I use this for making 10 games, and for checking students ability to recognize numbers within a ten frame.
These are templates for a "silly" vowel story in which students write a story using as many of that vowel type as possible. For example if it was Long A their story might be something like this: I gave my cake on a tray to a baker on skates. It started to rain so he skated away!
These pages can be used with the Words Their Way Spelling Inventories. Students record their responses.
Students can make their very own pizza with shapes for toppings! Great for Kindergarten, grade 1 and grade 2. Also includes shape templates for students to cut out their own toppings! (Trust me, you want them to cut them out because it takes wayyy too long to cut them all out yourself!) I gave each student a yellow circle (same size or bigger than the shapes info circle). The students then can color in their sauce and cut out their shapes. Students glue shapes to their pizza while keeping track of how many of each shape they've used. They record the number of shapes they've used on their shape info piece and glue it on the back of their pizza! I print each shape/'topping' on different colored pieces of paper. I usually photocopy the rectangles on light yellow to resemble shredded cheese.
This is a gymnastics alternative using common equipment found in most schools. Mission impossible has students travel from station to station doing extremely challenging tasks to try to beat their personal record. This version takes students across Canada experiencing provincial and territorial specific tasks.
A list of spelling rules to work through for word work. Developed by a learning coach and literacy intervention specialist.
Whole Body Listening
Interactive morning attendance. Completely editable.
I couldn't find a copy on TPT that I loved so I made my own for my own personal library. You should be able to edit these in Microsoft Publisher. I just pulled all the images off Google.
6 posters with Growth Mindset quotes in French
Chevron and chalkboard background with circles for constants and squares for vowels.
These are my Kindergarten year plans. They are very simple and open-ended. I take no credit for the original design - a friend has passed these on to me, and I have just changed the information to match my program!
Simple (K-1, Special Needs) calendar/attendance for Sept 2017. Made in Notebook (for SmartBoards) or you can print it out. Attendance page is Minion themed. Instructions are on the first page :)
This is a daily schedule I used for Kindergarten. I printed it back-to-back, and used different coloured paper each month. This is in Word so you can change and edit according to your own schedule/timings/rotations. I hope this may be helpful, and if so, please let me know!
This is a schedule I had placed inside a sheet protector and into my planner. It is very generic. My daily schedule was very similar (please search Kindergarten Schedule Daily) which was printed back-to-back. This is in Word so you can change and edit according to your own schedule/timings/rotations. I hope this may be helpful, and if so, please let me know!
This is the Daily Planner sheet I would print back-to-back and place in my binder. I would reference my Week at a Glance (please search for this resource on Ninja Plans) when writing down specifics. My school was on a 6-day rotation. To brighten up the mundane, I would print this on a different colour each month. You can also print it as a single page and use the blank side for your own notes. It is in Word so you can change and edit according to your own schedule/timings/rotations. I hope this may be helpful, and if so, please let me know!
This is the Week at a Glance I would reference when I did my daily/weekly planning (please search for Daily Planner Elementary). My school was on a 6-day rotation. I did not print it out and instead kept it on my Google Drive. It is in Word so you can change and edit according to your own schedule/timings/rotations. I hope this may be helpful, and if so, please let me know!
Looking for a planner for the 2017/18 school year? Your search is over! This comprehensive teacher planner includes monthly calendars, week plans, day plans, individual lesson plan templates, small group lessons, student information sheets, class lists and much more. It also includes a substitute teacher binder. On the last page of the document you will find a link to the original Google Document, which you can open and it will allow you to make a copy of the document and edit as you need. There is also a link to different colour options.
Students use unifix cubes (or other manipulatives) to determine the volume of 3 different containers
Just a quick and dirty guide on how to do fiction and nonfiction guided reading lessons. Great for beginning teachers who are not sure where to start. There are also some common teaching points on how to help students when they make an error while reading.
You will have to make and laminate your own sight word tiles to meet your specific needs, but this is a fun little tic tac toe game that kids love to play! I ask them to say the sight word when they set it down, and obviously their opponent would use a different word. They can change their chosen sight word when they do another round.
Let your students explore the school in search of 3D shapes!
Teacher's guide to a bookwalk using the book "The Book with No Pictures".
Use this template to create your Teacher Annual Growth Plan (Teacher Professional Growth Plan). Keep that mind sharp, educators!
Geared towards the young ones, this book is full of traditional and not-so-traditional songs and rhymes gathered together into one convenient booklet. If there is a music note by the title, there is a tune to go with the poem. Great for those pre-reading skills :)
Created by Ninja Plans, these Substitute Teacher Binder pages can be used to create a comprehensive plan for those wonderful supply staff who step in when we can't always be there. - The pages can be printed in colour, or black and white. - You can handwrite the information, or type in the fields provided. - Leave out any sections you don't need. - Print off and add in any other pages that have already been create for you by your district. Enjoy!
I use this resource as a way to get my students to practice printing and representing numbers 1-10.
I do this as a take-home project, so students get to work together with their family to fill out the sheet. Then, they bring it back to class to present. Good for "I belong" theme of kindergarten Social Studies.
A couple years ago I needed to present a lesson plan and decided on one about Citizenship and Identity. This is a fairly basic lesson plan and there was more that happened after as we continued to learn about being unique. What I tried to do was bring in table work which included literacy, numeracy, art and fine motor skills which my Kinders needed. So many great books out there, too!
This is a Daily 5 Rotation Chart I built. I have grouped/locked many of the items so you will need to ungroup and unlock to edit. I plan on letting my students choose their station. The first slide will be a list with students names so they know the choosing order (which student gets to choose their station first. I have a class list next to the smart board where I record the date the student chose first). I will have moved the students who are working with me prior to the rest of the class choosing. I like this rather than moving a color group to each station because if needed I can pull one student for a reading assessment. This is still a work in progress but I thought it could still be helpful.
Kindergarten literacy long range plan. This document is written in "I" statements.
This resource can be used for a home reading incentive program. It requires you to buy books for your students as rewards. Research shows that reading prizes only foster reading if they directly relate to reading. You will need KG Fonts downloaded to see properly. Font credit to KG Fonts.
A blank template to use for lesson planning.
Some days you just need a 1/2 blank and 1/2 lined piece of paper for students to draw a picture or illustrate a concept with a written explanation. Maybe you don't want to use a page from a journal or don't have a journal. I used this in Kindergarten as well as in Grades 1 and 2. It worked well for Math, Science and more. It is in Word format and you can easily adjust the margins, add more lines, etc.
This is an editable template describing how Words Their Way can work in your classroom. This version has a two week rotation, but this can be easily changed to meet how you are implementing the program in your class.
Updated to include centres, snack, and calendar for EC Educators <3
This file was adapted from a file I downloaded from www.wrightroom.com which no longer exists. I have added pages and changed things to suit my class needs which I invite you to do, too. If you need help or have questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an updated version of the Daily Schedule Cards. This file has a few more pages and includes French, computer, spelling, and genius hour. Thanks for the downloads!
An exhaustive list of agenda cards that should cover most of the events during your school day. Some of them are school specific depending on your activities. Also, I did intentionally repeat a couple of them. That is because I developed this many years ago and often when I put my agenda cards up, I find that I need more L.A. or Math cards.
This is an example of a first newsletter.
What is this all about? The goal is to create a Number Exchange program where 30 different classrooms across Canada will help to create 1 number which will comprise a number display from 1-30. What do classrooms need to do to participate? Simply design and decorate the number that your class has been assigned in any shape, form, style or size of your students choosing. Please provide one copy/version of your assigned number so that each participating classroom will receive one of each number. Yes, that means that you have to create 30 copies of your number! Then decorate your number with pictures, stickers, or small items that represent that number. When completed you mail out 29 copies of your number to the other teachers involved in the exchange. Keep 1 copy for your own display. To sign up for the exchange please go to my website http://canadianletternumberexchange.weebly.com/
There are many ways to use this book. On the title page students can draw a picture of themselves on the 100th day of school with 100 things. On the inside pages students can add the appropriate number of stickers, stamps or drawings to each page, or you can differentiate by having students add 10 items to each page to have a total of 100 items in the book.
Graph Stamina using seconds and minutes
Use this as a countdown to Christmas!
Organized list of Anti Bullying Resources and links
LRP for K/1 Phys ed
Just trying to help out some potential future colleagues! This is not THE list of questions asked however this resources may help you through the process of an interview with the Calgary Board of Education. Any errors are my own.
A display I modified based on a Pinterest post I saw here :https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/bb/48/b8/bb48b8c7cde446e3ac3d518365418e19.jpg This is my first upload, comments and suggestions greatly appreciated.
I made these daily schedule cards for my classroom. They won't work for everyone, but the basics are here. Just print in colour, cut out, and laminate. Edit: I've uploaded a new version with French, spelling, computers, and genius hour. Thanks for all the downloads!
Adapted from the English PAST for K - Grade 2 French Immersion.
Detailed resource for K to Grade 2 French Immersion to support early literacy through phonological awareness skills with emphasis on music activities. Complied from a variety of resources. The activity ideas are in English, and many could be used in English classrooms or with ESL/FSL students.