Sunday, September 30, 2012

Welcome to The Schroeder Page!: Fall Favorites Linky Party!

Welcome to The Schroeder Page!: Fall Favorites Linky Party!: October is in the air! To celebrate, Rockin' and I thought we would set up a Linky Party to share out our favorite fall teaching resource...head over to Link Up any free or paid teaching resource for the Fall Season!

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Learning Targets Made Easy!

Rockin' Teacher Materials: Learning Targets Made Easy!: I don’t know about you guys, but trying to keep up with displaying my learning targets/standards is killing me! Head on over to see how I'm  keeping my sanity!

See ya on the flip side!!

Bats to Bats!

Friends~We are finishing up our Baseball theme in 2nd grade and it has been tons of fun!  My 2nd graders have had tons of fun learning about teamwork and researching famous baseball players! This week we will be heading into the computer lab to complete our reports by researching on the web.   Check out these cute Silly Band stories we wrote in the writing center this week!  My kiddos loved choosing 3 bands and creating a story to go along with them.  My teammate found these baseball themed ones at a toy store.  They are PERFECT!  Click the image to grab a FREE copy of my Silly Band writing sheet!

You can check out more of my Baseball unit by clicking the image below and then be sure to download the preview to receive more free pages!  We have several UNCC Baseball players coming to talk this week about teamwork.  It is going to a wonderful ending to this great team building unit!

I love how this unit is feeding into the next.  In the month of October, we will studying bats in preparation for our field trip to the Charlotte Nature Museum.  We will be starting off with a huge BAT KWL made on black bulletin board paper.  You can read more about my bat unit by clicking the image below.  Be sure to download the preview of my All About Bat file to get a few more freebies for your collection!  Be come a follower of my blog and TPT store to get updates on my new products and classroom fun!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Starting the Year With Number Sense

color coded number grid
I've been blessed with the gift of time!

Since I'm piloting a new math program this year, I've had some time at the beginning of the year to do some math activities of my choice before we start in with the new program.

Thanks to the ideas of Jessica Shumway's book, and lots of experience teaching math, I've been able to start the year with some valuable math experiences that will help the children internalize math concepts.  They're gaining Number Sense!  Come on over to Elementary Matters to see some of the math activities I've had a chance to do this year!

What would you do if you had time to choose what to teach in math?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

7 Ways to Celebrate Columbus Day

Columbus Day bookLooking for some ways to celebrate Columbus Day?  I have a bunch listed on Elementary Matters!  Come on over and get some ideas for next week!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Reader Response {Freebies}

Happy Fall, Y'all!  Come on over to I Love 2 Teach for some reader response freebies like this one...

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Autumn Leaves Are Falling!

Can you believe that Fall is already upon us?!?  Here is a FREE packet containing resources for any First/Second Grade Fall Unit:

-Fall Book Writing Activity
-Fall Bubble Map
-Fall Book Writing Activity Bubble Map
-Fall Fluency Sheet
-Fall ABC Order Sheet
-Fall Fill-in-the-Blank Sheet
-Autumn Acrostic Poem Sheet
-Fall Math/Addition and Subtraction Challenge Sheet
-Fall Technology Links and Book Suggestions

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Are You Ready for Some Football?

I love making games that my children enjoy and want to play!  I have several football fans in my classroom, and I put together some football games for them to play and develop their skills.  Come on over to Elementary Matters to see this freebie and several more football themed games!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Coping With Teaching Stress

Are you finding things just keep getting more stressful?  You're not alone!  Come on over to Elementary Matters and let off some steam, and enter a giveaway!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Guided Reading linky!

Come on over and learn about a great linky that is taking place this week!


Constitution Day!

My little second graders have a hard time keeping track of Constitution Day, Flag Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and a few others.  Come on over to Elementary Matters to download this freebie.  You'll find some other ideas for Constitution Day as well, including a sorting activity, a link to the classic Schoolhouse Rock Constitution video, and information about a very special fundraiser you won't want to miss!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Getting the Most out of Poetry

Come on over to see what I have my kids do with poetry throughout the week!

This can EASILY be adapted to be a center during the week.


Addition Strategies

This week, we've been using my Addition Strategies pack to review the different strategies to use when adding....

These are the strategies that are in the center/"assessment."

I gave the "test" was interesting. First, they had to solve the problems that are on the paper, then they have to cut and paste the problems under the header of the strategy they used. I got to see some interesting "answers" today after working on the centers all week.

Go check it out...

There's a little Giveaway too!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A True Test for Spelling Skills

I've had a lot of training in the areas of language, phonics, phonemic awareness, and spelling.  One thing that I've learned about spelling is that mastering the skill of spelling involves learning patterns, not individual words.  Knowing this has inspired me to change the way I do spelling this year.  Come on over to Elementary Matters and see how I've changed spelling!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Honoring Our Heroes

The anniversary of the events of Sept. 22, 2001 is this week.  I find most little ones aren't really able to comprehend these events, but I struggle to treat it like "just another day".

In the last couple of years, I have found that celebrating heroes is a good compromise.  

Come on over to Elementary Matters and find my hero freebie, and a few other ideas for honoring Sept. 11th.

Double Bingo {freebie}

Come grab a free bingo game for practicing addition double facts +1 to +12 at I Love 2 Teach.  Your students can play this game independently at a math station, and you can smile seeing them become more fluent with their double facts. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Building Vocabulary and Oral Language

I've been taking LETRS training.  LETRS stands for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling.  It has been a great opportunity to learn about recent research and studies on best practices on reading and spelling instruction.

Come see some of the things I learned about Vocabulary and Oral Language as related to reading over at Elementary Matters.

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