Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Anchors Aweigh!

I wanted to share some recent anchor charts I have found.

I feel like even adults can benefit from this. It is always good to see if you are really done and ready to move on. When I was in 2nd grade, I would rush through my school work just to get it done correctly, but my teacher pointed out that I made a bunch of errors this way. It stuck with me that I needed to take my time and proofread. 

When I taught littles, we would make anchor charts just like this to explore beginning sounds. It was a part of our morning routine.

I love this idea to get kids interactive and thinking!

This chart is excellent for organizing literacy centers!

This is all about the details.

This would be a good chart to hang near a word wall in the classroom.

Sometimes we forget that we have so many tools to problem-solve.

A story map is a good way to increase reading comprehension.

I hope some of these give you some great ideas!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Black History Month

Happy February!

Is it just me or was January the longest month ever? It felt like one year in one month! 

Yesterday we had an unexpected snow day because there was sleet and ice on the roads. I had big plans in my mind to get things done around the house, but alas, the ice melted and I went shopping and out to eat instead. I don't feel guilty at all, because it is important to take time for yourself. 

February is Black History Month. Our adult librarian at my work has done yet another amazing display on African American Inventors. I love it because I always learn something from it. Displays are the best when they are educational and/or interactive.

I have seen some amazing door decorations on Facebook that highlight African American women who have contributed to history. I love the creativity! Here are some of them--

These two use photos of African American women to make up the top. What a great way to make it educational!
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This one below was spotted in Oklahoma! (My home).
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I love this one below because it is inspirational.
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This one integrates art because they are paintings.
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Have you ever seen the book face displays?
This takes it to a whole other awesome level!
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And here is a great wealth of Black History Month resources collected by Charles Preston. They are not downloadable and are only available until the end of February. Click the link below to access.
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