Teaching Tip Tuesday & Telling Time Activity
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Tip #1: Put your word wall somewhere that is easily accessible to you, but still allows students to see it. A great place for this is on cabinet doors. These are usually high enough for students to see, but still within reach.
Go ahead and create all of your words and stick them up with tape (just turned over backwards) so that you don't have to "store" them. Then, just flip over the words for that week as you teach them!
It also helps to color code your words - one color per letter of the alphabet if possible (for example: one yellow "c" word, one green "c" word, etc.) that way you can refer to words by color and students can locate them easily (that is the purple "c" word).
Each day, students wear their brag tag chains. At the end of the day when they go to pack up they take their backpacks off their hooks and hang their Brag Tags there instead! The hooks are already numbered so there's no need to label a special spot for these! The next morning when students come in and hang their backpacks, they see their Brag Tags and are reminded to put them on for all to see!
What time is it? Time to share a fun little activity that we've been having a ball with!
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