September 24, 2016

👀October Workshops! Register Today 👀


Hello everyone!
Get ready for fall and sign up today for one of our October workshops!
Our newest professional development offering:
Workshop #7
Parts of Speech – verbs, nouns, adjectives and more! 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21, 2016 – Lane ESD, 1200 Highway 99 N, Eugene 97402
FRIDAY OCTOBER 28, 2016 – PORTLAND 

Does teaching grammar to students make you say “YIKES”? 
This Fun To Teach workshop will ease your anxiety about teaching the parts of speech
and types of sentences to students Kinder through 5
th grade. Join us for a basic grammar boost, and learn about strategies and activities that engage students and increase writing abilities. This workshop is designed to help primary 1-5 teachers who:
  • feel uncertain about their knowledge of grammar and want to improve their confidence in teaching it
  • want more strategies and activities that teach to the Common Core and ELP Standards
  • want to increase student writing abilities and teach English grammar in a fun and engaging way
  • want to refresh their knowledge of English grammar and the terminology used to describe it

    What the workshop covers:
    Teaching activities and strategies related to parts of speech and types of sentences


    Workshop #6 

    ELD Models and Strategies for Co-Teaching - Push-in and Pull-out! 

    With inclusion on the rise, ELD and Classroom teachers are sharing classrooms more than ever and becoming effective co-teaching partners. Bring your team, co-teacher or just yourself and learn the models for co-teaching. 

    Understand when and how to use each model for effective instruction to second language learners and low language at risk students. Find out which strategies are best associated with each model and create make and take activities so you can use them in the classroom the next day! 

    Engaging, robust English acquisition happens throughout the day when ELD and Classroom teachers team up to enrich each lesson with rigorous language instruction.
OCTOBER 7, 2016 – PORTLAND, OREGON

Click here to register today!

Happy Teaching!

September 19, 2016

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹



Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.

Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

September 15, 2016

Measurement Sort





Hello everyone!
Looking 👀 for some fun and engaging ways to enhance measurement vocabulary around centimeters and inches?  I just added this little unit to Fun To Teach's  TPT store

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 This mini-unit has everything you need to enhance measurement vocabulary in your student. 🐾
We have included black lines for a variety of measurement sorts that build math vocabulary and increase measurement understanding.
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This 13-page measurement sort contains reproducible black lines!

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https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Measurement-Sort-inches-and-centimeters-2659056Happy Teaching!

September 12, 2016

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹


Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.

Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

September 7, 2016

128 Words to Use Instead of Very

Hi everyone,
This is fun!
I printed it out this morning for my classroom!
Check it out.


128 Words to Use Instead of Very: Friends don't let friends use 'very.' #DontUseVery

Happy Teaching!Lori

🔵🔵 Video Time! Open-ended Questions to Encourage Conversation

Hello everyone!

Teaching Channel 💜 has another great video on encouraging conversation in Math.  Watch 👀  this informative video while considering there thinking points:

💭Questions to Consider💭

  • How do open-ended questions empower students, especially English Language Learners?
  • What advice does Ms. Gelormino have for using open-ended questions?
  • How do you use questions in your own classroom?


Let me know how you use open-ended questions with your students in Math! Happy Teaching!

September 5, 2016

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹



Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

August 29, 2016

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹



Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

August 24, 2016

🔵🔵 Video Time! Language Supports for Number Talks

Hello everyone,
I love sentence frames ♥️ and ELs engage in Math when we use them during our lessons.

The teaching channel gives us another informative video and asks us to consider the following questions while viewing and thinking about supporting our students in Math.

💭 Questions to Consider


  • Why are sentence frames an effective strategy for English Language Learners?
  • How do sentence frames empower students?
  • How can you adapt these sentence frames for use in your own classroom?
👀  Sit back and take a peek!

August 22, 2016

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹



Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!


Happy Teaching!

☀️Much more on Learning Centers Made Simple!☀️


Hello everyone!


This is part 3 of using centers in your classroom…

Have you wanted to try centers in your classroom, but weren’t sure where to start?  Have you tried centers and not been successful?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, read on and I will try and answer some basic questions teachers often have about  centers.
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Welcome to a center-based classroom!
Imagine walking into your classroom and seeing students in small groups working cooperatively. One group sits at a center with the teacher for guided reading instruction. Another group of children work at a theme center sequencing the life cycle of an insect. At the next center, students work together restructuring a story with sentence strips. The teacher signals for attention; the students quiet for directions. Students clean up their centers and rotate to the next center, going right to work.  Centers can be done simply with the helpful hints we give you here. Read on and
make centers a reality in your classroom!
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By providing a center-based environment in your classroom, you will be able to give your attention to small groups of children during “guided reading.” Research shows that this small-group instruction is one of the primary components that leads to strong readers. Centers also allow you to teach to all the student levels that are in your classroom. Your choice to run centers in your classroom will also teach your students how to work cooperatively in small groups. Learning centers allow you to teach “responsibility” as students work independently, practicing and
reviewing skills and concepts at each center. 
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Q: How does a center-based classroom look?
A: Many teachers use tables and desks against the walls in
their classroom. You can use student desks as a center, too.
During center time, the desks will be empty and small groups of children will be sitting at centers throughout the room. The teacher at guided reading will have her/his back to the wall in order to see all centers at a glance from where she/he sits.

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Q: How many adults do I need to run centers in my classroom?


A: Just you! When you teach the routines and procedures of

your centers well, your students will learn how to work without supervision during center time.



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Q: How long is center time?
A: That depends on you and on how many centers you have
each day. If you have five groups of students rotating through five centers and spending 15 minutes at each center, then you will need 1 hour and 15 minutes for center time. Six groups of children rotating through six centers will need an hour and a half. Remember to add a little extra time for the rotation of
groups when determining the time you will allot for centers.
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Q: When it is time to change centers, how do I get my studentsattention?
A: Ringing a bell or calling out “freeze” or “give me five” are great ways to call your students to attention. Teach your students to “freeze” when the signal is given and to listen for instructions.

Happy Teaching,
Lori

For more in depth information on running centers in an elementary classroom Click Here!
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 Click Here!


August 21, 2016

Back to School Sale at Teachers Pay Teachers

Hello everyone!

Did you hear that Teachers Pay Teachers is having a Bonus Back to school sale?

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August is back to school month!

It is time to get inspired and Teachers Pay Teachers is the place to find your inspiration!

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August 22nd only is the site-wide sale.

Pop over to the Fun To Teach Store and stock up on products that will inspire you and ignite your teaching!

Check out some of our best selling products!

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Happy Teaching!

August 20, 2016

☀️More Learning Centers Made Simple!☀️


Hi everyone,

Let's continue on our discussion on running a center based classroom.  Let's take a look at the answers to some common questions teachers have as they get started!
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 Questions and Answers!
Q: What is a center?
A: A center is a physical area in a classroom set aside for a specific
learning purpose. The center has appropriate materials and supplies
so students can work individually or in cooperative groups.
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Q: How many students should I put in each group?
A: We recommend three to four students in each group at each center.
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Q: How long do students spend at each center?
A: Twenty to thirty minutes at each center is an adequate amount of time for students to complete most center activities.
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Q: How do students know where to go when it is time to rotate centers?
A: By teaching and practicing the routines and procedures you want followed at center time, your students will know what you want them to do. We suggest you follow a clockwise rotation pattern to rotate students through centers.
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Q: How do I group my students for centers?
A: To teach to the varied levels in all classrooms, we suggest you group your students by reading abilities. By grouping students this way, you can meet the instructional needs of all your students in language arts. Learning centers will allow you to teach to your low, medium, and high ability groups and move everyone forward.

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For more in depth information on running centers in an elementary classroom Click Here!


Check our next post for more insights to running centers in your classroom!

Happy Teaching,



For more in depth information on running centers in an elementary classroom Click Here!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Learning-Centers-Made-Simple-Literacy-Centers-for-Reading-and-Math-191988

August 18, 2016

☀️Learning Centers Made Simple!☀️



Hello everyone!

Have you wanted to try learning centers in your classroom, but weren’t sure where to start?  🌋

Have you tried centers and not been successful?  


If you answered yes to either of these questions, read on and I will try and answer some basic questions teachers often have about math and literacy centers.


Let's start with the basics! 🅱 

What does a center-based classroom look like? 

A well-run center-based classroom will have small groups of children working independently at all of the centers, the teacher leading a small group at the guided reading center and perhaps a parent facilitating another center.  The children will be engaged in the activities, well trained about the procedures, and involved in their own learning.

What's the rationale?
Learning centers facilitate growth and learning!


💭 Learning centers provide an opportunity for small-group

reading instruction.

💭  Learning centers enhance student learning.

💭  Learning centers teach students responsibility.

💭  Learning centers allow you to teach to a variety of

learning styles.

💭  Learning centers offer a wider variety of activities for

students to learn from.

💭  Learning centers allow students to work at their own level

while reviewing and practicing skills.

💭  Learning centers promote cooperative learning


 Stay tuned for the next post and the answers to some common questions about Learning Centers.
Happy Teaching😊,




For more in depth information on running centers in an elementary classroom Click Here!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Learning-Centers-Made-Simple-Literacy-Centers-for-Reading-and-Math-191988

August 15, 2016

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹


 Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.

Here is today's!



Happy Teaching!

August 8, 2016

🌹Monday's Quote! 🌹



Hello everyone!
The definition of quote is to repeat someone else's statement, phrases or thoughts.


Here is today's!

 

August 3, 2016

🏊🏾 🏄🏽 🚴 Video Time! Reading Workshop in Kindergarten

Hello everyone,
🚴 I hope your summer is heating up and that everyone is winding down from the school year!   Even though it is summer, if you are like me there is still part of the brain on school. 

 ðŸŠðŸ¾ That being said this is a great video for teaching young beginning readers!  The Teaching Channel came up with another great video for Kinder reading Workshops Grade K / English / ELL!

🏄🏽  Enjoy your summer Happy Teaching~

August 2, 2016

👀TPT Best Year Ever Sale!👀

💜Hello everyone!

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August is back to school month!

It is time to get inspired and Teachers Pay Teachers is the place to find your inspiration!


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Happy summer!

Happy Teaching! 

Lori