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Project Based Learning To Build A Self-Directed Learner (Deeper Learning) 7 Outstanding K–8 Flexible Classrooms. In March, with the end of the school year rounding into view, we asked our Facebook community to show us their flexible seating arrangements.

7 Outstanding K–8 Flexible Classrooms

Photos and comments poured in from hundreds of teachers across the country. We sifted through the submissions, identified educators with outstanding flexible classrooms from kindergarten through eighth grade, and asked for tips, classroom features, and plenty of visuals. We feature seven of those classrooms below. A few clear trends emerged. Joyful Learning In KC. Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten: Reading Workshop Ideas & Freebies. Wow...March has been a busy month!

Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten: Reading Workshop Ideas & Freebies

As a student at TC, I've had the opportunity to attend all of the workshops offered by the Reading and Writing Project for free (though if you account for the insane tuition, I wouldn't exactly call it free)! A Differentiated Kindergarten: Math Stations Tips (and a Freebie) Linky Party. Math Stations!

A Differentiated Kindergarten: Math Stations Tips (and a Freebie) Linky Party

So fun and, yet somehow, so hard to wrap your head around. . . All About Balanced Literacy. Shared Reading is a link in helping students become independent readers.

All About Balanced Literacy

It allows the teacher to model and support students using prediction and confirming skills. It allows less confident students the chance to share stories/articles/poetry in a non­threatening situation. It focuses on the meaning, fun, enjoyment, characters and sequence of a story and allows them to relate it back to their own experiences. It promotes discussion, problem­ solving and critical thinking by students. Shared Reading is an interactive reading experience. In the shared reading model there are multiple readings of the books over several days. During the initial reading, the teacher: Kindergartens Ringing the Bell for Play Inside the Classroom. Kindergarten Worksheets, Phonics and Kindergarten Math Games. Kindergarten Math Skills Practice Kindergarten Math Worksheets Kindergarten Test Prep.

Kindergarten Worksheets, Phonics and Kindergarten Math Games

Joyful Learning In KC. A Differentiated Kindergarten: Daily 5 2nd Edition Chapters 5 and 6 or "Make it your own and make it work! Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together: Chunky Monkey Reading Strategy. I was trying to decide what would be best for my first post, and finally I decided to share what we have been working on in our classroom this past week: The Chunky Monkey Reading Strategy!

Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together: Chunky Monkey Reading Strategy

This is the first year that I have used the "Beanie Baby Reading Strategy" posters in my classroom, and I have to say it has worked beautifully! The children really relate to the animals and remember the connections I want them to make. They love it and I love it! I have this on our front wall. I also made and laminated these bookmarks for each child to keep in his/her reading bag that goes home and lots of extras to use at school. I was able to find all animals (except for Eagle Eye) at the Dollar Store or Ollie's (for the frogs!) We spent a lot of time early in the year using our Eagle Eye to notice details in illustrations, in the classroom, details in patterns, details everywhere!

I sent home a Parent Note in each reading bag explaining the Chunky Monkey Strategy. They loved doing this! Carolyn. Our Kindergarten Journey: Dramatic Play. Airport 126 has been quite a busy space in our classroom over the past few weeks!

Our Kindergarten Journey: Dramatic Play

With flights going to Florida, China, Germany, Australia and beyond, our students have not only adopted particular roles which they felt were important (e.g. ticket agent, flight announcer, pilot, co-pilot, passenger, security guard, flight attendant), but they have truly shown eagerness and enthusiasm towards participating in this new transformed learning space. Building projects for kids using new materials – STEM activities. 11 Aug Summer has hit full stride and all the free time off school has lost its allure.

Building projects for kids using new materials – STEM activities

We’ve been swimming, hiking, adventuring and more! So, now it’s time to explore new activities that will satisfy the kids’ natural curiosity and endless amounts of energy. We’ve picked our top 17 building activities, using everything from newspaper to marshmallows. Most of these items you’ll have at home, so pick an activity from the list this afternoon when boredom hits your house. Basic Building Blocks used in New Ways… For those with toddlers, No Twiddle Twaddle offers Velcro Sticky Blocks for maximum stacking.You can think outside of the box with Cork Building Blocks by And Next Comes L.If you have foam blocks (think bath toys) and a bottle of shaving cream, you can duplicate Spreading and Stacking by Happy Hooligans.Babble Babble Do shows us how to make bright and colorful Paper Building Blocks.I love Hello Kiddo’s idea for Chalkboard Construction Blocks.

Unique Materials Used as Building Blocks… 20 DAP Checklist Questions for Teachers. Q: What are some general guidelines we can follow as we think about DAP?

20 DAP Checklist Questions for Teachers

A: There’s not one answer to the question - is something developmentally appropriate or not. It depends on the child’s personality, abilities, culture, and family, as well as the purpose of activities and the context of the class. Keeping in mind the five guidelines for effective teaching the following could be the starting point for a teacher checklist, to be adapted for specific programs and children: 1. Did I know everything I needed to know about each child today? 2. 3. 4. 5. Kindergarten Matters : Intentional Play-Based Learning.