Thursday, September 15, 2016

Finishing Kinder review - Ready for 1st grade stories!


Well, we're finishing up our 4th week of school.  The time has already flown by!  I really do have a GREAT group of firsties this year and cannot complain.  We're finishing up our Kindergarten review and will jump in to our first grade stories and curriculum next week.  I'm so excited to dive in to our core curriculum.  

This last summer we had Reagan Tunstall come and do a workshop on her Guided Math.  Our first grade team absolutely fell in love with her program and we have been doing it since day one.  We're finishing unit 1 tomorrow and will begin unit 2 on Monday.  My firsties have really enjoyed all the hands on activities!  Here's a few pics of our centers in our room.  We just started to do some rotations to practice rules and procedures so we haven't really gotten into the whole swing of things yet. 












Sunday, July 31, 2016

B2S Sale!!!!!

Can you believe it's already time to go back to school? Summer absolutely FLEW by! 
It's also time for the TPT - B2S - site sale! My store will be 20% off and when you enter the code BESTYEAR, you'll get an extra discount!!! 


Click on any pic below to check out some of my Back to School Units:






All About the Number... Common Core Aligned!

(or click here to see my whole store)


Happy Shopping!!!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pet Rocks Rock!!!

Following our dinosaur and excavation activities, we examined rocks.  Each child was supposed to bring a small rock to school.  We have used this cute unit for several years now and it always turns out great!

Unit by Renee at:








These were just a few of our new friends.  Aren't they adorable!?!?!


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Dinosaur Excavations and Fossils

We read "Mister Bones - Dinosaur Hunter" last week so we decided to do some excavations!  We used chips ahoy cookies and the kiddos had to use toothpicks to try and get the "bones" out of the cookie without breaking them.  They LOVED this! It was super fun watching them do it too.  Most of them took this very seriously and tried their hardest. 







I have a student teacher this semester - Mrs. Franklin (Who is WONDERFUL by the way!).  She decided to let our firsties make some dinosaur fossils to go along with our story as well.  These turned out great!










This was such a fun activity and of course - the kiddos are ADORABLE!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Plants - One of my Favorites!!!

I LOVE springtime in the classroom!!

We have a TON of things going on!  Plants, rocks, dinosaurs, and butterflies just to name a few.  I always give my firsties a choice of which seeds they want to plant.  We put them in a baggie with a wet paper towel and tape them in the window so we can watch the roots come out.  We then took them out, planted them in pots and we now have them outside the classroom lining the wall.  We plan on taking care of them, watching them grow, writing about them in our journals periodically and then they will become their Mother's Day presents.




We also did a whole unit using my Plants Unit.  Click on the pic below to check it out!



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