Saturday, October 27, 2012

50th Day of School Celebration!

We celebrated the 50th day of school yesterday.  Oh my word!  Can you believe we've been in school that long?  It's almost Thanksgiving.  I guess time flies when you're learning to read!  Anywho - Here are a few pics of the fun we had yesterday.
Here is our 1st grade team.  I absolutely LOVE these girls and wouldn't trade them for the world!  They work EXTREMELY hard for their firsties each and every day. 
We did a bubble gum activity in the afternoon.  We each got a piece of bubble gum and practiced blowing bubbles.  We graphed who could blow a bubble and who couldn't.  I was actually surprised how many students could not do it.  We had a blast watching those that could.  It took a few of them all they had to muster up those tiny bubbles.  We then did a writing activity on "How to Blow a Bubble".  They had to write 3 steps: what they do first, next and last.  These were very funny!  The most common words I had to help with spelling were "chew", "stick" and "tongue".

Before all the "madness" of the activities started we had our buddy reading time before our weekly selection test of our story for the week.  They really like their buddy reading time and actually do a great job staying on task.  We made an anchor chart earlier on in the year about all the things to discuss with their partners after they read and they look back at that chart every single time and talk about those different things.  I LOVE it!

I love, love, love watching them read and get excited about the stories - best part of my job!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The King of -ing!

I wanted to give a shout-out to Susan at T.G.I.F for her "King of -ing" mini-unit!  We had a wonderful time talking about -ing words.  It was adorable to watch them walk around all day with their "royal crowns"!

If you haven't seen her unit - check it out!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall Harvest Literacy and Math Unit

Here is my latest unit on TpT.  Click on the picture to check it out!

Here's what's inside:
*read and write the room -all words
*onset/rime words -all family
*-all family sentences
*words in sentences sort
*syllable sort
*long/vowel sort
*making words worksheets
*counting, coloring, and graphing leaves worksheets
*counting by 5s
*counting by 10s


Friday, October 19, 2012

TpT newbie!

Not only have I started a blog, I also posted my first few TpT Units.  I am sooooo excited!  Here is my first unit - a Halloween Making Words FREEBIE!  Click on the picture below to download a copy for yourself.

I also posted a 50th day of school pack - check it out!
Here is a center activity for sneaky e words!  Click on the picture to see a preview!

If you download anything from me please leave me some feedback and let me know what you think!  I will be posting more soon!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Taking the Plunge!

Well, I'm taking the plunge!  I have been overwhelmingly inspired by all the AMAZING teacher blogs out there and I would love to join them!  I have NOOOO idea what I'm doing but will eventually figure it out!
Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love teaching my firsties about all things fall.  Two of my favorite things to teach is spiders and bats.  I know they can be creepy but the kiddos LOVE to study about them.  Here is our chart we made about bats this week.
We also watched a little bat song on YouTube.  It's goofy but the kids LOVE it!

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