Wednesday, March 21, Anchor charts and Classroom charts Galore! Well I am home again. This time my youngest daughter is sick.
Because good gosh do I find bats to be hideous creatures. It physically pains me to look at them. It makes me want to rock in the fetal position. But, my class is way into researching them and I find that guided research at this time of year really paves the path for independent animal research throughout the year which is a fabulous ongoing project-based option for your early finishers And that level of interest translates into engaged reading and writing activities that the kiddos are super interested in and motivated by.
So I've been "taking one for the team"and am in full on Batgirl mode. I wanted to do something different this year and have been capitalizing on my students' Halloween giddiness so bats made sense.
I introduced the topic in a fun way. I gave each of my friends a piece of black construction paper and told them to fold it in half.
I guided them on how to tear off pieces of paper without telling them what it was all about. I enjoyed listening to their ideas about what we were doing. Finally I had them open the paper and revealed that we would be learning about bats.
I used their paper bats to decorate our anchor chart and began to collect schema on Post-It Notes. In addition to the full-color translation chock full of yucky bat close-up pics non-fiction books shown above, I also gave each friend their own copy of Bats downloaded with a free trial from reading a to z to use for research.
These are popular as class charts with younger learners, but they are also wonderful ways to get older learners to collect facts and organize their writing. We'll continue "going batty" this coming week as we draft, revise and publish.
I'm going to use a whole bunch of different pages from my Bat Writing Packet to meet the varied needs of my students. The packet is Common Core aligned and includes both color and ink-saving versions of each page with templates and organizes that have been modified to be used with students in grades K After we complete the writing portion, we always "publish" our work with a craft.
Below are some neat project ideas that I rounded up from around the web. You can find even more bat project ideas on my Pinterest Boards.These were five of the problems I faced in my 3rd grade classroom and (no matter which grade you teach) I'm pretty sure you can rela FREE HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES for MATH, READING, and WRITING This post contains free Halloween activities for kids.
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Anchor charts seem to be popping up everywhere! I love them, but why not get more from them by making them interactive. Mindsets in the Classroom by Mary Cay Ricci, and just finished chapter 3. It was a real eye opener Fifth Grade Literacy Centers, Free Sample!
Calling all 5th grade teachers! I've just finished my first set of literacy. Jan 30, · One of your anchor charts posted on Pinterest would make a great entry in the Create it! Contest. Just snap a photo that ties in with a #DisneyYouth program along with your email and leave it in the comments on Sunrise Learning timberdesignmag.com: Amanda Terhune.
Sep 05, · Grade 5 Science Week One Standard(s) Nature of Science Anchor Charts Lesson Ideas: (T) Science Safety Rules Gallery Walk. Science Safety Rule Anchor Chart. and introducing classroom routines and procedures. Create a scavenger hunt for the students to look for the items around the room that will help them learn.
Examples. The math anchor charts for 5th grade are charts for each Common Core standard and essential question. Models or problems are included on each chart. I use the charts at the beginning of a lesson to introduce the standard, unpack the standard (break it down for kids to understand) or review the st.