Thursday, December 1, 2011

Smitten with Mittens

Tonight we are completely smitten with mittens {and our fuzzy blankets, pj’s and slippers} . . . maybe it’s because the temperature has dropped here in Kansas and we can hear the wind howling outside our windows.  May be a bad day for recess duty tomorrow!!!

Last night we finally put the finishing touches on our newest set of math and literacy centers and got them posted in our TpT store.  We are planning to use them when we return from Christmas break to go along with all of the Jan Brett literature that we always love to read.

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Here’s a little {sneak} peek at all the math and literacy centers that are included in this set.clip_image035

Smitten with Mitten Math & Literacy Centers

We are BIG believers in choosing a few skills to teach at a time . . . and teaching them well.  This is reflected in each set of our centers.  We use them as building blocks each week.  The consistency in format also makes things run smoothly with our kiddos. 

At this point in the year {January} we expect our students to be able to . . .consistently spell short vowel words with blends and digraphs, begin sorting long vowel (with sneaky e) and short vowel words, put words in ABC order, arrange words to form a complete sentence and be able to write the sentence applying proper capitalization and punctuation, sort real and nonsense words, write and solve addition and subtraction math problems up to sums of 18, identify odd and even numbers, order numbers to 90 and count sets of tens and ones.

Bundle up everyone and stay warm!!!

We would also like to invite you to leave us a comment about something you are {smitten} with right now and we will enter your name in a giveaway for a free set of these new math and literacy centers.

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44 comments:

  1. I'm smitten with Pinterest right now! There are so many cool ideas on there... wish I had more time to explore.

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  2. I am smitten with my wool socks, fuzzy blanket, and comfy recliner this time of year! My favorite time of day is when I get home and I am finished with the daily chores. I curl up in my recliner and surf the web!

    Teresa
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  3. I am also smitten with Pinterest lol but also with Christmas traditions :)


    Jennifer

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  4. Don't judge...but this weather causes me to be smitten with my snuggie! Ha!

    -Genevieve
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  5. I am smitten with my homemade hot chocolate...it's the perfect treat on these cold nights!

    Lora
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  6. I'm smitten with all of the great activities I've been finding on blogs... I can't wait to become a teacher!! :)

    ~Hannah

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  7. I'm smitten with memories of growing up in an awesome family. Precious times.

    First Grade Delight
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  8. How cute!! I'm smitten with the magic that our Elf on the Shelf, Snowflake, is bringing to my classroom. These students really need magic in their lives and I am amazed at their response to Snowflake! :)

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  9. I'm smitten withe the idea of my hubby, who is currently deployed, being home for the holidays!! =)

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  10. I'm smitten with the fact that we only have 2 weeks until Christmas break! That and your blog- you all have such great ideas!

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  11. I am smitten with December. I love the Christmas season and all of the wonderful traditions that go with it. It's such a fun time to be a teacher (a little bit exhausting, but still fun!
    -Jennifer
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  12. I'm smitten with my wonderful class of first graders! They are so adorable and funny! I feel like I'm at Disneyland this year with this class of firsties! Love.Them. :)

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  13. I am smitten with my new baby girl that will be the most wonderful gift to us this Christmas -she's due that week!

    ♥ Jen Ross
    The Teachers' Cauldron

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  14. I'm smitten with the thought of Christmas. Driving slowly each day to see the different homes that are too experiencing a bit of holiday cheer.

    Cheryl
    Primary Graffiti

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  15. These look great! I'm smitten with all things December. It's such a fun month to be a teacher and a mommy :)

    Jodi
    Fun In First

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  16. I am smitten with everything Christmas!!! I LOVE this time of year!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  17. I am smitten with the holiday season...Not better time of year to appreciate all you have and spend time with family ;)

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  18. I am smitten with Christmas lights! I love to see them twinkling everywhere!

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  19. I am smitten with the joy I see in the children's eyes at this time of year! It is wonderful to be so young and believe in the joy of Santa, elves, reindeer and the peace of the baby Jesus!

    Kathy
    First Grade a la Carte

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  20. I am smitten with all things gingerbread & peppermint.

    {I'm new to the blogging community & I am so happy to be here, I heart your blog!}

    http://www.colormekinder.blogspot.com

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  21. I am smitten with my kids and hubby (even after 6 years) and the thought of using your super cute unit in January to go with my Jan Brett author study! Thanks for being so creative!

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  22. I am smitten with all things gingerbread. My firsties are surrounded with all the wonderful gingerbread activities that I have gathered from all the wonderful teachers on my blog list!

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  23. I have been smitten with your work for some time now. Thanks for keeping my kiddos up to speed with others across the country.

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  24. I am smitten with your Holly Jolly centers pack! My class are loving the activities - thank you! I teach Kinder (in Australia), but we are in our last 10 days of school for the school year (can I be smitten with that too?!) and so have a lovely little group that is well and truly eating up the Grade One work already :) Love your stuff!

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  25. I am smitten with my sweet little class of first graders who cheer when I introduce your wonderful centers. They clapped and "woo hooed" when I showed them the gingerbread centers! I am so smitten with my lovely daughters who are growing up so beautifully and becoming such great role models for others. Their faith and kindness guides me daily. Happy Holidays to my favorite bloggers!

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  26. I am smitten with peppermint hot chocolate :o) Thanks for creating another great unit!
    Rachel
    Ed Link - First Grade

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  27. I'm smitten with flannel pjs! I could truly stay in them all day! Can't wait for pajama day!

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  28. I am smitten with Swiss Miss Pick-Me-Up hot cocoa mix. It has as much caffeine as a cup of coffee! It is my go-to morning jolt when the weather turns cold.

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  29. Hope you wonderful ladies have time over the holidays to put together a Jan Brett literature packet. Love me some good literature!

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  30. I am (was) smitten with my firsties while watching them use their bodies to model shapes found in everyday things (geometry). I could not stop laughing!

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  31. I am smitten with Starbucks Apple chai, a combo of apple juice and chai tea! YUM-O, and it keeps me warm on the way to work : )

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  32. I am smitten for my husband! And I am also smitten for the attitude my dad has about fighting cancer!

    Marcy @ http://busybeesandcupcakes.blogspot.com

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  33. I am Smitten with the Lifetime movie station! Gotta love them... just need a snow snow day to watch it! ;)

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  34. I'm smitten by your blog and all the wonderful things you post!!!

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  35. I'm "smitten" with your adorable units. Not only are they precious to look at by me and my students, your units correlate with the skills I'm teaching. This is my first year back in first grade after teaching third grade for seven years. With 30 years experience, this is the most enjoyable year yet! I appreciate your time and talent for creating and making these units available to me and my students. Mounting them on colored cardstock and laminating them should enable me to use them for several years. Thanks!

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  36. I am smitten with you! I seem to be giving you a bigger part of my paycheck as each one comes! Your activities are THE BEST. They are right on target for first grade. I haven't been disappointed in anything of your products.

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  37. I am smitten with my boys! They are my loves!

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  38. OMGoodness... I am smitten with hot chocolate right now. I'm not a coffee- or tea-drinker. Nope. This fellow Kansas girl can get enough hot cups of cocoa (especially from QT).
    Hope you're enjoying your wet and cold weekend. Your centers look great, by the way! :D

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  39. I am smitten with warm apple cider. Mmmm.... It reminds me of the holidays and I love it.

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  40. I am smitten with digital scrapbooking right now...giving lots of calendars and photobooks at Christmas time right from the comfort of home!

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  41. I am smitten for teachers collaborating together for one purpose.

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  42. I am smitten with Pinterest and blogging to help find inspirational ideas for my classroom.

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  43. Where can I purchase this awesome lesson plan??

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  44. I am smitten with all of the amazing teaching blogs I have discovered within the last few months. The amazing creativity and willingness to share has blown me away! :)


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