Sunday
Jul012012

Classroom Calendar: Frog-tastic! Calendar

Frog-tastic! Calendar

About this calendar set: 

Includes a 23" x 17 1/2" calendar, 12 month labels, 33 date markers, 43 holiday/special day markers, 3 yesterday/today/tomorrow pointers, 4 season labels, a weather spinner with 2 pointers, and a 15" smiling frog with 21 seasonal clothing accents and accessories. 121 pieces. Frog-tastic Bolder Border was used around the edges and Pacon Fadeless Royal Blue bulletin board paper was used as the background.

Facts about Poison dart frogs:

Type: Amphibian, Diet: Carnivore, Average life span in the wild: 3 to 15 years
The only natural predator of most of the poison dart frog family is a snake called Leimadophis epinephelus, which has developed a resistance to the frogs' poison.
The frogs are relatively the size of a paper clip.

Source:National Georgraphic Animals

Saturday
Jun162012

Classroom Calendar: Chameleons Super Starter Classroom Kit

Chameleons Super Starter Classroom Kit

About this classroom starter kit: 

This all-in-one classroom decorative kit contains everything a teacher needs to brighten up the classroom! It includes 1 blank chart, 1 incentive chart, 1 birthday chart, 1 blank monthly calendar, 52 calendar labels (months, dates, and special days), 3 student medallions, 1 welcome sign, 3 hall passes, 2 blank cards, 3 door hangers, 8 trimmers, 32 name plates. 108 pieces. Chameleons Scalloped Trimmer and Cool Stripes Scalloped Trimmer runs around the edge and Pacon Fadeless Nile Green bulletin board paper is in the background.

Fun fact: How do chameleons change color? 

Chameleons are born with special cells that have a color, or pigment, in them. These cells lie in layers under the chameleon's outer skin. They are called chromatophores(kro MAT uh fors). The top layers of chromatophores have red or yellow pigment. The lower layers have blue or white pigment. When these pigment cells change, the chameleon's skin color changes.

Chromatophores change because they get a message from the brain. The message tells the cells to enlarge or to shrink. These actions cause cell pigments to mix—just like paint.

Source:National Geographic

Tuesday
Jun122012

Classroom Calendar: Dots on Turquoise Set

While you are catching up on some much needed R & R, we will be putting together helpful headers for back to school. 


Dots on Turquoise Calendar Set. 

About this calendar set: 

This 67-piece set includes a calendar chart, 12 month headlines, 31 pre-numbered Calendar Days, and 2 blank Calendar Days. It also includes a days-of-the-week chart, a seasons and weather chart with coordinating labels, and a 4-page activity guide with display ideas, activities, and a reproducible. Also shown is the CTP Paisley on Turquoise Border and it's all backed with Pacon's Fadeless Sky Blue bulletin board paper. 

Fun fact: Where did the paisley pattern originate? 

Our first guess was the wild west, however, we were mistaken. The paisley pattern seems to have appeared first in India. It was later brought to Scotland in the early 1800s. Paisleys were named after the Scottish town of Paisley, which was known for manufacturing printed cotton and wool. Paisleys tremendously grew in popularity during the 1960s.

Source: Wise Geek

Wednesday
Jun062012

Don't just Decorate... Differentiate: Mix It Up Chameleons

 

 

Video Lesson: Mix It Up Chameleons

Recommended Materials: "The Mixed Up Chameleon" by Eric Carle

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Check out these teacher developed activities you can use in your classroom after reading Eric Carle's "The Mixed-Up Chameleon" to your students.

 

Watch the video below to see all the great ideas!

( You may want to grab a pen and some paper for notes. )

 

 

 

Friday
Jun012012

Drilling to the "Core" Workshop

Drilling to the "Core" is a workshop series addressing Common Core state standards for K-1 classrooms in Louisiana. 
 

This workshop has 3 content-rich sessions, which will provide you with all of the materials you need for immediate implementation of activities in your classroom! 

Session 1 will explore differentiated classroom instruction focused on the Common Core State Standards as it applies to Louisiana classrooms. Strategies will focus on the use of small group instruction and work stations that directly support core instruction in literacy. The use of multileveled texts for differentiation and nonfiction texts that support state standards in social studies and science will be included in discussion and activities. Participants will leave with ideas to implement immediately and samples of materials demonstrated. 

Presenter : Glenda Nugent, National Literacy Consultant

 

 

Session 2 will give participants an instructional presentation for implementing teacher tested literacy center activities in their classrooms. Additional center activities and ideas will be included in a take-home packet. All activities have been correlated to Common Core Standards.
 
Presenter : Debbie Guedry, Educational Consultant

 

 

 

 

 

 Session 3 will show ways in which you can use your classroom decoratives as interactive activities. Make-and-take activities covering math, literacy, science and more! Activities created with Common Core skills and differentiated learning in mind. All attendees will receive a workshop packet of activities and templates, a free Scholastic tote bag, and Scholastic coupons.

 Presenter : Morgan Womick, a first grade teacher with degrees in both Elementary Ed and Human Development & Family Studies. 

 

 

In addition to the workshop sessions, attendees will receive: 
- Activity Packets & Templates 
- Certificate of Completion 
- Lunch 
- Free Gifts & Coupons 

 

Click here for more information & to sign-up.