Classroom Tweets

I LOVED this idea so much that I wanted to find a way to start it in my classroom.  This summer I found The Starr Spangled Planner: Jillian Starr 

This is her AH-mazing IHELP poster that I use for my classroom jobs!  I was SO excited to find the twitter app included.  
I adapted a couple of the jobs to fit the  needs of my classroom but the 
Tweet of the Week

 stayed and is adored in my classroom. 

Each week one student is assigned the job of “tweeter”.  They use their mental imaging, creative genius, and schema to find the BEST thing about our week and tweet about it inside our doorway.  So cute! 
I keep track of the week (we are currently on week 9 of kindergarten) and I have the student sign their name.
 I have had many parents and educators walk through the doorway and stop to see what we are up to in our kindergarten room. 
I keep track of who has tweeted and who hasn't so that at the end of the year every student can take it home and add it to their Writing Portfolios!  
If you want to start it up hop over to my TPT shop and pick it up for free!

Until next time lovies.

Genius Hacks for Interactive Notebooks

Ok, so I’ve been gone for. like. ever. 
I know.
I know.
I’m sorry. 
I know I shouldn’t be sorry but I am.
I promise to be better.
Today I wanted to share some HACKS that I’ve used this year as I began my implementation of my very first alphabet notebook.  -     I LOVE IT!

I have written many posts on interactive notebooks but today I am going to share my TOP Hacks when using notebooks.

Modeling is always important. 
 I model everything! I give my students intentional directions. It is very important. It may sound silly but WORK first, Then Cut is important to model and review each and every time.
l KNOW I didn't invent this.
Boy, I wish I did.
Thank you to whoever did.
TRUTH...  students lose pieces.  YUP!
There IS a pieces monster that takes pieces.  
In order to save yourself from the pieces monster... 
This. is. my. favorite.

I print student names on white labels and place the labels on the bottom of their bowl.  
By doing this... if a student doesn't get to glue their pieces inside... they will have all of their pieces safely in a bowl.  
PEACE ya'll! 
It is pure peace. 


If you are interested.  Here are my alphabet and grammar notebooks.

Until next time lovies...