Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Start your "wish list"!!

Teacher Appreciation Sale!!

Stop by May 2nd to May 4th to check out the SALE.
What is a First Grade Teacher?
A first grade teacher is the leader of children, none of whom look, act, think, behave, talk, or grow the same way.  They welcome their students, that make up their class, who have loose teeth in their mouth, questions on their mind, and Band-Aids on their knees.
A first grade teacher is able to collect more things from their students during the first minute of school than most grades could accomplish in a full day.  A few of the items shared might be a flower, wilted leaves, a homemade cookie, a pretty stone, a note from mom, lunch money, or a book for show and tell.
A first grade teacher is eager to listen to the latest developments of every student’s life.  They know when a family member has a birthday, what sport each child plays, vacations that are planned, a brother or sister who is a bother, or an event that caused disappointment.
A first grade teacher cleans glue off the tables, picks up scraps from the floor, spends hours planning lessons, spends a fortune on special projects, and gives all their attention to meeting the needs of their unique class.  They leave after school exhausted with a headache but return each morning with a warm smile on their face ready to greet each student all over again.
A first grade teacher brings joy to their students each day throughout the year.  They are devoted to seeing that each student succeeds socially, emotionally, and educationally.
 A first grade teacher often feels unappreciated  and overworked UNTIL found on their desk, written in messy manuscript, they find a note with the deepest feeling…I LOVE YOU!
First grade teachers you ARE appreciated!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mother's Day is on the way!

A little freebie for you...
Totally updated and improved.
I hope you can find time to allow your class to share a little "magic"!!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Reading practice...Tic Tac Toe!

I love watching my kiddos read with one another.
This activity allows for differentiation and fun while practicing vocabulary, punctuation, or expression.
Because it is quick and easy the kiddos read and reread soooooo it really is helpful for those who struggle with the text the first time through.
How do I differentiate?   Just add different text for each level you need.
I made one sample for you.  It focuses on vocabulary.  Then I made an editable one for you so you can add your own text.  
Practicing with a partner is always more fun!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day Celebration...

We spent an amazing Earth Day!
First adorable crafts to decorate our room.
Next fun on the Chromebooks with Sheppard Software's Earthday for Kids. (Worth a visit!!)
Finally persuasive writing.
You can download your own free copy here.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

End of the Year...Just around the corner!

Just found my book...Last Day Blues ...It reminded me that the end of the year is quickly approaching.  So here is a packet fill with items to congratulate your kiddos while having fun doing it!!
FREE until tomorrow night!

Click here

Friday, April 17, 2015

Win it Wednesday Winners!!

Check your emails!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Win it Wednesday! and a freebie!

iTeach First

Check out two of the pages from the packet you could win.  You can download these below.  Then stop by iTeachFirst and enter the contest for the complete packet.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Win it Wednesday!!

iTeach First
I am so excited to be a guest blogger on iTeach 1st. I am choosing 5 winners for my All About Me Packet.  Please stop by and sign up!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

DOG gone fun!!

Just had to share the new addition to my family!
No name yet so if you have ideas we are open!!!
He is seven weeks old and adorable.
Jack our 4 year old lab is a bit jealous but runs and plays with him.
He is so much fun!!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

$2.00 worth of fun and a freebie!

Who's back from vacation and needs some quick fun filled planning ideas?
So for today and tomorrow these two packets will be free!!
Sunday night they go back on sale for $2.00!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Spring Break Accomplishment!

While enjoying the sunshine in Florida and the rain at the Lake House I was BUSY...
I finally put the full year of Math in Focus and the Journeys Common Core Reading program.
Great savings on both for a full year.

Read and Reflect...

Don't ya just love it!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Earth Day Freebie!!

Let's see who is watching.  On April 22nd we will celebrate Earth Day!  It is time to get ready soooo for today until tomorrow night this $4.00 packet will be free.  "Pick it up" (get it???) now and prepare for this special celebration!
Thank you all for following me:)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vacation Freebie!!

No it's not Friday!!
April Fool ... this is a Vacation Freebie for you.
You have until Saturday morning to stop by my store and pick this $4.00 product up for FREE!
It's my YIPEE it's VACATION FREEBIE for you!!
Saturday it will go back on sale for $4.00.

Common Core Consistent!!

Love this activity as we continue to work toward preparing the class for success.
For the rest of their lives these kiddos are going to have to read for detail using informational text.
Yesterday's activity really stressed this and don't let anyone tell you 1st graders cannot do this!!
Check it out...
We began by reading the little mini book on baby chicks.
We even watched a video of a baby chick hatching to bring a real life experience in.
As we read we used our highlighters to highlight key points.
The students then used the graphic organizer to input their thoughts.
Finally we wrote a final copy that ended with something they still wondered about.
In my opinion...This is valuable stuff for future success.