Sunday, February 10, 2013

Peek at my Week-Valentine's Day

We had a great time last week learning about American symbols.  I love how these eagles turned out!  We have been creating these from Deanna Jump's America unit for the last two years and they are always adorable!   We wrote what we learned about eagles on the back.

Looking ahead!   I found these WON-DER-FUL and FREE number fluency pages.  These will be great for my intervention group this week!  Thank you Donna Glynn!!!!

I am working on a numbers "Time Me" package, but I keep getting side tracked... so I was so grateful to find Donna's cute and purposeful activity!

Next... I want to implement more estimation in my day, so I was excited to see Sarah Cooley's Estimation Station.   I plan to have this as a quick morning activity that we do as a whole group.  I will set up one of the task cards and read the task for the kids.  Then they can estimate.  I'm not sure if this will turn into an independent station over time or not, but I am excited to give it a whirl this week.
These are waiting for the lamination fairy!

Here are my plans for next week!

I have added the word activities that I blogged about {here} to my small group.
The bookmarks are motivating my kiddos to practice for fluency.  You can also grab those {here}.
Have a great week!!!!


  1. The eagles are a parent, I would save these forever!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  2. I enjoy reading your "Peek at my Week" posts every week. Thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. Lattin's Kindergarten

  3. I Just WISH I could be as organized and "Planned" as you Deedee Wills! :)

  4. This week looks great! Thanks for sharing.
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

  5. I love your CVC ideas during Reader's Workshop! I get so many ideas from your blog! THANK YOU!

    Literacy Without Worksheets

  6. Hi Deedee~ Your plans look amazing! I can't wait to do the eagle project with my little ones! Quick question..I see that you are in Harrisburg, Pa in March. Is there any chance that you will ever do presentation in New Jersey? I promise we are not like the people that are on TV from New Jersey! Ha! Harrisburg is too far for me...

    1. Ha!!! I will go where they invite me :). If they invite me, and it works with my school schedule, I would be there in a FLASH!!!!

  7. EEk! This is as exciting as making it into the TpT newsletter. I'm over-the-moon to see my activities in your visual plans! Thank you!!!!


  8. Deanna's America Unit was just added to the wishlist. I am loving all of your updates. Hope you fabulous week!

    1. Hi there! It is seriously... my absolute favorite unit of hers! I get so much mileage out of it and the kids learn so, SO much!!!

  9. Don't you just love it when you find exactly what you need. I have a few students who are really struggling with their teens numbers. This will be so fun and they will all enjoy it!

    Happy Valentine's Day.


  10. Those eagles are too precious for words!

  11. HI Deedee! I'm a new reader of your blog and i was just looking at your plans. I noticed that during your math and literacy center times - it says "intervention groups"....does that mean you only meet with the kids that need some extra help? do you have different groups of kids each day? are there some kids you never see in a small group? This is my first year teaching kindergarten - I've had a range of learners all year of course, but only now are their disparities becoming a real challenge - some are so ready to move forward with things and then some just aren't ready. So I'm struggling with differentiation at the moment, trying to get ideas of how other people do it. Would you mind shedding some light on your plans? Thank you so much!
    Marissa P.

  12. Hi Marissa,

    I meet with each student at least twice a week for reading groups. My intervention kiddos get daily support.

    I think the only way to address the variety of student needs is to differentiate your instruction. Small groups is the perfect setting for this.

    I hope that helps.

    1. Thank you for that! It helps to know that you don't have to see every kid everyday......I'm finding this is my biggest challenge!! I appreciate your reply!

    2. I know there are those who push for every kid, every day. But not every kid needs it. I think it's better to try to strive for quality over quantity.

  13. Hi Deedee!
    It is a pleasure to meet you! I don't know why it has taken me this long to find you but BOY am I sure glad I did! Your blog is amazing! Your planning tools are a work of art! Thanks so much for sharing with us! I am so happy to be your newest follower!
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