Transition Time: Word of the Day
I cannot believe I haven't blogged about this before, but even if I have, here's a fun refresher & freebie :) I have a rowdy bunch this year, so a lot of my teaching involves movement, Brain Breaks and Whole Brain Teaching strategies. One thing that rates at the top of my pet peeves is when kids start to transition the second I start giving the directions. It turns into a scene of me yelling over a group of moving kids who, of course, end up asking me what to do 2 minutes later.... grr…
(first post from my iPhone so we shall see what it looks like hmmm) I wanted to share this idea (evolved from Elements of Reading Vocabulary -love it). It really helps my kids understand new vocab. Each day I give each student a chance to share. "Do I have any Word Catchers today?". Their hands shoot up. When they share, they have to tell me when/where they hear/saw the word and give the word in the context in which they encountered it. This is how I keep record. You can even make it into a…
Beach Theme Activities Pack
Looking for ways to incorporate beach theme manipulatives into your beach themed classroom this year? Maybe you have a beach unit and are looking for fun ways to insert some learning? This is the activities pack for you! This fun idea pack includes 20 separate learning ideas using easy things to ...
Investigating Our Names
We had to figure out... How many letters in your first name? How many vowels? How many syllables? How many letters in your last name? H...
Learning With Literature: Fancy Nancy | Creekside Learning
Welcome to our week with Fancy Nancy, one of my daughter’s favorite book characters. She loves to play dress-up, just like Nancy. The fancier, the better. So naturally, we dressed up each day before delving into our Fancy Nancy books. Some days, we even had a tea party while we read. On this particular day, we read Bonjour Butterfly while donning our fancy pink star glasses. We put a fancy tablecloth on our table and used real tea cups. The Queen Bee served snacks and even let her brothers…
Students will love to learn about new vocabulary words with this center activity. With the roll of a die, students will investigate new words and deepen their understanding. Perfect for workshop, centers, partners, or independent learning. Use with your GLAD science and social studies units.
Giraffes Can't Dance (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Product Details ISBN-13:9781338570991Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. Publication date:03/26/2019Edition description:B&N Exclusive EditionPages:32Sales rank:12,216Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.70(d)Age Range:3 - 6 Years
Life in First Grade
"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." -Jacqueline Kennedy
Max's brothers have grand collections that everyone makes a big fuss over. Benjamin collects stamps and Karl collects coins, and neither one will share
F is for First Grade
I snatched up some of the cutest polka dotted metal pails last year at a hole in the wall surplus store(I'm a bit in love with polka dots). They were a couple dollars each and I thought I'd surely find a use for them. They've become gift "bags" for my teacher friends birthdays- filling them with a soda, some sweets, and little office supplies and such. Of course I saved this one for myself. It's bigger than the little ones in Target (about 6 inches tall). While I was cleaning up the house a…