This week we are working on compound words and we did the cutest activity as a center! I have seen these little eggs used as many things on pinterest so I decided to use them for compound words. This really reinforced the whole concept of 2 words coming together to make 1 word.
It was very easy, I just used a black sharpie and mixed up the colors.
I also made a recording sheet for the answers. You can download your freebie here!
Next, I made a notebook of all of my reading comprehension sheets. I put them all in a notebook in sheet protectors and made several copies of each sheet. I can just pull them out as needed and use them during my guided reading small groups.
I got this idea from my friend Katie over at dishing it out. She uses them for listening centers and centers. You could let the students take them as needed or use them for your own distribution.
I like the sheet protectors because I can see every sheet and flip to them as needed depending on the book we are using.
Next on Classroom Freebies I got a great product from Laura Candler. Click the link to download and see her great system! I just started it and so far it is working great!
There is an envelope laminated for each assignment due. I started with 10 just in case my grading streak slows down! lol I can just write the activity on the envelope and the kids go there to turn it in. Then they check off their name on the back. So I know exactly who didn’t turn it in. It also makes things SO much easier to grade!
I also have a paper drop helper that checks periodically for no names. It has really help cut down on no name papers and students not turning in work. I love it!
Next is one of my favorite pinterest finds! The love book! I was running out of space for all of my notes and pictures that my kids draw for me daily! So when I saw this I knew I needed it! Fill a notebook with sheet protectors and just add them in!
Check out the note on top, my kids loved my new highlights! Funny!
This pinterest find has really helped my students with writing! I always ask them if their writing is a 5 before they turn it in. They know exactly what a 5 looks like! They can aslo see what the work they have done is currently rated. They know if they want an A paper it must be a 5! Love it!
So can you tell I am ADDICTED to pinterest?! Be sure to follow my boards!