Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Organizing and Displaying those Common Core "I Can" Posters

Hi Sweet Friends!
As I type this post, I have only 5 days until I officially report back to school.  Our students begin next Wednesday.   I'm anxiously awaiting my class list for this school year.  I am so excited to find out the sweet little darlings that will be in my class this year!!  
We should receive our list either today or tomorrow.

I wanted to share with you how I organize and display my "I Can" Common Core Posters.  There are so many adorable " I Can" posters offered through many fabulous sellers on TPT.  You can find something to go with any theme in your classroom. 

This year I am displaying my " I Can" Common Core Posters on a large bulletin board display.  Last year I used ribbon and velcro to hang my posters.  It just didn't work for me, so I traded the ribbon and velcro for a bulletin board with those plastic pocket charts from the Dollar Spot at Target.

Here's a peek:

AND a close up:
This bulletin board was so easy to put together.  I added a border that matched my classroom colors and then purchased 5 clear plastic pocket charts from the Target Dollar Spot.  I alternated the colors yellow and red to go with my classroom theme.  Then I printed out my 3rd grade " I Can" Common Core posters and laminated them.    I then placed the standards in the pocket chart that I knew my students would begin working on at the start of this new school year.   

AND then I needed a way to organize my "I Can" posters for easy access to change in and out of my pocket charts.

I purchased this from Wal-mart:
It's a plastic file organizer.

Then I labeled each pocket with the different Common Core Areas and placed my posters in the correct area.

Now I have a very organized place to keep all of my posters.

If you are interested, you can check out my "I Can" Common Core Posters at my TPT store  by clicking on the links to each grade level below the picture.

Common Core " I Can Posters" Polka Dot and Bee Themed

AND 1 more thing...

Does anyone use a checklist with their students to help them be responsible for the standards that they have learned?   I created a Student Friendly " I Can" Common Core checklist for my 3rd graders.  I place these in a file folder and students keep these in their book box in their team's shelf.  As we prepare for assessments in the different areas, I ask my students to take out these folders and we discuss the standards.  This year, I plan to create some stations for students who are struggling with a particular standard so that they can go to this station and get some extra practice as well as one on one or small group time with the teacher.

Click HERE if you would like to find out more about this product.

I hope to have a 2nd grade and 4th grade Student Friendly Checklist out very soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I would love to hear how you display and organize your Common Core standards.

Enjoy the rest of your week!!


kss425 said...

Great suggestions! Thanks so much!

KS and her Kids

Corrina Allen said...

Great idea! I've got to find a way to display those I Can Statements this year... might have to try this. :-)

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