Saturday, October 18, 2014

On the Road to Reading Street {Unit 3}

Hello Reading Street users . . . we are excited to announce that we finally got everything in our 244 page Reading Street Resource Pack for unit 3 combined and posted in our TpT store.

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Don’t miss out on our other Reading Street Resource Packs.  They are filled with everything you need to launch the 2013 edition in your 1st grade classroom.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Super Sentence Wheels {Through the Year}

We are SO excited to share one of our very favorite resources for teaching students to write complete sentences.  Check out our Super Sentence Wheels Through the Year that includes a total of 13 wheels and student booklets.

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Step 1:  Copy the sentence wheels on cardstock for each student.  Have students cut out the three circles and assemble them using a brad (metal fastener) so they can spin the wheels to create super sentences.

Step 2:  Brainstorm a list of adjectives (describing words) as a whole group that could describe the main character of your sentence wheel.  Encourage students to pick a different describing word for each sentence they create.

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Step 3:  Align the WHO wheel with a verb/phrase from the DID WHAT wheel.

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Step 4:  Align the WHERE wheel to create a super sentence.

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Step 5:  Students will write their super sentence in the student book using correct capitalization and punctuation.  There is also space provided for them to illustrate their sentence.

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Back to School!! Are you ready??

Can you believe it is August and summer is over????? Diane just got back from Kansas City to celebrate her 27th wedding anniversary and also spent 6 hours in her daughter’s classroom getting her ready for her first year of teaching. Kelly has been in Colorado for a National Baseball tournament with her son. They finished 4th! So NOW we are going to frantically finish up our own rooms and get ready to go. We have Open House on Thursday!!!!! We will be putting in the hours over the next few days and nights! We feel everyone’s pain…and excitement for this time of year! We can’t wait to meet our new kiddos and start our year in a new school. We are so giddy about all the new resources that are out there and loading up our wish list on TpT for the BTS Blastoff! We will have everything in our store 20% off!                                                     Happy Shopping and have a WONDERFUL new school year!!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

On the Road to Reading Street {Unit 2 Resource Pack}

Hello Reading Street users . . . we are excited to announce that we finally got everything in our 223 page Reading Street Resource Pack for unit 2 compiled.  clip_image004

Don’t miss out on our other Reading Street Resource Packs.  They are filled with everything you need to launch the 2013 edition in your 1st grade classroom.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Math Racers

Start your engines and get your students excited about numbers! 

We are SO excited to introduce our newest product . . . Math Racers

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Math Racers are a series of weekly number fluency skill builders that we will be sending home with our kiddos each night.  Students will compete against their time from the previous night as they race to improve their score during the week.

Last year our district began administering the TEN {Test of Early Numeracy} which is part of the AIMSweb program.  We used these quick assessment tools to identify students who were at risk.  Teaching children basic numeracy skills is the core of what we should be doing as first grade teachers so we wanted to expand on these measures and create activities that focused on building number fluency from 1-120.

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We look forward to using these this year with our kiddos.  For several years we have used a similar resource that we created to master sight words and they have been a BIG success.  Any time that students get to race against themselves or their classmates they get excited about learning!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Color Days Craze {Winners}

Congratulations to our lucky winners . . . we will be sending all three of you our Color Day Fun and Color Days Craze units.  Thank you so much to everyone who entered our giveaway.

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If you didn’t win and would like to kick off your year with these fun color themed activities head on over to our TpT store and add them to your wish list or cart.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Color Days Craze

We are excited to announce that we have updated and bundled all of our color themed math and literacy centers into one new and improved set called Color Days Craze.  We’ve even added a new math activity that focuses on missing numbers 0-20!  It includes 5 math and 5 literacy centers that are perfect to use at the beginning of the school year with your kiddos. 

Here’s a {sneak} peek at everything that is included in this 86 page unit.

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We always kick off our school year with two full weeks of color themed activities.  Not only do we review the color words and how to spell them . . . but we also have lots of FUN doing literature based activities that incorporate reading, writing, math, art and even eating!!!

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Take a {sneak} peek inside our Color Day FUN unit at just a few of the activities included in this 124 page unit  . . . which is available to purchase on TpTcolor fun sneek peek

We’d love to give away a few sets of our Color Days Craze Math and Literacy Centers and Color Day Fun units. 

Simply post a comment with your email address telling us what your favorite color is.

We will choose (3) winners. 

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

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