Hey Wonderful Teacher-
Here are resources for you to use within your classroom. Please feel free to download and share them with as many teacher friends as you would like.
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HOME LEARNING - Setting up Space and Routines
Alright! Here we go! Home learning is happening around the world. As teachers, we know the value of routines and structure. It is challenging to provide that when distance learning, but these templates will help.
The first template walks a child through thinking about their space and set up for home learning. Where will you do your work? What sort of supplies will you have at home? When will you work? How are you feeling? What questions do you have?
The second template helps students create a list of a routine to try to follow. It also asks them what sort of brain breaks can be done at home, and how do you know when you need a break?
-Two templates to upload to Seesaw
Tap Someone Who- A Class Gratitude Activity
You work together every day as a class and don’t take the time to say thank you and show appreciation. This activity takes time to appreciate one another and show gratitude.
Print, cut, add your student names, and go!
Read this blog post for additional information on how to play!
-Thorough directions to play including directions for the teacher and direction cards to read at the start of the activity
-Prompts to show gratitude
-Blank prompt cards to create your own
-Blank discussion question cards to create your own
On Demand Writing Assessment Covers
If you use the Teachers’ College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP/ Lucy Calkins) Writing Units of Study or just teach writing these On Demand covers are a life saver.
Before each On Demand assessment I print off the cover so I know if it was the beginning of the unit or the end of the unit. This also helps parents see the growth their child made even if the writing isn’t perfect. These are available in both vertical and horizontal options. Choose which one is best for your grade level and print away!
Substitute Teacher Reflection
Classroom Library Labels
Organizing your classroom library in a kid-friendly way is one way to ensure reading success in your classroom. These library labels have a clear picture on each label to help our youngest learners gain independence in using the classroom library.
How to Use:
You’ll need to print, laminate, and cut the cards. Next, you’ll need to sort your books into different categories and sort into bins of varying sizes depending on the number of books in each category. I have found success using velcro to attach the laminated labels to baskets.
There are many labels to meet the needs of your classroom library in the following categories-
Library Organization, Months and Seasons, Animals, Science, Math, Places, Earth, Sports and Hobbies, People and Communities, School and School Events, Literature, United States, Holidays, Fountas and Pinnell Levels
Writing Helper- Letters
This little strip of letters is one of the most helpful tools I have in my classroom. I’ve used it in first, second, and third. Now that I use flexible seating I don’t have those cute little nameplates anymore. This is a great tool for writers to keep close as they write those amazing stories of theirs!
Learning and reviewing letter sounds has never been so fun! My first graders can’t get enough of the letter bus. Sung to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus, this song works to practice letter names and sounds with a bit of fun!
Twenty-six letter busses included with alphabet pictures matching alphabet below.
-Alphabet posters in color and black and white
-Class alphabet linking chart in a variety of formats including color and black and white
-Student alphabet linking charts in black and white
All of the pictures are intentionally chosen to represent a specific letter sound. This way, each time a child looks at the picture, they hear the sound we want them to understand. All of the vowels are short vowel words (apple, egg, iguana, octopus, umbrella). Letters like c or g that make different sounds have a hard sound (cat, girl). X uses the word box- the only word in the alphabet set to end with the specific sound.
Print, Color, and Hand Out!
Printable valentines to share with your class. Use for your whole class or print and save in case students don’t bring valentines to school.
28 different designs with cute punny messages
Horizontal Paper Choices
These paper choices are excellent for the elementary classroom. The margin on the left is intentionally left larger to help kids when they staple their stories together. Nothing is worse than writing a beautiful story but stapling it so no one can read the words! There are two versions of the paper choices — one with a large margin and one with the lines for staples. Sometimes our young friends need a reminder that you don’t need 100 staples to hold five sheets of paper together! The options range from 1 line to 9 lines with a picture box and 12 lines without a picture box. A table of contents page is included. Choose what’s best for your classroom.
Vertical Paper Choices
These paper choices are excellent for the elementary classroom. The margin on the left is intentionally left larger to help kids when they staple their stories together. Nothing is worse than writing a beautiful story but stapling it so no one can read the words! There are two versions of the paper choices — one with a large margin and one with the lines for staples. Sometimes our young friends need a reminder that you don’t need 100 staples to hold five sheets of paper together! The options range from 3 lines to 12 lines with a picture box. A table of contents page is included. Choose what’s best for your classroom!
This resource includes:
Months of the year, days of the week, years 2018-2021, special event cards, happy birthday certificates, yesterday was… cards, the weather today is, seasons wheel