Sunday, July 29, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
I swear, that song has been in my head for a few days now!
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Please leave a seperate comment below for each thing you do.
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"I follow Kim Adsit's blog, Kindergals, and her TpT store." (1 entry) etc...
Clip art by Clementine Delights.
Monday, July 09, 2012
These are the posters I put up at my Writing Centre.
Friday, July 06, 2012
Here's what my daily schedule looks like...
8:45-9:00 -> Morning Meeting - Chit Chat message (modelled after Deanna Jump), alphabet song, sight word identification
9:00-9:20 -> Writers' Workshop - I always start this time with a story pertaining to what we are doing. We do either printing practice or journal writing. My students will either complete a printing page (alphabetically, one letter per week) or write a journal entry about a particular theme/unit of study.
9:20-10:00 -> (Mon/Tue) Morning ABC Baskets (I got this idea this last year from Julie Lee and it works great!) - students must complete their Morning ABC Basket. They rotate through these each day so by the end of the week they will have completed them all. These activities are those that you can find in my TpT units. Some activities the students must turn in at the Finished Work Basket. Other activities are games revolving around sight word identification, letter/sound recognition, building CVC words, creating simple sentences, etc. I explain each basket to the whole class at the beginning of the week before I let them complete the activities with their groups. I use this time to work with my students who need more help reviewing a specific concept, who are unable to complete a journal on their own, or who just need reinforcement when it comes to letters and sounds!
10:00-10:20 -> snack
2:40-3:00 -> DPA (Daily Physical Activity) on Mon.&Tue. DPA is mandatory each day (when students don't get Phys. Ed.). I usually play different CDs that allow students to get up and move or we play games outdoors (like Duck Duck Goose). On the days when students have Phys. Ed we will play Bingo, a sight word game, read a story, etc. There is always something fun to do as a closing activity at the end of the day!
3:00-3:20 -> get ready for dismissal (yes, it takes this long, more so in the w
So there you have it! Phew! A very full day but we manage to get it all done (well, most of the time!).
I just updated it for the 2012-2013 school year.
(Yes, I put A LOT of stuff into that packet!)
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Monday, July 02, 2012
This coming school year, I plan on changing things up just a bit...I'll keep you posted!
I also use pocket charts often during instructional times in the day - for instance, when we are learning about the Child of the Day (more to come on this in a few weeks), building a sentence, sorting letter sounds, etc.
I even use it during math time!
At times, I like to reinforce a skill or concept taught and I will place it at the Pocket Chart Center. For instance, when we discuss syllables, I would put out this activity.
Click on the picture cards below for your free download.
*I have included a free pocket chart activity when you download the preview at TpT. Be sure to check it out!*
Alphabet Picture Cards Sort
Pocket Chart Alphabet Center Cards
Pocket Chart Math Center Cards
If you would like to link up with me and share a bit about your Literacy Centers, I would love to read all about it!