Thursday, April 25, 2013

Announcing...my new position and a new product!

Well for those who have not already heard about it on my facebook page I have accepted a new position as the "Dual Instructional Coach" at my current building! I know you are all probably wondering what this entails (as am I, as it is a new position ;)), but so far I know that I will be working with our dual language and bilingual staff to mentor, model, co-teach, provide feedback and professional development, help new staff members get accustomed to the dual life, etc. I will be working with K-5 classroom teachers along with any involved support staff as well. I am quite excited, as I know this next year there is going be such a huge learning curve for me as well as will provide me with so many opportunities to grow as a teacher and professional! I still intend to share ideas with all of you as my journey continues and will be looking to you all more than ever for new ideas as well! Thank you for your endless support!

That being said, I have a new product!


My students use these posters during whole class lessons, independent retells, oral retells in centers, you name it. They are quite the useful resource for them!

To celebrate my new position with you all (particularly because networking with my blog family has made me the stronger teacher I am today!), I am giving away this product away for free to the first 5 who comment sharing how you would use these posters or even better, who share one of your favorite "story summary" activities you do with your class! (I need to build my K-5 idea bank ;)!) Don't forget to include your email in the comment so that I can send them to you!



17 comments:

  1. I would love these !! We need so much practice retelling stories and the visual cues to write their own stories would be great !

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    1. Hope they are helpful! Just sent them your way! Thanks for taking the time to comment :)!

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  2. Cute cards! We are working on the tough skill of summarizing in my class now. I try to use a combination of SWBSF and sequencing words (we use DRA's, and it's done that way there). Teacher Idea Factory had some neat ideas for summarizing recently.

    mrsamynovellino@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion! I took a look at her blog and I love her summary pack as well! Retell posters sent your way!

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  3. Hi Krista! Congrats on your new position, that is awesome and I am a little jealous :) In my class, I divide the kids in groups. They work together to make a poster showing a part of the story in pictures and sentences {beginning, middle, end, plot, setting}. Your new product would be awesome to help teach summarizing and story elements.

    linsayhumphrey@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you! Cooperative grouping is always a great strategy! Retell posters on their way!

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  4. Congratulations! I am a junior high Spanish teacher and I just love your freebies b/c I am always looking for ways to bring even more understandable Spanish into my classroom. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you and hopefully these key phrases will help your kiddos! Product is on its way!

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  5. Oops - forgot my email! lfronhofer@salemcsd.org
    LaurieF.

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  6. Congrats on your new position! Writing is the hardest thing for my little ones and I am always looking for help to motivate them!

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    1. Thank you! Product is on its way as we speak!

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  7. We all forgot our emails! :) yanett0712@gmail.com

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  8. I know I'm too late, but I don't have a great ideas on story summaries. I am new to second grade so I am still learning the importance of this skill. You have a great resource here!

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    1. Nikki, I would be happy to provide you with a copy as well, as I am more than happy to help new teachers! Just provide me with your email. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!

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    2. Thank you so much!! My email address is nikki.hartman@thompsonschools.org. You are so kind :-)

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    3. I'm not sure if you tried to email me, but I haven't received anything. If the address didn't work, try this one:
      momster3333@yahoo.com

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