Saturday, August 20, 2011

What Level Are You On???

I found a GREAT Guided Reading idea from through Pinterest, that I am excited to share with you!!!  I will be keeping up with my reading groups this way this year!  So simple, yet so helpful!!!!

"Saddle Up" For The New School YEAR!!!

Western is our theme this year!  After a long week of inservice meetings, data meetings, faculty meetings, "Meet the Teacher" night and working in my classroom, I think I'm getting close to ready to invite my new "Firsties" into my classroom....on MONDAY....YIKES!!!!!!  This is a picture of my bulletin board, welcoming my new students into 1st Grade!!!  It should be a GREAT year!!!
Rounding Up My First Grade COWPOKES!!!
Welcome to 1st Grade!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Getting in the "Firstie's" Mode!!!

August...already???? Whew...the summer FLEW by!!!  Now it's time to get into the mode of school!! Ready or not, I will meet my new "Firsties" very soon!!

Over the summer, I worked on some Weekly Word Study games that I use every year for centers, practice and homework.  I just gave them a little "face-lift" this summer!!  I am attaching one that I will probably use the first week of school to review their Kinder words.  Feel free to add whatever words you choose to use for your students.  The game directions are on the top of the templates. I'm not sure where this game concept generated from, but whoever came up with it is my hero!!  I've made many changes to the game rules over the years to fit the needs of my own students...feel free to do the same:)

Just a little

I found a "" idea from I normally do a child/puppet template the first day of school along with a school bus glyph, but this particular glyph will go along with the child/puppet template better!  I can't wait to use it with my "Firsties" and explore all the ways that we can use our child puppet throughout the year.  At the end of the year, we do another child/puppet and compare and contrast the differences that we've made while in 1st grade! The kiddo's LOVE it! It's a great keepsake for mom's and dad's also:)
The Glyph Key
The Child/Puppet Template
Thanks Kathy!!! I love it;)


S.U.M.M.E.R.!!!!!!!!!!! :)