17 April 2013

Parts of Speech Posters

I finally created Parts of Speech Posters and I'm in love with them.  Actually it's probably just all the bright, pop out colors.   My room seriously has no theme except for colors, colors, colors everywhere.  I'm talking brights, neons, polka dots, shimmery, chevron, etc.  You name it, I probably have it, with the exception of pastels.  I'm not really a pastel kind of girl.

I wanted to create posters that would also serve as a mini word bank of words for each of the parts of speech.  My students really like to read around the room.  They truly do use all the resources I have on my walls, especially when they need a reminder of something they have already learned, or they are looking for a word to use in their writing or on an assignment, or if they are looking for the correct spelling of a word.
Here are the posters I came up with:
There are 8 posters and a page that contains all of them on one page.  I like to display the one pager on my Smart Board, so I can zoom in when I need to.  As you can see from the pictures below, I have the posters hung right above my Smart Board.

I also have this little guy hung on my front board.  We call him Mr. P  (I 'm not so sure our kiddos nowadays know who Mr. T is.  I'm thinking that connection probably goes right over many of their heads). If we are working on a language assignment or simply reading a story, I will often ask which P is being used in the sentence.   It is a simple little reminder of  some of the different language skills we have already learned.  My students really have mastered the P's as a result of this little guy.   It only took me a matter of minutes to make Mr. P, and we refer to him all the time!!!

If you are in need of colorful parts of speech posters, you can head over to my store by clicking here.

15 April 2013

Texas Symbols

My grade level teacher buddy just started a new blog and it turned out super cute. It's called Teach 2 Blossom and Bloom.  I'm so jealous because she creates most of her own clip art and everything she creates is really cute.  I do some of my own clip art, but I can't get too intricate because Photoshop and Illustrator are just soooo complicated!

My class just finished up a Texas Symbol lap-book that she created, and I love how they turned out.  This is the cover of the booklet.  Click here to head over to her new blog to see pictures of the inside of her lap-books.

I also  wanted to share a couple pictures my kiddos drew of the water cycle from awhile back.  They were just too cute with their little details.  They all draw palm trees.  That always makes me laugh, because I grew up around very different kinds of trees.  But living in Texas, they have palm trees in their schemas.

14 April 2013

Earth Day Love Craftivity

I thought it was time for a FREEBIE and with Earth Day approaching, what better time to make a fun craftivity!

I hope you enjoy this little craft.  I decided to model my cutie example after my own little guy at home.

Simply click on the image above to get this freebie.