Showing posts with label anchor chart. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anchor chart. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Math Anchor Charts from the Year

Hey everyone! I hope you are enjoying your summer!

I have been busy moving classrooms and schools, because yet again I have a new assignment next year. This one I'm pretty excited about. Our district is creating an academy for the highly gifted. I interviewed and was selected as one of the teachers. I will be teaching a class of 1st and 2nd grade highly gifted students next year. I think I'll stay in this position for a while. :)

Anyway, I was going through pictures from this past school year, and I thought I should share some of my anchor charts that I didn't get to post yet.

This one was about what my students determined all triangles have.

This one was about what my students determined all quadrilaterals have.

This helped them when we were learning about fractions.

Not my best anchor chart, but this was inspired by some I'd found on Pinterest. It helped them with place value.

Although not exactly your traditional anchor chart, I thought I should include this. I had my students make vocabulary word pictures to help with geometry words. Most were hung on the ceiling. The extras were on our display board.

Hope this spurs some ideas!

... and just because, check out this gorgeous lighthouse I saw on my vacation in Maine!

I wish it wasn't so far away from Texas!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Signal Words Mini-Lesson

In the past couple of weeks, we have been reading books during Reading Workshop mini-lessons and noticing the signal words that "tell us something is going to change in the story". 

After their experience with this in reading, we created an anchor chart for signal words to use in their writing. 

We related signal words to signs on the road because they tell us to notice something that is changing just like signs tell us to notice or do something differently.

Here is the book that we read before making the anchor chart:

It's called City Signs by Zoran Milich.

Now that we have the anchor chart, my kindergartners are coming up to me in the middle of read to self time to tell me that they found a signal word in the book and they can't wait to use it when they write. :)