A Formative Assessment Option - Teaching With Simplicity
Does this look familiar? Stack after stack of papers to be graded. I have had many of these stacks. So many in fact that I have felt like I’m drowning in papers. Uggg…..not fun at all! About four years ago, I found a solution to this problem. No more stacks for me! My solution […]
Hailey Fletcher on Instagram: “Today my kiddos shared a one wish they have! I love the variety of wishes in my class 😍 Forever inspired by @miss5th #onewish #whiteboard…”
86 Likes, 8 Comments - Hailey Fletcher (@3rdgradeinflorida) on Instagram: “Today my kiddos shared a one wish they have! I love the variety of wishes in my class 😍 Forever…”
Classroom Management for Writers Workshop
I’m a big fan of one-on-one conferencing with students as a way to connect with them and check for understanding. I use this “deli-style” format with students as a fun way to let them know it is their turn to conference with me. Each student is given a ticket (from 1 to how ever many students you have in class) at the beginning of class and meets me at the designated conference area in the room when they hear the “DING!” and their number appears on the projector screen. Kids love it!
Self portrait hand prints - dewestudio lesson Have the students write about their year. What did they think 6th grade was going to be like, what was it really like? How have they grown? What new things about themselves did they learn? Fill the hands with patterns and the background with their writing.
Building Better Reading Responses
LOVE these scaffolded reading response goals - my students' responses have grown so much from the beginning of the year.
Our new reading series at school uses a lot of photo cards. We use them to introduce our new vocabulary words and to retell our stories. The students absolutely love looking at real pictures. After
Home Art Studio
Project of the day. Draw the letters of your name on stiff paper (Bristol board or cardstock). Cut out the letters and decorate with different types of...
Articles + Resources for Parents - Betsy's Photography
As we were relaxing after a whirlwind spree of Christmas celebrations, I started thinking ahead towards the new year. As adults, we often make resolutions and promises to ourselves, but how could that concept be reinterpreted for kids? It reminded me of a scene in one of the Berenstain Bears books , where Sister Bear gets to compare her drawings and handwriting from when she was 5 … Read More