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23 September Anchor Charts

Anchor charts

Our busiest  month for anchor chart creation?  September! When I moved my site to the new server, and transferred from a website to a blog (this blog!), I didn’t create posts to showcase my anchor charts.  On my old site, I had a page full of anchor charts, but I wanted a better way to display them and share them.  I’ve decided to do monthly posts that feature anchor charts created during that particular month.  For September, we created 23…

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Colors and Numbers Anchor Charts

Anchor charts

What is on your walls the first day of school? Click here, to find out why my walls are BARE the first day of school. I’ve tried several approaches to creating anchor color and number word anchor charts.  These are from my days in kindergarten.  I don’t create these in first grade; however, we do have color word and number word charts on our mini offices that get referenced often.…

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Finding Small Moment Stories

Writing

My first grade writers have been working to find small moment stories.  We’ve had success using the watermelon analogy, when paired with our own story ideas.  To introduce the concept, we took a walk in the woods.  Our “big idea” was the walk in the woods, and we worked to identify the smaller stories within that story. I modeled this a few times with my students before asking them to find their own small moments to write about.  We’re using…

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Teamwork Posters

Anchor charts, Behavior, Classroom Design, PBIS

There will be no anchor charts adorning our classroom walls this year.  “What?” you ask!  Yes, no anchor charts.  They’re going digital (more on that in a future post).  I wanted to have something on the walls, and didn’t want to completely trash the idea of our teamwork anchor chart, so I decided to amplify it!  Using key words that we’ve used year after year to define what it means to be a part of a team in our classroom, I…

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