Tina's Teaching Treasures

Jan
16

Have you been doing word work as part of your Daily 5 or literacy rotations?  Tired of kids playing dominoes with your scrabble tiles and scribbling on your whiteboards? I know that I was! It is time for some rich, engaging and meaningful word study! 

 

After lots of trial, error, research, deliberation and lattes, I decided to divide my word work up into 4 categories. This keeps things fresh and fun while also ensuring I am covering the broad topic of 'word study' thoroughly. This also helps provide some additional structure for me and my kiddos! The 4 categories are: Spelling Patterns,…

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Feb
21

Hi there! 

Another Bright idea link up!! This time, it is my 'classroom clean up crew' I am sharing.  There is nothing like the power of 20 sets of little hands to get your classrom sparkling clean at teh end of a messy art period- the best part is- they love it!!  They enjoy helping, enjoy acting like 'grown ups', and your are teaching them an important life skill. 

It is easy to prepare! I went to the dollar store and grabbed 4 smal spray bottles (found in the hair care/cosmetics section).  I like the small ones so kids don't get tooooo trigger happy and they are easy to refill.  They…

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Jan
16

Another Bright Ideas Blog post! 

So I think I've mentioned before how much I love my admin, because for real- they are great! Supportive, reliable and caring people who trust the teachers- the best!!  Anyhow, one of the little things my VP does that I LOVE is sticky flag reports or notes that have corrections.  With over 40 pages of reports, it's easy to miss things, but the sticky flag shows me exactly which pages I need to review. The little floursecnt flag saves me so much time and is easy for my VP to do. 

So, I now use it in my classroom!  When my students are working on a booklet…

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Dec
28

The I’m Stuck Board. The classroom management tool I have grown to love so! You may have seen a previous post about it, but I needed to spruce it up a little, so here it is! 

 

This item is designed to help students become more independent problem solvers. Students are encouraged to try some self-help strategies before approaching the teacher. There are 7 prompts for "I'll try" and 7 prompts for "I'll ask" to help students make good choices when they are "Stuck". All, FREE! This helps students prepare for older grades and larger class sizes and improves initiative and self-regulation. Of…

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Dec
27

Hey everyone! 

I'm excited to announce my second TPT milestone!! I'm SO thankful that so many teachers have invited me into their room by using my materials with their students.  I hope that I have helped your students learn and made your lives a little easier in the process! 

So, to say thank you, I'm doing a giveaway!!  I realized that I have sold over 10, 000 items, but hardly ever get to see HOW people are using them! So, this giveaway will be a "snapshot" contest!  It is super easy!  Simply snap a photo of one of my products (free or paid) in action.  Then, post it on your Instagram or…

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