Sunday, December 28, 2014

List-Group-Label (LGL) Vocabulary Strategy & Freebie

Its nice to have some time off to refuel for the classroom! I've been thinking about changing up vocabulary strategies and decided on LGL or "List Group Label." I haven't used this in awhile, its a great interactive vocabulary strategy, especially for science and social studies units. Watch the LGL Strategy in action:List-Group-Label-Video. Grab your freebies so you can use LGL with your kiddos! I created two different styles and a sample for each. I also included detailed directions on how to use LGL with your class! List Group Label Freebie

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dolch Trifolds and More!

Dolch Trifolds Primer I have been looking for engaging activities for some of my struggling readers. I created these to use as homework, small group work, or even morning work! Each trifold has 6 different activities to reinforce the quick identification of Dolch words. The Preprimer set has 8 trifolds and the Primer set has 11. Stay tuned, more coming! Your littles will love the superhero theme and will have fun practicing their words!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thanksgiving Then and Now

Gobble Gobble! Would your kiddos believe that turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry were not even served at the 1st Thanksgiving?! Scholastic is an incredible resources for Thanksgiving videos, lessons ect. Watch THe First Thanksgiving slideshow . After, compare Thanksgiving then with Thanksgiving today using this Thanksgiving T-Chart. I wonder if kids will notice that on the 1st Thanksgiving people weren't gearing up for Black Friday shopping! Other Great Resources to check out Scholastic 's K-2 Guide and My friend Andrea Knight's Thanksgiving Past Prest Activities Thanksgiving Past & Present Activities and Assessments K-2 and Scholastic K-2 Teacher's Guide
Stop By to check out my Thanksgiving Products: "Time for Thanksgiving-K-3 Common COre
Thanksgiving Dinner Similes
Thanksgiving Pie Graphing
Thankfull for Word Building
Time to Scoot Turkey,
Thanksgiving 5 Senses Poem
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Silent "e" YouTube Resources

If your kiddos need a refresher or are just learning "silent e", try these YouTube resources!  I found myself  chuckling along, especially to the Between the Lions video!   Don't forget to check YouTube when teaching new grammar skills, a great way to engage or quickly reinforce skills.  Enjoy!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Teal Pumpkin Project

Click the above link to learn more about this project.  FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) is encouraging families celebrating Halloween to display a teal pumpkin on their porch.  The teal pumpkin is  a sign to families managing food allergies that non-food treats are available at that home.
I can't think of an easier way to help all children have fun on Halloween!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Grade One Vocab Fun !

As promised an engaging vocabulary tool for the Journeys First Grade Reading Series!  This unit focuses on the 30 "Words to Know" in the first unit.  Any classroom learning beginning sight words would love this product! 
 I LOVE the hole punch cards, I copy them on card stock, this forces kiddos to use those hand muscles!  Another option could be to laminate the card and use a dry erase to cross of the word around the border. 
The Color, Write, Build sheets are perfect in literacy centers, small group or even homework!  If we have enough time, I let students stamp the words on the back :)  That's always an incentive to stay on task! 
Differentiated Roll a word can be played in a group or  by individual students.
Check back soon for the rest of the units!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Book Pals I love you!! Screen Actors Guild Read to Your Students!!!

At a recent grade level meeting a teacher shared an awesome resource... Book Pals. All I can say is... Book Pals where have you been? I can't believe I never knew about this, I am a bit of a celebrity stalker! An awesome resource for the "Listen to Reading" portion of the The Daily 5! Click here to start the Book Pals Magic!! Book Pals

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Gooney Bird Greene Activities & Author Study

It's absolutely true! This product is full of engaging ELA activities based on Lois Lowry's book, Gooney Bird Greene. My class can't get enough Gooney... and neither can I! Click here to see engaging ELA activities and Author study Gooney Bird Greene Activities
Gooney Bird Greene Activities

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Gooney Bird Greene Read Aloud & Freebie !

Are you looking to spice up your read aloud collection? class has gone Gooney !! I highly recommend the wonderful
Gooney Bird Greene Series My kids can't get enough of this spunky second grader. Laughing along with my students has been so refreshing. I have been reading this for a few years now, and still laugh! Thank you Newbery winning author Lois Lowry, I have engaged listeners !! Gooney Bird Greene Freebie!

Monday, September 1, 2014

"Illuminations" Differentiate Your Math!

If your looking for new ways to differentiate your math, this is a great resource!! I selected K-2 Interactives and was thrilled with the variety of math games !! Check it out here: Enjoy!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Show Me App-Tens and Ones Strategy

As the App describes: ShowMe is the easiest way to create and share whiteboard-style tutorials or ShowMes! I fell in love with this App when I saw how easy it was to use! The people you share ShowMes with don't need an ipad. The App offers an embedding code for bloggers or a link to send via email. This is a great way to communicate with parents about what is going on in the room. Try ShowMe, you'll be happy you did! I made "ShowMe" explaining the 10s and ones addition strategy....enjoy!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Great Resources On TPT FB page--- check it out

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Chilly Day Giggles and a Freebie!

Brrrrrr--  I was so relieved when I woke up to find that no pipes had bursts!  School was cancelled today,  soooo.....that means coffee and Ellen at 10am!  Who doesn't love Ellen?  Check out the finny notes from kids that was on on  yesterday, F-U-N-N-Y!

Funny Kids Art

Grab a Freebie!

Color the "Word Write the Room" Freebie- Owl Theme

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Create a Color Word Booklet

Rainbow the Snowy Owl- Create a Color Word Booklet
Color Word Booklets!
I fell in L-O-V-E  with Ashley Hughes' owl clip art!  I bought it not knowing what I would do, I just knew they had to be mine!  I decided to create a color word booklet.  I have three styles of booklets: write the word, trace gray letters, and trace dotted letters.   I have included the colored owl cards as well as black and white.  The color cards would be great laminated and on a ring or posted in a pocket chart.  Thanks for stopping byu and checking them out!
I have to work on Monday, ugh! I hope your all off at home, taking time to be creative!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Freebie! Winter Word Work Print and Go!

Trying to chase away those Monday morning blues?  I have a gift for you!  Click below for your freebie!
This would be great for morning work. small group or homework,

Freebie! Present Past Future Tense Verbs, WInter Theme
If you found this useful click below and check out fun winter Print and Go activities!

Winter Word Work Whiteout! Print and Go!

Jasper Roberts Consulting - Widget