Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Monday Made It - Literature Circles Chart

It's time for Monday Made It again with Tara over at Fourth Grade Frolics.  The item I put together over the weekend is a chart I plan to post in my classroom for students to refer to as they work in Literature Circle groups.  The talking points were ones that my second and third graders from last school year had suggested.  I had written them down, and finally got around to posting them on a chart that I had gotten from VistaPrint.
Also, I was at Walgreens today picking up some "old school pictures" in the photo department, and thought I'd stop by the school supply aisle.  And what do I find on sale but the small spiral notebooks I use for what I call "Math Pads".  They were six for a dollar.  Awesome! 
Cute, nosy dog just had to be in the picture!
When I begin Math everyday the students grab their math pads, and we do a review of skills through items posted on my calendar wall.  I used to have a calendar "helper" who would update things on the board, and the rest of the class was, for the most part, not listening or paying attention.  So for the last few years, I've had everyone review skills in math pads as the calendar helper updated things on the board.  It's worked like a charm, and their math scores have improved, too!
My math wall from last year - sorry, a bit blurry.

I plan to put  name labels on the notepads, and will show the completed project when I finish them!


  1. I found you through the Linky & love your poster.Very cute! Also, thanks for the teacher discount tips on the sidebar. It's tax free weekend here in GA,so I'm hoping they are running the discounts,too!! I'm your newest follower & would love for you to stop by and visit :)

    First Grade Fairytales

    P.S. My brother & his family live in WI and I get to hear A LOT about the Packers! :)

    1. What? You have a tax free weekend? Nice! Wish we something like that in WI. And it's good to hear about fellow Packer Backers.

      Thanks for stopping by! I'm on my way to your site!

  2. I found you through the linky, and I love your poster! Awesome! Both my grandmothers were teachers: one taught in fourth and the other second. I would love to teach in either of those grades! I am your newest follower. I would love to have you come by and visit my site.


    1. Thanks for the kind comments on my poster. And thanks for being a follower, too!

      I'm on my way to check out your site!