Sunday, August 4, 2013

VA is for Bloggers - Southern Hospitality Freebie Blog Hop

Welcome to Virginia!

Virginia is for Lovers Bloggers!

 A lovely group of Virginia bloggers would like to help usher in the new school year by extending a bit of southern hospitality. You can follow along the blog hop to visit 20+ Virginia teacher blogs for terrific teaching tips and fun freebies to help get your new school year off to a great start.

Does your principal want to see more engagement and active response?  Has this been a big push in your district too?  I have something that will help!

My freebie for the blog hop is my Calendar Helper.  This is great to keep kids engaged during the morning calendar routine.  For mine, I have my calendar helpers printed on card stock and laminated.  That way students can write on them with dry erase markers!  Then, during morning calendar, my student helper will work on the calendar on the smart board and the rest of the class will participate by filling in their calendar helper.  This way, everyone is involved in the morning calendar routine!  What do you think?  I used this last year and loved it!  For this year, I have added a section with ten frames and a place for students to write the plus/minus ten and plus/minus one of their number for the day.  I hope you enjoy!

Calendar Helper

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  1. This is so cute! I love that it will keep kiddos engaged and on task during the morning routine. I am forwarding this on to my coworkers who teach the lower grades in my school because this is just too great to pass up! The ten frames and the graphs are just perfectttt!

    Fourth Grade Lemonade

  2. What a great idea. I have used calendar folders for the past couple of years but they get to be too redundant. This looks easier and cleaner. Thanks for the freebie!

    Shifting Teacher K-2

  3. Thanks for the freebie and for hopping with us!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

  4. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing :)
    The Techie Teacher

  5. I like the idea of laminating and reusing them. Thank you!
    Teach Love

  6. Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower.

  7. Love how this is organized! Wonderful freebie!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  8. Thank you for all of the great comments and feedback! I am so glad you guys are enjoying the hop! Be sure to follow us. I think we will be hosting another one in a couple months!!


  9. Really nice! Yeah- my principal wants the same thing too. To the point that we are altering our Daily Five routines slightly. Which is kind of a bummer, since on of the great things about the daily Five as that I wasn't drowning in paper a the end of the day. Ah well- the pendulum is always swinging...

    The Meek Moose
    The Meek Moose on TpT

  10. Great idea! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower of yours!

    Hokie Teach