Common vs. Proper Nouns

Language, Writing

Being back in first grade this year I’ve had to revamp the way I teach grammar and go back to the very introductory steps of teaching these skills.  Second graders had some background knowledge on nouns, verbs, etc., but…

Science Observation Lesson

Science

One of the skills that we work on in science is making observations.  We started off our lesson by watching a Brainpop Jr. video on observations.  Then, I told the students that I had a mystery item in my…

Football Room Transformation

Math, Reading, Writing

So today I am super excited to share with you my room transformation that I did a few weeks ago.  For my first room transformation this year I decided to do a football theme. What started out as just…

Differentiation in WW – Tip #7 – Anchor Charts

Writing Workshop

Another easy way to differentiate during Writing Workshop is Anchor Charts.  I love using Anchor Charts in the classroom for all subjects…including Writing Workshop. Anchor charts are charts created with the class and left up for them to refer…

Differentiation in WW – Tip #4 – Mid-Workshop Interruption

Writing Workshop

Today I’m sharing my fourth tip for differentiation during Writing Workshop.  The Writing Workshop model is set-up as such – mini-lesson, time to write and confer, mid-workshop interruption, and sharing.  The mid-workshop interruption provides another opportunity for differentiation for…