Pin Up Thursdays Linky Party (May 29)

Pin Up Thursdays is a weekly linky party where you share four interesting educational finds from Pinterest. If you need help getting your party on, click HERE! Now, party animals…find your pins, blog about it, grab my buttons, and link back up here on my blog. What is so interesting about grading, date boards, graded papers storage, and QR codes? View my pins from the week to see…
What Does My Grade Mean? Anchor chart
Do you take time to explain to your students what their grades mean? I explained to my first graders in very broad terms what their grades meant, but this anchor chart does a much better than job than what I have done. This would be a great addition to not only the classroom walls, but also to my students’ data binders where they track their grades.
morning wipe off binder FULL of easy hands on concepts!  NEXT YEAR!
Do you have a variety of reference materials in your writing center? This year for some reason, my first graders would always ask what the date was even though it was written on the board. We also have a large calendar in our classroom. Go figure! I am definitely doing this next year for our writing center, because that is when they would ask for the date. To prepare these, you would simply have to type it, print it, and laminate it. Once it’s laminated, you can write and erase on it.
instead of handing back papers all the time. Incredible idea.
How do you handle graded papers in your classroom? In my first grade classroom, I pass out their graded papers, but I could see myself putting the responsibility in their hands to check their graded papers using the idea above. The only thing I would be concerned about would be confidentiality (you know how nosy first graders can be). Another way this could be used is to store their portfolios. When open house comes along, students know exactly where their work is to showcase to their parents.
My FAVORITE new way to use QR codes.  When students earn a reward, they can draw from a basket that has QR code cards.  They scan the card to see what they won!  Woohoo!  I will be creating these this weekend!
Do you use QR codes in your classroom? I used the toward the end of this past school year after acquiring some technology, but I am definitely utilizing them throughout the next school year. Here, students earn a reward and scan a QR code to see what their prize was. I see a TpT product in the making…
What pins have you found this week? Share your thoughts about my Pin Up Thursdays pins in the comments and make sure to link up with your blog post below!

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  1. Wow! That was so cool! I was wandering around blogs this morning and saw my poster at the top of your "Pin Up Thursday" post! I feel so special! Thanks so much for showcasing it. I'm also so happy to have found your blog. Great work! I am your newest follower! :)

    1. Awesome! Thanks for creating such a great poster and thank you for following me!

  2. Oops. Left my comment from the wrong account. I'm Kady from Teacher Trap!


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