Ok, so I’ve been gone for. like. ever.
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...
YOU MUST HAVE A COLLECTION METHOD.
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.
It is pure peace.
If you are interested. Here are my alphabet and grammar notebooks.
Until next time lovies...