I had this great idea the other day as I was working with paper plates in my classroom. The idea was that a paper plate folded in half looked like a taco. So then the idea of TACO Story popped in my brain. Here is how it would go. You will need the following: paper plate, brown construction paper, green paper, red paper and yellow. Fold the plate in half to look like this. Take the brown construction paper and write Topic on it like in the image and cut. Now take the green construction paper…
The FACE of a Reader bulletin board Asking Questions While We Read Classroom Jobs Display Daily Schedule, Weekly Words, and Calendar Mountain Language Guided Reading/Conferencing Table Student Work Display and Book Bins Behavior Clip Chart Minute Labels Classroom Library (fiction) and Theme Categories The FACE of a Reader bulletin board (larger than first picture) Student Computer Station and Double Copy Chapter Books My messy desk! Our hopes and dreams for third grade
Our Alaska Stories
We're Mr. Mitchell's 5th grade class at Badger Road Elementary in North Pole, Alaska, for the 2011 - 2012 school year. We're using iPads for teaching and learning again this year. Here's what we've learned so far. Subscribe to our blog and let us know what you think!
Nonfiction Main Idea - Teaching with a Mountain View
Are you looking for a new an exciting way to have your students work on identifying main idea in nonfiction texts? This is a super low-prep activity that I’ve had great success with for years! Have extra Time for Kids or Scholastic News pages cluttering your room? I have the perfect activity for you! (and ... Read more
Character Can Book Report
This week I assigned the character can book report. I have explained in detail the requirements of this report to the students. This report should be completed independently and is due February 2nd. Throughout the month I will be giving students deadlines to help them complete their report in a timely manner. Please check in their EAGLE binder and check in with your child to make sure they're staying on task. In addition I have told students they can use their science fiction book to…