Saturday, September 10, 2011

Poetry Centers

I have a good friend that is my "go to" person for reading ideas. We were hired at the same time and worked together in kindergarten for a few years. We haven't been on the same grade level team for 4 years now but she's just on the other side of the classroom wall from me :) With the help of my friend, I have made some new poetry centers for my reading class.

For day one where I have the arrows, you can insert what you want the students to do. For example: underline the nouns and circle the verbs.

 Poetry Center Day 2 is a syllable hunt. Fold a paper into thirds and label

 Poetry Center Day 3  Make your own question that is appropriate for the poem you are using.

Off to finish my grading!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Many deleted posts later!

Okay, this is the third time trying to post this! Hopefully, it works. I learned some things about Picasa, Flickr, and Smilebox and embedding slideshows in posts. I think Flickr is the way to go for my purposes after trial and error.

This post doesn't have much to do with teaching but I thought I would share. Some of you may know, one of my hobbies is scrapbooking. To this day I have never made a scrapbook for myself. I don't make scrapbooks with photos either. I usually make them so the person who receives the scrapbook can add their own photos.

I decided to take a break from focusing on school and make a few scrapbooks. I also made a cover for my lesson plan book.

I'm starting to wish someone would make me a scrapbook, so I could have one too!