Charter School

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  1. lexyshley

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    Hi,

    I am new to teaching and will be teaching at a charter school. I will be teaching the first grade IB program. Anyone have ideas on classroom set up? Should I have a word wall? Where do I find high frequency words? Any nd all help will be greatly appreciated!! :unsure:
     
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    Google List of High Frequency words. If you have a word wall ideally you will be including current vocab.
     
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    Most IB schools have specific things that they want you to have posted in your classroom. I have a word wall but I also need a PYP board to display student questions about the unit, and I need to have the student profile and attitudes posted. If you haven't received your "PYP Making It Happen" yet here is a version of it online. http://www.uplands.org/UPLANDS/sites/default/files/curriculum/primary/pdf/2CB5B8C7d01.pdf There is a curriculum annex at the back that discusses what each age group should learn if your school follows the IB curriculum instead of a local or state curriculum. The hardest part is learning all the lingo and acronyms.
     
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    Congrats on the job. I think having lots of words on display is important for those little ones.
     
  7. lexyshley

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    Thank you :)
     
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    Thanks!
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    UOTE=janney;1640458]Most IB schools have specific things that they want you to have posted in your classroom. I have a word wall but I also need a PYP board to display student questions about the unit, and I need to have the student profile and attitudes posted. If you haven't received your "PYP Making It Happen" yet here is a version of it online. http://www.uplands.org/UPLANDS/sites/default/files/curriculum/primary/pdf/2CB5B8C7d01.pdf There is a curriculum annex at the back that discusses what each age group should learn if your school follows the IB curriculum instead of a local or state curriculum. The hardest part is learning all the lingo and acronyms.[/QUOTE]
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    You definitely want a word wall that they have easy access to. It could/should be near their writing area as well so they can easily check their word walls and include them in their writing. I always do a math wall and science wall as well (well, last year I didn't teach science since we switched for math). I find that using your walls as resources for the students is a great way to enhance learning. I would also encourage you to rotate what you have on the walls. When you are finished with the unit or study, replace them with new words, or activities (I will sometimes put interactive activities on the walls for the kids to do).
     

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