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.
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