My husband cringes when I say that. But it makes me so happy. Even my little not-even-two-year-old daughter says “soppin’!” with excitement! Must be genetic…
I found a couple great things in the Target Dollar Spot.
I found these two cute Star Student chair pockets. I got a blue and a pink one. I have no idea how I will use them. I used to do a weekly Star Student but stopped over time. I have no idea why! Maybe I should start it up again?
The lesson plan book is not actually for my lessons- we submit these online. Instead I read on someone’s blog post (oh no- I can’t remember who! If you know who it is please let me know so I can give them credit!) that they used it to record reading and writing conferences. Each child got a box (where a teacher normally writes a lesson for a subject area) and the teacher recorded notes in the box. Even if I don’t do this, it was only a dollar!
The two itty-bitty rectangles are self inking stamps that say “Great Work!” and “Excellent!” Not bad for $5!
I mentioned earlier that went to IKEA this past weekend. I have been contemplating buying another rug for the front of my classroom. We have two meeting spots- one in the front of the room and the other in the back. I wanted a rug to define it. My old rug was starting to look ratty so I was considering getting rid of it. I was having a hard time swallowing the $300 cost of an educational rug. That is A LOT of money!
When walking around IKEA, I saw this beauty
I also developed this unit with another purpose in mind. Unfortunately, the sad reality of teaching involves large amount of data collection. I am hoping while students work in partnerships or on independent activities to complete the necessary beginning of the year paper work and data collection.
This unit includes:
*6 mini lessons with correlated Common Core Standards for 2nd and 3rd grades
*Printable anchor charts for each mini lesson
*3 Listening and Speaking Posters
*One class book idea
*Two partner activities (Pal Ponderings and All About Us) for students to practice listening and speaking skills
Additional Activities to Supplement the Unit include
*The partner game Quiz, Quiz, Switch
*The writing activity, All About My Friend ______, which is differentiated by difficulty level.
*A Comparison/ Contrast writing activity that can be differentiated by providing the given text frame
I will be giving away TWO copies of the UNIT FREE to the first two people that guess what my daughter and I did this morning. I love it as much as she does- and it is not “soppin!” If no one guesses correctly I will randomly choose two comments Thursday evening. Please make sure to leave your email address 🙂