My Future Classroom By Sarah Folks

This is a digital portfolio of ideas I have found, learned, created, and shared during student teaching and the credential program at California State University, Long Beach . Please feel free to use or share any of the ideas in this portfolio.

Star of the Week

STUDENTS WRITE A CLASS BOOK FOR THE STAR OF THE WEEK. WE BRAINSTORM CHARACTERISTICS TO DESCRIBE THE STAR OF THE WEEK IN A CIRCLE MAP. STUDENTS WRITE A SENTENCE ABOUT THE START OF THE WEEK AND DRAW A PICTURE. Every student's PAGE IS ADDED TO THE CLASS BOOK for the star of the week.

Steps to the Smartboard

I will have sturdy steps for easy interaction and accesibility to the smartboard in a K-2 classroom. This will allow shorter students to reach the smartboard to complete interactive games and activities.

Shamu and Seal Pup Weekend Adventures

Each friday, a student (K-4) is assigned to take home Shamu and Seal Pup. The student brings along Shamu and Seal Pup to their weekend activities, and documents them with photos and short descriptions in the class's weekend adventures journal.

Class Books

Each week (or month), students complete a class book aligned with the season's theme or a class unit. Each student in the class writes sentences and draws a picture for a page in the book. The books are kept in the classroom library for students to read during the year.

Number Talks

Using the text, "UUUUUUUUUUU" I create engaging number talk lessons on the smartboard. This photo is an example of a first grade number talk. The teacher briefly shows two ten frames (3-5 seconds) and students mentally add the number of dots. Students use hand signals to notify when they have an answer in their heads. The students share answers and strategies, and the class engages in a whole-group discussion of problem.

Sight Word Stick Bang Game

This game is appropriate for students learning to read, ELLs, and students with special needs. It can be modified to address other needs of students, as well (Examples: vocabulary, state/country locations, state/country capitals, math facts,).

Folks Funds

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Classroom Jobs

In my classroom I will have jobs assigned to students to hold weekly or monthly. Students will be payed for jobs with Folks funds. REwards and prizes may be purchaseD with folks funds.

Behavior Clip Charts

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WOOZIES

Woozies

Class Cards iPhone/iPad Application

Class Cards iPhone/iPad Application by Rick Morris

Music Cues iPhone/iPad Application by Rick Morris

Wall of Fame and prize box

Attention Grabber Bell

NFL Club

Centers

Class work Folder (finished/unfinished)

CGI

Flexible Seating

Classroom mailbox

Table Points

Student work-filled walls/bulletins

Punch card for level achieved- prize box or lunch with teacher when punch card is filled

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