Friday, October 26, 2012

We are Thankful for Veterans


This  Freebie has a combined theme of Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving since both are celebrated in November. The download contains a template for students to write a thank you letter to a veteran. The template has Thanksgiving and patriotic clip art.
A thank you letter checklist is also provided for student use or teacher assessment of the letters.

                                                                                               Classroom Freebies Manic Monday


In addition to the freebie above, I am linking up with Where do you get your graphics linky party . Many of my graphics come from My Cute Graphics, & Graphics From the Pond. I also use clip art from Sweet-n-Sassy. Those are my main sources.                                     

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fill Your Bucket with Good Character!


Have  you filled a bucket today? Our school wide theme for character education week was based on that wonderful book by Carol  McCloud.
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   We named the week " Filling our Buckets with Good Character".  Every classroom had a bulletin board based on the theme. Among many other activities, the school had a bucket to fill with change that went to charity.  

  Here is a picture of my bullentin board. A student showed me how to  fold  an origami  bucket, so I made a large bucket and had the children each make their own. Throughout  the week, we filled out tickets when someone filled our buckets or when we were bucket fillers. The tickets were put into our buckets on the bulletin board. I'm sharing my tickets for this below.  I also have resources pinned on my Fill a Bucket Board on Pinterest from other wonderful blogs.

Bulletin Board by Dena Snyder  Buckets in a Heart Shape

                                      Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Friday, October 19, 2012

Characters! Characters!

 I begin my character study with a common core  I can statement on a chart that has a line  like the one below. The students place a dot  where they think their understanding of the  concept is. After the unit, the students place another dot . Usually every dot is on the right by then.


     No, I'm not sure how  Still Learning    I can do it!

    I end the unit with a character book project that I'm sharing  for Freebie Friday. Here are some pictures of the finished products. 

                              Character Book Project Freebie


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