By the way, this was what we woke up to the first morning after the storm…
We finally went back to school today in the neighboring city and WOW!! There were literally trees and branches down on every single lawn, on each street. Five days later! Madness!! Luckily, everyone was ok and things are getting cleaned up…we just have to contend with Trick or Treat, which has been delayed ’til Sunday, November 6th.
Back to the anchor charts. Well, I did have my trusty Macbook, it was just sad without its Internet. So I lesson-planned and typed up anchor charts galore.
We use anchor charts in Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, as part of the program we follow. We are supposed to keep the charts we create on display, but man, are they starting to add up.
It struck me last week…everywhere I looked, I could see those giant chart papers. And mine just aren’t pretty, like the amazingly-creative ones I see you all make. I wish I was better at them, but I’m not a great chart marker!
So I decided to fix up all of the charts, keeping the same language and ideas my students first brainstormed…I just downsized a bit and added some clipart. Here are some of the Writer’s Workshop ones…(these are from a First 30 Days program we are following with America’s Choice):
I have a bunch more I will take photos of, as I finish typing them up. I’m also going to share a few other ideas I’m trying out with our charts, organization-wise.
I’m linking this up with Janaye’s Anchor’s Away Party, over at Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes. If you haven’t had a chance, you must check this party out–it is such a fantastic idea! Janaye has organized this party for all subjects and it has really made me think about using charts in math and other areas as well. Thanks Janaye!!! 🙂 You can hop over to her blog here:
Do you ever type up your charts?