Thanks to my proofreaders, I have been doing some massive updates on many of the products I have available on Teachers Pay Teachers. One of the updates I have up to this week is my Intermediate Writing Journals. I have updated the Narrative Journal and the Persuasive Journal. Tonight, I am going to try to get the Informational Journal done, and then I am hoping to get the Response to Literature Journal completely updated for the big giveaway event that’s coming this Thursday (be sure to check back on Thursday for the details!)
In addition to sprucing the appearance of these journals up, I have added Student Reference Sheets and I have made them into official E-Books with clickable links on the Table of Contents, so that you no longer have to scroll through to find the page you want. Grab a free preview each of the two completed journals by downloading the free prompts – a week’s worth of writing on both the Narrative and Persuasive writing genres – from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.
My students have been so hard at work on those addition and subtraction fast facts! We have made a bucket full of flash cards to use in addition to our addition self correcting puzzles and our subtraction self correcting puzzles, and it’s really paid off. We take our one minute quizzes every day and the kids get so excited when they pass a new level and get to color a new shape. My door is now becoming very full of stars (for addition) and moons (for subtraction). I have one student who has mastered them all and is bugging me to finish the multiplication quizzes so she can start earning clouds. Hopefully I’ll get them done this week! Here’s some pictures of what we’ve been doing with addition and subtraction. Grab a FREE copy of the reward system from TPT or Raki’s Shop.
It’s time for the Wednesday Website suggestion!! For two years, I was the Technology Specialist at a school in Georgia. During that time, I amassed a large collection of websites that I use with my students. If you want to search through some of them, you can check out my IKeepBookmarks site. Or, you can check back here each week for the Wednesday Website suggestion.
My students are currently studying 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes. We have been using this cool website from Primary Resources to help them identify 3-dimensional shapes even when they see them from different angles or without the entire shape. This concept can be hard for my students, but this great website that shows partially buried and angled 3-dimensional shapes really helped.
Another way we’ve worked on this concept is with our shape booklet. Students took the booklet home and searched for items in their house that were certain 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes. It’s been a great way for them to see that a can of green beans is also a cylinder! Grab a free copy of the booklet from Google Docs to use with your class if you’d like.
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I hope you are all having a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you have all collected some great ideas and free resources in the St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hunt. For those of you who have missed any of the days on the St. Patrick’s Day Blog Hunt – here is a road map for you:
Day 1 – Mrs. Jump’s Class
Day 2 – A Modern Teacher
Day 5 – Raki’s Rad Resources
Day 6 – A Special Kind of Class
Day 8 – Kids Reading Activities
Day 11 – Cooperative Learning 365
Day 12 – Sub Hub
Day 13 – Teaching in Room 6
Day 15 – Kids Cog Works
Day 17 – Kreative in Kinder
Hope you’ve all found some great stuff!