Friday, March 30, 2012

Writing Process {Anchor Charts}

For the updated link to purchase the writing process anchor charts!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Blog Nomination

I am so excited to be nominated for my first blog award!!! 

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I appreciate all of your votes!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Writing Process - Anchor Charts

My first purchasable item on Teachers Pay Teachers!!! Guys, I'm so excited! I hope you are too!
One of my favorite things to teach is writing. I have created a set of anchor charts for each part of The Writing Process {Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing, Proofreading, and Publishing}. These cuties would look spectacular on your Writing Wall

I have my students track where they are in the writing process as they are writing. The different headers of the process are taped to my cabinet and each student has a clothes pin with their number on it. As they go throughout the process they move their clip. This lets me know exactly where each student is and who I need to conference with. I really love it and so do the kids. It keeps accountability on my end and theirs!

This packet contains the anchor charts & the headers for your kids to track their writing too!
Please let me know if I can answer any of your questions!

The first 3 people to add a comment telling me their favorite writing [teaching] technique and to blog about my new TPT purchase will receive the packet for free! Thanks for following my blog, as well!

Happy {almost} Hump Day!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Day in My Shoes

Here is the run down on a {typical} day in my 3rd grade classroom. Brace yourself.

7:40 Pick up the kids from the gym

7:40--7:50 Unpack & turn in guided reading homework/put reading log on desk (Also during this time my student of the day goes around and highlights each child's reading log. If they didn't read their name goes on the board for study hall during recess)

7:50-8:20 Morning Edge - this is a time that my highs leave the room for enrichment, my lows are at my teacher table doing interventions, whether it be guided reading, first steps (have you heard of it??) or math small group. My on level students are doing either group or independent work around the room, whether it be tubs, nonfiction reading, technology, etc...

8:20-8:30 Problem of the Day- kids solve it independently and then we go over it has a class. Students bring their notebooks to the doc cam to show different strategies

8:30-8:35 Math Facts - students participate in times multiplication tests. It is very self paced and I do not make a big deal on what number they are on, nor do I display it around the room.

8:35-8:50 Math Mini Lesson

8:50-9:45 Math Workstations begin - Students have 4 rotations 1. Teacher Table 2. Tub Work 3. STAAR Wars 4. Evalutation {I meet with three math groups, instead of my high kids going to teacher table they go to the computers and ipads} P.S.S - my math groups change weekly based on my Friday Quick Check

9:50 C.A.M.P {Computers, Art, Music, PE}

10:40 Snack/Read Aloud

10:50-11:40 Writer's Workshop - I do a 10 to 15 minute mini lesson and the remainder of the time is independent writing *my fav time of the day* I conference with students during this time and we have 4 author's that share at the end

11:40-11:55 Word Work/Handwriting {cursive}

12:00-1:00 Lunch/Recess

1:00-1:45 Science *yippee*

1:45-2:40 Reader's Workshop - this consists of a mini lesson and then SSR {sustained silent reading} During this time I am pulling guided reading groups. There is a 10 minute journaling time at the end of reader's workshop for the kids to connect the mini lesson to what they read {if they weren't doing it while reading}

2:40 Pack & Stack

Whew, I'm tired just typing it out. Good thing we have Monday off!

Join in on the fun!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Weekly Newsletter {grab while ya can}

I send home a weekly newsletter to all of my parents explaing what we will be learning the next week and any important dates to mark. I use the same template each week but change out the wording and add different clipart! It is very easy and seems to be a great tool for parent/teacher communication.

Click the link to view my newsletter!

The first TEN people to comment and tell me their favorite parent/teacher communication technique [and their email] will win the document. I'll email you the Publisher version so you can easily edit it to fit your needs!

Happy Hump Day!

Monday, January 9, 2012


Link up with Farley to enlighten everyone on your blog roll!

Hope your day is spledid!
I'm sippin on some chick-fil-a sweet tea while my darlings are at lunch!

Don't forget to snatch the Cause & Effect packet below!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Cause & Effect Freebie {Supplemental Packet}

Enjoy this 10 page supplemental packet to help teach Cause & Effect. This packet consists of 2 Cause/Effect chart labels, 3 anchor charts and 3 graphic organizers to use during/after reading. Enjoy & happy reading!

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