Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Oh, What a Beautiful Morning! Oh, What a Beautiful Day!

So, I have finally been able to slow down just a tiny bit and create some new products for my store: 
I am so excited to share it with you all!

I LOVE the Daily 5 and CAFE! If you do too, then check this out as well!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Open House

So, we had Open House tonight! It was great seeing all the parents again since Sneak-a-Peak! My students made cute little heads of themselves. We then taped them to their chairs to show everyone where we sit. They turned out super cute!

Monday, August 26, 2013

It's Hard to Fix a Broken Heart...

We finally finished our week long reading, writing, and math lessons about Chrysanthemum! Check out our final masterpieces:
What we learned from the book: Before you speak, think and be smart. It's hard to fix a broken heart!

I had them create Chrysanthemum and in the speech bubble they wrote: "I think the name --------- is perfect! Earlier in the week,  I sent a note home to the parents asking how did they decide to name their child and why it was perfect for their child?, on Friday I shared the notes about each child's name from their parents. Then, we wrote about why we liked our name. We fully integrated this week's unit into math by counting how many letters were in our names and compared it to Chrysanthemum's name. It turned out great and my little firsties loved it!  

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New HOT Item!!!!

So, since school has started I have been crazy busy with teaching my 27 first grade Superheroes, grade level chair, preparing for a conference session at GRA (in Macon, GA this September), trying to finish my Teacher Support Specialist Endorsement, and collaborating with amazing a EIP teacher and a wonderful PL person at the BOE to teach the Reading Endorsement classes to other fellow teachers! Crazy and busy right? However, I have been working on, what feels like forever, a unit titled, "Punctuation Palooza!" I am so excited to share it with you!!!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Tomorrow starts the BIG SALE! All items in my Teachers Pay Teachers store will be 20% off August 18 & 19. If you use promo code BTS13 at checkout you will receive an additional 5% off. I have created a new blog post that should help you fill up your shopping carts, so check it out!

First Week of School!

So we have started school and have done so many activities this past week! Check it out:
After reading, David Goes to School by David Shannon, we created are own rules for our classroom (adapted from Melonheadz)! 

Then we read a great book about tattling called, The Bad Case of the Tattle-Tale Tongue. Next, we came up with ideas when it would be a good time to tattle and when it would not be. 

On Wednesday, we read the book, Lacey Walker Nonstop Talker, and learned when we should chat and when were times we should not chat to others. We also discussed why it was important to listen.
Make sure to check out my store on tpt for this great back to school unit!

We also did some really great graphing that made afternoon carpool a little bit easier!
You can find this too on tpt! The clipart is from melonheadz, check her out!

Boy and Girl Graphing:

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

My Superhero Classroom Tour Part 1

So, I have finally have had a moment to take pictures of my Superhero classroom for my firsties! I have to say I am so excited!!! So enjoy the tour!!!
My Classroom Roster and Schedule

The door to welcome students during the first week of school!

My Behavior Clip Chart

Whole Group Area (Birthdays/Calendar and Math Wall)

My Word Wall 

Group numbers over the table groups

Reading Station minus the chairs and the carpet area

Math Station rotation board with Superheroes!