Mrs. McDowell's Classroom
"Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it."
What's new at Mrs. McDowell's Classroom?
Welcome to Mrs. McDowell's classroom on the web! I hope you find lots of helpful tips, resources, and links for teachers.
Currently, I am enjoying being a full time mom to my 3 year old son and 2 year old daughter. Although I will not be updating the website with new resources at this time, I wanted to keep it up and running as a resource for all who are interested. I still enjoy receiving emails from teachers around the world, and I am truly delighted that so many of you have found ideas or tips that have helped you inspire the children you teach!
We are linked up with Amazon! Now you don't have to search the web to find the resources I recommend! Just click on the book and you can purchase it right away! Anything you order through Amazon helps our classroom! All you have to do is access Amazon through my website. Amazon sells much more than books, so be sure and check out all of their amazing product lines.
Find excellent resources for your classroom now by visiting Centers and Literacy Centers. You can also search for Amazon products right here!
Fun Products from Amazon:
Here are some of my favorite resources. For ideas on how to set up a Writers Notebook, visit my Open Court Resources page.
Have you read Debbie Diller's newest book Spaces and Places? Order yours today! I have also included links to some great resources for beginning the school year from the Responsive Classroom. Great ideas for setting up a classroom community.
I was honored to have Gail and Joan autograph my copy of The Daily Five last year when I presented at the Southern Alabama Early Childhood Conference. I enjoyed chatting with them over dinner and at the airport and learning about their unique teaching method. Be sure you have a copy of this great book!
Looking for new ways to make math more interactive? Check out these engaging resources:
Great picks for morning meeting, small group instruction, centers, and writers workshop!
Do you have Wikki Sticks yet? These are great for underlining or circling words or sentences in Big Books. They stick on and off books without damaging them. Students can also use them to spell words in centers! Have students lay a sheet of paper on top of the words they spelled and rub a crayon over it to see their words magically appear!
Pocket charts are great for creating centers, displaying the daily schedule and organizing materials for small group reading. Here are some fun products!
Building the Beehive
Click on the picture to learn more about our famous reading corner!
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