Sunday, December 29, 2013

Resolution Helpers Day 3 & Giveaway

Welcome to Day 3 of Resolution Helpers Week!
Each day, I will be sharing a classroom-themed resolution and a product that I have found will help keep that resolution the whole year and beyond. Some of these helpers are from my store, some of them are from publishers, and some are actual objects, but all have helped me in the past and will hopefully help start your new year off right in you classroom!

Classroom Resolution #3: 

I will help my students know when and how to use their voices in classroom activities.

This could also be titled, "I will be okay with talking as long as it fits with what we're doing."

When I first started teaching, I was so uncomfortable with talking in class since I found it escalated so quickly to yelling. However, with centers and activities like Read with Someone and Partner Writing, it's imperative that students talk at a voice level appropriate to the activity.

Enter Voice Levels: Classroom Noise Management!!


This is a recent addition to my TpT Store and I also blogged about it just a few weeks ago HERE. Be sure to check out that post for all of the info you'll ever need to help implement Voice Levels in your classroom.

I am excited to be giving away this packet to one lucky winner!

This is the third giveaway and you can enter below using Rafflecopter. All giveaways will end at the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2014 and I will be emailing the winner later that afternoon. 

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to enter all of the giveaways happening this week:
Image fonts from KG Fonts & Jen Jonesframe from Creative Clips, images from Scrappin' Doodles

31 comments:

  1. One resolution I have is to allow more creativity in my class and gradual release of control with discussions.

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  2. One resolution I have is to not let the minor things get to me (pick my battles wisely).

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  3. I'm with Toni, I'm not going to allow the little things to get to me! I'm also going to allow my students to move about more - while still learning :)

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees
    ventrellasara@gmail.com

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  4. I'm a first year teacher and I really want to try doing more some of your math rotations to help differentiate instruction in my classroom!

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  5. One of my resolutions is to have the kids write every day.

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  6. I want to start using poetry im my classroom everyday to build vocab.

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  7. I want to integrate more small group instruction.

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  8. Start weekly word study in Greek and Latin roots, plus an idiom of the week.

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  9. this looks amazing for my combined 2nd/3rd classes because they tend to get a little noisy when I work with one or the other for any extended period of time.. Also my new years resolution is to really focus on getting in Social Studies and Science.. I have been kind of slack in those areas so far..

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  10. One of my classroom New Year's resolutions is to make sure I keep myself in balance...no more staying at school until 6:30 every night!

    Nichole
    The Craft of Teaching

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  11. One of the things that I will be working on daily is writing.

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  12. I also have a 3rd/4th combination class for the first time this year. My resolution is to have more centers going for the students every day, to try Daily 5. This is a big change for me!
    Deb

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  13. A New Year's Resolution for my class is to get more organized. It's my 19th year of teaching and I find that I'm getting better, yet it is one area I need to constantly work on.

    rubysalazar@ymail.com

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  14. I want to better organize m games.

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  15. I'm gearing up for a new year and new beginnings (and a new student of two)!

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  16. I'll be implementing Daily 5 beginning in 2014! Thank you for all your posts by the way, they are my GUIDE! I love them :)

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  17. My resolution is to keep my kids and myself excited about learning!

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  18. I use the 0-5 noise level system already! Our chart isn't as cute and I don't have the kids trained to recognize my hand signal. I will be working on it as soon as we get back though, I really love your posters with the fingers, it is super cute! The bookmark idea is a great tool for kids that need it tapped to heir desk or their clipboard. I have a few that will like their own version! Thank you.

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  19. I have a very sweet but immature group this year that is having major difficulty staying on task with small group activities...I am curious as to if this system could help them with that!!! :) I hope you are having a great break!!! :)

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  20. Love your voice levels, I keep a tight reign on noise, my classroom is tiny. This would be a valuable tool for me!

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  21. One of my New Years Resolutions is to find a balance between work and home. Seems as if work has been winning out on the demands of my time. Also I want to work on students using their time wisely while I am meeting with small groups in the back of my room.

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  23. One of my New Years Resolutions is to engage my kids into the curriculum more

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  24. My New Years Resolution is to engage my students in meaningful learning.

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  25. My personal resolution is to stay more organized.
    My classroom resolution is to tighten up my center rotations.
    They should go hand-in-hand! =)

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  26. I use a countdown but this visual version is so much better. Thank you for sharing!

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  27. I want to keep up on my grading!

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  28. One resolution I have is to keep up with grading papers!

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  29. I would like to improve the routines within my writer's workshop. I'm still trying to figure things out.

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Thank you so much for your comments! :)
~Stephanie

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