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Friday, June 19, 2015

Here’s What is Happening in Orlando Day 2—Sale and Freebee

Today I am presenting at the Reading, Writing, and Math Conference in Orlando! If you are here, this is the post I promised. If you aren’t here….Why not!?!? Each day, this summer, that I present I will post a little snippet from each session with a link to all the units that I mentioned. For the next 24 hours, you will be able to get these items at a 20% discount! Read all the way to the bottom to get your freebee! So here’s what happened today:
The first session of the day Encouraging Little Ones to Write: Center Projects that Motivate and Inspire! In this session I share lots of fun crafty type projects that will get your kids writing. I also share some easy no prep writing centers. I love this idea we did when we were doing the book “I Know an Old Lady”. Writing clues is a great way to work on descriptive language.
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The second session Reader’s Workshop: A Celebration of Independence.  Getting things started are often the hardest part. Like what do you do when they first come to school in the fall?  In this session we talk about just that! One idea is a series of mini lessons that shows the children that  everybody can read! This anchor chart is used over 3 different lessons!
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Here are the units I used to help plan this session!
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The third session Wacky Wonderful World of Words Mini Lessons.  When do you start teaching the reading strategies? What order should they be taught? Well, those are just a few of the questions that we answer in this session. For one thing, start early with just a few strategies. Practice them for a few months, and add in a few more. In the spring, add the most challenging strategies while maintaining the others. This is the first anchor chart we use to teach strategies. Very simple and easy to practice! Slide16
Here are the units that I used to plan this session.
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And the last session for day Start off on the Right Foot: The First 30 Days. In this session we are sharing ideas for the beginning of the year. Here is one idea we share: Take pictures of all of your kids with their family at Open House or Meet and Greet. Then, get cheap frames from the Dollar Store. Display the photos on a shelf for everyone to see! Parents love it! They feel like a part of the class, and they are very impressed!
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Here are the units I used to plan this session:
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And here is the freebee for today. Click on the title to download the game.
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And it’s a wrap! A great two days in Orlando and now it’s time to get ready for Vegas!
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

What’s Happening in Orlando Today----SALE and a Freebee!!

Today I am presenting at the Reading, Writing, and Math Conference in Orlando! If you are here, this is the post I promised. If you aren’t here….Why not!?!? Each day, this summer, that I present I will post a little snippet from each session with a link to all the units that I mentioned. For the next 24 hours, you will be able to get these items at a 20% discount! Read all the way to the bottom to get your freebee! So here’s what happened today:
The first session of the day Games and More! We all love to play games. BUT….sometimes we spend more time teaching the game instead of practicing the standard. In this session I am sharing some simple games! PLUS these games are easily adapted just by changing the clip art! That way, the kids know how to play the game, just a new set of clip art! After reading Marcia Tate’s Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites, it affirmed what a feel about games---they make the kids SMARTER!
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Here are the units I used to plan this session:
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The second session Phonemic Fun! In this session I share many ideas of how to develop phonemically aware kids! One of the best ways….music! Again, I can go back to Marcia’s book. Another way she says children develop brain power is through music. You can read more about that in this blog post. Two of my favorite musicians….Shari Sloane and Jack Hartmann. My dear husband made me these great bat capes for the kids to wear as we sing the song! BIG HIT!
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How exciting to have a teacher send me this picture of her class all dressed up for Halloween! I loved it!
Here are the units I used to help plan this session!
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The third session Fact or Opinion? Mini Lessons for Nonfiction Writing. I got this idea from my good friend, Michele! You know how kids always have something they want to tell you? Have you ever said, “Why don’t you go write about that?” But, they really don’t seem interested? Maybe it’s because they really just want to talk to you! So, let them talk. Here’s how you can remember that good topic for when they are READY to write about it. 
  • When they tell you a great story, write the topic under their name.
  • Then, when you hear the dreaded words, “I don’t know what to write about.”
  • You can refer to the chart for an idea they shared with you earlier.
I have such smart friends!
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Here are the units that I used to plan this session.
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And the last session for day Fitting It All In. Here is a great way to teach questioning, features of non-fiction text, and science or social studies standards.
  • Take a big book that is related to the science or social studies standards you are teaching.
  • Cover the text with pieces of copy paper using sticky putty.
  • Now, show the page to your kids and say, “In non-fiction text authors are trying to answer our questions. Let’s look at the photographs and think about what the author is going to teach us on this page.”
  • After a discussion, help the kids form a question.
  • Write the question on the piece of paper.
  • On another day, read the question again to the kids. Now remove it from the book and read the text. Say, “Does the author answer our question? Did he answer other questions?”
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Here are the units I used to plan this session:
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And now for the Freebee….Click on the cover to find this free game for back to school!
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Be sure and check back tomorrow. I will share a little snippet from those sessions, too!
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