Thursday, July 6, 2017

Turn-In Trays

I posted my "Turn-In Trays" on Instagram and received lots of questions about them!  This is how I have my students turn in their completed work.  I love this because it takes up very little space and keeps the subjects separated.  I also train my students how to lay the papers in the trays all facing the same way, which saves a ton of time with sorting!  At the end of the day, I have a student stack all of the papers up for me and clip them together.  

I purchased these trays at Staples almost 10 years ago!  I found a link to them HERE.

I created subject labels and a header card, printed them on card stock, laminated them, and hot glued everything to the trays.  If you'd like to purchase the labels I used, you can find them HERE in my TpT Store.  The download includes a PDF of the exact labels I used.  I also included a PPT file where you can edit the subject labels.  

Hope this helps!  :)

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Character Poster *Freebie!*

This is one of my most favorite sayings and we refer to it CONSTANTLY during the school day.  It's a freebie in my TpT Store!  Enjoy!  :)

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Updated Binders & a FREEBIE Binder for Small Groups

Happy Summer, teachers!  I have updated my All-In-One Simple Style Teacher Binders for the 2017-18 School Year.  If you have already purchased one, but sure to redownload the file for free!  Here they are:

Click the above image to see them in my TpT Store.

Awhile back I shared my CAFE binder set.  See old post HERE!  I will still be using CAFE in my classroom, but I have simplified my forms/binder and condensed my math and reading intervention documentation into one spot.  I am hoping this will keep things more simple this year!  Here are the forms and how I plan on using them:

1.  Create flexible reading groups (1=lowest group  5=highest group)

 2.  Keep notes on each group.

3.  Hold individual reading conferences with each student & keep notes on reading behaviors and strategies taught.
For this section of the binder, I have numbered tabs (1-30), one for each student.

4.  Create strategy groups for students who have common needs for reviewing or practicing specific skills in reading or math.

Here is the binder cover and tabs I will be using to organize it:

This binder is a free download in my Teachers Pay Teachers store if you're interested.  The packet also includes a PowerPoint file for you to edit/personalize your own cover.  I listed the Kimberly Geswein fonts I used, which you can download from her TpT Store.

I won't be using the binder to write lesson plans, rather just to keep notes and to keep track of groups.  Midway through last school year, I started using for lesson planning.  I was reluctant to start, but I will never go back to handwritten plans!  I am going to plan small groups on here as well.  Here is a snapshot of how I have my planbook laid out for next year.

Under "Reading Centers", you can see which groups I will be meeting with and how often.  I will be adding more detailed plans once the school year begins, but this is the basic template I will be using.

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