Reading Response Printables
Vocabulary Pocket Chart Cards
Poem ( And Cut a part printable )
Spelling List Forms
Word Family Charts
Journal Pages & Covers
Interactive Journal Pages
Flap Book Graphic Organizer
Grade 1 / 2
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. 🙂
Does the word “MATH” make you giggle, or grumble???
If you teach TK – 6th grade, you teach addition and subtraction.
Teach. Practice. Practice. Practice. Reteach. Over and over.
The numbers change. They get bigger.
But the skills and strategies don’t change.
The vocabulary changes ( occasionally), for example:
3 + 4 = 7 … Is this “all together” or “in all”?
I have taught them ALL.
Our newest math program has first graders using the yellow and red foam counters on day 1.
And, they need to “discuss” with their partner HOW they got their answer.
First of all, some can’t count yet, and they won’t “discuss” their mathematical thinking
with students THEY DON’T KNOW! Not yet!
Now I get the idea. Just a little FAST!
Some were poking them with pencils. flipping them in the air, and yes..one student chewed on the foam counter. Ewwwww.
And so, I am S L O W I N G things down, a bit.
Then we will discuss routines and procedures for using them.
Last, we will use them to create math experiences.
Add some skills and strategies, and VOILA! We will have mathematicians!
To help my littles with beginning addition and subtraction to ten,
I have included Addition Task Cards,
Subtraction Task Cards,
And student work pages for accountability.
Check out the video:
92 task cards for students to practice addition and subtraction with Ten Frames.
For the WIN! I may use this for guided math centers, interventions, and/or independent practice. We shall see!
Check out the other goodies for MATH CENTERS:
I hope this helps YOU with planning
Lots of FREEBIES! Have a great school year!
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AKA… What to use to keep some working, while reteaching to others! 🙂
Assessments, report cards, cleaning, paperwork, etc…
Third quarter done! YIPPEE!!
Though I really DO love this time of the year.
Now we have the 4th Quarter DASH
Catch everyone up to grade-level standards
before they go to second grade!
And to HELP…I need it!
Some of my kiddos will work on YOU QUACK ME UP!
While I am WORKING with small groups, reteaching concepts they DIDN’T quite get.
Say this with a SMILE…
“YOU QUACK ME UP!”
to be taken to my TPT store!
ELA: rhymes, Read the Room, Sight Word Games,Grammar
MATH: 3 digit addition, Place Value, Guess My Number
My kiddos LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
So much fun going on in Room 3!
Here you go…
This GMA wants some
HERE WE GO! 🙂
for MORE goodies!
Spring. Bunnies. Chicks. Eggs. Shamrocks. Sunshine. Rainbows.
As a first-grade teacher, I attempt ( repeat ATTEMPT),
to bring Spring to my students in a
HAPPY, POSITIVE way.
And then there is REALITY!
As I walked into the classroom on day 21 of incubation, I walked slowly to the incubator to see the newborn chicks…
Expecting to see 10-12 yellow fluffy baby chicks chirping for me –
SOMEHOW, the incubator had been unplugged …
ALL WEEKEND! NO!
I couldn’t look. All was silent. No movement!
The kids were coming!
What to do? What to do?
I covered the incubator with my RAIN JACKET
( Yes, it was raining ),
and told the kids the eggs were SLEEPING!
I was NOT ready to tell them!
We survived the day.
I “cleaned out” the incubator. Went to my LOCAL Farm Supply Store.
AND PURCHASED 8 ( that’s ALL they had ) yellow fluffy baby chicks!
Did my students get to see them hatch? NO!
Did they get to watch the MOMENT? NO!
Were they excited to see and hear the baby chicks for a short time – one week was ALL I could do!
YES! They loved it!
Moral: Be flexible. Mistakes happen.
And always have a PLAN B.
And if you are hatching eggs…
have your local Farm Supply Store
ON SPEED dial.
Let’s get ready!
Have fun! Enjoy the SPRING!
We in NORCAL are digging out from rain, wind, snow, sleet, and hail…
But the SUN will come out! We will be WARM again!
Smile, hug those you care about, and remember…
KEEP YOUR FARM SUPPLY STORE ON SPEED DIAL! HAHAHA
More fun for you:
When Irish eyes are smiling, Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter You can hear the angels sing. When Irish hearts are happy, All the world seems bright and gay. And when Irish eyes are smiling, Sure, they steal your heart away.
more FROZEN! And Frozen 2
Sorry if the song will NOW be in your head…
So…let’s add some FUN!
I DO! I DO!
My firsties are working on place value.
Struggling a little with the different variations on representing numbers.
So, what is a teacher to do?
My newest packet allows kids to build a snowman
AT THEIR LEVEL!
Snowballs are available in
base-ten, expanded notation, math mountains, & ten sticks.
If they are working on building a number in base-ten blocks
then only use the base-ten blocks snowball.
Want to extend?
Add a “expanded notation” snowball.
Add a few more….mix them up & have them sort…use as an assessment!
WOW! All in one!
Here it is!
Check out my PINTEREST BOARDS for MORE GOODIES!
I don’t know about you, but I have WAY TOO MANY things going on in December!
I want my classroom to run like a “well-oiled” machine…independently.
I need to ASSESS, read with kids, check those who need “help” are getting it, and TEACH!
( Makes me tired looking at this!)
Somedays they are UP…they know it ALL!
and the next day, they are down, down, down,
( can’t do ANY math!)
Daily math center practice with both addition and subtraction math facts.
Kids love to play games. I want them to practice math facts.
Here you go! My newest BFF.
464 Task Cards
20 Math Mats for Sorting
You can PRINT individual Math Sorting Mats
( There are 21)
or… You can PRINT 2 to a page and save INK & PAPER!
Teachers LOVE CHOICES too!
Need MORE Practice math Centers? I’ve got your BACK!
Place Value Sorting Cards
Ask for help, don’t get too much on your plate, it’s ok to say “NO!”
Check out my December:
Enjoy, the holidays, stay safe, keep yourself healthy, and have fun!
Stop by in 2022 and say HI!