Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Earth Day Word Wall

Earth Day Word List

This is an illustrated word wall of 30 Earth Day words and terms. Each word card has a matching picture to depict the word’s meaning. It can be used as headers for doing ‘word of the day’ focus walls or it can be used as a stand alone word wall. Thirty-six (30) of the most common Earth Day terms are used in these cards.

The terms are: biodegradable, compost, reforestation, renewable, April 22nd, Earth Day, environment, greenhouse effect, ozone layer, ecology, recycle, planting, reuse, reduce, clean up, car pool, conserve, wind energy, solar energy, geothermal, hydro energy, tidal energy, global warming, pollution, plastic waste, glass waste, metal waste, paper waste, carbon footprint, and resource.

Word wall cards can be laminated and mounted in a clear standard pocket chart for easy access and display. Each page has three word cards and they are to be printed on 8.5” x 11” (letter) sized paper.

Earth Day word list

For more Earth Day fun, please check out this blog post of ideas for celebrating Earth Day in your classroom!
Earth day ideas for kids   Earth Day Words

Monday, 3 April 2017

How to Use Posters to Encourage a Learning Environment

Classroom posters are are great way to have a literacy rich classroom with print in eye catching forms that encourage reading. They do not always have to be strictly content based. The first poster that is seen at the entrance of the class must be large and welcoming. This could be as simple as a large welcome sign or as complex as a bulletin board jigsaw 'we fit together' kind of poster. I like to include posters that teach the softer skills of making friends and self monitoring, and posters that spread awareness of issues like bullying and the importance of classroom kindness.  Every classroom has its own motto or mantra. This can be printed on a large sentence strip and posted up to remind students of the value system. Encouraging, motivational posters are my favorite. Below are pictures of a few to give you an idea of the types of posters that can be used.

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As a Caribbean primary school teacher, I share my unique classroom with the world through this blog. Readers step into my class through the pictures, articles and classroom samples of games and lessons used in my class. I have been teaching since 2005 at the std. 4 primary level in Trinidad and Tobago. I am particularly interested in sharing my own personal lesson plans, tests and activities. Teachers need to share ideas and support each other because in doing so, we help to educate our students and develop ourselves as teachers. Technology is ever evolving and we as teachers should get on board with it, collaborate and keep up to date with this new age that we live in. Our students belong to this technological era and we must embrace opportunities to learn from each other in this global community. I also love to express my creativity in the classroom. I am a bit of a craftster . So I'm always cutting, gluing or making something... a game, a chart, a learning center, etc. So, teachers and parents, feel free to stop by and see what's new at Nyla's Crafty Teaching!