Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Summer To Do List: Content Objective Strips

Being a trained TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) educator, it has always been emphasized that both content and language objectives should be posted on the board in kid-friendly language. But, regardless of your student population, posting the content objective is just a great teaching strategy. 

For the past 6 years, I've been using my trusty laminated sentence strips and vis-a-vis markers to conveniently and effortlessly post my content objectives. However...I've decided that on my summer to do list, I am going to revamp these overused puppies. {Look at how they are curling up, sun-bleached, and the kids always asked what a SW-BAT was!?! Hence the use of white strips and the term, "I will be able to} :)
Here are some downloadable pieces for you to do the same. Plus, with the new CCSS (Common Core State Standards) upon some of us next year, I also thought it convenient and administrator-pleasing to create an area to list the standard.

Make a set for each subject {even a couple extra}, laminate, and use a vis-a-vis marker to write your daily objectives. When needing to change an objective, just use a dampened paper towel to clear the strip. Clipart by Scrappin Doodles.


Ms.M said...

What a good idea. Thanks. :)

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Anna Brantley said...

What a great way to post standards! Thanks for sharing!!

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Jill said...

This is a great idea! I'll have my first classroom in the fall, and it's been on my mind to post my objectives - this is a great way to do that. Thanks!

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Amy C said...

We must also post our objectives. Our school purchased large, laminated posters that say "I can ______." We just fill in the objectives we will work on each day/week in each subject area. I change mine weekly since it seems like first graders work on things for a longer period of time. It's super simple and I like that it uses child friendly language.

Anonymous said...

Hi Alicia!
We went to high school together at Cheyenne. My name is Nica Boccio. I noticed your name in an email that another teacher sent me about this website. What a great idea! I teach at Oran Gragson-1st grade also. Hope you're doing well.

Alicia Lochridge said...

Hey Nica! I remember you!! I even pulled out the yearbook for fun. :) That's great to hear you're teaching, too...1st grade is a blast! I love teaching children. Glad that you found me and my blog. I enjoy sharing my resources with other teachers, knowing I will play a small part in many children's education. Hope your year is off to a great start. I know that we have a lot of new things on our plate right now. Common Core, Curriculum Engine, new report card, and IDMS assessments!! Yikes. :/ I am optimistic that the new standards & accompanying programs will help us become more efficient and less "bogged-down". I would so love to have more time on my hands!! Take care and have a great week. Keep in touch, Nica!

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