Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Update to Teacher Field Trip, etc.


I went to a workshop and wrote about it in this blog entry. It involved taking pictures and then doing something with those pictures. (That's the very short version.) I finally got back what I did, so I'm posting those pictures here, along with the original picture for one of my projects. (The other picture was provided by them.) In other news, I moved all my edublog entries to here. I was going to start yet another teacher blog at WordPress (where I had a person blog at one point) and put it all there, but I decided to stay here instead. Photobucket Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

Monday, July 16, 2012

Questioning


This is the last anchor chart (for now, at least) that has a google doc version. As I said before, obviously you can change the doc around to suit you. I will be using the docs for my fourth graders in their notebooks. Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App click here

Summarizing


The google doc for the Summarizing anchor chart is now posted. Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App google doc for summarizing

I recently went to my first teacher workshop at Jonathan's. There I discovered something that would be absolutely brilliant for me, and perhaps you as well. My problem: I have many posters (since I'm beginning my 14th year of teaching), but generally what goes up for the first day of school stays there until it's time to take them down for the AIMS testing week. Sometimes I even actually think about putting one up, but then decide that it only covers one day's math lesson and is too much work for that, etc. At the workshop the other participant and I took a math poster and a handy poem for remembering types of triangles, and did our thing. My book pages aren't attached yet, but the pictures are below. Here's the thing -- I think this is awesome! I can see using my posters that are languishing in darkness and turning them into books that are accessible the entire year. Are you finished early? Great -- go read a poster book. Additionally, many people can process what they read better if it's in their hands and they can touch it, than if it's stapled to a bulletin board. If I get more done, I will post them here! In the meantime... Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

Docs for Anchor Charts

I love the anchor charts but I want my students to be able to use the information no matter which direction they're facing in the room!  To that end, I'm beginning to turn the anchor charts into Google Docs.  That way anyone can access them and print them out or modify them for their own use.  One reason I'm not posting them to Teachers Pay Teachers is the anchor charts (and thus docs) are a combination of original ideas and the ideas of some or many other people.  How can I charge you for something that started out as your idea to begin with??????

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google docs version

Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

google docs version

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Anchor Charts

There are tons of anchor charts on Pinterest, and I always see them in classrooms.  I never really get to make them when I'm thinking about them, though.  So one of this summer's projects (after spending a lot of time on Pinterest and getting ideas from live and on-line workshops as well) was to make some anchor charts.

I freely admit to taking these ideas from other places and people, although I have added some of my own bits as well.  For example, the tattling one began with this.  I just added the bottom part.  The Red/Green I got from Whole Brain Teaching, and will be added to as time passes.







Hello, again!

The Twitter Purpleacious background comes from here.  I haven't figured out a way to get it to do what I actually want, but I do like it like this as well!