I've been completely enjoying my time in 3rd grade. The kids are a scream! I've been making anchor charts for them because I'm a visual learner. I like to see in print what I am learning. So, I just assume these kids can also benefit - hence the love of anchor charts. I'm literally obsessed with pinning them on my Pinterest account. Anyhow, here's my recent anchor chart for our prefix and suffix lessons coming up:
As you can see, I sorta ran out of room with all those suffixes, but it's better in person. It's just a teaching tool....basically so I don't have to keep writing these things on the board each and every day! I know my Phonics chart made a real difference with the kiddos, and that's all the proof I need! It was so handy to scaffold the information from lesson to lesson, and class to class. Frankly, anchor charts make me feel smarter and also make me look good...Why? Because all I have to do to remind myself of the answer is LOOK AT THE CHART! It's all about making things easier for the teacher. At least, that's what I'm discovering each and every day.