If you read my blog, you know I LOVE all things simple, quick, and make my life as a busy teacher easier. AND I especially LOVE sharing those ideas with you!
Last year, I shared the idea of using Interactive Anchor Charts ( you can read that post here...) to help keep your kiddos engaged and accountable of their learning. I loved them in second grade, and I love them even more in third!
Well... today, I am back to share more about Interactive Anchor Charts and how to make them even easier to make and use! #yeah!
Yeah! FSA is over! We finished our last 2 sessions of our state testing this week. My kiddos were pretty fried... but I didn't want to lose speed in our last 9 weeks of 3rd grade. I knew that this week would need a special kind of book to keep my kiddos engaged...
(You can check out this book on Amazon.com by clicking here or the pic!)
Yeah... those two words should NEVER go together, but for some strange reason this is the second year in a row I am discussing the two in the same post because they're happening at the same time, again! LOL!
Spring has officially sprung here in the Sunshine State! It is only fitting that we're working on plants.
To kick off our plant unit, we discussed the life cycle of a plant. We watched this little video to help our discussion along.
Then it was time to get dirty and have some REAL plant fun! We dissected Lima bean seeds and worked to label the different parts. This is an activity I did last year with my seconds, so I KNEW my thirds would love it, too!
So... we are T-minus 5 days until Spring Break and a mere 8 schools days until our state testing. I know I keep mentioning this... It's only because I am SUPER stressed about it! LOL!
With all this going against me today, I knew I had to take time out of our busy "review" days and put in some fun writing and a simple craft. I NEEDED something fun and crafty! #teacherproblems #cantakethegirloutofsecondgrade
Now honestly people, I BARELY have time to breathe, let alone teach AND do a cute craft... so I whipped this easy St. Patrick's Day writing in an effort to bring some fun back in our Applicious Classroom!
I'm so glad I did too, as they turned out so cute and they were soooo easy!
If you teach in a Common Core (or fake CC state like I do) then you are very familiar with the idea of "responding to text" and "close reads". These ideas seem to be fixtures on my lesson plans and although we've been slowly working on a routine with these two practices, we really didn't hit a break through with text marking until we started BOOGIEING through it...