I can't believe that August is here! July was a good month to me and my family and we were not ready for it to end. But we are excited for the back to school season. Back to school time is seriously my favorite time of the year (well, maybe second behind Christmas). I love new beginnings (and new presents ha ha)!
So, in the spirit of new beginnings and a new month, I'm linking up with "Back to School in a Flash" hosted by my friends Layla from Fancy Free in 4th and Courtney from Ramona Recommends.
For week 2 of the link up we are sharing "Curriculum Must Haves!" I hope you'll link up with us!
My first "Curriculum Must Have" is a product that I use every. single. day!!!!! I seriously couldn't teach math without these simple, quick, common core aligned math exit slips. I constantly formatively assess my students so I can meet with those who need extra help and move on with those who do not. If I didn't do exit slips, I'm not sure how I'd know what to teach the next day. Exit slips guide EVERYTHING in my classroom!!!
My next "Curriculum Must Have" is from my AMAZING blogging buddy Stephanie at Teaching in Room 6. Honestly, if you teach writing and you are not doing a Paragraph of the Week type of daily warm-up you need to! Now! This simple, routined, repetition really strengthened my writers' basic paragraphing skills. And we all know how important the basics are, yet we never have time to teach them. This 5-10 minute daily routine will change your life!
Lastly, I'm going to share a "Curriculum Must Have" with you that I don't own, yet!!! But it's stocked in my cart for the Teachers Pay Teachers Love Back to School sale that starts tomorrow!!!
I. Can't. Wait!
I L.O.V.E. teaching grammar, but struggle with finding the time and great resources. I already own Erin's (from I'm Lovin' Lit) Grammar Interactive Notebook for grammar, I think this Practice & Assess Grammar set will be the perfect companion to really enforce my students' grammar skills.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found some useful "Curriculum Must Haves." Check out some of my other blogging friend's faves in the link up below!