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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Welcome to My Classroom: Setting Goals & Data Tracking

Back to School
Setting SMART GOALS with Your Students

SMART GOALS Resources for Your Classroom
I love having a technology component to all of my lessons.  
Have fun & enjoy!

FREE Classroom Posters... CLICK HERE

Editable Binder for Students
I created an editable student binder/ folder for students to set goals, self-assess, reflect, track progress and receive feedback from their teachers!

Celebrate Student Success
I designed easy editable "I Can" brag bracelets!
Imagine how excited your students will be to have an "I Can" bracelet to celebrate reaching their individual goals!!!!

"My teacher is so proud of me!" 
Brag Bracelets
Celebrate your students' success and let them know how proud you are of them!  Super easy!!!  

How to Get Started Using SMART GOALS in Your Classroom {Previous Post}

Loredana McFadden, elementary, teacher, data driven classroom, data binders, formative assessments, tracking, student centered learning, common core, integrate technology, special education, inclusion, differentiated instruction

Friday, August 28, 2015

Welcome to My Classroom: Back to School Night

Back to School Night is such an exciting time!!!  You are meeting your classroom families for the very first time and sharing all the amazing things you have planned for the year.

I love to have my students help plan Back to School Night!  One idea that was a huge hit was when I had my students create a movie for their parents to watch which highlighted our day together.  The kids and parents ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!!  I took video snapshots of the students throughout our school day.  For each section I selected students/ "News Reporters" to explain what, when, how and why we do what we do!

Here are some tools you can use to create your own 


Classroom Newspaper Written by Your Students
Great way to actively engage students in writing! 
Student Published Newspaper for Back to School Night

Lesson Planning Resource

Loredana McFadden, Back to School Night, printables, planning, ideas, technology, powerpoint, how to, imovie in the classroom, getting started, elementary, student centered, building a classroom community 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome to My Classroom: Back to School Ideas

Show your students & parents how much you treasure them!
8x10 Classroom Sign
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All About Me Poster for Teachers
Custom designed poster that tells your students about you!

Visit my ETSY Store

Introducing Classroom Routines
Fun ways to engage students by incorporating technology 

Develop Classroom Rules with Your Students

Building a Student-Centered 
Classroom Community
Great Classroom Lessons & Discussions 
I love these lesson ideas!!!  

Classroom Flip Book- Choose Your Theme!
Filled with important information your families will need in one spot!  Simply send me all the information you would like included.  I will then create a personalized CLASSROOM FLIP BOOK you can easily print for your families!

FREE Voice Level Poster

Start the year off right...
Setting clear expectations to ensure student success!

Special Gift for Your Students
Ideas to put on student desks for Back to School Night!
Bag topper for special goodies & water bottle labels 
"You are such a TREASURE to have in class!"

Loredana McFadden, Back to School, classroom organization, printables, checklists, orientation, handouts, bulletin boards, creating classroom rules, student centered, getting started

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Back to School Flip Book...Resource for Families!

Back to School Flip Book
Personalized for Your Class!

Quick & Easy Reference for Families
Keep important information in one spot for 
your families.  They can refer back to it whenever they need to during the school year.  

Simply send me all the information your would like included and I will design a PDF for your class.  Great resource to pass out on Back to School Night!

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