Professional Development

The Basics of Anchor Charts in the Classroom

Anchor charts are used every day in classrooms, but do you know why? Read about the basics-why we use them, their importance, how to use them, and what tools you need to get started making your own anchor charts!

It’s no secret that I love anchor charts. We used them all the time in our classroom and for everything! From teaching procedures and setting expectations at the beginning of the year to mini-lessons throughout the year to reviewing our learning, we used them constantly! Sometimes I think it’s easy for us, especially as elementary teachers, […]

9 Must Make Anchor Charts for Writing

These 9 anchor charts for writing make great graphic organizers for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Students will love implementing them in writers workshop! You can also get great mini-lessons out of them! #writersworkshop #kindergarten #firstgrade

My first few years of teaching I was “given” writing for my team planning assignment.  After digging my heels in with writing for a few years and in different grade levels, it ignited a love for teaching writing.  I wanted to share with you some of my favorite writing anchor charts that will be WONDERFUL […]

9 Must Make Anchor Charts for Social Studies

9 Must Make Anchor Charts for Social Studies--the 2nd and 5th are so simple to create! Students will love referring to these graphic organizers while learning in the classroom or homeschool room. #socialstudies #anchorcharts

Anchor charts are a classroom favorite for so many of us! Sometimes we, especially as females, get so discouraged when we see other people’s anchor charts and how perfect they look.  Friends, let me let you in on a secret–mine were NEVER perfect! As a matter of fact, some of the social studies anchor charts […]

9 Must Make Anchor Charts for Science

These 9 must make anchor charts for science are easy to recreate! Students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade will love using them. #4 is always a hit in my classroom! #science #anchorcharts

You have heard me talk here and here about my love for anchor charts.  It continues today as I highlight some of my favorite science anchor charts! This science anchor chart by Chalk Talk caught my eye quickly! It is great to create you discuss plant parts. My little scientists always enjoyed learning that the food they […]

10 Must Make Anchor Charts for Reading

10 must make anchor charts for reading on all topics like reading comprehension, main idea, and cause and effect. Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classrooms could all use these graphic organizers to help young readers. #reading #anchorcharts

I talked a little last week about how much I loved using anchor charts in the classroom.  We would use them time and time again to “anchor our learning”.  From introducing topics, to exploring more about topics, recording our learning, and being referenced later—they were always a part of our classroom environment.  Today I want to highlight […]

9 Must Make Anchor Charts for Math

9 Must Make Anchor Charts for Math that cover everything from patterns, vocabulary, ten frames, measurement, and more! These graphic organizers are easy to recreate and students love referring to them in math. #anchorcharts #graphicorganizers

During my time in the classroom, I LOVED making math anchor charts.  We would use them all of the time to “anchor our learning”.  I used them as I introduced topics, as we explored topics, to record our learning,  and we always hung them in our classroom to be referenced later.  Because I found anchor […]

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