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 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 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! :)