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 🙂
Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.