Friday, June 22, 2012

Common Core and More Kindergarten and First Grade Content Word Wall!!

Happy Friday!!!
 I'm SO excited that I just finished my Common Core & More Kindergarten Word Wall packet!!  You can check out the little sneak peek below.

 I've also created a first grade version!!

Both word walls are discounted right now for a short period of time. Click the previews to get your copy!! If you teach 2nd or 3rd grade, I'll have a word wall posted in my store soon!! 
Have a GREAT weekend, sweet friends!!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

In just under a month, I'll be in sunny Las Vegas with some of my FAVORITE teacher/bloggers!  I will be attending some fabulous presentations at I Teach K.  Then, on one night {July 10th}, we are having a meet-up for teacher/bloggers:
Would you like to go?  Please RSVP to our meet-up {here}.

TeachersPayTeachers {Paul}
*Gift Certificates

Deedee Wills
*$25 gift certificate to

Melonheadz Illustrating
*Gift Certificates

Blue Bird Gift Company
*{2} $25 gift certificates

Livy Lou Designs
*magnet board

Doodle Bugs Paper
*{3} $20 gift certificates

Erica Bohrer :)
*autographed book
*$50 gift card
*{50} $10 off coupons for teacher planners

Custom Vinyl By Design
Acrylic Tumbler - teacher themed

Kute Klipboards by Amy
teacher clipboard

In A Pikle
*1 Sweet Pikle

Steve Harpster
*1 of each of his books

Tricia Fogg {Scentsy}
*Scentsy Warmers

Shari Sloane

Katie and Company (Julie Torkelson)
*felt set

Quite a Pear (Jessica Falkenhagen)
*Gift Certificate

Thirty-One (Janet Dickens)

*All in One Organizer 

Ready or not?!?! Here we come VEGAS!!!

Daily 5- Chapter 1

I'm so excited to start sharing our Daily 5 ideas, reflections, and experiences today!! YAY!

Y'all....chapter one gave me HOPE. Hope that maybe I won't work harder than the kids & come home exhausted every day next year. Seriously, I know now why my literacy block hasn't been my favorite part of the day. For the longest time, I blamed the exhaustion I was feeling on the number of kids in my classroom, lack of help, resources, time, blah, blah, blah, blah....Ummmm, confession... I think it was actually ME trying to control everything! I was spending SO much of my precious time trying to manage my students, hold them accountable, check their work, & have 4 guided reading wonder I was going bonkers! 

This upcoming school year, my goal is to have a simple yet effective literacy time that will support all of  my readers and writers' needs as they choose and complete these five tasks....
-read to yourself
-read to someone
-work on writing
-listen to reading
-word work/spelling

I already incorporate many of those skills in my classroom.... BUT the big difference this year will be that I am going to *try* my best to let these tasks be student driven. I can visualize it....ahhhhh....can you???

Make sure to link up with Lory to read all of the other Daily 5 book study posts!!