How are you today? When I was teaching kindergarten, my students enjoyed being able to be helpers within the classroom. This is a good practice, because it gives students a sense of pride and responsibility. It also let’s students find out first hand that doing things for others, helps you build a sense of community and friendship.
Do you use classroom helpers? What kind of helpers? What kind of jobs do your helpers do? Each teacher and class has their own ways of doing things. Each has their own jobs and ways of distributing the jobs.
Some teachers create general jobs like “classroom helper” and some teachers create very specific jobs like lines leader, caboose, door holder, paper distributor, etc.
DUO Inspirations created some Classroom Helper Badges that you can use. In the package is also a set of “Blank Classroom Helper Badges” that you can laminate and write the name of the classroom helpers you would like to use.
Here are some sample badges:
The “Classroom Helper Badges Set” consists of 12 helper job badges: 2 “Classroom Helper” badges, 1 “Paper Distributor” badge, 1 “Door Holder” badge, 1 “Line Leader” badge, 1 “Paper Collector” badge, 1 “Morning Meeting Helper” badge, 1 “Encouragement Leader” badge, 2 “Cleaning Helper” badges, 1 “Floor Monitor” badge, and 1 “Homework Helper” badge. It also contains a set of 12 “Blank Classroom Helper Badges” so you can write your own helper names on them.
The “Blank Classroom Helper Badges” can also be used for name tags in the first few days of school. I’m sure there are other uses for them as well. I really like it when a resource has more than one purpose. It saves time and energy in creating separate resources for different purposes.
If you are a preschool teacher, you can also find some clipart depicting the jobs and glue them on the badges before you laminate them. Or, you can put some sort of color marking on them that matches them to your big classroom job chart, so students can match the badges to the chart to know their jobs.
If you would like to check out the "Classroom Helpers Badges Set", please click here. Also, if you have any questions or comments concerning the "Classroom Helpers Badges Set" or any other educational request or concern, please feel free to contact me. You may also want to explore DUO Inspirations' other educational resources as well.
Now, it is your turn.
Thank you for being here. Do you teach in the elementary grades? Do you have classroom helpers in your class? What jobs do you have for your classroom helpers? I value your opinion and ideas. Please, feel free to share to let others learn from your experience and knowledge. Thank you.
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How are you today? Education Blog by DUO Inspirations has another writing prompt for you today. I hope you enjoy it.
It is a blustery winter’s day where I am. Have you experienced a cold and blustery winter’s day before? The wind is blowing and the cold artic air is frigid. Even inside the house where it is warm, my nose and fingers are cold to the touch.
Since today is a cold January day, I thought that today’s writing prompt should be one associated with a cold winter’s day. Truth be told, as I am writing this, I could use a writing prompt. I am not sure which prompt I should give. That is one of the reasons I like to provide writing prompts. I know that even seasoned writers find writing prompts helpful at times. LOL!
Okay. Here is your assignment if you wish to take it. (Yes, I just came up with it, through God’s inspiration, right now.)
Imagine that is a cold and blustery day. Describe the day well. Describe some plans you had for the day that may or may not be ruined by the harsh winter weather. You can either be yourself or be another character, maybe even an animal. Or, you could be a made up character. Now, tell the story so we know how or why the weather could ruin your plans. Then, show us the outcome. Did your plans work out in the end? Were your plans changed? If they were changed, did you like the new plans better or worse than your original plans?
Now, it is your turn.
If you choose to use this writing prompt, I would enjoy hearing how you like it and how it worked out for you. Please, comment below. I would also be interested to know whether you are a writer, parent, teacher, homeschooler, student, or what. Thank you.
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The Importance of Word Sorts
How are you this week? I hope you are doing well. Today, I would like to talk about word sorts. There are many kinds of word sorts: by sound, be singular and plural, by tense, by part of speech, by syllables, and more. Word sorts can be written or physical and both are important.
Not only do word sorts address multiple learning styles, but they also address multiple levels of learning. Word sorts don’t just utilize factual learning, but also ask students to analyze as well as compare and contrast. It is helpful to encourage students to develop higher levels of learning.
DUO Inspirations now has a word sort product, “The Nouns and Verbs Word Sort Set”. The Nouns and Verbs Word Sort Set contains three regular noun and verb sort pages, plus a bonus noun and verb sort page for written sorts. The bonus page has three categories: nouns, verbs, and both. (Some words can be both nouns and verbs.) Also, included in the set are noun and verb cards that can be used for physical sorts.
I like The Nouns and Verbs Word Sort Set, because it can be used in different ways. It also contains words that are often and not so often used as both nouns and verbs. This also gives students an opportunity to make a case and explain why they chose a particular category for a word. So, this not only helps with parts of speech skills, but also debating, analyzing, comparing and contrasting, and speaking skills as well.
Also, even though this word sort product is called The Nouns and Verbs Word Sort Set, the many word cards can be used for other kinds of sorts. All you would have to do is make your own category cards. I like it when a product has multiple uses and addresses multiple skills, don’t you?
If you are interest in The Nouns and Verb Word Sort Set, you can check it out here or purchase it now:
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Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.