Every year I organize things differently. Here is my list for this year's adventure...
|Example of our reading graph|
Needed: one inch binder, three dividers, and a spiral notebook
Writer's Notebook: I think this year I am going to use a composition notebook....sturdy pages, easy to decorate the cover, and can hold all writing from the year. I will also need a folder with three prongs for our ABC's of Fourth Grade writing that we do on Fridays. I want this to be in a different space since it is a year long project.
Needed: composition notebook, folder with prongs
|Example of analyzing vocab|
in our word study notebook
Wondering Notebook: This is a notebook that I use for Inquiry Workshop. Last year I used a composition notebook. It is a place that we record things we wonder about, collect photos, articles, etc...that we want to "wonder" more about during Inquiry Workshop. We also record any research or facts that we collect to help answer our questions.
Needed: composition notebook
Math Notebook: I am trying something new this year. A three subject notebook! The first section will be vocabulary, "my words"....a place to analyze or collect important vocabulary. The second section will be "my thinking"...a place to write about what the student would do with an "open ended" response or share strategies for the way they view a particular math concept. The third section will be "writing about math"...this section will be for more specific thinking that might have more specific constraints.
Needed: three subject spiral notebook
Whew! No worries...some of these supplies are already on their supply lists, some are not...but this made me realize that I have not given "word study" enough thought yet!