August Resource Page
 


Ideas, tips, and links to start preparing for back to school!!
 

 

Back to School Resources & Other Useful Pages from BTC:

Back to School Pages Mini-Offices Classroom Management
Literacy Stations Pages New Teachers School Forms
Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard Activity Page First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg Activity Page The Kissing Hand Activity Page
Check out the Busy Teacher Shop for file folder games, flashcards, theme packets, and more!  Download, print, and assemble!

 

Online Projects for Classes
Here is a list of sites of online projects in which you can participate!

Techno Spud - Fantastic projects! iEARN International - Database of online projects
Postcard Geography Project Flat Stanley Project
The Teddy Bear Project (Australia) Monster Exchange
  Global Schoolnet

 

Organizational Notebooks

Moose Links:

 

Frog Links:

 

Bear Links:

 

Other Links:

 

Choose-A-Chart

Mr. Moore, a third grade teacher in Canada, came up with this alternative to homework worksheets. I began using the system this past year with a great deal of success.  Of course, I made a few of my own modifications since I work with younger students but the kids enjoyed it immensely. Along with these links, I have added some of my own ideas on how to use these charts.

How I modified the system for my students:

  • I purchased several chart pads that are half the size of regular chart paper. This made it easier to fit the charts into plastic ziplock bags as well as easier for little kids to work with.

  • As I taught new concepts throughout the year, I would make a couple of charts based on what the students learned. That way the charts covered everything that was taught during the year and students were able to practice them all year long.

  • Instead of printing out dozens of worksheets, I copied them by hand onto a chart.

  • I developed many reading comprehension charts by photocopying or printing stories and gluing them onto the chart. Then I would write questions or activities based on the story.  For great stories, go to www.abcteach.com .

  • The charts were divided into three baskets--language arts (phonics, reading, grammar, writing), math (word problems, number sentences, manipulatives,etc.) , and science/social studies.

  • I used clipart from books and the computer to create word problems, cloze, vocabulary, phonics activties, and more.

  • I am still creating charts as we speak.  The charts range from very easy to challenging.  Some are as simple as addition problems; other charts require students to complete critical thinking tasks.  I have used ideas from activity books, resource books, and worksheets. There are so many possibilities!!

  • Choose-A-Chart was part of their homework program.  They had a chart 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday) along with other homework.

It's very easy to implement and doesn't take much time to create!  This is one of the best ideas I have used in my class. 

 

 

 

 

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