Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Top Three of 2011

Hi All!

I am linking up with Fern from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas. She is having a linky party about our Top 3 posts for the year. My stats are sad compared to everyone else.

#2 Daily 5 - 43 Pageviews.
#3 Lesson Plan Template- 40 Pageviews.

 Make sure to link up with Fern! 



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thinking Maps

Hi All! I know it's been a couple of months since my last post. This pregnancy has been very DRAINING! Unfortunately,  I have no pictures to share of the crafts my students made this year. Instead, I will be sharing pictures of some of the thinking maps my colleagues and I have created.

Here is a bubble map we made after reading a decodable reader about the US Flag. 

Here is a bubble map we made for Rose Robot. It is one of our main selection stories for Treasures.

This one goes with a main selection for Treasures.

We've made a few Bridge Maps to find rhyming words from our weekly spelling list. 

Every week we also make a Tree Map to sort our words.

We've also made brace maps to show the parts in compound words as well as contractions. 
We have also made circle maps to make lists of words that contain the sound of the week.