Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fall Sale!!


Pumpkin Themed Pack!

I am so excited.
I just created a Pumpkin Themed Pack that will provide practice, assessment, and FUN all in one!
The anchor charts and vocabulary are filled with color and a pumpkin theme.

The practice pages are SAVE MY INK and provide activites that could be used for assessment or practice.


And what a delightful patch you will create.

There is reading, writing, word work, and mathematics all packed into on packet.
I'm so excited!!




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Friday Freebie!


It's not yet Friday but with a big day ahead tomorrow I wanted to be sure to get this to all of you.
Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed!!
Click here to download.





Internet Safety

Today we are having a presentation on Internet Safety.
This is such a "hot button" right now.
In going through my files I uncovered, "literally" below a stack of papers, this delightful story.
Worth the read and perfect for the young child.



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Math Mat for 10 frames and number bonds...

My kiddos need all the practice they can get right know understanding number bonds and ten frames so...Pull out the linking cubes and you have the perfect Math Mat!
Here is the link to get it!



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Teacher Thoughts and a Pumpkin Patch Craft!

OMG our pumpkin patch will look so adorable this year!
Simple rectangle paper, stem, ribbon, and dots and stripes.
Luv this assortment!
Today I thought I would share how I keep track of all of my Spelling and High Frequency words with kiddos.  
This chart is great.  I love to recheck to see if after the Five Week Unit they have learned the spelling.  Sent home it can also be helpful for parents to encourage practice.

These are my High Frequency Words or for you maybe Word Wall Words.
This is an end of a five week check.  Again it allows for rechecking and parent support.

To provide practice I do flash cards for all the kiddos.  They color the words and put them on a ring.
At the end of the week we take the ones off they know and leave the ones on that they need more practice with.
I am providing a blank sheet for your use.
Hope this is helpful.
Michele





Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 - 2015 Resolutions!

Nope it is not the NEW YEAR but it is a NEW SCHOOL YEAR and with this new year I have decided to try and liven up my blog.
First I have gotten on a list to have a blog personally designed.
I'm so excitd but I am afraid there is a wait.
As I have reflected I thought how can I create entries that excite my followers and are helpful.
This is what I have come up with...
On Monday's I will share with your cute projects and patterns of items to make in your classroom!!
On Tuesday's I will share helpful tools, assessments, resources I use in the classroom!!
Wednesday's will be a day I will just post WHATEVER is on my mind!!
Thursday's I am going to go back in my files and pull out items I think you will find useful.  We use to call them "oldies but goodies"!!
And good ole Friday will be my Freebie day ALTHOUGH each and everyday there is a chance I will put a link for you to download my area of interest.  
Soooo check in daily and see what you like.  


 So check out these cuties I posted the other day.  I am going to make these next week using construction paper and paint.  For the dots find the sponge dots that are in the craft section.  They have them at Meijers, Wallmart, and Hobby Lobby.  I am going to use white and orange construction paper cut into different sized.  Students can decide if they want to add dot or stripes.  Brown paper will be the stem and I am going to cut green polka dot ribbon to put on the stem.  Hopefully it will look like a vine.  Soon as we make these I will get it posted.  I am not ready for October but I am surely ready to start thinking aout projects.  Michele