Saturday, March 29, 2014

Classroom pics and a Sale!

Hi friends! Its been a while since I have blogged.  Wow, this year is flying by.  State testing is around the corner and our elementary hall is buzzing.  Even though I don't test in Kinder, I still feel the anxiety that the kids and teachers are feeling.  Well on a different note, my students are working hard on short vowels.  We are about to start long vowels.  I have already been teaching some blends and diagraphs.  They are loving it.  I use Deedee Wills' Word Explorer for my phonics and sight words.  It is perfect!  Here is a link: Word Explorer by Deedee Wills. 

Here is my behavior chart.  It is Deedee's as well. You can download your own when you become a fan of her Facebook page:
Everyone starts on green each day.  They get two warning before they move down each time.  However they can also move to Amazing.  When they move to Amazing they can pick a prize out of the prize box. 

Here are my math station boxes.  I meet with my math small groups the last hour of the day and the other students work on these boxes.  They do 2 a day.  The labels came from Deedee Wills' TPT store.  Its a freebie! 

Below is my student work pocket chart.  Each pocket has a child's name on it.  The students know that when they complete their station work or seat work that they are to put it in their "pocket".  It makes my life much easier.  Before I go, I am also having a sale at my TPT store this weekend.  Check it out! Have a wonderful week!

Friday, March 14, 2014

St. Patricks Day Sale!

Ok so I was hoping to post my lesson plans for this week, but life with two wonderful babies has spoken.  Hopefully I will be back next week with them.  Anyway, for those of you still needing Math and Literacy centers for spring, this is your lucky day!  I am putting all of my products on sale until Monday night(3-17-14).  They will be 20% off!  Stock up on the savings!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

More Dr. Seuss and Misc!

Ok so this is day 18 of snow days(all together).  This has been one crazy school year.  Anyway, I had this week planned for Dr. Seuss activities.  I'll have to make up for it now!  We have missed so much school that I haven't been able to spend very much time on my Content Area activities.  So now for the Dr. Seuss talk.  My wonderful mother made my door for me! Take a look.  She is amazing!
I read the book Dr Seuss' ABC 's.  to my kids.  We reviewed beginning sounds of each letter.  I each student do letter page(some did more than 1).  They loved it!
I am also working on posting my lesson plans each week(or at least a sneak peak).  Here are a few things that my students will be working on:
Deedee Wills' March Poetry Notebooks
Last week we worked on "Your Body" from Deedee's unit.  The kids had so much fun and were VERY engaged. 
I will also be introducing my

Here are some pics:

I am going to try to be back next week with a "Peak at my Week" post as well as my spring planning ideas and activities.