Thursday, September 24, 2015

Nuts About 1st Grade

Both of our classes have been completely Nuts About 1st Grade all week with this cute new set of squirrel themed centers that we created. This comprehensive set of activities reviews many of the math and language arts skills we have been working so hard on all month.

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It’s been so fun for us to both watch our kiddos work cooperatively with each other on all of these activities.  It continues to amaze us how well they are ALL decoding and reading short vowel words and sight words. 


Here’s a little {sneak} peek at all of activities included in this unit . . .


We would LOVE to give away a few sets of these centers to our blogger friends.

Simply post a comment telling us what you are NUTS about along with your email address and you will have a chance to win.

We will choose (3) winners and post their recipes online for all of you. 

Good luck everyone . . . this giveaway ends Sunday night at 8:00 pm (CST).


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Short Vowel Craftivities

Hello blogging friends!!!  After a wedding, two funerals and adopting a new reading series we are finally feeling like we are back on track and ready to jump right back into the blogging and TpT world.

Right now our firsties are working hard on reviewing letter sounds and reading basic cvc words.  So we thought it was time to jazz up some of our old activities and put them all together in one unit.

We are SO excited to announce the newest addition to our TpT store. 

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Students will begin by sound spelling the basic /cvc/ words. If the word has the corresponding short vowel sound they will cut it out and glue it inside the art project. If it doesn’t have the corresponding sound they will glue it on the back of the art project.

We hope you take a few minutes and head over to our TpT store to check out Short Vowel Craftivities.  Your students are guaranteed to have as much fun learning as you do teaching with these cute little craftivities.


Monday, May 4, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Sale

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Don’t miss out on all the savings this week as TpT partners up with us to say Thank You

Make sure you enter code THANKYOU at checkout to receive 28% off your total purchase.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Reading Street Resource Packs {Complete}

If you are a Reading Street user and have been waiting patiently . . . we are happy to announce that we FINALLY have all of our Reading Street Resource Packs put together. So far we are absolutely loving this new reading series.  We may just have better readers than ever!!  As with any new series, it’s been a lot of work getting all of the new resources created and put together but we are so glad to have the consistency of resources for all six units.

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Here is a {sneak} peek of some of the resources that are available for each unit[clip_image066%255B6%255D.png]You can also grab all six units bundled together in this complete pack at a discounted price.  



Sunday, January 11, 2015

Snowy Day Writing Project

It was a very windy, cold, and snowy week here in Kansas . . . which were all absolutely perfect conditions to get our kiddos thinking about our Snowy Day writing project.  These actually turned out to be some of the most amazing writing projects of the year.  The kids could all use their own experiences to write about a real chilly outdoor adventure they’ve had or what they would like to do.

We began by reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.  Then we discussed the character and setting and spent time focusing on specific events that happened in the beginning, middle and end of the story. 

To get our kiddos ready to write we made a cute little art project and created a class flipchart . . . which accidentally got discarded by the counselor when he came in to do a lesson on our Promethean board, oops!!!!  We brainstormed possible beginnings and endings for our stories.  Then we made a list of all the things we could do outside in the snow.

Here’s an example of what our flipchart looked like . . .



A special thanks to our good friend Mrs. Gabrielson for creating this fun art project several years ago.  We absolutely LOVE it!!!!


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Welcome 2015

Happy 2015 sweet blogging friends!  We hope you all enjoyed the holidays with your family and friends and are ready to jump back in to the swing of things at school.  We both loved spending time with our loved ones.


What better way to kick off the beginning of the year {and going back to school} than with some sensational savings.  We have slashed the prices on our most popular January themed units by 50% until Thursday (January 8th).  Head on over to our TpT store to check them out.

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