and passwords
- Begin Extended Response early
- Student Led Conferences
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Anyway a few closing things that are on my to do list...
1. Fondue party for reward
2. Memory book - I created a Taxedo hand with all of my students names, then I copied it for them to use as the front cover of their memory book.
3. Top 10 list (top 10 things that happened in 4th grade)
One of my students actually put "I got the teacher I wanted and she was just as good as I thought she would be" (my first thought was awe she wanted me....my second thought was I'm glad I was as good as she thought I was!! Kids say the darnedest things!)
4. Recipe for a good Leader
5. Goal setting for summer
We are implementing the Leader in Me at school next year so I'm looking for ideas! What works for you?
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Here is a sneak peek!!
Click on the link below to get your copy today!!
Fourth Grade Common Core Workbook
Monday, April 15, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
We are about 4 verses in after putting our heads together...here is s sneak peak of verse one! There is more to come!!
I am a Woodland Eagle
I am a leader in school
I want to tell you about
the 7 ha-a-bits!
Love this leader in me stuff!! Stay tuned for additional verses!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
What do you do in your school? I would love to hear from you!
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Anyway I'm linking up with Farly from Oh Boy Fourth Grade for her Currently...
Here is what I'm currently up to...
Friday, February 1, 2013
I don't know about your school, but where I reside higher order thinking is huge! Think about your questions, think about how challenging your questions are, post your questions, etc. Anyway I had created a Fraction Pack last year for just that...higher order thinking. So far (to my amazement) it has become my most popular product. I love you all for that!! :)
I decided I would throw another product up that was along the same lines and see if you guys could use it too! I sure hope you can. This one too focuses on fractions, but it deals with the
BTW I'm joining TPT for their annual Super Bowl Sale. All of my items will be 28% off!!
Now...I'm off to load my cart!