Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Silly Sentences

This is one of my new centers for first grade. Today they laughed and laughed about them. You can find it on my Teachers Pay Teachers store.



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Word Work Centers

 I just finished getting my word work centers ready. The plan is to have one spinner of centers (8) ready each week and let the leader spin to determine which way we practice word work each day. There are 23 printables and one free choice.









Sunday, July 13, 2014

Math Fact Cards and Clock Labels


More new stuff for my first grade class! Three more weeks until my lazy kick-back summer ends! FYI: I have these for sale on TPT for 3.00.

Number Posters






I just made these for my new first grade room! I love the backgrounds from My Cute Graphics. (On TPT for $3.00)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

First Grade Focus Wall





Math Meeting





I wanted to do a Math Meeting for first grade because I felt that digital wasn't enough. I wanted them to see it every day. I also made a zero the hero cape so that the Leader of the Week could run it! I am getting really excited to teach first grade.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Spelling Homework for First Grade

I have been busy this summer making first grade homework! 60 pages for a year.





Friday, April 11, 2014

Changing to First - New My Math Word Wall

My principal has asked me to switch to first grade next year so I am starting early getting a few things ready. I taught first grade for 19 years and have really loved teaching second. But I am ready for a change and will enjoy that first grade enthusiasm for learning to read! This word wall is on my tpt store.




Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Weekend News

This is part of my second half of the year centers. It is on TPT as Common Core Mega Pack 2. We made the cover out of Newspapers that we laminated and then clipped together. The kids really enjoy sharing it.




Science with Kong - Gravity



This is Kong, our science parent volunteer. The kids cheer when he comes to visit. He bikes to our school with his little girl Morgan on his back. She is as good as gold and it helps if we feed her smartie candies. Today's lesson was on gravity. He dropped two things, one heavy, and one light. The kids learned that gravity pulls things at the same speed.  He is very good at questioning and so now we have a chart that is for questions we want him to answer.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Pass the Dibels or Bust!

Out of my 19 kiddos, 3 were in the red and 5 yellow. Two kids went from red to green. The five that are in the yellow are right on the edge of passing. So I am going to do more rereads, retells, fluency timings, fifth graders reading with my kiddos, and last but not least we are going to read twice a week to the preschool kids. Here are some pictures of them reading today: