(Skip down to the last paragraph if you don’t have time for a story…). =D
I created this several years ago. It started as a Word document, then turned into a SMARTBoard file, and somehow became an image. A couple of years ago I wanted to edit the Word document, but could NOT find it anywhere. Grrr…
Then, lo-and-behold one day…I was in the copy room and there, sitting on the copy machine was a print out of this. Now…I’m not sure if you’re like me at all, but when I visit another room, or the copy machine, or whatnot…and run across something I’ve created, it always catches me by surprise, like, “Huh….? That looks familiar…where’s that from? Or, how’d that get there?” I always forget that it’s “out there” for the entire world to download and use…which is what I intend, but I easily forget. Anyway, the person who had printed wasn’t able to help me locate the Word file, as she had just printed the image file.
Well…after two years of frustration, I’ve decided that it’s time to just recreate the thing! So here you go! I’m a happy camper. I hope you are too! It’s always fun to edit things so that you can make connections between your kiddos and their learning! So edit away, my friends! You can download the three versions – SMARTboard, PDF, or Word (scroll down to “conventions”)!
Have you heard? The Packers are HOT and trailblazing their way to the SUPERBOWL!
I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to create a Packer’s word chart. I have lots of other word charts already created, many of which were inspired by my writer’s intrests and passions. Anyway…this year’s class has asked for a Packers word list chart and they’ll be pleased that it’s finally done! I am…LOL!
The other day I mentioned to my students that they need to begin “digging deeper” with their sentences. I thought about that phrase for a few days and decided it was waaaayyy to ambigious and my kiddos probably didn’t know what I meant. They needed a visual. So today we spent time making a Digging Deeper anchor chart. We created three stories all about the same topic. In doing so, it is easy for them to compare the stories and see which story truly does give the audience more details to “munch on” – - LOL. ”Munch on” – - now that will be our next anchor chart…”How an audience ‘munches on’ our story. LOL.
Anyway…this photo was added to my Communication Arts Anchor Charts page.
We created our Writer’s Workshop timeline in class today. I changed it up from the traditional linear timeline format to a pie graph. We will change the bulleted expectations as needed throughout the year. This photo was added to my Communication Arts Anchor Chart page.
I needed THESE like three years ago! LOL. Seriously! Have you ever found yourself saying to yourself or asking yourself:
- “Hmmm….WHAT books do I need for this upcoming unit?”
- “Ugh! I can’t remember which library that book was from!”
If you know me at all, you know I adore, Adore, ADORE books. I strive to read aloud six books each day (at least). Including our chapter book read aloud. With that, it takes a lot to keep the books organized in my mind. And therein lies the problem. I’m getting older. I easily forget things. Sigh. With over 2,000 books in my personal classroom library, and many more available through my school library and WONDERFUL public library system, I need to be more organized! So, I created a help sheet. A cheat sheet!
I will use it to help me remember which books I need to collect before a unit/lesson/activity. I will use it to help me remember WHERE the books are located (CL, SL, PL).
I will use it to help me know which books might be useful to add to my personal collection.
There may be more uses…
But I’ll sign off for now. Grab ‘em here
(reading) and here