How many “times” today have you been asked…
WHAT TIME IS IT???
WINTER is my Favorite Season
Winter is WONDERFUL
Jackets, mittens, scarves, & snow boots.
I am NOT an expert on SNOW!
I live in NORCAL.
Not a lot of snow here.
Our favorite theme.
66 Pages of ELA & Math Centers
ELA & Math Centers for Grades 1-2
Present, Past, and Future Verbs
Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives
Writing Topic & Details
Addition & Subtraction
Making 10 Strategy
Place Value Addition
“ Ten” Groups
ELA AND MATH CENTERS
English Language Arts
MIXED UP SENTENCES
WRITING…MAIN IDEA & DETAILS
MAKING 10 STRATEGY
Easy Prep & Go! Get started
Happy FALL, ‘Yall
We started in August.
We are SO LUCKY to get 2 weeks FALL VACATION
the first two weeks of OCTOBER.
IF you can survive SEPTEMBER!
Some whole class, some one-on-one.
AND then TEACH!
Don’t forget… report cards for ALL.
(Make multiple copies and then some!)
I had 100% attendance this year!
This has NEVER happened to me before!
I can get close… but 100%???
( Pat on the back ).
Finish 1st quarter lessons & skills.
Introduce 2nd quarter skills.
And… a new student on Thursday
before Fall Break!
We have no “BIG” plans.
Family is local ( we are catching up with family).
So, I thought this Fall break,
I would work on my TPT store,
a “little bit”.
Thank you, Misty Miller and Shelly Rees.
You helped MOTIVATE ME!
I kept asking myself, “What do I need this year?”
I asked friends, “What do YOU need this year?”
And here is what WE came up with.
FOR THE WHOLE YEAR!
Preview skills. Review skills. Assess. Interventions. Homework. Centers.
Whole Group. Small Group. Independent.
ALL DONE! WAHOO!
And a FREEBIE for YOU!
Take care of yourself.
You can’t pour from an empty cup. 🙂
MY own twins were in first grade
My first year of teaching!
( NOT in my class…TG…)
Each year things CHANGE!
It is SO very important!
CHANGE is NOT a BAD thing!
It can make you rethink, reevaluate, redo, remake, revitalize!
After 30 years…I can HONESTLY say..
I will NOT throw out the BABY with the BATHWATER!
OK…We have a new curriculum. AGAIN!
EVERY 7 YEARS.
Whether you want it …or NOT!
And so, here we go again.
It really doesn’t matter what “program” you give me.
I am using my interactive writing skills to
And we read..This happens during our morning
I would like you to meet my newest friends!
The vowel kids!
This is KATE. ( long a)
Her twin sister is Anna. ( Short a )
Anna left us for a short “vacation”
…so I can use her picture for LONG A!
Thank you to Nikki from MELONHEADZ for the cutie pies!
We took each vowel family and did some writing!
We brainstormed words ( see the word box)
that have our phonics pattern for the week.
Then we did an interactive writing .
( see my BALANCED LITERACY packet,
The kids decided on her story. And then…
They were so cute! Best editors ever!
After we finished…
They decided yellow was too hard to read.
They said that handwriting is very important,
if you want others to read it.
They said spelling is important. It can change the meaning.
And lastly, writing large and spacing our words,
makes it easier to read.
WOW! They were listening! 🙂
And so …each week for the next 4 weeks
I will introduce another friend.
We will chat, create, and write!
I Love my JOB!
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