Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Guided Reading & Center Rotations

Many of you have asked . . . and here it is (finally)!!!  A free step by step guide that explains and gives suggestions for how you could group your students into four leveled guided reading groups just like we do and how to set up and rotate your students through daily center rotations. imageclick {here} to download the step by step guide  image click {here} to download a set of generic and jungle themed center signs

image click {here} to download a class set of center nametags

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click {here} to download the center posters that will be displayed at the front of your classroom.  They were all created on legal size paper (8 1/2 x 14).

Feel free to send us a message {madefor1stgrade@gmail.com} if you have any questions, comments or concerns.  We would be glad to try to walk you through this process.  It’s one of those things that seems like it would be easier to understand if you could actually see it in action.signature

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Color Center Giveaway Winner

Thank you so much to everyone who entered their name in our color center giveaway. 

We are happy to announce that our winner is . . .crayon center giveaway 

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Color Center Activities

If you are looking for some new “Back to School” center activities head on over to TpT and check out all of the new color themed activities that we posted tonight.  They are a great addition to our Color Day Fun unit and review several basic math and literacy skills.  We always use them to kick off our own school year. 

Here’s a colorful little {sneek} peek . . .image

Click {here}to download a free copy of our color word stamping activity.image

We would also love to give away a complete set of all (8) centers to one lucky winner!!!

Here’s what you need to do to win . . . post a comment telling us what your favorite color is.  We will randomly choose a winner at the end of the day tomorrow. 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Sale

To celebrate the “official” first day of summer EVERY item in our TpT store is 20% off today.   summer salesignature

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Color Day FUN

We hope everyone’s summer break is off to a great start.  After spending a few weeks enjoying some time off we’ve been hard at work on our Color Day unit and we are happy to announce that we finally have it posted on TpT.  It includes a 124 pages of fun filled activities that reinforce all of the color words through the use of literature, art and creative writing.  image

We always begin our school year with these activities and now you can too!!!  We know that many of you have followed our class blogs and been anxiously awaiting this unit.  Sorry to keep you waiting so long!!!  We hope that you and your kids enjoy these activities as much as we do. 

Here’s a little {sneek} peek of some of the activities that are included in Color Day FUN.color fun sneek peek

We’ve got lots of color day centers coming soon . . . so keep checking back!!!

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