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Serendipitous find!

We Like the Crossword

Well, my husband likes doing the crossword. I just chip in with answers if asked. One clue today was "small anchor" and he thought the answer started and ended with "k". I had absolutely no idea so I did a search using small anchor k* . The * symbol is a "wildcard" that tells the search engine that the word I want starts with "k" but I don't know what follows it. The * symbol is very useful for searching. If you want to know the answer, scroll to the very bottom.

What came up

A number of images came up, none of them about ships' anchors but they were about "Anchor Charts". I had never heard of anchor charts but when I saw them, I knew they were EXACTLY what I needed!

What is an Anchor Chart?

Anchor charts appear to be picture posters that are put up in the classroom to remind pupils of a particular step they need to take when writing or doing maths. There are hundreds of colourful ones on Pinterest, everything from "how to deepen your sentences", to "how to include emotions", "how to use a thesaurus" and "where to use commas and apostrophes". I think I could do with some of those as reminders up on my wall.

Maths Anchors

I am going to look for one on decimals for my 9-year-old granddaughter. She gets mental maths homework every Wednesday and there are some techniques she forgets from one week to the next. So I am going to download or buy some and if I can't find what I want, I can create one and post it there! I ended up creating one for her and here it is!

BANK coins 14842 $22.26 so 158 coins and 24 cents to go to the 15,000 coins mark

PS the answer to the crossword clue "Small anchor" was "killick" and no, I had never heard of it either!

Image Credit » (c) MegL my own creation

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VinceSummers wrote on November 18, 2015, 8:36 AM

Killick and not cowlick, eh? Guess I'll never be a seaman.

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 18, 2015, 9:27 AM

Great timing for you to search for that and finding the math charts.

markgraham wrote on November 18, 2015, 10:16 AM

I have heard of Anchor charts in the classroom for students to look at for reference. They have been around for awhile for my teachers would sometimes forget to turn them around before a quiz or test and we would if we did not know already we could look up. Sometimes teacher would notice and go flip them or sometimes not,.

MaggieD wrote on November 18, 2015, 12:52 PM

That is so neat!

LisaSteinmetz wrote on November 18, 2015, 2:41 PM

My mum and her bf do the crossword every day during breakfast at the local diner. lol She has no problems looking up the answers for the hard ones.

Feisty56 wrote on November 18, 2015, 11:39 PM

How cool is that? Serendipitous indeed (I didn't need to repeat that word from your title, but I love how it rolls across the virtual tongue in my mind!)

Paulie wrote on November 19, 2015, 1:54 AM

Your anchor charts look exceptionally well.

CoralLevang wrote on November 19, 2015, 9:47 AM

I love that you are instructional in your posts. emoticon :smile:

AliCanary wrote on November 19, 2015, 10:47 AM

I've never heard of these before. It's a good idea to have a simple, illustrated chart to help make learning easier. I always appreciated visual aids.