8.21.2011

everyday learning

I have been crazy busy getting my classroom ready for Monday.
I don't know how you teachers with kids do it! 
If I had kids, they would be seriously neglected right now...
My poor husband.

Anyways... while getting my classroom ready, I created an Everyday Learning workbook.
This book will be used everyday (duh!) to teach graphing, number sense and sentence structure. 
Since my students will be practicing these important concepts everyday, they will definitely have them down by the end of the school year. Thus, the importance of "Everyday Learning".

This whole book was inspired by the wonderful Lory Evans!
Check out her version of this page here.

I bound the books together and my students are going to keep them in their desks all year.
This is the cover I used:


The first page is a graphing page so my students can graph the weather all year long. This gives them graphing practice everyday and it will teach them weather patterns as the year goes on. We will do this page after calendar time, so everyone will graph the same weather for the day. The next page (as well as the next 70 pages... double sided) includes a Language Practice and a Math Practice. For the Language Practice, I will have a sentence written incorrectly on the board. My students will have to write it correctly, and in their BEST handwriting, on their worksheet. Then, for the Math Practice, they will "dissect" the number of the day. The number of the day will be the number of days we have been in school. After we reach the 100th day of school,  I will pick a number randomly. 

Oh and I forgot to mention that I make my students write out the date (at the top of the page). It is good practice and they get really good at it by the end of the year! Then I have them write the digital date on all their other worksheets (throughout the day) so they get practice with that, too.


The last page in the book is a handwriting assessment. I learned about this from my cooperating teacher when I did my student teaching and I love it! (Thank you Lynda!) I have the students write their name (first and last) once a month, all year long. It is always fun to see how much better they get at writing their names. It is also quite impressive to see how much their handwriting has improved!


Click here to download the pages in this book.

Click here to download a cheat sheet for number words 0-100. I am going to put this in my students' personal dictionaries. You could also put this page on the back cover of the Everyday Learning workbook.
This page will help your students do this worksheet independently and it will save you time (because you won't have to tell them how to spell it)!

I hope you can use this book in your classroom.
Or maybe it will inspire you to create something similar... either way... ENjOY!

39 comments:

  1. I love this book! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to make one.

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  2. Oh wow! I LOVE this idea!! If I have time this year I might have to make up one for my 3rd graders! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Bless your heart!! I'm sure things are coming along GREAT in your room!! Can't wait to see pics :) My husband and boys have all been neglected this week!!

    Love this idea!!! I'm especially loving the 1 more/1 less/10 more/10 less/100 more/100 less option. I'm seriously going to have to add that to our calendar notebooks!!! Thanks for the fabulous idea!!!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this! I love it! It would be PERFECT for me to adapt a little bit for pre-school and then use them as a year long assessment piece to keep everything in one spot! I love this idea!

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  5. SO cute! Such a good idea. Thanks for sharing! I love all of your ideas and will definitely be using lots of them in my own classroom someday soon!

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  6. I love the cheat sheet!! I do a number a day page everyday! I love that you put yours in a book. Mine are in a folder but this rocks too!!

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  7. This is fabulous! I may try this with my first graders. Thank you for sharing. :-)

    Nicole
    First Grade OWLS

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  8. I love this! Thanks for sharing!

    -Heather

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  9. Oh I love this!!! I have been trying to think of a way to have my students do that kind of practice without running off sheets weekly/daily. Thanks for sharing this!

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  10. I always ask my co-workers with kids the same thing! I only have a dog, who I feel SO guilty about not spending enough time with at the moment! I can't imagine having a family!

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  11. This is great! Where did you go to have all of these printed and bounded? How much were they? I would LOVE to do these for my kids.

    ashley.farless@gmail.com

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  12. This is great! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. You are my hero, I have been looking for something like this for awhile.

    Lorena

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  14. This is incredible! My team has been looking for an alternative to DOL and making copies for each day and I think they will LOVE this. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. @Ashley: I copied them at my school and I bound them there, too. We have a machine for that. I am not sure how much it would cost at a copy shop. Sorry I am not much help!

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  16. Love this! Thanks for sharing :) And I definitely couldn't do this job with kids at home either!!

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  17. This is great! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  18. Thank you, I love it, however I teach in Spanish (dual program at IISD). Do you mind if I translate it? Please let me know.

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  19. Awesome idea! Perfect for morning work! Thanks for sharing. Loving your blog!

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  20. Thank you for the great idea.

    Laura

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  21. Thanks for sharing this! My students will especially love 100 More and 100 Less... since they are obsessed with big numbers. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  22. I LOVE this! I made one for my class and my teammates loved it so much, they did too!

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  23. What a great idea, and so simple and easy!

    Writing the name is really cute too! Thank you for sharing!

    Allison
    awholebrainteacher.blogspot.com

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  24. Thank you so much for sharing. I am looking forward to doing this with my 2nd grade daughter.

    You have wonderful ideas and are so sweet to share them!

    Thanks!

    ** Found you on Pinterest

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  25. what a simple yet effective idea! Thank you for sharing!

    :) Liz at Sprout School

    Prep/1 teacher, mummy to a 6yo and 3 yo.

    sproutschool.wordpress.com

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  26. Do you review the notebook with your students each morning? If so, how much time does it usually take?

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  27. Found you on Pinterest...I have been looking for a summer "brain jazz" book for my soon to be second grader...this is PERFECT :) I am going to make something very similar for her to have during the summer :) thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

    http://theoxfordplacediaries.blogspot.com/

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  28. Do your students have trouble with the concept of negative numbers? We don't teach negative numbers in second grade, so I am wondering how difficult it is for them to understand 3-100=-97.

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  29. Love your blog! Thanks for sharing! Following you from Italy.

    http://favoleggiare.blogspot.it/

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  30. Just found this via Our Aussie Homeschool. Thank you so much for sharing! So awesome! :)

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  31. Awesome...thanks for sharing! How did you get the letters to line up so perfectly with the height of the writing lines on your "My name all year" paper? I was trying to make some word wall cards on the computer last year with the words on the lines, but it was a pain! Luckily there were only a few words that were not in the package I got from the dollar store, but for future reference...I'd appreciate the tip! Thanks :)

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  32. Thrilled to use this this year. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and work!

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  33. I LOVE this for my morning time with my kids!! Could I ask an unusual question.. what font did you use for the Language Practice page? It is so clear and easy for my preschooler to read and I LOVE it!

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  34. I just stumbled across this, so not sure if you'll see my comment... but, I am homeschooling my almost 8 year old son this year so he can be integrated into a regular classroom setting next year after being in special ed...unfortunately he has a lot of catching up to do...and it is so hard to find good material that isn't costly. Thank you so much, this is absolutely perfect!!!

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  35. This is great, even a few years later! Thanks so much for providing this as a freebie. I found it through Pinterest.

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