Okay…so as you all know I’ve been doing this teaching thing for quite a few years and I LOVE what I do, but is anyone else have a hard time gettin’ back into the groove? So I think it might have been easier to get back to it after summer break, than this return from Christmas. This girl has GOT to get it together. Plus that darn full moon is doing a number on my sweetie pies. In addition, I’m doing this Biggest Loser Challenge and I’m starving! God bless me if I make it until Friday. My head is a spinnin’. So as you read the silly smorgasbord of ideas spewing from this lil brain of mine, don’t judge. Just read on. You’ll get some free downloads out of it.
How ya holding up?
So I’m doing lunch duty today and all I could think was…”Why in college, did I have to take a music class and learn to play the recorder? Instead, they should have had a class all about mastering the art of opening Gogurt with splattering blue goo all over your teacher top and how to peel those darn fruit cup containers open without sticky juice flying across the table.” And don’t even get me started on these.
Now there is a college course worth taking!
All of my DRA’s are finally finished and report cards are just around the corner. In addition to Reader’s Workshop we do Guided Reading. All of my sweeties are in a level E or above, so the long vowel words are becoming more prevalent in their books. Therefore, I made a little center to practice reading long and short vowel words and discriminate between the two.
If you’d like it, just click the picture below.
This week we met with our math coach to discuss the common core and make sure we are adding all additional standards to our teaching. We’ll start implementing the common core standards in their entirety next year. I’ve tried to add some of these into my current center packs on TpT. One of the big changes for Firsties, is that they now have to count forward and backward from 120. So we’re beginning to use a 120’s chart. Most of my kiddos will have no problem with this little adjustment, but for my sweeties that already struggle, this will seem like an extra big feat. I have a few little people working very hard on their number sense and ability to use the hundred’s chart effectively and understand how it is arranged. Therefore,I made a few sheets for them to practice. You can download those below.
Well, my sweet friend Cara and I must have been Pinteresting at the same time, because this Friday my little people are going to do this cute little writing craftivity. We’re going to be reading:
and making these:
Found on Pinterest.
I made a little writing prompt sheet to attach below our snowmen.
Click below to download.
I had a few people who wanted my Homophone Hunt, but it’s Christmas themed, and well…Christmas has come and gone. Even if my brain and body still swear they are on break. So I made a new “Hot Chocolate” version. This is the same lesson, just different theme. You can click on the picture to pick this up.
The first 5 comments to this post will get this little hunt for free.
Have a great Thursday and Friday Friends!
If I survive I’ll be back with more freebies soon.
PS. Yesterday was my 1 year Teachers Pay Teachers anniversary.
I thought we’d celebrate with a little sale.
Everything in my store is on sale until Sunday.