I have been searching for a letter of the week packet to do with my daughter over the summer and I finally found one! I purchased it and made it into a book with my new binding machine Take a look at the pictures below:
I laminated the first page.
I printed most sheets on regular paper and added to the book.
I thought the sheets that she has are excellent! I love how they increase in difficulty. I know my little is too young for some, but i’m sure we can do the cut and paste part
These are NOT mine, but I bought them for my daughter and love them so much that I wanted to share!! Okay…I also wanted to show how I made it into a book with my new binding machine…
Click here to go to her TPT store.
Last summer I typed up a common core pre-ssessments packet (click here). Well, this summer I have typed up the second part … a quiz packet!
This is a very comprehensive packet for the THIRD grade common core standards. It contains one to two pages (sometimes even three) pages with questions to each specific math standard. I have also added a page where students keep track of their grades, progress, and understanding of each standard. The packet is a total of 42 pages and includes:
- Cover Page
- 5 sections for student tracking and reflection of each clusters and standard
- 9 quiz pages for Operations and Algebraic Thinking
- 6 quiz pages for Number and Operations in Base 10
- 4 quiz pages for Number and Operations: Fractions
- 11 quiz pages for Measurement and Data
- 4 quiz pages for Geometry
See pictures below
You can also download an 8 page preview by clicking here.
The lesson plan template that I’m attaching is the one I have used for 2 years. I now added the reading and math common core standards to it in a drop down menu. It is a free EXCEL document download at my TPT store.
This prints on 1 sheet (front and back)
You click on the box and a little tab on the right appears. Click on that tap to open the drop down menu.
As you can see, all the standards are available to choose from. This will definitely save time!
My friend at my old school showed me how cool EXCEL is! I can make little tabs at the bottom for each week of school. I’ve taken some screen captures to show you how.
First you right click on the tab that you want copied.
Click on ‘Move or Copy’
Select the ‘Move to End’ to place the page at the end of the file.
Now right click on the new tab and click ‘Rename’ to change the name
Now all you have to do is change the dates and other information on the lesson plan template.
- A couple of tricks that I like to use :
To bring two ‘boxes’ or cells together, select both.
Select ‘Merge and Center’. Now they are combined!
One more thing… When you are inside the box (typing), you can’t simply click the ‘enter’ button. You have to hold the Alt AND click ENTER at the same time That was such a silly little thing that I didn’t even know when I started using Excel.
Hope that helps at least a little to edit the template or make your own
Again, you can download the template that I use at TPT.
I typed the following bookmark tri-folds for students to complete during the beginning of the year. My students always have a hard time sticking to one book, and it can take a while keeping track of which books they are reading and what page they are on. So, I created these mini-bookmark book reports that they will be assigned to do TWICE a month. They will have to complete one fiction and one nonfiction. I plan on making different ones later on, but these will get us started come September. They are a free printable at my TPT store Enjoy!
I do have a little rubric at the end of the tri-fold where I count the AR score as part of the grade. I plant to average the tri-fold score and the AR score together to get the final grade.
I typed up all vocabulary words for the new reading series that our county has adopted – McGraw-Hill Wonders. I added a background, nice font, and also labeled the lessons to keep them nice and organized. See pictures below.
I plan on organizing these in the little file folders that you find at the Target Dollar Spot.
Below is how I plan on displaying them at school. I have two large white boards and plan to put the dry-erase sleeves on the board. The students will complete an activity to represent each word on Mondays and I will select one for each word to display. I purchased the dry-erase sleeves from Oriental Trading, but I’m sure you could use a sheet protector too.
The vocabulary list with definitions can be downloaded for free by clicking here. I typed up all 5 weeks on 1 page for a total of 6 pages (1 page per unit). These are going inside my student’s binders.
The large vocabulary words (total of 240) can be found here.
I just finished my 2013-2014 teacher planner! This is the second time that I make one This time I actually put the entire thing together too – I’m very proud of myself! I am actually making 1 planner for each person on the third grade team
Please see the images below. It is on sale for only $5 – you can print (duplex) and take to office max and bind for about $5.
If you want me to add your name to the first page, please purchase and then send me a message with your email address.
You can download a free 11 page preview by clicking here!
I made the following for the my struggling students. I have typed up spelling words for Units 1 and 2 (10 lessons total). You may download them for free by clicking here. I will continue working on all lessons during summer, so check back!
Updates: I added a 2013-2014 monthly calendar for students to record their colors! I also added a 5pt AR poster and ticket Enjoy and please re-download if you have purchased before for the free update!
a monthly calendar for students to record colors
I added a 5PT poster
and matching AR ticket
I bought new clipart for the 2013-2014 teacher planner that I made, so I decided to redo my classroom behavior chart. I LOVE the clip chart! The students respond well to the positive attention. There are always students who try to get to ‘outstanding’ as often as they can. This sets a good example for the students who are off task. Instead of drawing attention to the off task students, I ask students who are following directions to move their clip up. Those that do not get the ‘hint’ will move their clip down. Students are allowed to move up and down depending on their choices.
I do have a free download here. The owl theme is for sale for $2.00 (click here to view). See pictures below:
I also made a display to keep track of my student’s AR points. CLICK HERE to purchase. See below. I added it to the package with the behavior clip chart here. Still only $2.00 for both
UPDATE: I added award tickets to go along the the challenge. I also plan on adding a coin system for the behavior chart. I’ll update as I make them.
One more update! I added the coins for the behavior systems. Students will receive a coin depending on what level they reached at the end of the day. At the end of the week, students will be able to turn in coins to purchase items from the treasure box.
I plan on redoing my treasure box and will show pictures later this week
I apologize for not posting much recently. My husband and I have been very busy with our little princess. She was sick several times and we’ve spent all our free time on her. Luckily, she is finally getting over all of this sickness and summer is near! So, hopefully she will have a healthy and fun time with mommy and daddy.
It’s been a very interesting school year! I have met A LOT of wonderful people at my new school and finally am settling into my new room (for the 3rd time) . I think the move from Title I Math to 3rd Grade teacher was just how God had it planned for me. Let me tell you, everything just falls into place…from my move to Minneola (my wonderful past school) to my move the the Villages of L.L. I am one blessed girl. I look forward to another wonderful year at my new school! I am also looking forward to knowing what new reading series we will get! Lots of creative opportunities to work on!
On my summer to do list:
- Family and Friends (of course)
- Clean the house and cook something! :/
- 2013-2014 School Planner! I’m going to make one for the grade level – fun, fun!
- Post-Assessments for Math
I also look forward to READ lots of books (just for fun this summer).
I hope everyone has a fun end of the year and a super fun summer vacation!
I think i’m getting better at making these games This time I made task cards to go with the board game. They review fractions on a number line.
Common Core: 3.NF.2 Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.
Board Game (2 pages)
12 Task Cards