Sunday, November 2, 2014
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Monday, September 1, 2014
In my multiage class I switch in the afternoon with the other primary multiage teachers for word work and math. I have the first grade students that we call youngers. I love this time of day and I am looking forward to a whole new crew this year.
For word work time it consists of teaching phonics and how words work in general. It is also a time where I do a lot of shared reading activities. I love my pocket chart and I love how the students can interact with it. Don't get me wrong, I like my smart board too, but the chart stays up and students can go back to it again and again. Every time I have a poem or chart in the pocket chart for shared reading it also becomes a word work center where students go back to it during our Cafe time as one of the daily five activities.
So I created many poems and activities to be used during shared reading time and again during word work time during the daily five.
You can buy each shared reading interactive chart packs separately. There is a total of 6 or you can buy them together in one great big bundle for great big savings.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Most of my day was spent planning science and social studies with my co-workers for next year. We got a lot done and it looks great. We put out our plans on a long term planning form that I quickly downloaded this morning from Jodi at clutter free classroom.
The form was simple but it kept us organized and we soon had the whole year written down. The painful task of putting our plans into our pacing guides will be another story. Thanks Jodi, I will be back looking for more ways to stay organized.
I am super excited to announce another sale TPT will be having tomorrow! I will be having everything in my store at 20% off and type in code BOOST at check out for another 8% off.
Now that I know for sure what I will be teaching next year I have lots of items I plan to purchase again tomorrow.
Posted by See Jane Teach at 7:21 PM
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Teaching in a multiage class means you have a very large range of learners in your classroom. I love it, but I can't always do the traditional classroom kinds of things. For example during our reading block the reading levels in a 1-3 multiage classroom is very huge. So I do not have centers that students rotate through but instead I have a variety of activities that my students do during word work time during the Daily Five. This year I will have 5 new youngers (first graders) so I needed to create some activities for my beginning learners. In this pack I focused on phonics skills but I also have a sight word activity and I added some handwriting practice too. I love teaching the first graders how to read. Having been a reading teacher I am always up for a good challenge. The great thing about the first graders is seeing their progress throughout the year and for me I see their progress through the three years I have them. It is truly rewarding! Here are a few pictures of what is included in the pack.
This is available in my teacher stores and contains 10 different activities and a sound office. The sound office is made up of 5 different pages of sounds that a first grader needs to learn and be taught. You can do many things with these pages. Put them in writing folders, use as posters in your classroom etc.. I made these into little offices. You just need two file folders and glue them together to have a total of six sides. Glue the pages around the folder and you are done, a great little reference for you and your students.
What is included….
Vowel Sound Cards-All 41 Vowel patterns
Code breaking activity-Beginning sounds
Short vowel word families
Handwriting wipe off cards
Word family wipe off posters with mini posters of word families
Magic E -cvce words
CVC word puzzle cards
Sight word-Read, build and write
And sound offices for you to use with your students.
You can grab this pack here.
Happy teaching, and happy August!
Saturday, August 2, 2014
I have been sponsored in a "Back to School Giveaway" hosted by Emily from Third in Hollywood. Emily did a fantastic job of putting together some great products for this wonderful Giveaway. Please enter Here. Winners will be announced on August 8, just in time to get ready for the new school year.
Posted by See Jane Teach at 4:25 AM
Monday, June 30, 2014
I think one of the best things about summer is not really knowing what day of the week it is and not caring what time you go to bed. So bring back June, it is going by way too fast.
So I will take you back to May and I will show you some things my students did at the end of the year.
I love animals and I know that most of my students do too. They love to learn about different animals. They love to create pictures too of their animals. At the end of this year we were studying habitats. My class loved learning about the desert habitat. Wisconsin is so different then the desert that my students were engaged and enjoyed everything about it. We made non-fiction text feature books about the desert animals this year. Each child was given a desert animal. They did the research and turned it into a book that includes text features. We did this book last year also so it wasn't new to many of my students. Some of the pictures below are from my students African animal reports.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
I am so happy with my new blog design. Thank you Dianna.
The count down has begun, we are looking at 13 more days of school. Trying to get everything accomplished these past weeks have been exhausting. Testing, projects, field trips, memory books and the list goes on. My students have been working very hard. I will share their work shortly. I do want to share with you a journal that my students will be completing these next couple weeks.
It is called Memories of My 2013-2014 School Year. There are 22 pages in this book. My students will complete the memory book and then it will go home with them on the last day of school along with their portfolio. All the pages have Melonheadz clipart and are in black and white, and on each page there is a space for students to add their own pictures. I decided to bind this together, with the black and white cover copied on cardstock.