Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tricky Tracking!

Oh my...my class is in huge need of tracking practice! I am in the process of creating some books with easy sight words and dots to assist my students with tracking print. I'm also hoping to hit up Party City this week for some finger pointing assistants...aka...anything that makes pointing fun! Things like wands, monster fingers, and play tools (especially play screwdrivers!) come in super handy and make kids actually want to point to the words on the page!

Here is a sample of the book we are using this week! I am trying to make one each week, so stay tuned!

Fall Mini Book 

Last week, we did one featuring everyone's favorite caterpillar! Click the packet to view in my TPT store!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Mini Book

 Aaaaand Goodnight! This teacher is tired!!! :)

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Updated Number Talk Wall

I updated my math board just a little bit! I really needed to expand the pocket chart area for math vocabulary/strategy cards. 

I found an amazing resource for math vocabulary cards, these were made by Regina Burns. The bottom two cards on the pocket chart in the picture were made by her. They are perfect for all children, but especially helpful for ELL's and Special Ed students. Visit her TPT store here to see them! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Kindergarten-Common-Core-Math-Vocabulary-Posters-472263

 I am using my number talk wall daily. We went through numbers 1-10 and are going through them again. We are back on number 2! This time, the students are using their personal recording sheets to follow along with me. Although if anyone has a way to quickly distribute and collect whiteboard markers and erasers let me know! ;) It takes a little longer to have them do this, but I'm hoping it is worth the effort! If you are interested, the packet can be found in my TPT store! Click on the packet below! It now includes the recording sheet, the number formation poems, and dice/domino cards!
Number Talk Wall
This is what the recording sheet looks like. I have both sheets in a sheet protector so students can use them every day!

On the sheet protector, I slide in my quick fluency objectives for the week. Every week, I am trying to be intentional about giving them quick opportunities every day to say, show, and write numbers.

I am drawing random objects on the whiteboard paper and then just asking the kids what they see. I drew two different colors of apples, and I was pretty amazed with what the kids came up with on their own! 

In the corner, I squeezed in the ten frames for keeping track of the days of school! These were made by Bethany Gardner and can be found in her TPT store here...https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Chalk-it-Up-Rainbow-Chalkboard-Calendar-Materials-733968

Hope you are all having a great October! I hit up the pumpkin farm today with my two favorites!