Saturday, May 28, 2016

Classroom Management Tip & Complete Sentence Chant Freebie!

Hey All! I'm super excited right now because I'm hosting a give away on my Instagram!! My Handle is Emily Education. Currently Item #1 is a free new set of Mr. Sketch Markers!!! Yum! More will be given away as next week progresses so make sure you follow my Instagram account.

As a teacher we love Mr. Sketch Markers for Oh SO MANY REASONS! But here are a few of my favorites!

1. Anchor Charts! I mean there is just something about smelling those smells as you write, and see those bright colors POP!

2. SMELLY STARS! Wait what are smelly stars!? Oh lets get you in on this little classroom management tip if you don't have it already! Currently it is the end of May. If you are still teaching my bet is you are tired, your kids are tired, and the work is coming in a little bit sloppy...maybe they aren't working all that fast either? Well this just might help with that. First I teach my students "My Sentence Chant" yes it has hand signals. If you want to see that tune into my Facebook page and watch the video.

Next I give them assignment. I am really big on comprehension Tri-Folds. These involve writing AND student drawings. You may be wondering how to I get 27 first graders to complete that neatly and correctly!?! Well that is where the smelly star comes in, with the help of Mr. Sketch! I give them a set time that the task needs to be ended in. Obviously, I don't just give them 5 minutes, they are 1st graders, more like 20 minutes. Then we repeat "My Sentence Chant" real quick before we get started. When  the time is up I come around with my Mr. Sketch Markers. If they did everything right, and checked by going through the chant in their head they get a smelly star on their paper. That smelly stay is GOLD to them. I also make sure to always come around with more than one color, that way they can pick their scent (makes it extra special gold now). Well that's it! I know so simple! It works though, try it!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Creating Teaching Resources Tutorials Part 1

Hey All!

I will be going live on FB page on Wednesday! Talking about my creating process. I really believe every teacher should have the abilty to create quality resources for their classroom. With that being said, I'm all for purchasing items that's why I sell too! Last year so many other teachers resources helped me while i was pregnant and teaching (ick). Click the image below, or click my Facebook sideboard so you can tune in!

 I am so grateful for my skill to create teaching resources. Although much of it has been trial and error on my part, their are tutorials that have really helped me. I am such a visual person so watching people using a program really helps me more than reading! These are some of my favorites:

First of all I LOVE Kayse Morris. If you want to know more about teachers pay teachers her YouTube Channel is Great! Her beginner video is more about tpt, but if you fast forward to around 7:22 in the below video she go overs some great basics like how to change the dimensions in your PowerPoint, inserting images, and pointers for making a cover page.

Farrah Kilgo on Youtube... also goes through how to make a printable! Another great one to check out!

This video from Amy Lemons was also another Game changer for me. Just watching her do simple things like how to make it align it for you, or transforming your text! Another great one!

That's all for now! Check out more later!