Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday, Wednesday

I flew to Ft. Lauderdale today to spend a few days with my parents before school starts.  It was an amazing flight BUT the time passed so quickly I was only able to get the cover for my lesson plan book created and my lesson plan pages.  I wanted to take a minute before I doze off tonight to share them with you.  I also have completed my Daily Station Rotation Cards which I will share tomorrow.  When I return next week I hope to get into my classroom.  Just a few days left before student registration. That is new this year where the students will come in, find their class assignments and have their pictures taken.  I am interested to see how it goes.  Our Open House is then a week later...two days before school starts.  I hope to have my room somewhat put together for all the "peeking" that will take place by the parents and students.

I have had questions on if I can share these as PP.  If anyone knows please fill me in.  I am happy to email them to people if they let me know.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday, Tuesday

Today I was busy getting information for my parents and for the letter we mail out to let the kiddos know they are in our class.  Each teacher does something a little different.  I am including all of these for you to take a peek.  I'd love to hear what all of you do.
I think I shared this with you last year but I wanted to share it again because it always warms my heart.  The 1st Grade could be changed to K or 2 really.  I wish I could remember where I got it because I would love to give them credit.
                                                          If you want a copy click here.
Next each year I prepare a handbook for my parents.  It contains all kinds of information.  I think it is helpful especially for first time parents.
Finally I always include a copy of our class schedule.  Check it out.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday, Monday

Hi all,
So today I told myself let's get busy with items for the classroom...and I did.  My theme is a polka dot look so I want to share with  any of you who are polka dot "fans" name tags or locker signs for your classroom as well as some other items of interest.

I also give my students numbers to use on their cubbies and work items.
These are what I plan on using.
thank you Nikki!!!

Here is a picture of my list and a sample of my name tags. I always make extra and leave extra space because within the next few weeks before school I will most likely get 3 to 4 new students.  YIKES!!
I'll never forget the days before computers when I had to redo the entire thing!  The dreaded typewriter cannot compete with technology.  LOL


Sunday, July 28, 2013

So little time...So much to do!

I am starting to panic.  I do this each year once August arrives.  And even though we have a few days left before August my brain's "to do" list is ticking off.  One trip to Florida and then it is "back to school I go"!
To complete my math "freebies" this week I have a fall themed one for you.
Hope you will enjoy it.
Monday I will begin with a BACK TO SCHOOL THEME!
Hope you will stop by!  Michele

10 pages
Leaves, graphing, leaves, patterning and writing pages for both!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Freebie

Okay so a break from math today and I want to share a little something else.
Here is a cute back to school activity for getting to know your students and then displaying their efforts. 
I hope you enjoy this.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Math Freebie

Okay so I still have 45 minutes before today is over.
That means I need to get busy posting my math freebie for today.
So far we have focused on patterns and building number sense.
Today I am sharing a freebie on Operations and Algebraic Thinking.
It contains great anchor charts for  <  > = as well as vocabulary cards and examples.
I hope you will enjoy it!
If you like the freebies this packet is for you.  Wonderful practice for the diverse classroom because the packet focuses on Common Core K-2 for Operations and Algebraic Thinking.
So until tomorrow.  Michele

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Math Freebie

I did not forget about you I have just been very busy today trying to come up with a way to share some outstanding math games with you.  They are perfect in centers or in small groups.  I absolutely love them and have found the children find them much more exciting than another "worksheet"!
So here you go...
This packet contains 6 games that build Number Sense and the cards to support them.
Click here.
If you like these you will love my 42 page packet that has these and many more for your class to enjoy!
This is just a few of the many!
Click here.

Stay tuned tomorrow for more math freebies!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Mathematic Freebies!

Yep stop by each day this week for a freebie for math.
Today we will focus on "pattern" building.  The freebie here is perfect for back to school.
It can be used as partner activities, games or center use.  I hope you will enjoy it!  Michele
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If you like these the complete packet can be found here.
This 32 page packet contains games, center activities and practice pages.

Complete Packet-Games

Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Freebie!

A cute little game for the beginning of the year with math ...or save for Columbus Day!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The countdown begins!!

Hi all...I have been busy revising and creating for the upcoming school year.  It is time for me to get back to all of you and share what I have been coming up with. So from now until the start of school Monday to Thursday I am planning to post a suggested packet and a "freebie".  Soon as I can get in my classroom I will get pictures for you. So let's begin.
Today I want to share a MUST for the start of the year.  Finding out about student interests is key at the beginning of the year so use this little freebie mini interactive book as an interest inventory.  Use all the pages or just a few or do a few at a time and complete the book over a period of time.  Hope you are all enjoying your summer! Michele

Monday, July 8, 2013

Classroom Management..."freebie"

Hope you enjoy this little "freebie" to help you parents keep in touch with you.

If you like these you might also like my "while you were gone" assignment packet.
Super helpful notes at your fingertips.  

Cute find...

Walking through the store to day and this book jumped out at me.
Read it and can't wait to build a packet with it. Did anyone else use to read Amelia Bedelia?