Sunday, January 3, 2016

Staying Busy in January




YAY!  Happy New Year!  So excited to be starting a new year.  It's always fun to get some resolutions out there and seeing them through.  My goal is to travel more.  I love to travel and take vacations with my hubby once a year.  However I would like to add a vacation and a few small side trips.  I hope that could happen!

Now that we are almost back at school (womb womp),  I created my latest Staying Busy in January.  It's filled with lots of cute printables, writing prompts and more perfect for this month. I know I always use my other Staying Busy Packs for centers, homework, classwork and even early finishers.  It really is your choice.  My little ones love completing them.  Let's take a look at what's inside…



I include a printable like this in every pack.  It has so many things the students should be practicing on; reading, writing, making connections and creating.  They love love love this making connections worksheet.  I try to always make the stories silly for them.


Writing is so important in first grade.  This is when they start to put more than two sentences together.  So for this writing prompt, I like to give them a little push with some ideas they can write about in the word bank.  It's always fun to read what they wrote.


We are about to start learning the long vowel sounds, 
so a little practice with the short vowels couldn't hurt.



I like to give this printable on Thursdays before the little ones Reading Test on Friday's.  They are to read a story and then identify the parts of this story with this comprehension sheet.  It gets them thinking about what they just read and get to put it on paper.




I love adding math printables with what we are working on at the moment.  Here are some addition math facts but I have also included subtraction as well.  



Doubles for some reason, always give my little ones a hard time.  I plan on giving them this printable a few times a week so they get their double facts down.

Tens and ones are important around this time.  Anything for a little extra practice.  This is perfect for centers.


There is so much more included in this Staying Busy in January Set.  Please click here to take you there!

This pack includes:
Literacy
*Warm Me Up {short u sounds}
*ABC Order
*Writing Prompts ( new years, MLK, goals & resolutions)
*Polar Bear Troubles -Making Connections { read, highlight & write }
*past/present tense verbs
*adjectives
*parts of a story

Math
*addition facts
*subtraction facts
* tally marks
*double it up
*roll and cover
*shapes
*tens and ones
*odds and evens

I'm so excited for the New Year and even more excited
 for this cute little pack for my little ones.

Today is my last day before work. 
 I will make sure I do NOT get out of my pajama unless I have too.  =)  Happy Sunday.







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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Staying Busy in December!

Ahh!  December is almost here.  My shopping is almost done and I am so relieved that I am not running around looking for gifts.  In between I have been creating my latest cutest pack! 


Staying Busy in December



I have included LAL/Math printables just like my other sets. 
 These are some of the fun sheets included.






These fun math printable can be used in so many ways.  That's why I love them.  I usually use them for centers.  That way I never have to look for things to have them work on.  This is all ready for them.  If not for centers you can do this for morning work, buddy work or even homework.  
Practice makes perfect!





We are currently working on digraphs and irregular plurals for Wilson's and Grammar.  So what better way to practice than with cute worksheets like this.  I love the winter clip art.  The kids have so much fun coloring them after they are done.








For Grammar the little ones are also reviewing inflectional endings and syllables.  This pack has it all to keep challenging your students and keep reviewing past skills until they have mastered them. 





I have also included a little bonus craft.  Have your students create this stocking and make it their own.  You can toss in a writing prompt or have them decorate it with glitter and pictures.  Have them make it their own.  They will love it.


This sweet pack will have you covered for everything in the month of December. All you need to do is print and place wherever you'd like wether it's homework, centers… you name it!  


This pack includes:
Literacy
*Warm Me Up {short o sounds}
*ABC Order
*Writing Prompts
*Snowman Troubles -Making Connections { read, highlight & write }
*Possessive Nouns
*Contractions
*Retelling
*Sequencing
*Syllables
*Inflectional Endings
*Irregular Pronouns
*Digraphs


Math
*Skipping Numbers
*Fact Familes
*Ordinal Numbers
*Shapes
*Minute Math
*Roll & Cover
*Mystery Math
*Ordering greatest to least & least to greatest


Click here to learn more and check out the preview. =)  


There's a special surprise coming soon.  Check back in later in the weekend. =)





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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Out With the Old & In With the New - Part III

Hey all. So this 4 day weekend was simply amazing.  First time ever I got my Christmas shopping done this early.  I finished everyone!  Can you believe that?  Because I certainly can not.  Now I get to spend more time with my family and hubby during the holidays.  It's a win- win!  

Being in the holiday spirit so soon, I decided to update one of my favorites!  


I added some extra cuteness and some more fun printables.  I love updating my products.  I like to give it an extra touch it didn't have before.  Here are some printables inside this holiday pack





I know my little ones love Rudolph and learning about reindeer.  I tried to include some cute printables all about just that.  



I also included tons of writing printables and other worksheets that would be perfect for morning work, center, early finishers and even homework.  It's a fun way to get the little ones learning and excited about the holidays while working on many skills.  And a cute craft.  Who doesn't love that?






This pack includes:

-Stencils/directions for craft
-Writing prompts/half/full/black&w/primary/secondary
-Letters to Santa
-Making words
-Word search
-ABC order
-Adjectives
- Word of the day
- Can, Have & Are
-Acrostic Poem

If you have this set already, re-download to get the new goodies added!

if you don't have this yet, click here to grab this pack.

If you are interested in just the stencils, click here to take you there!






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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Staying Busy in November!



Ahh.  It's already the middle of October.  With paperwork, testing and deadlines I am missing my favorite month of the year. My next favorite is November, so if I miss a bit of October, I'll manage.   I've been working on my latest product.  A few weeks ago, I posted my Staying Busy in October pack. My students are LOVING it.  It comes in handy for centers, buddy work and even morning work.  If I don't finish the whole pack soon in class, I will start giving some out for homework.   I decided to keep it going and create it for each month.  This is my latest: Staying Busy in November


This is the perfect pack for the month.  It comes with cute printables that your little ones will truly enjoy.  Let's take a look at some of my faves…



We review short vowel sounds around November/December  This would be perfect for centers.  My students love coloring/identifying letters and letters sounds.





We introduce/review patterns, number bonds and skipping at the beginning of the year.  These are also a bit tricky at the beginning.  What a better way to practice/reinforce these skills with some fun printables.  Use these in the morning when they walk through the door and get those minds going for the day!





I love to toss in some extra fun printables to get them excited for the holidays.  My little ones always love to talk about themselves, what they like and what they already know.  So these printables are perfect for just that.  They are able to work on their reading, writing and opinions.  


My Students LOVED doing this last month.  I would put it in their folder every Thursday when they had to read the story of the week. They filled it out according to the story and then told me their favorite part.  They love telling me what they think.  It's great for comprehension and identifying parts of the story. =)  

I seriously love this pack.  It has everything we need to review our skills for the month.  It's fun, exciting and hopefully will get my students excited for the holidays.  Drop by my store  to see what else is in this pack.  Make sure to download the preview for a better look!  With literacy and math printables, this combo has you covered.  

This combo pack includes:
Literacy
*Feed Me {ending sounds with short e and short i}
*Turkey Sort
*My Favorite's
*Turkey traditions {writing}
*Roll and Fill {short vowel sounds}
*ABC Order
*Thanksgiving Writing
*Turkey Trouble {reading and making connections}
*Turkey Talk {sentence mix up}
*Retell It
*Apples in Order! {sequence}
*Can Have Are
*I Am Thankful
* Tommy is Thankful {reading and making connections}


Math
*Number Bonds
*Roll and Cover
*Roll a Turkey
*Skippity Do Dah {skipping by two's}
*What's the Pattern?
*See It and Write It {how many}
*Even or Odd?
*Graphing


Stay tuned for months ahead.  

I am resting and mentally preparing for the week ahead.  So I am off to lay down and relax and watch some football. =)

Happy Sunday!











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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Classroom Reveal-Finally!


Classroom Reveal!!
Ahhh!  So better late than never right?  I have yet to post my classroom pictures.  It has taken me awhile to make changes to the class and get used to what I see everyday.  If I didn't like something, I would change it and move it around.  Soo without further a dew… here it is!




This is my favorite part of the room.  My desk area.  I love it because it's full of bright colors and visuals for the students to be aware of .  I love the quotes posters I have all over my room.  The students are filled with guidance and rules and they don't even know it. =) I have the rules behind my desk because there are many times a year where I have the students sit in the reading corner (pics below) and we just sit and talk about the rules of the classroom and why it's important to follow them.  It's only necessary to have the clip chart next to the rules so the students are reminded of what they are expected to follow in the room and school.   I got this awesome clip chart from
Learning in Wonderland. It's the perfect color.   


Next is my reading corner!


This is another one of my fave's!  I changed the rug this year. Added bright purple crates (my favorite colors) and fun, cute and cozy pillows.  Can you tell my favorite colors are pink and purple? LOL I am seriously all about the brights this year.  Bright colors are what you see walking in my room.


My phone has recently deleted all my apps.  So my pictures look kind of dull and not bright.  But this is how my room looks from one angle.  I think it's perfect the way I used the same borders for each section.  Saved me tons of time of thinking which border goes best where.  
I love the colors and the way it turned out.





There are where my center backers go.  I am able to fit so much. I usually fit another pencil basket in there along with dry erase markers and crayons.  Everything fits so perfect.  These baskets are so useful. I even have another set by my side and put daily work in them.  You can see them here.




 These are how I use my other baskets for my side of the room.  Every Thursday I print out all the work I need for the following week.  I organize/separate them into different categories: centers, tests, lal and math.  They go into these baskets and I pull them when I need them.  It's been working for me for years now and I love the way it looks. =) Have you noticed I have a title for each bulletin?  I love these.  I grabbed these last year from The Animated Teacher.  They are editable so you can make whatever you want.  I laminated them and reused them again this year.  Love the bright colors.  Goes great in my room.





Again… sorry for the dullness in picture!  I really need a good app to brighten these pics.  Jeez!
Anywho as you can see the other side of my bulletin and baskets.  




Another round of baskets.  I plan on putting center things in them.  Like markers!! 




I have so many markers.  It makes me so happy.  We run through these like water.  I was able to put these on my supply list this year and so happy I did.  Everyone brought them in!!





My objectives boar is very important to me.  It's mostly for me and administration, but they love coming in here and checking it out to see what we are up to for the week.  It's bright and is right to the point.  Very easy to understand which is my kind of thing! It doesn't hurt that the colors are cute either.  This set of objectives was a combo from Crockett's Classroom and Learning in Wonderland







Now for my board on the other side of my room,  I have fabric!  It's the same fabric as last year.  No bubbles or looking funky towards the end of the year.  It last amazing and as you can see I'm using it again this year.  On this side of the room, I am using black bulletin board paper.  Well I ran out of fabric paper last year and then got lazy to go back and get some more.  So for now we have black.  And I don't mind it.  I love the crisp look it leaves.  With the bright colors, it makes it stand out more and just so much more inviting!






Finally, this is my aide's desk.  Some people think she's the teacher when they come in b/c her desk is so much bigger and nicer than mine! LOL I like to jazz up her desk as well with fun quote's posters I got home.  The book bins are one of my newest additions to the classroom this year.  I got them from Really Good Stuff.  They have a new selection filled with tons of bright colored things.  



Phew!  Thank goodness that's done.  I've been working on some things lately and excited to have them out soon!!

Happy Sunday.







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