Friday, June 23, 2017

A New Beginning

It's been almost a year since I have shared on this blog or created products. I am ready for a new beginning.

However, I would like to change my blog design and am not sure how to go about that. I honestly cannot remember who did this design, nor am I familiar with those that do designs now. I would really appreciate any help you all might offer.
Thanks so much! Susan

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cyber Monday+ Sale at Teacher's Notebook

Teacher's Notebook is running a fantastic holiday sale November 27-29. All products in my shop are discounted at 20%. If you use the code Cyber161, you will get an additional 10% discount.     Happy shopping and Happy Holidays to everyone!



Sunday, August 21, 2016

TPT Best Year Ever Bonus Sale

Teachers Pay Teachers is offering a "Best Year Ever Bonus Sale" on Monday, August 22nd. The sale begins Monday at 12:01 a.m. ET, and runs through 11:59 p.m. ET. All products in my store are discounted 20% plus earn an extra 8% from TPT using the code: ONEDAYWOW!! A 28% sale on products! This is fantastic considering school is still at the starting point. Please head over to my shop to check out the bargains being offered up at such a great discount. 

Happy Shopping! Susan :-) 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Imagination-Station-susan-Moon

My Word Collector Book-Intermediate

Students can keep track of new words they have learned all year long with this booklet. They can add words daily based upon what you require. Possible words include sight words, word wall words, spelling words, subject words, and student names. This booklet becomes a spelling reference to use in writing and reading. 


The Cover Page has places for student information. It will be more durable if laminated. There is a Title Page that again has student information including the purpose of the book. Each letter of the Alphabet has one sheet with lines on both sides. Each Alphabet Page has space for up to 54 words. Each page is numbered. The letter reference at the top of each first page shows the letter in both manuscript and cursive. This may help to meet the needs of you and your students better.



Finally, there is a Back Cover Page with a copy of the Cursive Alphabet to be used as a reference for writing. This page should also be laminated for durability.






You can bind these booklets in many ways. If your school has a binding machine, that works best. If not, you can bind using string. This is an important reference tool for students to use anytime they are writing. These booklets can be found in either of my stores:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Imagination-Station-susan-Moon

https://www.teachersnotebook.com/shop/JazzyGrandma

Enjoy!! Susan 

My Word Collector Book-Primary Version

Students can keep track of new words they have learned all year long with this booklet. They can add words daily based upon what you require. Possible words include sight words, word wall words, spelling words, subject words, and student names. This booklet becomes a spelling reference to use in writing and reading. 


The Cover Page has places for student information. It will be more durable if laminated. There is a Title Page that again has student information including the purpose of the book. Each letter of the Alphabet has one sheet with lines on both sides. Each Alphabet Page has space for up to 38 words. Each page is numbered. 


Finally, there is a Back Cover Page with a copy of the Manuscript Alphabet to be used as a reference for writing. This page should also be laminated for durability.

You can bind these booklets in many ways. If your school has a binding machine, that works best. If not, you can bind using string. This is an important reference tool for students to use anytime they are writing. This booklet can be found in either of my stores:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Imagination-Station-susan-Moon

https://www.teachersnotebook.com/shop/JazzyGrandma

Enjoy!! Susan 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Monthly Intermediate Research Fact Sheets

Students love nonfiction books! So, why not give them a routine way to research facts? In fact, why not do one practice per month? 

Intermediate Grade teachers, using a leveled book, would need to model the process of looking, finding, and selecting. Then, they would need to model how to say the fact if they told a friend in their own words. When you think they are ready to give it a try, use a document camera--or overhead with copy--to allow a whole class practice. Give students a copy of fact sheet to use for whole class practice. They need this kind of modeling and practice in review before attempting it on their own. 

Students can then be given leveled books to look at pictures, read the text, and decide what facts they decide are really cool, or they did not know, or they want to share with others. Give them post-it notes to use to stick to the book facts they want to use in their research. Once they have the three facts they want to use, they are ready to put it on paper.  As an added skill, have students write the page number where the fact was located.


After completing the fact sheet, give students a copy of the Illustration and Caption Sheet. On this part of the
activity students can not only illustrate their facts, but also write sentences explaining what they drew. 

You might break the project into 1-2 days modeling; 1-2 days looking, reading, and selecting; and 1-2 days illustrating. In the end, what a great hallway display! You can also have Literacy/Writing Circles where you group 4 students who have read different books. They can share with each other their facts and illustrations. Over the course of a year, you will be able to see growth in reading, writing, and presentation. 















This product is available in my stores:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Imagination-Station-susan-Moon

https://www.teachersnotebook.com/shop/JazzyGrandma

Enjoy!!   Susan

Monthly Primary Research Fact Sheets

Students love nonfiction books! So, why not give them a way to begin looking for facts? In fact, why not do one practice per month? 

Primary Grade teachers, using a leveled book, would need to model the process of looking, finding, and selecting. Then, they would need to model how to say it if they told a friend in their own words. When you think they are ready to give it a try, use a document camera--or overhead with copy--to allow a whole class practice. Give students a copy of fact sheet to use for whole class practice. They need this kind of modeling and practice before attempting it on their own. 

Students can then be given leveled books to look at pictures, read the text, and decide what facts they decide are really cool, or they did not know, or they want to share with others. Give them post-it notes to use to stick to the book facts they want to use in their research. Once they have the three facts they want to use, they are ready to put it on paper. 

After completing the fact sheet, give students a copy of the Illustration and Caption Sheet. On this part of the activity students can not only illustrate their facts, but also write a sentence explaining what they drew. 

You would probably break the project into 1-2 days modeling; 1-2 days looking, reading, and selecting; and 1-2 days illustrating. In the end, what a great hallway display! You can also have Literacy/Writing Circles where you group 4 students who have read different books. They can share with each other their facts and illustrations. Over the course of a year, you will be able to see growth in reading, writing, and presentation. 

This product is available in my stores:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Imagination-Station-susan-Moon

https://www.teachersnotebook.com/shop/JazzyGrandma

Enjoy!!   Susan