An Introduction to Character Traits

Last week we took a look at Character Traits.  We spent a lot of time discussing how traits described a character on the inside.  We also talked about adjectives, though the students often gave the characters nouns as traits.  We’ll work on that during our next go around. We started by taking a look at Lulu because she’s a phenomenal, big character in the books.  If you aren’t familiar with Lulu and the amazingness Judith

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Centers Rotation Powerpoint

Using Powerpoint for Centers Management

Over the years, I’ve used a variety of systems to manage my small groups and centers rotations. I’ve used Slides and Powerpoint to display one chart with different slides for each day of the week as detailed in my Small Group Instruction Management post. My Editable Centers and Small Group Display has been a savior for that! I’ve also used Powerpoint to time, signal, and rotate through my small group rotations each day. Every year,

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Managing your Small Group Schedule Display

Small Group Instruction Management

I’ve changed up my small group and centers rotation display several times over the years. My first year, my partner teacher and I grouped between classes so we had several groups to manage. Our set up looked something like this (but with quite a few more places the students actually went to) and with three rotations each day. Every morning I’d move the rotation cards so the students knew where they’d go when since we

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Erasable Office Supplies

If there’s one thing that makes teachers happy it’s new office supplies.  When I saw these from Shoplet I knew I wanted to check them out!  I was not let down.  They’re ERASABLE! First, I tried out these SuperTab Erasable Manila Folders from Smead. There’s a little strip that has a sheen to it (that you can’t see on here) on the tab for you to write on.  I love that you write on them

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