Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy Fall Flash Sale!!!

Happy Fall, Y'all!!!! 
All of my TpT products are 20% off this weekend!!! 
Click {here} to check it out!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Classroom Pictures and Literacy Prompts

Sweet Friends, I know I should have posted these classroom pictures SO SO SO looooong ago!!! Anyone else still treading the back to school waters, too???  Whew!!!
 These were taken right before "Meet the Teacher". As I have mentioned before, I'm not allowed to put anything on my walls unless it's educational so the decorations are very low key! I guess keeping it simple helps make preparing my room easier. Don't judge, I can't help it!!! HA!! FYI-The labeled bins around the room were for parents/students to sort their supplies. I love having this set up because at the end of an exhausting day everything is already sorted and ready to be stored away! Learned this trick the hard way!!

 Here's a close up of the desks! I bought the little party favor containers at Hobby Lobby! Love them!!

**sorry for the poor picture quality**
This year, my favorite "educational decoration" is my Common Core and More Content Word Wall! You can check it out {HERE}. Just the other day, I was asking my students what they needed to have at the end of a sentence & saw one of my smarties look over at the word wall to help her remember!!! Can I get a YES?!?!?! You would have thought she scored a touchdown by my excitement!!! Let's just say her eyes got really big when she saw how happy she made me!!! Doesn't take much to make this teacher jump up and down!!!

On another note...I've had a lot of questions about my Common Core Literacy Journal Prompts. I designed them to reinforce reading, language arts, and writing standards {aligned to Common Core}. Each page has multiple copies of the same prompt to help make printing easier! All you have to do is cut the prompts out and give them to your students to glue into their literacy journals {spiral notebook}! They're super simple to use & great for extra review, mini lessons, homework, and formative assessments to check for understanding. Here's a sneak peek of the journals! I just finished making Vol.2 and you can find it {here}! I will continue to make these throughout the year!








Have a wonderful weekend!!! Happy Fall, Y'all!!!



Monday, September 10, 2012

Categorizing Words Literacy Center FREEBIE!!!!!

Oh how I've missed blogging!!!! This school year has kept me extra super busy, but I'm loving my new crew & my student teacher!!! 

I feel bad that I haven't shared any pictures of my classroom yet!! I planned to include them in this post, but I left my camera at school. BOO!!! I will post them this week so you can see my home away from home!! 

I'm not going to leave you empty handed tonight though!! One of the Common Core standards I'm teaching this week is L.1.5.{Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.}
I put together a little center to reinforce this skill!! 
Click on the picture to go to my TpT store to download it for FREE!!

I'll be back before the end of the week to *finally* post pictures of my classroom!!!
Have a wonderful week!!!
XOXOXOXO

Monday, August 27, 2012

Common Core-Writing Narratives All Year Long in First Grade

I can't believe I've already been in school for 2 weeks! WOW! Time flies when you are having fun!! I'm loving that routines and procedures {for the most part} are in place! That means it's Common Core time!! Woot! Woot!

I'm so excited to start teaching my little writers about narratives next week! I'll be supplementing my lessons with my new Common Core-Writing Narratives All Year Long in First Grade resource.

 It includes graphic organizers that can be used for organizing ideas for any narrative, writing prompt sheets for the entire year {all major holidays, seasons, etc.}, personal and fictional narrative task cards, editing checklists, and reflection sheets.
Here's a sneak peek.....
For more info about it, click {here}!

And here's a freebie for you! Click the picture to download a sample of fictional and personal narrative task cards that are included in the packet! 

Stay tuned for the informational and opinion writing packets that are coming soon!

Have a GREAT week!!!