Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Are You Ready for a Sale?!?!?!?!

Teachers are Heroes!  Every. Single. Day. Teachers do heroic things in their classrooms.  Here's a sale just for those "everyday heroes"!  Start filling your carts and get ready!  My store is 20% off.  Use the code: HEROES to get an extra discount!

Stock up in some of my "chunk" fluency and comprehension units:

and here's my two newest "chunk" units:


You also might want to check out me Shared Research and Writing Projects:

Ocean Animals Shared Research and Writing Project   Woodland Animals Shared Research and Writing Project
Polar Animals Shared Research and Writing Project   Safari Animals Shared Research and Writing Project
Rainforest Animals Shared Research and Writing Project

Happy Shopping!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Our State Superintendent Visited My Classroom Today!

Oh my goodness you guys!  Our State Superintendent, Joy Hofmeister, visited my classroom today.  We knew that she was coming to our district and was going to try to visit as many campuses as she could.  We found out this morning that our campus was definitely on her list.  This afternoon we were in our classroom getting ready to pack up and head to pull-outs.  I look up from my table and there she is!  She came in my classroom and introduced herself to me and I fully expected her to walk out and go about meeting everyone else.  Instead, she walked over and started listening to one of my firsties read.  She listened to him for quite awhile and then came back and bragged on how well he read.  I was so impressed with her! (And definitely proud of my little firstie!)  I felt like the president was in my classroom.  :)  Very cool experience!

Monday, February 16, 2015

ai or ay? fluency and comprehension

Just finished another chunk for my fluency and comprehension units: ai or ay?

Click on either pic above to get a closer look!

Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

2 New "Chunk" Units!

I have finished two more new chunks to go with my fluency and comprehension units.
Check them out:

You can click on any image above to look at them closer.

Happy Weekend! :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

My Student Teacher is AMAZING! and Starting Nonfiction Text Features

 I have a student teacher this semester.  I've never had one before.  I've always wanted to have one because I love sharing my ideas and love helping other teachers.  The thought of having one take over my class though has always made me a little worried.  These are still my babies and I am the one responsible for their learning and success.  When I met Ms. James for the first time I absolutely fell in love.  She is super sweet and so eager to jump in and learn everything!  She has been with us now for a month and we LOVE her.  She is doing a great job and I'm excited to see what all she does and accomplishes the rest of our semester.  Here are some pictures of her working with our firsties:


She took over our Science and Social Studies time this week and she wanted to do a unit over penguins.  We are starting to discuss nonfiction text features and search for them in our nonfiction books.

I have used these posters for the last few years and absolutely love them.  They are perfect for my firsties.  They are from Tania @ mysecondsense.blogspot.com.  

NonFiction Text Features (Polar Bear Edition)

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