A few great organizational
items to notice in this photo...
-This teacher has a specific place
and procedure for the forms
students may use to respond to
-Below (on the yellow paper) is a
schedule for book shopping for
students' independent libraries.
Students have been taught how to
shop for "just right books" and
what day their shopping takes
place in their classroom library.
They are also encouraged to shop
in the school library.
This is a great example of how a teacher models
the lessons on chart paper that her students will
do with their own reading. If you notice she not
only models the connection, but has students
site the text with the event that they connected.
Space is an issue in many classrooms.
Sally O'cock uses the string, clips, and a
little creativity to make sure her class
anchor charts are up for the year!!!
Here is a great student generated
anchor chart from the 1st 20 Days.
It will hang all year to remind the
3rd graders in Mrs. Walker's what
reading really is all about!!!
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or
Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all
the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.