Sunday, September 21, 2014

Peek at my week-Apples

This week's post might be called "slacking and lacking."  I am a bit behind today AND I left my camera at school, so I can't show you my focus wall!  Eek!

This week I am starting small groups. 
My guided reading binder is ready.  I will share more about this in a few days... plus some goodies... so stay tuned.

We have a busy week... so here it is!

Friday, September 19, 2014

ARRR You ready for some treasure?

Ahoy, me Hearties!

Today is 'International Talk Like a Pirate Day'! 

Here are some cute ideas that might float your ship!

Source: Melissa and Doug 
Source:  I Heart Crafty Things

Source:  Housewife eclectic

To celebrate, I have joined with some friends to give you the chance to find lots of pirate booty!

Each blog will have some different treasure for you to find!

I want to share with you, a free CVC game with a pirate theme.

You can find it by clicking on the image below.  It will take you to my Facebook page and your will find your treasure in my Fan Freebie File 
(NOTE: you can not see the folder from your mobile or tablet)

You can also click on the image below to find my whole TpT store on sale! Blimey, that is good news!

Don't forget to pillage some other bloggers buccaneer's posts for more great teaching treasures!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Peek at my Week (week 5)

Fall is in the air.  This weekend is downright chilly!

Last week we really zeroed in on rhyming.  I used the cute Show and Tell Apron to play a little "odd man out" with rhyming cards {unit coming soon.}  I love the apron that I got while I was in Vegas.  Rumor has it that these aprons sold out at the conference in less than 24 hours.  She has added them to her TpT store and you can find them here.  I had one of my sweeties snap this photo of me. 
 We will be using Little Warriors Farm Unit for our write the room activity.
 We kicked up the level on our overhead station.

 We are starting our stamping station.

 We love our iPads!  We have been using the Reading Eggs app.

We will also be using Deanna's Farm unit!

 Here is my focus wall for next week.

Have a great week!

Our morning routines

I have been asked to tell more about our morning routines and some of the activities we do to introduce sounds and phonemic awareness.  Here we go...

My friends start coming into my room at 8:00, but the bell does not ring until 8:30.  So my students have a few options to keep them learning and engaged.

First they often start with these.  I have about a million {exaggeration} of these.  At the beginning of the year we start with the "trace" version, but as the year progresses, we move on to the "write" version.
Once they finish this activity, they can move onto a few options.

They can do shape puzzles or these new activities.  My kids are obsessed!
These are a free item from Kerri Bordelon from Teacher Bit & Bobs and we LOVE THEM!
Click here to hop over to Kerri's post in Blog Hoppin.
Click here to see some of her other great ideas on her blog.

Once we finish our pledge, we hit the ground running!
Here is our Building Skills morning routine.  I take a photo of it on my iPad then use the Educreations app to write on it.

We use the free version.  Then I connect to my computer through the AirServer.   I would tell you more, but ... seriously... I have no idea how it works.  It just does!  Can I get a alleluia?

Here are some student samples from a different day.  

We also use our poems to help us identify ALL. KINDS. OF. THINGS.  In this photo from last year, we were looking for the capital letters.  Right now, we are searching the poems for letters we know.
 I used to use highlighting tape, but one of my bloggy friends told me they use the poly folders and cut them up to highlight letters, words, or punctuation... love it!
We also use these sort cards!  Horrible apologies.

Last week we looked at some videos.  We. Love. This. ONE!!

I can NOT stop singing this one! I can't embed this video, but if you click on the photo, you will go to You Tube.  Seriously, if you are working on rhyming, you will love these two.

And one more!

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