Friday, June 27, 2014

Journeys Common Core...1st Grade

Our district has just moved to using Journeys Common Core for the Language Arts portion of our curriculum.
In the past we have been on our own and developed most all of our materials to fit with our Daily Five Teaching Style.
So...I was a bit nervous to see how this was going to fit into all the materials I have created.  After reviewing the materials I put together a packet for Unit One Lesson One...What is a pal?
I am thrilled with how I could combine the idea of back to school, friendship, and reading all in one bundle while teaching spelling, high frequency words, narrative writing, nouns, and reading informational text.
The materials created are meant to extend and provide practice and enrichment as needed.
Have a peek and don't forget to pick up the freebie on nouns!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Getting ready for Back to School...

I am so excited about this "back to school" packet.
It has everything needed to get you ready to "hop" into the school year!
1.You and your students will love to being the year with a darling story about Froggy and his first day. It is perfect for helping kiddos relate their first day to the first day Froggy experienced.
My favorite is an activity that allows the class to "hop" around school and find places they will visit each room, music room, bathroom, lunch room, office and many more. It is a scavenger hunt and the "clues" lead your class to the next location.
2. Two crafts accompany this packet. There is an adorable Froggy craft to decorate your hall or a bulletin board in your classroom. The second is a cute frog that is large enough to welcome students on the classroom door.
3. Just liked Froggy loved his name plate your class will love their frog themed tags with table markers. There are two different themes for you to choose from.
4. Frog themed posters identify your Reading, Writing, Word Work and Math Centers.
5. Twelve vocabulary cards are ready for posting around the room for "write the room" or for putting on your vocabulary chart. They are related to school with a frog theme.
The activities include:
Fix it Up...perfect for morning eye opener
Name...All about names and writing your name
Feelings...How did you feel about the first day of school?
Dreams...Froggy had a funny dream
Favorite Part...Write and illustrate
My Class... A mini poster to tell about your class
Parts of the Story...cut and paste
Compare and Contrast...your day to the day Froggy had
Rules...classroom rules
How I Get to School...Class Graph

Word Work
ABC Order
Scrambled Words

My,has,can has can

Center Choice Mini Books...
Each mini book consists of 6 pages
Word, ot, in, en, ug (Word Families)
Writing...My school, Favorite color, Recess, Family, Fall
Reading...Parts of story, Beginning/Middle/End, First/Next/Last, Characterization, Who/What/Where


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

4th of July is on the way!

With the 4th of July on the way this packet is perfect for informing students about this special event.
It is done in "black and white" to SAVE INK as well as "color" for those that want their presentation to POP!
The packet includes reading, writing, and word work.
And includes a "freebie"!!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Father's Day

Here's a little activity for Father's Day.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Final Day!

It's the final day of school and all through the class
The teacher is scrambling for activities to help the day pass
It's a tough job for a teacher who is tired
And in a classroom with students who are fired (up)
But someone has to do it and guess who that might be
It's the teacher in Room 52 and that would be ME!
We are signing beach balls and making words.

As well as eating watermelon and writing about the best part of 1st grade.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A great find!!

I was cleaning my room and getting rid of the junk
So when I returned in August I wouldn't be in a funk
And what to my wandering eyes would appear but
These darling books from long ago years!

They were just like new and I cant wait to use them
So my dreaded cleaning mission uncovered some gems!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Summer fun pack for kiddos!

I am ready to send my kiddos off for the summer.
I prepared these little goodies and hope they will enjoy them.
The packet is filled with great summer practice on all common core skills!
Have a great summer all.
I hope you will check in every once in awhile.