Friday, November 23, 2012

Kid Friendly CC Focus Wall and CYBER MONDAY SALE!

Long time no post!  I have been busy finishing the last section of my writing unit.  You can find some of them here, here and here.  I soon will group all of them together and then have a giveaway.  :)

I paused to finish my long paused project of kid friendly skill cards which I finished a few days ago.

At my former district I used skill cards for my students.  I would add a date and a sticker to the back of  standards based skill cards.  My new district requires me to post my weekly focus.

I modified my skill cards to make a poster set written in kid friendly (I tried them out on my students to make sure that they understood the terms) so that I could hang them up on my bulletin board. 

The best part is that I added a number grid to the back of each card so that I can track class mastery of each standard.  It took me a while to figure out the best way to do this but finally I decided to laminate the cards and then just tape a paper number grid to the back.  This way I can easily remove it each year and tape down a new grid.  :)

Here is a peak at what I have been working on:
This describes the different ways that you can use the cards and has photos of how I display them.

This is a HORRIBLE snapshot but I have included a generic subject heading and the specific standards on 3 choices of borders.  I use generic names for the content studies, math and writing but use specific names for reading because I teach so many skills each week.

These are examples of skill cards from each skill heading.  Each set of skills has a different colored border.

These are the heading cards that I place above the ring of skills.

This is the chart that I tape on the back of the laminated cards.

These are Ohio first grade social studies and science skill cards.  I think that I will add an option soon where I make the content skills based on state.  I probably own all the clip art that I need to make them!  :)

WHEW!  I'm so glad that they are finally finished!  I have been working on them little at a time for about 8 months.

All of my TPT store items will be on a 20% off sale for cyber Monday.  :)  I can't wait to shop at TPT because I filled up my cart with TONS of goodies!  :)

GIVEAWAY of the first grade common core focus wall posters to the first 3 people who guess my favorite thanksgiving food correctly. Even if you don't teach first- you can win and gift it to a first grade friend! :)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I am off to get some beauty rest so I can go to the OSU/ Michigan game tomorrow!  It sure will be cold but loads of fun!  :)

Have a great night!  :)



  1. I think your favorite is the pumpkin pie!

    Your commom core cards look fantastic

    I think your favorite is the pumpkin pie!

  2. Hopefully I can guess right! Stuffing?

  3. I am guessing mashed potatoes and gravy. :)

  4. Turkey & Dressing! Yummo!!

  5. Sweet Potatoes! YES! :) I hope I am correct because these cards are sweet!

  6. Hmm. Cranberries
    Thanks for the opportunity

  7. I'm going with pumpkin pie.

  8. I only see 2 with pumpkin pie, so that's what I'm going with!
    Teachin' First

  9. I am going to guess green bean casserole or some other vegetable casserole.
    Great football game!