January 9, 2011
And because it’s way more fun to blog than plan or do laundry!
I don’t know if your school does something similar, but we have a “Word of the Day” each morning on the announcements. The announcers read the word, give a quick definition, and use it in a few sentences.
I, of course, love it because they are listening to gain information in English, working on defining words based on context clues, spelling new and unfamiliar words and so on. We usually write this word on the whiteboard, use it in our own sentences, break it into syllables to spell it…it’s just great.
I wanted to make something a bit more permanent however, because you always have those students who utilize everything as a resource…charts, posters, books, everything. I have several of those kind of students this year.
I made circle for the hole punches, but only on the first page…since the paper can be copied back-to-back and flipped each day.
For the top part, I’m going to use some of those little 3M hooks and attach it to the front whiteboard. I’ll keep the whole thing kid-height, so the students can reference the chart
(though now that I’m typing this, I don’t know what I mean…my 5th graders are almost taller than I am! And I’m not that short!!).