Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Who Took the Cookies?

This is a great grammar packet for using in a center for fun, an easy assessment, or for working with words. The cookies are matched to the correct cookie jar with the parts of speech labels.  This fun packet includes pronouns, nouns, verbs and adjectives, a corresponding recording sheet and a Common Core State Standards poster for your convenience.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sticker Organizer

This organization tip can help you find the right stickers for students' papers quickly.  Use an accordion folder or an inexpensive tackle box  Label each section by month, season or topic.  Then place your stickers in the matching section.
Great organizational tip!

Corkboard Connections: Motivational Praise

Corkboard Connections: Motivational Praise: Guest blog post by Kathie Wainwright, the Not So Wimpy Teacher Every teacher understands the power of praise; it is one of our most po...

Sunday, April 15, 2012

What is Wordle?

Have you ever used Wordle in your classroom for learning activities?  I have, and it always makes a beautiful display of what they have learned.  We use it for adjectives, nouns, pronouns and more.  It is a free tool for anyone to use and you need to visit their website to think of a way you can use it in your classroom.  I promise you the kids will love doing it and seeing the printed project when they are done.  It is a good way to do assessments as well and they can put their own names into the mix of words in their "word cloud".

Here is one created using NOUNS: a person, place or thing and then naming the nouns that come into their head as they are sitting in front of the computer.  Try it out and let me know what you used it for!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Treasure Chest Math FREEBIE

Ahoy Landlubbers!  Here is a Pirate Freebie to download!  Raise yer flags and set sail to the pirate in the ship above and click on it.  After you have captured this little freebie leave the ole pirate a comment or I won't let you feed me parrot any crackers!!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Classroom Books Organizer

A "must-have" for your classroom library. It allows you to use your smart phone and scan the bar code (ISBN) on your classroom books and then it inputs all of the info for you on a FREE data base. It allows you to let kids scan out the books and check out and check them in, separate them by reading levels and even put down their location in your class room. Did I mention it's FREE!?!?