Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Monthly Activities for the Intermediate Classroom



This zipped bundle file contains over 200 of our monthly themed products as you can see below. These activities are geared for students in grades 3-5.

(52 total documents)
Reading Logs
Reading
Writing
Procedure Posters
-Reading Log
-Reading and Math Log
-Reading Overview
-Certificates
-Class Roster Sheet
-Activities for any novel
-Activity Cards


-Silly Short Stories
-Making Words
-Bathroom & Dismissal
-Lining Up & Hallway
-Guided Reading
-Independent Work
-Many more…
Math Fact Activities
First Day Activities
Social Studies

-Multiplication Facts Race
-Multiplication Money
-“Me in a Bag”
-Pizza Slice
-Getting to Know You
-8 Strands Activity





(16 total documents)
Reading Logs
Math Activity
Writing
Halloween
-Reading Log
-Reading and Math Log
-Reading Overview
-Certificates
-Class Roster Sheet




-Geometry Baseball


-Design Haunted House
-Making Words
-Halloween Fun
-Halloween Game Board
-Halloween BINGO
(15 total documents)
Reading Logs
Math
Writing
Reading
-Reading Log
-Reading and Math Log
-Reading Overview
-Certificates
-Class Roster Sheet
-Fraction Puzzle
-Decimal Survivor


-Turkey Contest
-Making Words
-Activities for Any Novel


(16 total documents)
Reading Logs
Holiday Ideas
Writing
December Activities
-Reading Log
-Reading and Math Log
-Reading Overview
-Certificates
-Class Roster Sheet
-Holiday BINGO
-Book Exchange Idea
-Student Coupon


-Unemployed Elf Activity
-Holiday Card
-Design a Toy
-Activities Page








(23 total documents)
Reading Logs
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Writing
Math Olympics
-Reading Log
-Reading and Math Log
-Reading Overview
-Certificates
-Class Roster Sheet
- BINGO
-Game Board
-I Have a Dream Activity


-Create Snowman
-New Year’s Resolution
-Create Olympic Sport
-Addition
-Subtraction
-Multiplication
-Fractions
-Decimals
-Probability
January Activities



-Activities Page




(17 total documents)
Reading Logs
Super Bowl
Ground Hog
Valentine’s Day
-Reading Log
-Reading and Math Log
-Reading Overview
-Certificates
-Class Roster Sheet
-Super Bowl BINGO
-Super Bowl Game Board
-Super Bowl Geography
- Ground Hog Day Journal

-Valentine’s Day BINGO
-Game Board
-Station Activities








                     







(26 total documents)
Reading Logs
The Lorax
St. Patrick’s Day
March Madness
-Reading Log
-Reading and Math Log
-Reading Overview
-Certificates
-Class Roster Sheet
-Reading Strategies
-Design a Thneed
-Lorax Game Board
-Earth Day Game Board


-Catch a Leprechaun
-What You Know
-Game Board
-Journal
-St. Patrick’s Day BINGO
-Final Four Activities
-Final Four Game Board
-Final Four Geography
-Social Networking
-What You Know
-Vocabulary Basketball
Read Across America
March Activities


-BINGO
-Treasure Hunt
-Activities Page




 

(16 total documents)
Reading Logs
April Fool’s Day
Writing
Earth Day
-Reading Log
-Reading and Math Log
-Reading Overview
-Certificates
-Class Roster Sheet
-April Fool’s Day Prank
-April Fool’s Day Activity


-Create Own Golf Course
-Poetry Unit
-Earth Day Game Board
April Activities


-Activities Page




May Theme Activities
(42 total documents)
Reading Logs
End of Year Activities
End of Year Activities
Math
-Reading Log
-Reading and Math Log
-Reading Overview
-Certificates
-Class Roster Sheet
-ABC Booklet
-Comic Strip
-End of Year Letter
-End of Year Meeting
-PowerPoint Template

-My Favorites
-Memories Book
-Reading Reflections
-Subject Reflections
-Time Capsule



This will help to make an exciting and educational year for your students!
-Seven Wonders Unit





Sunday, August 26, 2012

Building Successful Readers Outside of the Classroom



Have you ever wanted to challenge your students to read more outside of school? This year-long reading log contest will have your students reading unbelievable minutes each month at home.

Included in
this bundle are motivational reading logs with a creative theme (September- Football Kickoff, October- Haunted House, November- Giving & Generosity, December- Mount Everest, January- Olympics, February- Valentine's Dance, March- Read Across America, April- Take Me Out to the Ball Game, and May- Blast Off!). Below are a few previews of different pages in the bundle...



















This bundle has creative and motivational logs for the students to keep track of their minutes, reading awards (participation, first place, second place and third place), and a class roster sheet for teachers to keep track of minutes.

You don't want to miss this amazing opportunity to buy them all in one package. Each separate log and awards sell for $3 each or all for $27! But you can get this bundle for only $15!

Check out
our store if you are only interested in buying specific months, or if you want to see more creative activities.
Have fun watching your students love for reading grow with this program!





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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Building Readers Through Interactive Reading Strategies


One of the most important activities you can do with your students is to teach them to become proficient readers.

Reading for pleasure is wonderful, but without guidance from the teacher in learning how to use reading strategies effectively, your students will not show significant gains in reading.

We have worked hard this summer to develop interactive reading strategies that can be used right away in your classroom with your students. Each PowerPoint that we have created will have students get involved in their learning. We involve the students by using the Think-Pair-Share strategy where we have them think about a question that relates to their lives, pair with a partner and then share their responses. This is a great way to involve every student right away in the lesson.

We also provide the students with definitions of key terms when needed, along with information to help fill their background knowledge on each topic.

There is also a teacher read aloud part where the teacher models the strategy being taught, with your choice (the teacher's) of book that you want to use, not one dictated by a curriculum!

Then each lesson ends with student assessment. We "put the strategy into practice" by having the students write about what they learned into a notebook. Having a reading notebook for each student will hold them accountable for what they learn during these lessons, and can be also an excellent resource to use at conferences with parents.

Make sure to click here for our Building Readers PowerPoints!



Sunday, August 12, 2012

Harry Potter and the Sorecer's Stone Amazing Activities and Resources

Welcome to the world of Harry Potter!

We have just finished creating fabulous resources to go along with J.K. Rowling's hit novel Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. We hope are able to use the activities we have created in your classroom. They are geared for students in grades 4-6.

We have created a zipped bundle folder in Microsoft Word with 15 activities that can be found here. It includes:

A guide on how to run literature circles
A character profile activity
End of novel project choices
A game board with questions and answers
A social networking activity
A text messaging activity
A word study with definitions
Over 60 Discussion questions broken down by chapters
A comprehension quiz with answer key
A 62 page reading comprehension guide and answer key
A math magic activity with answer key
A movie vs. book activity
A creative sports activity
A chapter titles activity
An introduction PowerPoint

Below are some image examples from the zipped bundle:


 






Teach a great book with some great activities that your students will love!




Friday, August 10, 2012

Back to School Procedures and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Back to School blog hop. This is where great teachers are coming together to share our favorite products that we have created in order for you to have a successful school year.

Starting the school year off on the right foot is important for teachers. One of the most difficult parts of the first week of school is establishing routines. Sure stating rules is important, but teachers need to go beyond just saying, "You do this because I said so." Wise Guys has developed 11 great resources for you to help establish routines and procedures in your classroom. They have been successful for us, and we hope that you will find them useful as well!

This back to school bundled unit is to teach your students the rules and procedures for 11 different areas that will help you maintain classroom control at the beginning of the school year:
Lining Up
Hallways
Bathrooms
Sharpening Pencils
Morning Routines
Dismissal
Independent Work
Guided Reading
Substitute Teacher
Lockers
Lunchroom

Included with each procedure is a teacher idea page with purpose, teaching ideas, modeling and role playing that you can do with your class.  Here are some examples:


 






Also included is a kid friendly poster that you could use with your students and possibly post for students to see on a daily basis. Here are some examples:

 










All of the files are in Microsoft Word so you can easily adapt them to fit your unique classroom needs.

This would be a great activity to start your school year at the elementary level to help establish routines.


Make sure to add our activities and the others you find on the hop to your cart.
 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Engaging Students from the Start!


It is time for another school year, and one of the most important things that we can't emphasize enough is to get your students engaged in learning.

We have created a free three page list of ideas that help us to get our students involved in the classroom. You can access it by clicking here.
Some of our ideas include: using sports for responding to questions, throwing a ball around the room, using popsicle sticks in creative ways, playing music that is appropriate, relating curriculum to real-life experiences, and so much more!

Please make sure to check out Laura Candler's Teaching Resources blog on more great ideas on how to create a caring classroom!