I started prepping my classroom, my teaching partner had the cutest baby in the world, and our students came back last week. Between trying to help her supply teacher, keep up our normal back-to-school routines with the kids, and get all of my own planning and prep done as well, blogging has taken a back seat. I think it might even be on life support. It has been really strange to start the year without M for the first time in 4 years.
Overwhelmed is my middle name.
Luckily, things are starting to settle down a *bit* and I'm finding more time for writing and creating.
Hence, this super-fun post!
My sweet friend Christina created a "Best and Worst" linky and I am super excited to link up!
Let's dig in!
Teacher's Pet: Synonyms and Antonyms (A Differentiated Resource Pack)
My Synonyms and Antonyms pack is probably one of my favorite resources. As a frequent ELL and inclusion teacher, I am always trying to make sure I create differentiated resources. We all have students who come to us with varying degrees of knowledge and ability. The biggest challenge is finding activities that address that same topic at different skill levels.
Almost every printable - from the matching activities to flapbooks to the thesaurus searches - is differentiated for your classrooms!
Most Likely to Help Your Students Succeed: Comma, Comma, Comma, Comma, Comma Chameleon
This is another pack designed to help you meet the different needs of your students!
Any kind of grammar skill is always a challenge for my kiddos. The majority of my students do not speak English as their first language, so we are constantly reviewing and reinforcing grammar skills they were taught in 1st and 2nd grade. Now that many of us are teaching using the Common Core Standards, we also need materials to help us fill in the "gaps" for standards that were missed as we changed over.
The Comma Chameleon pack covers all of the language standards for commas in grades 1 through 3. There are anchor charts, flippy books, sentence scrambles and sentence sorts for each standard. You'll have everything you need to teach, extend, and review!
I think I'm most excited about this cute little duo! Probably because I'm going to be using both of them all next week! :)
I just retooled Getting Creative with Common and Proper Nouns. I've added an I Have, Who Has game that I plan on playing with my whole class after we've had a few days of instruction. I also gave every page new graphics and a font kickstart! :)
I added Is It Capitalized Correctly at the end of the year when we used it as a testing review. My kids loved it! I posted the cards all around our hall and in the classroom. They especially liked being able to move around while they worked - a good teaching trick to use any time of year!
I'm off to finish loading up my cart! I'm excited to share more with you later this week! I've got another fun 7 Habits freebie in the works! Don't forget to use the code
Make sure you stop by Christina's blog to check out all of the other "Best and Most" posts from my sweet blogger buddies!