Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My Latest Brainstorm- Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Wipe Off Books!

Thursday night I was in bed trying to fall asleep.  My mind was racing with things I wanted to make for next school year. (It's sort of an avoidance technique...avoid what needs to get done before the last day of school by thinking about what you want to do for September!)  I was thinking about how I wanted some activities for my students to do at the guided reading table while I was working with one student at a time.  Suddenly, it hit me!  If I bound the pages just right, I could make a booklet for them to practice their spelling or high frequency words that they can write on, wipe off, and covers the word they're practicing!  Somehow I managed to wait until morning to put the thing together.  It works like a charm!  The directions and an editable file are now in my TpT store.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Too much to do! New Short Vowel Packet!

The end of the year is quickly approaching.  There is always so much to do!  We have our state science test next week that the AIS teachers have to help administer; our end of the year Fountas and Pinnell BAS; end of the year post tests for our SLOs; my artifacts for my APPR still have to be reviewed; and I still need on my more walk-through observation.  I'll be glad when everything is checked off my list!

I'm so excited to be working with kindergarten students for the remainder of the year.  Working with K students comes in a close second to working with first grade AIS students.  I wanted to make sure we really hit the short vowels and practiced cvc words, so I made a new set of beach themed cvc activities.  My students love them!  The packet is now available in my TpT store.  I would love if you checked it out.  If you do, you can download the sound mat for free when you click the download preview button.

Here are some pictures of what's in this fun set!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Don't Miss the TpT Sale!

Wow!  It's May and it's already teacher appreciation week.  I can't believe that the school year is quickly coming to an end.  It seems like we were just trudging through snow and now the trees have most of their leaves.

Teachers Pay Teachers is having a huge teacher appreciation days sale.  My store is participating and you get 28% off all my items when you use the promo code TAD13.  This sale runs May 7th and 8th, so hurry over and check out the great deals.  I just added reading logs for first grade.  I've also made the first sight word packs for K and first grade free during the sale.  If you haven't checked them out, here's your chance.

I hope every teacher has a wonderful week.  Thanks for all you do!