You Got the Right Stuff, Baby!
An alternative to interactive notebooks? Yes. I have one for you. It's student centered. Encourages ownership. Watch your students engage in independent thinking. A Study All Knight layered flip book covers the common core standards. And, there's only one trip to the copy machine.
I always preach, "September is the most crucial time of the year to start routine and to model expectations."
I Got my Mind on My Flip Books and My Flip Books on My Mind
starting with flip books bundle is a beneficial teaching pack for the beginning. There's enough materials included to keep your student centered going until you decide what to do next.
The RACE mini flip is a useful reference tool that you students will refer to the entire school year. This is particularly true during state standardized testing.
Crisp Air, Fall Leaves, Haunted Tales
Want add a spooky short story? During the week of Halloween you can be a big hit and show the film, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The flip book has a craft/activity for the cover. Your students will love the 3-D effect of he cut out headless horseman.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Craftivity and Flip Book is included in the Starting with Flip Books Bundle
Going off the Rails on the Supply Train.
You'll need a classroom supply of scissors, a few staplers, crayons, and colored pencils.
Before school starts, cut, color, and assemble a flip book for your students to see. I pin one up above the white board as a good visual.
Stapled it off, Staple it off
Prior to giving out the flip books, I like to stack and staple them all. This way there's no "issues," with stapling. Let's face it, some students struggle with this and not all staplers are built to last.
I'm Wanted, Read More and Thrive!
Good luck this school year! I hope your students "flip" over your class this year. You'll be the envy of your colleagues and the praise of your administration. Be sure to visit my secondary teacher author friends!