One of the things I've worked on this year (and just finished up the last two quarters) are my Morning Work PowerPoints. I LOVE these because...
1) I can have them up on the board even before the kiddos walk in
2) They review a little bit of everything
3) There's nothing to be copied!!!!! The kiddos just complete the tasks in a composition notebook.
4) They follow the same format so the kiddos know the routine and can complete them independently
Here's a little sneak peak of the format and what is included....
I've also been working on a few Dictionary Activities since we're still practicing using dictionaries. The kiddos have mastered ABC order to the millionth letter thanks to all the fun games and activities we've used, but they can still use a little more practice on Guide Words, so I created a practice/assessment and this fun little craftivity.
You can pick these up at the Clubhouse for $0.99!
Speaking of dictionaries, did you realize that common core states that students should be able to use digital dictionaries? Just in case you aren't familiar with Little Explorers Picture Dictionary, let me show you a bit about it....it's an oldie, but a goodie! :)
Little Explorers is part of Enchanted Learning, but you don't need a membership to access it!Yippee!! You will notice a rainbow stripe across the page that contains the alphabet. Just click on the letter of the word you'd like to look up and it takes you to that page of the digital dictionary!
Some of the letters with a ton of words (like "s") can be a little tricky for students at first!
But here's my absolute favorite part about this site! They have free QUIZZES that you can use with your kiddos! Let's take a look back to that first page....
See that almost-hidden-so-much-you-could-almost-miss-it-link in the screenshot above? Just click on that and it takes you to a TON of ready to use quizzes using this online picture dictionary!!
There are different types of quizzes for multiple levels (Find-It vs. Look It Up!).
Happy Dictionary Digging!!