Spooktacular Halloween

Hi everyone,

Halloween is nearly upon us and we have been having lots of fun with my Spooktacular Halloween themed Literacy and Math activities.

I’ve included five Literacy and five Math activities. The Math activities included cover data handling, ordering, addition, number sequences and rounding. Included in the Literacy activities are a monster description, alphabet work, parts of speech, syllables and acrostic poetry. Click on the picture to link to my store to keep your students busy this week!

Place Value

Hi everyone,

The first couple of weeks back at school have flown past and I am getting back into the swing of things! One of the things I’ve had a big focus on these past two weeks in Math is place value. I think it’s so important to get a good understanding of where your class are at with this at the start of the year and to address any misconceptions.  I’ve been using my Place Value Task Cards Set to ensure my students have a solid understanding of place value to start the year.

In the pack there are five different activities, which my students have been rotating through. I began my place value unit with a whole class lesson where I had all students completing similar activities. Following that lesson, I moved on to using the cards during rotations and it has really helped to embed the concept with my class.

Whole Body Listening

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I have been back at school for one week now and have been really busy working on routines. We started on the first day back focusing on whole body listening. I introduced a bell that I use each time I want them to stop what they are doing and listen. We played a few games where the children had to stop what they were doing and listen each time they heard the bell. They then thought of what they should be doing with their whole body when they are listening. I created an anchor chart, which I have been referring to ALL week! The children also drew themselves and labelled their drawings to show what good listening looks like. We keep going over the anchor chart and I’m hoping that the expectations are beginning to sink in! What methods do you use to teach listening skills? I’d love to hear your ideas!

Science Experiments

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As I wrote in my previous post, I start back to school on Monday so this past week I have been in school getting my classroom set up, tables organised and displays sorted. I created a large Science display board and I want to particularly focus on investigation skills. It can be difficult for children to remember and follow the processes involved in carrying out investigations and so I wanted to give them a visual prompt to help them that they can refer to when carrying out investigations. Hopefully the process will become second nature to them over the year! I created these posters to display on my Science board:

You can grab these posters for FREE on my Teachers Pay Teachers store, so click on the image above to link to my store where you can download this useful freebie!

Hi

Hi everyone,

So this is my first blog post! After getting so many great ideas and inspiration from reading other teaching blogs I thought it was about time I created one of my own. I start back at school next week after the summer so I thought now would be a perfect time to start. I will be teaching Year 3 (Second Grade) and I’m really looking forward to meeting my new class and getting started!