Saturday, April 30, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Alicia from First Grade Factory and I are teaming up for a Summer Spectacular Giveaway!! WOOOHOOOO!! You could win Alicia's awesome My School Memory Book AND my Under the Sea Math and Literacy Center Packet! Please note that if you have already purchased these items, you may pick something else out in our stores for the same value! We are each hosting this contest and will be giving away these prizes to two lucky followers (one from each site)!! You have 5 chances to win!!
To enter, follow these directions.....
1. Follow my blog and post a comment!
2. Follow my TpT store HERE and leave a comment!
3. Follow Alicia's blog HERE and leave a comment!
4. Follow Alicia's TpT store HERE and leave a comment!
5. Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with a link!!! (Please help us spread the word!)
Don't forget to go to Alicia's page and enter there, too!! The contest will end on Saturday, April 30th at midnight! We will announce the winners on Sunday!!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I went out to Big Lots and bought a ton of these organizational babies....love me some plastic containers!!! I seriously had an adrenaline rush when buying so many at once! I knew it was worth every bit of my personal moola!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
This is my center board. Students go to the board to see what they need to work on each day. We work on centers Mon.-Thurs. for about 1.5 hours. If needed, Friday is our day to continue working on centers. When students have completed all of their center work, they get to have "Free Friday". This is a time when they can play a math or literacy game of their choice.
Students might go to a center more than once a week depending on how many activities are in the center. For example, the red fish on the board is my math/science/social studies center. During the week, students will have 3 opportunities to work on the 3-4 activities in that center.
I'm very lucky to have these amazing wooden shelves to store my center materials. This shelf is sectioned off by skill, spelling, and math/ social studies/science centers. Did I mention how much I love this shelf?!?!
I meet with my leveled reading groups at this lil' table while everyone's working on their centers. I also have a parapro or parent volunteer working with students at this time.
I stole this idea from my super organized team member...I use labeled expandable file folder pockets to store all of my center cards and recording sheets. L.O.V.E this!
Whew! I know I probably just confused the heck outta ya! If so, I apologize!! Please let me know if you have any questions in the comment section!!
After I read this sweet story, my students decorated their own egg. I just cut eggs out of white construction paper and put every crafty thing out for my students to use to decorate them-glitter, pom poms, sequins, ribbon, etc. Fun stuff!!!
I thought they turned out super cute!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
On April 7th at 1:38pm she said "I follow your blog!".
A big thank you to everyone who participated in our contest! If you didn't win, I have a little special going on for you at my TpT store!!! You can get 15% off my Spring Math and Literacy Packet AND my Hippity Hoppity Math and Literacy Packet until Wednesday!!! You can also get Erica's Jelly Bean Math and Spring File Folder & Writing Prompts at her TpT store!
Thanks again everyone and CONGRATS GLADYS!!!!!
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Happy Friday! I hope y'all have a GREAT weekend!!!
This literacy center is called "Eggtraordinary Endings" and focuses on making words with inflectional endings. To make this center, you will need 10 plastic eggs. Write a root word on the largest side and an inflectional ending on the other smaller side.Break them apart, put them in a basket, and your students can have a blast making words.
Here is a recording sheet you can use with this center! Click on the picture to download it!!
Hope you enjoy these activities!!!! Don't forget to enter the "Spring Themed Fun" contest if you haven't already!!! Only two days left before the winners are announced!!!Happy Friday Eve!!!!