Monday, September 10, 2012

Categorizing Words Literacy Center FREEBIE!!!!!

Oh how I've missed blogging!!!! This school year has kept me extra super busy, but I'm loving my new crew & my student teacher!!! 

I feel bad that I haven't shared any pictures of my classroom yet!! I planned to include them in this post, but I left my camera at school. BOO!!! I will post them this week so you can see my home away from home!! 

I'm not going to leave you empty handed tonight though!! One of the Common Core standards I'm teaching this week is L.1.5.{Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.}
I put together a little center to reinforce this skill!! 
Click on the picture to go to my TpT store to download it for FREE!!

I'll be back before the end of the week to *finally* post pictures of my classroom!!!
Have a wonderful week!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Common Core-Writing Narratives All Year Long in First Grade

I can't believe I've already been in school for 2 weeks! WOW! Time flies when you are having fun!! I'm loving that routines and procedures {for the most part} are in place! That means it's Common Core time!! Woot! Woot!

I'm so excited to start teaching my little writers about narratives next week! I'll be supplementing my lessons with my new Common Core-Writing Narratives All Year Long in First Grade resource.

 It includes graphic organizers that can be used for organizing ideas for any narrative, writing prompt sheets for the entire year {all major holidays, seasons, etc.}, personal and fictional narrative task cards, editing checklists, and reflection sheets.
Here's a sneak peek.....
For more info about it, click {here}!

And here's a freebie for you! Click the picture to download a sample of fictional and personal narrative task cards that are included in the packet! 

Stay tuned for the informational and opinion writing packets that are coming soon!

Have a GREAT week!!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sneak Peek {part 2}

I'm *finally* back after being knee deep in back to school fun to share the rest of my recent TpT purchases!!

Rachelle over at What the Teacher Wants made life SO much easier for all of us when she posted her Common Core Galore Checklists! It's a HUGE favorite of mine! Check it out {here}!

And Natalie, the SWEET other half of What the Teacher Wants, made these ADORABLE student awards of the month!!! LOVE them and know my students will LOVE them even more!!! 

Can you say GENIUS?!?! I will be using this Sticky Note Research Project resource when implementing the Common Core research standards in my classroom!!! SO creative and something only the one and only Sarah Cooley could come up with!!! Check it out {here}!

Want the cutest calendar wall??!! Growing Kinders did the work for you!!! This is so sweet and colorful & can't wait to replace my boring calendar space with it!!  Check it out {here}!

Michelle over at Fabulous in First put together a wonderful sight word packet that I couldn't resist!! Trust me, it IS super!!! Love it!!! Check it out {here}!

I had to get these CUTE Back to School craftivities from Amy over at Step into Second Grade!!! They are precious and the patterns are SO easy to use!!! Check it out {here}!

Last... but not least, I grabbed a copy of these Place Value Mystery Pictures by Cara over at the First Grade Parade! LOVE!!! Check them out {here}!

As you can tell, I'm loaded with amazing goodies!! Love starting the school year inspired to make learning FUN!!! It's easy thanks to TpT!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sneak a Peek {Part 1}


I love finding amazing products to use in my classroom on TpT! I took advantage of the Back to School sale & loaded up on a ton of goodies!!! Very therapeutic during my first full week of school!!!

Check out my fabulous purchases!!
I love Erica Bohrer's Thematic File Folder Word Walls!! These are going to be a perfect tool for my little writers!!! A must have!!! Check them out {here}!

I was SO happy to get this amazing Back to School unit by Lindsey over at The Teacher Wife! We just finished the parent letter and are almost finished with the All About Me craftivity!! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!! Check it out {here}!


Seriously, the title of the next product I scooped up says it reader's workshop time is about to BLAST off with this gem!! Oh MY!! I can't thank Kim and Michele enough for sharing their expertise with us!! Check it out {here}!

Hope King's Cloudy with a Chance....unit is one that I should have put in my plans a looooooong time ago!!! So useful and fun!!! Check it out {here}!

These adorable comprehension skill strategy posters were created by Cheryl over at Primary Graffiti! They're going to be a BIG help to me AND they are super duper cute!! Check them out {here}!

I love when two of my favorite sellers join forces and make an incredible resource! I'm so glad that I now have Writing Through the Year- Unit 1 created by Deanna Jump and Deedee Wills!!! Yeah!! It's packed full of great information to help me launch writer's workshop in my classroom!! Check it out {here}!

I don't know how I ever started the school year without Babbling Abby's Fun with Firsties resource!! It is full of FUN to kick off your school year! My students just LOVE it!!! Check it out {here}!!
And finally....

I have a goal of being more organized for sub days this year!! Amanda over at One Extra Degree has helped make this goal become a reality for me with her wonderful Sub Tub resource. I have everything I could possibly need & more to prepare for being absent!!! Check it out {here}!

Y'all, let me just say that I love to shop!! HA!! I will be back tomorrow to share part 2 of my TpT purchases!!! 

Happy Friday Eve!!!