Monday, May 14, 2012

Weekly Focus Board- Check it out!

Happy Monday!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! My hubby had to work yesterday but he and my two boys were very sweet on Saturday and we had a great time with breakfast in bed, movies, and dinner. I love them!

I wanted to write about something I've been thinking about for awhile. It's been a project I've needed to finish but have had so many other things to do. I finally got started and finished a few weeks ago. See the idea came from my go-arounds with my principal about posting all of my objectives/ standards on the board every day! I mean come on, primary has so many! It changes every 15-20 minutes sometimes. So we have battled discussed my idea for a weekly focus board that lists the main focus in each subject for a week. She finally felt that this was appropriate for 1st grade. I love it because it now serves as an anchor to prior learning as well! The kids really like it too!
I made three different styles and am thinking about making more. These are just the first three so far.

I included even more than what's shown here. I have all sizes and colors included as well as borders so anyone can customize their board the way they want.
Here's what mine looks like. I used magnetic tape and it made it so easy to manipulate!
The pocket charts (from Lakeshore) are holding my spelling and vocabulary words for the week.

My teammates are already wanting their own set. You can grab yours (here) on TPT if you wish!
Let me know what you think. :)

1 comment:

  1. Love these!! I wish my principal would allow it! We are k-8 and I have to write mine the same way eighth grade has theirs... It doesn't make sense.

    Jessica Stanford