And so that I'm not always promoting my new products, I thought I would take a few minutes and share some great ideas I have learned along the way. I tried so many new things this year! Unfortunately, I did not always remember to keep track of where the idea came from. So, if you notice I forgot a reference, PLEASE let me know. Gotta give credit where credit is due!
One of the most noticeable changes I made this year was to incorporate anchor charts into my themes. I usually begin with a mostly bare bones looking chart and add to it as we learn. Here are a few from this year...
I couldn't find the blog where I originally saw this simple anchor chart to introduce adjectives. Then we reinforced the idea by pinning adjectives to our frog.
|Cute little St. Patty's Day chart|
|Not really an anchor chart, but a follow up to our lessons on graphs. We made this circle graph about our birthdays. The students answered the questions I had written. Then they also wrote their own comparison sentences on sticky notes and we added it to our chart.|
There are sooooo many more things I want to share, so keep coming back! Now I'm off to clean and bake (again)! Oh, speaking of baking....
I made these delicious little beauties for the 4th. I know, I know... they're not red, white and blue. BUT they are ridiculously tasty! If you're interested, you can find the recipe here. It's from a non-teaching blog, but I was still willing to give it a try ;)
Enjoy your weekend!