Coming into the Classroom: BEARS

2012-08-23 15.08.13I have always been taught to start the day off with a warm-up. My students, however, may not always be on point with this method. I have found regardless of how off track I get, this method seems to keep a consistent balance to the classroom. It also ensures that I cover most of the writing standards every week.

At an AP conference a few years ago, a teacher suggested having your warm-up named after a mascot or something the kids can remember. I chose BEARS because it was our mascot.  B- Big Grammar (because BRAMMAR sounds silly), E- Edit (I find the daily oral language does cover quite a bit, but I also like Education World’s Every Day Edit), A- Authoring ( Writing Wednesday, but last year I had them read an article), R- Reading (Oh so painful. I have a pretty large classroom library and I have banned picture books from this activity), S- It’s really vocabulary, but lately it has been sentences.

Here is a link to some of last semester’s BEARS. Due to some of the information being copywrite and our districts Google cloud restricted, if you want a copy send a message.


About schmeggo

Hi there and welcome to my little piece of web. I am a wife, a step mom,mom, and a teacher among other things. I am addicted to school supplies and getting things for as little as possible. During July and August I spend Sundays coming the papers and stalking my local Staples trying to find items at prices that I can get over 120 of them. During the school year, this is a personal blog of educational interest. I am by no means an expert on education and child rearing, but through trial and error, I hope we can help each other out. Whether you are buying for one or one-hundred, kindergarten to college, I hope that my little web space can help you find something trendy or cheap to make back to school on any day easier.
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