Monday, July 26, 2010

Anchor Charts




As the first day of school approaches, I have been looking through some of my beginning of the year files, and trying to prepare for our school/county reading foundation for the year, called "The First 20 Days." In those first 20 days, we focus on building classroom routines and stamina in reading, and daily modeling of procedures and expectations during the literacy block. As we introduce the procedures that are ultimately responsible for the success of the literacy block, we develop anchor charts to hang on the walls to serve as a visual reminder for the kids to remember station choices and behavior expectations.

These are few of my anchor charts from last year.



15 comments:

Jacy said...

Awesome anchor charts! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Cindy said...

Your charts are wonderful! Please please share more as you create them for a new year! Would love to see your classroom pictures as you work on it for beginning of school. First graders for me start back on Aug. 16th. When do you all start back?

Sarah Cooley said...

Thank you so much Jacy and Cindy! I will definitely be sharing the ones I create for this year, and if you two have any good ideas, please share with me as well! Our first day back will be August 9th, and the kids come back the 12th.

Laura said...

Your charts are great!!!! I love how you foster creativity/imagination in your classroom; that is something I strive to do too!

Do you use the Daily 5 in your classroom?

Paula K said...

Do you save the anchor charts for the next year? Laminate them and store them? Or do you create new charts each year as you introduce them to the students? How many charts do you have up at one time?

Sarah Cooley said...

Paula, I save many of the reading anchor charts--there are a few I like to create with the kids, though! I usually have them laminated, and I tape them to plastic hangers, and hang them on a coat rack in my closet! They are very easy to find and flip through!

Lorena said...

I love these. Thank you for sharing these.

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Tammi said...

I love your handwriting. You should have it turned into a font.

Tammi
Having Fun K-1

Ms. Roberts said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. O'Connor's Kinders said...

Love your charts! We are starting Readers Workshop this year- and the ideas you shared are so helpful

Cindy Lou Who said...

Amazing! THANKS! I just got a job as a kinder teacher, any advice?

songstress said...

I love your anchor charts. I am transitioning from 4th to 1st and these are going to come in handy!!!

Anonymous said...

Your entire site is awesome. I think I pinned half of your pics so I would know where to find these great ideas. I love it that they are all easy to do/implement and geared for a fun learning environment. Thank you!

songstress said...

These are so awesome!!!! Great idea to store them on hangers!!

Anonymous said...

You make teaching first grade look like fun! I taught it for four years, I thought it was the hardest grade to teach. God bless first grade teachers, you are all saints. Love the charts! As a second grade teacher, I think they would work well for any primary classroom.

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