Thursday, August 29, 2013

50th item in TpT-Back to School

I am excited to announce my 50th item in my store-Teacher Binder (Jungle Theme)
Here is a sneak peak

I am using this to organize all my forms (You know from grade level meetings, student data, lesson plans, faculty meetings, RTI (or as the new trend is becoming-MTSS-Multi-tiered Student Support), and much more paperwork.

Tomorrow is the our 10th day of school. (I promise to post classroom pics very soon.) We are beginning to settle in and become experts at changing classes. My school is departmentalized. I teach Math, Science, and Social Studies and my teamie teaches ELA. 
Here is a blog only freebie of something we used during the first week of Math.
 I have many more items entering my store language arts and math related, as well as, organization. 
Be sure to check back soon!

Monday, August 5, 2013

What More Could A Teacher Ask For?

There is a lot going on all around...
Back to School, Open House, End of Summer....
So to help you end your summer fun, begin the school year,and while I am busy at New Teacher Orientation (new state, new school, new ....), you need to

Be sure to visit 

and link up to A Classy Cruise too!

Have a great week!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Critical Thinking for the New School Year

Common Core is all about evidence (just at Bloom's Taxonomy and Marzano). In my classroom, you will hear me say--
"Show me"
"How do you know"
"Why do you think so"

Here are some cool websites that can spark critical thinking:

Wonderopolis provides a wonder each day. Students can write, debate, discuss.....the possibilities are endless

Writing Prompts at Tumblr has a new writing prompt each day. There are even Common Core standards on the prompts. Again, the possibilities are endless.

Be sure to check out my Critical Thinking board on Pinterest.

I created Question Stems

Click the picture to grab your Freebie!

If you haven't check out Educator's Guide to Quick Critical Thinking List, I recommend taking a quick peek.

Don't forget to refer to the Depth of Knowledge Wheel

Happy Questioning!