I do this alot as a response to our Guided Reading books. They write the sentence and extend it. I'm really enjoying your series of posts about your notebooks.Donna
I love the idea of putting them in the notebooks. It will make a book that they can read!Jenniferkindertrips
My students love to go back and look through their notebooks and it makes a great addition to our young authors open house in the spring.
I just blogged about those two books too! Great minds think alike:) I have used these books for years and I love doing predictable charts in my classroom. Your reading and writing notebook is a great extension for the predictable chart!! Thanks for sharing...you have inspired me to start notebooks in my room this year!
I love using notebooks but I have a hard time following through. At the beginning of the year I will always make time in the schedule, but as the year goes on the notebook routine slips. You have inspired me to give it a more consistent try. I love the idea of using labels I can pre-type up.Thanks for the great tips!SheilaSprinkle Teaching Magic
I made a promise to myself to stick to filling the notebooks this year:) My goal was to fill up a whole book just to prove it could be done. I get so upset when my own children bring home mostly empty composition books at the end of the year after I hunted down the perfect one they wanted before school started. Keep me posted on how things go this year. Jonelle
I love seeing how you use journals in your classroom. I love them too!! They are a great way to show growth too. I have several ideas on things that I want to change for this next year. I don't know if you do this or not, but on the day I introduce the new word we rainbow write that word in out sight word journal. I love the repetition that rainbow writing brings!!
I love the rainbow writing idea. I have done rainbow writing as a center, but now it is going to be part of our notebooks:) Thanks for the idea!!
Jonelle, I just found your blog through the Fascination Awards, and this is so interesting that you're talking about journals. My new kindergarten team wants to do a journal for each subject. I have also done the cut-up sentences with new sight words. I don't know if you've tried this, but each time I introduce a new sight word I use different voices with the class to spell the word (such as "underwater voice", "robot voice", "ant voice" and "monster voice"). The kids love it and it really increases their identification of sight words.I just did a couple posts with some nice freebies for numbers 1 to 20 and matching uppercase letters to lowercase letters. If you have a minute, come by for a visit! :)Oh, and I'm your newest follower.Sharon Dudley, NBCThttp://teachingwithsight.blogspot.com
I really started using interactive notebooks with my kiddos last year, and they LOVE using them. We also do predictable chart activities like this all the time, but somehow I never thought to have them cut and glue the sentences into the notebooks instead of on separate pieces of paper! Love that! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas! I'm more excited than ever to use notebooks this year in my classroom! :)--Caitlin
Hi Jonelle, I'm assuming you do the predictable charts together as a class, but when you cut up the sentences do you have all the children work in their notebooks at once or do you have them do it during center time or at various other times during the day? Hope this logistics question makes sense!
Yes, we make a predictable chart first throughout the week. I print out the sentences on card stock, cut them apart and put the pieces in envelopes with the kids' names on them. Everyone does this activity at the same time. I do not do a cut up sentence every week...some weeks we illustrate a poem with our sight words and some weeks we do the sentences. Hope this helps. Jonelle
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