So I asked my kids what they thought should be the next awesome anchor chart, dealing with sentence sequencing. They gave me some really good ideas that revolved around games, but I really wanted to do something different, so I made one with Minions!
They’re easy-peasy to draw, but if you can’t draw a Twinkie wearing overalls, just find some images online. They’re all over the place, and they’re dang cute!
Now, this was a fun anchor chart to make! Since we’ll be covering the 2nd half of Story of the World, volume 2, I’ll be reviewing all the good stuff we learned last year. The Magna Carta was one of them. Tsk-tsk, King John…
Oh! Just in case you’re wondering, I totally cheated on Ye Olde English Lettering. I printed out the letters I needed, and slid them under the newsprint. Then, I traced. …and looked awesome while doing it.
Although I would love to believe that everyone in my art classes wants to be there and loves ALL the projects, ALL the time, I’m a realist. Some kids would rather
have their teeth pulled be in a study hall than do art. I really needed to have a system to reward those who were trying and have consequences for those that didn’t care and essentially wasted my time/supplies/energy, etc.
The original idea for this came from here. I took her idea and tweaked it for my classroom expectations. As with all things educational and on the internet, maybe you can use this, too…
Explaining the Feudal System can be difficult and, well, futile, if you don’t add some life to it, when teaching kids. I’ll be teaching the second half of Story of the World, Volume 2 to my gang this year. In the first week or so, we’ll be going over the extra-important issues of the first half of the book. This will help the kids from last year to recall, and help the new kids to understand a ‘short-and-sweet’ catch-up version.
Last year, to explain feudalism, I gave different kids parts and rolls in the system. They also got to dress the part. It was funny to see them roll-play!
This year, I’ve made an anchor chart, so I can walk them through a visual and refer to it. It turned out pretty cool!
Now that the 2012-2013 school year is over, it’s time to start thinking about next year! I’m truly inspired by my upcoming classes, too! I’ll have Jr. High/ High School Creative Writing, Jr. High Anatomy (a.k.a. Blood & Guts!), Jr. High History (Middle Ages, part deux), Epsilon Math (Fractions), Levels 1 & 2 Art classes, a SPED Spelling/Reading Class, and a Map class!
Before school starts, I’ll have a 6-week Summer Art Camp, along with a Math Interactive Journal class.
So, in order to have everything ready by the time school begins, I’ve started putting my room together. Here’s the first of many:
For my Creative Writing class – or for anyone that needs to know this.
I saw this on Pinterest, and decided to make my own version of it. I love it!
Minecraft Main Idea Anchor Chart FTW!
The Angry Birds Cause & Effect Anchor Chart seemed to be a big hit, so I decided to make another ‘pop culture’ one for my class. All the kids are raving about “Minecraft,” including my son. It’s a building game, and the goal is to mine different elements and build stuff up, but beware the monsters, for they’ll tear down your structure!
Anyway, what better way to get a Main Idea (idea) across but to use Minecraft? I was even clever enough to put some puns in there, like “craft,” “pick,” “rock,” “dig,” and “build.”
At the bottom of this post, you’ll find all the parts I used to make this anchor chart. Unlike the Angry Birds chart, I had to do a LOT of digging for the right graphics. Hopefully, this will save you some time.
Minecraft Main Idea Anchor Chart! For The Win!
Schooled in Love Minecraft Anchor Chart Parts
Here’s the Cause & Effect anchor chart!
Before school began, I decided I was going to make anchor charts to go along with whatever subject in reading (and other subjects) I was working on. One of the first ones I made was based on Angry Birds. I saw this original idea on Pintrest (ily, Pintrest!), and put my own spin on it. I found these great Angry Bird printables, and cut a few out to make the chart. It turned out super-cute!
Here’s another great anchor chart I made up, based on the popular game Minecraft. It’s for teaching Main Ideas!