Monday, September 30, 2013

Drum Roll Please......

I officially made a new product!!!!  This past quarter prompted a little brainstorming on sight word instruction! And this is what I came up with...

This is a 56 page document that is fantastic for sight word centers or word work!  The Mix it & fix it center really works on higher level thinking and pushes students to make those letter to work connections!

Happy Learning!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Letter Land Sounds and Letter Names

So during this quarter we have been really focused on letter names and sounds.  As we track out this Friday (wahoo!) for three weeks students should really still be practicing, so I made this cute video with kids doing all of the sounds, names and movements.  This is how we practice it at school, so the kids can practice it this way at home with their friends on the computer! :)

This video contains Letter Land cards and movements.  The cards and movements are owned and copyrighted by LetterLand International Ltd.  It is used for kindergarten educational purposes.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Scholastic is Fantastic!!!

So I have always been skeptical of sending out the scholastic book order forms, mostly because I didnt know how it worked and I didn't have enough time for one more thing! So I was brave two weeks ago and finally sent them out.  Well, I have been foolish for the last few months; Scholastic is FANTASTIC!  I already have 400 bonus points, so I can get 3-4 new books just because two of my classroom parents put my classroom code in! :)  Its awesome!  I love books!!

I went onto the scholastic website and made a classroom wishlist so families & friends can donate books to my classroom also!  I am so excited!  My classroom code is MF4FT.  I am so glad I started sending out the order forms!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I have the best mom ever! :)

So my mom was busy helping my sister plan her wedding and there was 3 weeks before the wedding.  We were talking about how I really wanted to buy some bags for my take home reading program! So my mom being the crafty lady she is volunteered to sew my class really nice fabric bags for each student to use as their take home reading bag! She spent hours sewing all of these bags.  They turned out perfect and the wedding went off without a hitch!  ! She is the absolute best and amazing! THANK YOU MOM!

Right after my twin sister got married!!

The awesome bag my mom pulled off 3 weeks before the wedding! :)

On another topic... Last week we had the Fun Run where everyone in the school goes out to the track one grade level at a time and runs the track as a fundraiser for school! We count our laps by putting rubber bands on and for every lap that is run people donate money to school!  It was great fun and fabulous exercise!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Busy, busy, busy!

I have been so busy with school, assessments, the common core, trainings and teaching!  We have been working so hard to achieve the benchmarks for this quarter! 

We have been working on one to one correspondence with numbers 1-10.  I have also been adding in numbers 11-20 to throw in additional challenge.  

We have also been working on an apple unit!  We have been incorporating apples into science,reading and writing!  The best part was having the investigation during science.  We used describing words to explain our 5 senses! So fun! 

I have also been busy crafting with my friend! We have been using the Cricuit to make different cut outs!  I have been working for my community helpers unit and seasons!  Here is what I've done so far! 

So after working so hard the past few weeks.. Some of my kids have really made me smile! A couple if my students have gotten their haircut and have coincidentally worn the same outfits!  This has been such a great year and its only the first quarter!