Friday, June 28, 2019

Interactive 120 Chart

The Interactive 120 Chart is perfect for whole or small groups math centers. I placed the numeral cards in (3) large pocket charts for the students to manipulate. The students frequently used it as a tool to count backwards, forwards, one more, one, less, ten more, ten less, and other math strategies. After much practice, the students matched the numeral and number word, place value blocks, put the numbers in order from smallest to largest, and many more activities.

What’s Included:
  • Packet Chart Label
  • Numeral Cards 0 to 120
  • Number Words 0 to 120
  • Base Ten Blocks

Open in ADOBE ACROBAT.  Print on card stock and laminate for durability.

Download from my Teacher Pay Teachers Store. >> Interactive 120 Chart (Dr. Seuss Inspired)

Monday, June 25, 2018

Flexible Seating Classroom Management {Seuss Inspired}

This past school I jumped on the flexible seating bandwagon. I'm not going to lie it was challenging for me to have students all over the place when they were working independently. Yet, once I let go of the need to control and let the students have more choice, behavior issues were dramatically reduced from the previous year. As a class, we decided on the rules and expectations for the flexible seating. For the first month of school, the students did not get "free" choice of where they were going to sit. I rotated each group through the flexible seats demonstrating proper use. Then after the month was up, they were able to choose.

There are going to be some modifications made to my flexible seating arrangement for the 2018-2019 school year. I think instead of having flexible seating with their desk choice, I am going to use it strictly for independent small group work. I noticed last year some of my students could not handle floor pillows. They wanted to stretch out on the floor during whole group time. When I mean stretch out I mean full out on your tummy, sprawled eagle, no room for walking. Lesson learned! The second obstacle is they sat by their BFF which this year meant Chatty Kathy.

Even though I teach first grade my classroom is compartmentalized into learning centers. I have tables for each center such as math, word work, writing, a reading nook, and computer center. So... I am going to use the exercise ball, stools, crate seats, scoop rockers, exercise disks, and bucket seats in the learning centers. Then they can seat at their desk during whole group time which is approximately 2.5 hours of the entire day and it's not even clumped, but spread throughout the day.

Bright primary colors compliment a color, circus, or Dr. Seuss themed classroom. Use Adobe Reader to add your own number of how many students can choose a seating option.

DOWNLOAD>> Flexible Seating Classroom Management {Seuss Inspired}

Directions: I have included (2) different print sizes for you to use. Each poster will print one per page on the following paper sizes: 11 x 17 or 8.5 x 11. When printing, choose FIT to ensure image fit on the paper size selected. I printed the 11x17 size in color, trimmed, and then laminated for durability.
File contains the following:

  • (1) Flexible Seating Header in two sizes. (8.5x11 and 11x17) Choose FIT when printing to ensure image fits paper selected when printing. PP.7
  • (2) Expectation Posters in two sizes. (8.5x11 and 11x17) PP.5-6
  • (8) Different Seating options (5.5x4.25)
  • (1) Loose Seat Choice (8x6)(34) Dr. Seuss inspired hats with student numbers for alphanumeric student seat choice.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

1st Grade Spelling & Words to Know {Journey’s 1st Grade Units 1-6 Supplemental Materials}

 I used the spelling words and words to know from Journey's 1st Grade Reading series and created pocket chart cards to use both on my focus board and in word work centers. 

My grammar wall was used in independent and teacher lead small groups. The foam core boards were color-coded to go along with the parts of speech. It was a quick reference for the students to use.

Spelling words and words to know were introduced at the beginning of the week and placed in the pocket chart on my focus board.

Pocket chart cards for each lesson used in Journey’s First Grade reading series. I used the spelling word cards as parts of speech for my grammar wall. At the end of the week, I transferred them to their respected parts of speech. Spelling cards are designated with N for noun, V for verb, LV for linking verb, PN pronoun, P preposition, AV adverb, and C conjunction.

Words to Know pocket chart cards from Unit 1 Lesson 1

File Contains the Following Supplemental Materials:
Labels: Words to Know and Spelling Words
Banner: Grammar (Print on card stock, cut out, and laminate each letter.)
Parts of Speech: Headers for the following parts of speech: adjectives, nouns, verbs, linking verbs, pronouns, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions. (2) sizes to print. (1st) 8.5x14 and (2nd) 8.5x11
Spelling Words: Units 1-6 plus (2) extra words for each lesson.
Words to Know: Units 1-6 plus a few extra words for each lesson.
Letter Tiles: Letter tiles and picture cards available for spelling words. Just print (2) copies of the spelling words. (1) copy for the focus board and (1) for word work.