I love Monday Made it with 4th Grade Frolics! I enjoy looking at everyone's projects and have gotten so many fabulous ideas! Some of my projects this week are new and others I had to re-do because they needed to be refreshed.
First, I use a three tier behavior plan with incentives for individual, small group, and whole group. I give table points for my small group incentives. The past three years, I have just written them on the board. However, there were times that I could not leave the points up for various reasons (testing, board space, etc.) I had to scramble to document the points before erasing them. So, I decided to make a much cuter (& removable version) to keep track of the points. I made a sign for each table and laminated them. I can still use a dry erase marker, and we can start over with points each week just like I have always done! I put the signs on the ribbon, and now I just need to decide where to hang it in my room.
I have really been thinking about our first unit in Language Arts which is theme. This is a hard concept for students. In researching, I found on various blogs and at Scholastic the idea of The Message to help students remember. So, I created my own version. I plan to hang this in my reading area where I do small groups (I will use it whole group when teaching theme, too.)
Last year, our district had a transitional year with curriculum. So, we gathered a ton of math resources. I decided to organize those by strand this summer. My binder needed a cute cover!
Finally, I made the "Homework Club" from Tara at 4th Grade Frolics a few weeks ago. However, I decided I needed a place to keep the numbers of those students that might not do their homework. I am staying positive and thinking this container will
never rarely be used. :)
The graphics I used in my projects are by I Teach. What's your super power?
Have a great day!