Sunday, July 21, 2013

Journeys- What is a pal?

Well... I am officially in school mode. Last week, I had Common Core ELA training. This week, we have inservice M-R. I have already made a packet for the first story "What is a pal?".

The journeys program has many resources. However, I wanted to make things that I could use in addition to their program. I took a few of the activities that we learned in training and put them to use with the Journeys program. Here is a breakdown of what the packet includes:

Pages 2-8 Words to Know. This includes the words on printable word cards that the students can use to play a game or practice at home. It also has a leveled accountability sheet.

Page 9- Main Idea Sheet

Pages 10-14 Journal Writing and Prompts for writing

Pages 15-17 Leveled Noun Sheets

Pages 18-20 Words to Read One Minute Speed Drills

Pages 21-27 Irregular Words Activity- This is a technique that was at CC.

Pages 28-29 Questioning sheet to glue into their Reading Response Journals

Pages 30- 33 Looking Back.- Students look back to their Leveled Readers to find information. This is a very useful skill for first graders.

Pages 34-52 Word Sort and Leveled recording sheets

53- Word bank

Page 54- Listening Sheet

* Pages 34-54 are from my other Short a pack. I added it to this one.

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear feedback. I would love to know if you like it or not and what things you would like to see added or changed. Click the picture to download:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Quick Class Tour- Mostly Pictures!

Entry Way

Entry- Class Rules, Job Chart, Marble Behavior. and a place for them to post their answer to the problem of the day (More to come on this later!)
Sink Area----don't mind all the trash on my table lol. Also, the Journeys tubs will be moved into my office bc I don't really like them there.

 today I am taking you on a quick tour of my room. My walls are pretty much finished. I have to clear off one set of desks before I take final pictures. I have too many Journeys things to go through. It will get there though lol. I hope that you enjoyed a quick look into my room.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Blog Lovin' Giveaway

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday Made-it

I have decided to glamify some clothes pins. I used this paint:
I painted it onto the clips:

 Finally, I adhered a little gem stone to the end of it.
I went with less gems lol.

I have been working on changing some things in my room. The longer that I teach the more that I want to simplify things and put up more charts that we make together as a class. I have decided to make this bulletin board on my wall. I struggled though because of trying to adhere the fabric to the wall. We are not allowed to hot glue lol. After much tape, command strips, and hot is the final product:
Reading Nook...I haven't gotten my curtains up yet :)

After on top....before on bottom

I just borrowed some messed up paper from a friend to demonstrate how it will look when it is done.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Monday Made-It, Blog Lovin' and Winner

Hi guys! Well its time for Tuesday Monday Made-It. I tried my best to get this up on Monday....but lol it's summer and it will get done when it gets done.

Last year I made this cute little bell. However, when I was out sick one day a rambunctious child with attention to detail and shiny things adorable special friend peeled off the gems to take home lol. I have since fixed here it is:

Next, I changed my birthday reward. Last year, I did the balloons like everyone else. I am on a mission to save ink and I found these in my closet. Therefore, I made these for the kids for birthdays:

Next, if you have not started using Blog Lovin'....YOU SHOULD. It keeps track of all my blogs that I follow AND it marks them as read. I love it. There is a link on my side bar if you would like to check it out.

Congrats to Julie M. for winning the A.R. pack with OWLS. I hope that you enjoy that!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

GIVEAWAY of A.R. chart

I just wanted to let you guys know that I have updated my AR rewards to match the Owl theme as requested on my TPT store. If you would like to win either the OWL or Ocean themed AR rewards, please comment below:
1. which one you would like
2. your email

I will pick one winner tomorrow night! You can find them here:
Owl   or Ocean 

They are only $1.50.