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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Take~ emergent reader

This is such a busy time of the year.  Yesterday I finished entering report card grades.  Now I have to work on the attachment that also goes home that states what letters, sounds, numbers, shapes, etc, etc that the kids have learned.  I am currently working on lesson plans for next week.  I just created this reader and added it to my store for the kids to learn the sight word "take".


To see this reader in my store just click here.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Five for Friday

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share 5 things from my week.


This week I began introducing my Spring Stations to the kids.  Here are two stations in which the kids had to work on beginning blends.

Today we worked on ABC order and the kids did really well.  I always tell them to underline the first letter in each word.  The kids cut and then pasted them in order.

My husband is off on Fridays, so today he came to school while we were finishing up lunch to get my car keys.  He took my car and had new back tires put on.  Well the kids had no idea why he was there so I let their writing topic for the day be "Why did Eric (or Mr. Black) come to school?"  They had the cutest ideas.

Mister Black wanted to play with us outside.

Mr. Black he came because he wanted to fall in love with Mrs. Black.

Mr. Black came to give Mrs. Black headache medicine and give Mrs. Black a kiss and give Mrs. Black another kiss.  
She was right in that he did bring me headache medicine!  

Eric came to give you something.

The kids probably saw him hand me some headache medicine.  I knew he was coming to get my car so I text him and told him I would love him forever if he would bring me some sinus medicine.  I've had a headache all week!

I think that Eric came to give you a kiss and to see if we was being good and to give you another kiss.

Told you they were cute! :)

And lastly, I am throwing a sale today through Monday.  Click on the picture below to go to my store.




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Greedy Python Craft & Writing

Today I read The Greedy Python to my class.  


They loved the book!  They also loved the snake!

So we created our own snakes.  I gave the students the snake template and they used black paint to fill in the lines.  After the paint dried, they cut out the snakes, added an eye and then cut and pasted the tongue.  During Writing the students wrote about what they would eat if they were a greedy python.  

Here is how some of them turned out:

"If I was a greedy python I would eat a cat and I will eat dog."

"If I was a greedy python I would eat a shark."

If I was a greedy python I would eat ice cream and cake."

"If I was a greedy python I would eat pizza."

"If I was a greedy python I would eat a bug."

You can find this activity in my Spring Stations and Printables Pack.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Finishing Up Saint Patrick's Day

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share five things from my week.


This week we completed Saint Patrick's Day themed stations. 

Count the Gold: 


Students practiced counting in a rectangular array and then recorded the answer.

Count by 10s: 


Students chose a card and counted each shamrock by 10.

Rainbow Equations:


My students are getting much better at adding and subtracting, but I wanted to see if they could complete the equations correctly if the two skills were mixed together.  So I made simple addition and subtraction facts within 5.

Match the Illustration to the Story:
This was very simple for my students.  They all got this activity correct.  It is a skill that was on their report card so I went ahead and made this to see if they would be able to do it.

Sight Word Search:
After reading the poem together several times, I gave my students markers and allowed them to practice circling the sight words we knew within the poem.


To see my St. Patrick's Day Unit and more, click here.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hope everyone enjoyed St. Patrick's Day!  I loved seeing all my kids in green today!  I am going to show you a little of what we have been working on.


This week we are in the middle of testing for report cards.  I created this activity to see if my students could read simple cvc words.  They cut the words out (not pictured) and then pasted them on the matching cloud.  They did really well.

I created gold with simple addition problems through 5.  The kids picked up a piece of gold, solved the problem, and then recorded the answer.

These two pictures are examples of two different stations in which the kids practiced listening for digraphs "ch, sh, th, wh".  The students then recorded the answer onto their sheet.


At the shamrock stations, students listened for beginning blends.

And this is an example of a math station that had the kids practice analyzing and comparing shapes.  They had to count and record the number of sides and vertices (corners).


To see more from my St. Patrick's Day Mini Unit click here.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Went~ emergent reader

Tomorrow I am going to introduce the word "went" to my students.  We will be using the following reader:


After giving my students the reader, I write the word we are working on, on our white board.  The students use their best handwriting and copy the word into their readers.  After they have finished writing I have them read to me.  The kids get a smiley face and then work on coloring the pictures until everyone has read to me.  Once everyone has read, the kids take the readers and place them in their book baskets to read during Read to Self.  To see the reader in my store, click here.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Down~ emergent reader

My kids get so excited about learning sight words.  I do not introduce a new sight word each day.  I introduce them as I feel my students are ready for them.  However, the kids get so upset on days we do not learn a "new word".  They will even ask, "Mrs. Black, are you not going to give us a new word?!"  So tomorrow our word will be "down".  I am going to use the following reader to have them practice reading and writing the new word.


To see the reader in my store, click here.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Craft and Writing

This week we have started Saint Patrick's Day stations and activities in our classroom.  So far, we have read Leprechaun on the Loose and The Night Before Saint Patrick's Day.  Today we worked on a leprechaun craft and also completed a writing activity that told what we would do if we caught a leprechaun.  Here is how some of them turned out.

If I caught a leprechaun I would let my dog bite him.

If I caught a leprechaun I would be his friend.

If I caught a leprechaun I would ask for his gold.

If I caught a leprechaun I would touch his hat.

If I caught a leprechaun I would ask where his treasure is.

If I caught a leprechaun I would be happy and then I would ask it where his treasure is and then I would have a party with the leprechaun and then I would keep it and then keep having a party and then I would play.

If you would like to find this craft and more fun Saint Patrick's Day items in my store, click here.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Silly Stations and a Freebie

This week we have had so much fun learning about Dr. Seuss and reading his stories. Our school has dressed up everyday this week.  Monday we wore red, white and black.  Tuesday we wore our favorite color.  We dressed wacky on Wednesday.  Today we wore crazy socks, and I am the most excited about tomorrow!  We get to wear pajamas!  Our week has been packed full and I have been slack about taking pictures, but here are some of our kids from Wacky Wednesday.


Here is what we have been up to this week:
We practiced coloring by Sight Words.

We corrected Silly Sentences.  The kids did really great with these.

Since we read Dr. Seuss books this week, it was a great opportunity to review our rhyming skills.

You can see lots more in my Silly Stations Packet.

I'm leaving you with a freebie.  I wanted my kids to practice counting by 5's.  What better way then to count nickels?


Hope everyone has a great Friday tomorrow!