I'm so happy to be linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the fabulous...
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Another part of my beach theme decor products includes this behavior clip chart and reading goal clip chart. We use Accelerated Reader as a goal setting tool. I like the kids to see how they are doing by tracking their goals at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%. I use AR, but I do not focus on their books being only AR books! A mom at Open House asked, "How many AR books do they have to read?" I told her I don't call books "AR books". There are no AR books, they are just books! I want kids to read because they love it, not because it's for AR points! The students help me set their goals and I check in often with them on how they are doing. I think the goal setting aspect just helps them to stay on track.
ANOTHER part of my beachy decor is this Classroom Helpers set. This board is near my desk, so I also keep some teacher stuff on it as you can see. The kids decorated surfboards and I use those inside the pockets. It really came out cute.
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I had these on the kids desk on Monday morning, the first day. They were so appreciative and really loved their little treat.
This is my favorite new addition to my room. It's an Exit Slip chart! I created this 4 ft x 3 ft vinyl banner on Vistaprint and I just love it! It came out so cute!! I ordered one for my sister and my teammate, too. I plan on having the kids use Post-its to write comments, questions, wonderings, new learning, etc. They will stick the Post-it on their number which will be an easy way to see who has completed one and who has not. I'm not sure if I will give them a sentence starter or stem to complete or let them choose what they want to write each day. I would love to hear how you might use something like this in your room. Do you require a slip everyday or just a few times per week? I think the kids will be ready to try this out next week. I attached it to the door with heavy duty Velcro.
Enjoy your weekend!!