Today was very productive in the land of anchor charts, scissors, glue sticks, and Popsicle sticks!
I worked on the dollar store inspiration items and came up with these three anchor charts!
I went back to the dollar store and grabbed 5 more silver platters and found that they have different shapes of them! Oh the choices!
If you have already bought my Teaching Writing in K-2 you can redownload it for free and get the added anchor chart printables. I decided to lump them in with my writing guide since that is how I will be using them this year.
Just want to take the idea and make it yours? That’s great too! I love getting inspired by props! I hope you do too!
I also found these at the dollar store
I haven’t cleaned them up yet…sorry about that! I am using these for the self portraits activity during the first week of school.
And finally, I finished these beauties!
I am all set! ….Can’t imagine teaching all day and then making all this stuff.
How do we do it???!!!?!?!?!?
Jennifer Tilton says
You have been so busy! Your cans look adorable!
Lisa R. says
Wow you have been one busy lady, but I LOVE all of these ideas!! You are so creative!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. 🙂 I'm pinning away!!
Learning Is Something to Treasure
Awwww… slow down…. you're giving me anxiety! hahha
❤Dragonflies in First ❤
My goodness…everything is adorable.
You are so creative!
Fun in Room 4B
Einstein must surely have been talking about you when he said, "Creativity is intelligence having fun!" You amaze me.
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Miss Squirrels says
Hard at work ! I love the silver platter work- shiny is always better!
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FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) says
I am loving it!
First Grade Blue Skies
My goodness girlie – you never cease to amaze me!!!! Your blog belongs on a silver platter!!!!!
Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade
You are amazing! I'm going to have to remember the strainer idea for Writer's Workshop this year. I've always used the Watermelon/Seed Topic idea from Lucy Caulkins. Also, I've added your Sight Word Stick centers to my (ever-growing) TpT wish list 🙂
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Susan Moran says
Love your anchor charts and that strainer idea is amazing!!! Thanks for the great tips!
T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)
Adorable my friend! I just know you are going to link them up….or are you waiting for the new linky this coming Monday??? They are too cute!!! If I send you poster paper will you whip some up for me??? I don't have the "cute anchor chart" gene:(( That's why Tay has to make them when she is home….I should be planning ahead like you have done….I don't have that gene either….nope!
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Across the Hall says
I would've walked right past every single item you turned into a genius writing lesson! No fair. (Sshhhh, my friends and family still think I'm creative, I haven't turned them on to your blog yet!)
Thanks for the inspiration!
Across the Hall in 2nd
Awesome! I love using the dollar store for crafts, and you've inspired me to use it for my teaching! Can I have permission to pin this??
Reagan Tunstall says
Yes! Thank you! If you find some inspiration at the dollar store, I would LOVE to see it!
Awesome! I love object lessons like that…especially the strainer. Great idea! Thanks for sharing all of your hard work!
This is so, so creative Reagan! I love how you are using the props and how adorable are your charts?!? Those lucky new students coming to you next year!
Brittany Kielar says
This isn't nerdy and if it is . . . well then I guess I'm one to! I just put a stop at the dollar store on my to-do list. This is awesome! I purchased your Teaching Writing K-2 packet awhile back and love it and this is icing on the cake for sure!!
I love the sight word sticks and I'm sure the kids will too.
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First-Graders from Outer Space
I really want to make some sight word sticks too:) And here is another award for you that I'm working on. I'm in the process of writing a post awarding you with The Versatile Blogger award, stop on by and see it on Saturday…it's taking me awhile to write the post, and I'm timing it to post tomorrow cause I don't want to double post today:-D
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Katie Lawson says
I have given you an award! Please go to my blog & read the post "My First Blog Award" to see how to claim it. Excellent blog! http://kindergartenfunn.blogspot.com/2012/07/my-first-blog-award.html
Buggy In Kindergarten says
Come check out my blog! I have nominated you for two awards!
I just bought your sight word stick centers. THANKS!
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You are a nerd. But of the very best kind.
I don't know how you do it, period. But then to know you also do this DURING the school year?? I don't get it.
A Teeny Tiny Teacher
Love the anchor charts and added the writing K-2 to my wishlist. You are epic!
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