tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-61405355707575761432014-12-06T19:15:47.436-08:00Made for 1st Grademadefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.comBlogger254125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-58182022626590114642014-11-30T17:15:00.001-08:002014-11-30T17:30:10.323-08:00HUGE Cyber Monday & Tuesday SALE<p align="center">Are you making your list and checking it twice?&nbsp; We are . . . and we are very excited about the annual Cyber Monday &amp; Tuesday sale on TpT.&nbsp; Our basket is already filled with some great products we have had our eye on.&nbsp; Our entire<font color="#ff0000"> </font><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Made-For-1st-Grade"><font color="#ff0000">TPT store</font></a> is on <b>SALE 20% </b>off!&nbsp; You can an<b> EXTRA 10%</b> off if you use the discount code: <b>TPTCYBER</b> at checkout!</p> <p align="center"><b>SALE DATES:</b> December 1st and 2nd<br><b>Promo Code: </b>TPTCYBER</p> <p align="center">If your looking for some thematic activities to use throughout the year don’t miss out on our monthly thematic sets of math and language arts {cut and paste} worksheets.&nbsp; They were designed for independent practice and they are all aligned with the Common Core Standards.&nbsp; We always have one laid out each morning for our kiddos to work on as soon as they arrive at school. <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Batch-of-Gingerbread-Man-Worksheets-998622"><img title="clip_image003" border="0" alt="clip_image003" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-Oas9Jpy-sEY/Uptp8zKcZ8I/AAAAAAAADNE/oK3ninDHisU/clip_image003%25255B13%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="183"></a> <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Marvelous-Mitten-Morning-Work-471456"><img title="clip_image003[5]" border="0" alt="clip_image003[5]" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-zj54ZMgNwr0/Uptp9gZBoVI/AAAAAAAADNQ/EGg0jUfcAx8/clip_image003%25255B5%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="187"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fabulous-February-Morning-Work-527042"><img title="clip_image003[7]" border="0" alt="clip_image003[7]" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-nj9l0Zmv2UQ/Uptp-IqB01I/AAAAAAAADNY/LJB7uI49b64/clip_image003%25255B7%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="183"></a> <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/March-Madness-Morning-Work-578356"><img title="clip_image003[9]" border="0" alt="clip_image003[9]" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-cnVyBrRwPTs/Uptp-iyyo7I/AAAAAAAADNc/p5pysy8LgXw/clip_image003%25255B9%25255D%25255B5%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="184"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Awesome-April-Morning-Work-645957"><img title="clip_image003[11]" border="0" alt="clip_image003[11]" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-zvjwLDYr2ZQ/Uptp_GqPETI/AAAAAAAADNk/a51vj2O9heU/clip_image003%25255B11%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="185"></a></p> <p align="center">Don’t miss out on our thematic word of the day packets either.&nbsp; These are another fun way to have students begin their day.&nbsp; We always have the word of the day poster displayed in our room on the Word of the Day board as students arrive each morning.&nbsp; These thematic packs introduce vocabulary and have students practice writing a meaningful telling and asking sentence. <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Winter-Word-of-the-Day-176703"><img title="clip_image003[14]" border="0" alt="clip_image003[14]" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-SqDXlmMfe5A/Uptp_loi55I/AAAAAAAADNs/9zQ0AKRCwwo/clip_image003%25255B14%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="185" height="240"></a> <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/February-Word-of-the-Day-196555"><img title="clip_image003[16]" border="0" alt="clip_image003[16]" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-gXN2OvyQQwE/Uptp_17UreI/AAAAAAAADN0/G8LNuUCrWig/clip_image003%25255B16%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="186" height="240"></a> <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/March-Word-of-the-Day-199577"><img title="clip_image003[18]" border="0" alt="clip_image003[18]" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-SjAmT8vHMD4/UptqAQfe0bI/AAAAAAAADOA/K4BFydLC1Xo/clip_image003%25255B18%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="186" height="240"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/April-Word-of-the-Day-216336"><img title="clip_image003[20]" border="0" alt="clip_image003[20]" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-4_zWqdJngvk/UptqAzJHPfI/AAAAAAAADOI/UtuYAwHMJUc/clip_image003%25255B20%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="186" height="240"></a> <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Space-Word-of-the-Day-221471"><img title="clip_image003[22]" border="0" alt="clip_image003[22]" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-D2SqzpBstW8/UptqBdlFarI/AAAAAAAADOM/fS5jfFbTFcw/clip_image003%25255B22%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="186" height="240"></a> <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Animal-Word-of-the-Day-241706"><img title="clip_image003[24]" border="0" alt="clip_image003[24]" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-I-a7NH0Njfs/UptqBqUyZ3I/AAAAAAAADOY/d5CkPJjCnes/clip_image003%25255B24%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="186" height="240"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fun-in-the-Sun-Word-of-the-Day-248257"><img title="clip_image003[26]" border="0" alt="clip_image003[26]" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-JZVn_UoWlDo/UptqCHqZdaI/AAAAAAAADOc/sLvIHO9jpEA/clip_image003%25255B26%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="186" height="240"></a> <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Back-to-School-Word-of-the-Day-276429"><img title="image" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-UTOTSbusdFA/UptqCmkh46I/AAAAAAAADOk/HaYsAJPrBqY/image%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="186" height="240"></a> <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fall-Word-of-the-Day-328942"><img title="clip_image003[28]" border="0" alt="clip_image003[28]" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-KPp2U8c09oo/UptqC7rgAEI/AAAAAAAADOs/Bqk3GEl7Dl4/clip_image003%25255B28%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="186" height="240"></a></p> <p align="center">We wanted to pass along a little <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christmas-Word-of-the-Day">Christmas Word of the Day</a> freebie as a thank you for all of your support this year.&nbsp; We continue to be absolutely amazed and inspired by the online community that we have become a part of.&nbsp; Hopefully you will be able to use some of these worksheets &amp; posters with your kiddos as you introduce Christmas vocabulary.&nbsp; <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christmas-Word-of-the-Day-445358"><img title="christmas word of the day" border="0" alt="christmas word of the day" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-mYbaZSKS960/UptqDfAB5iI/AAAAAAAADO4/2Jl1ygZIJxs/christmas%252520word%252520of%252520the%252520day%25255B12%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="640" height="400"></a></p> <p align="center">Don’t miss out on our other Reading Street Resource Packs either.&nbsp; They are filled with everything you need to launch the 2013 edition in your 1st grade classroom. <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resource-Pack-Readiness-Unit-1228091"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-1hisCa6sgsc/VHvEkgzyR0I/AAAAAAAADoI/XUNW894nlBE/image%25255B31%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="186" height="240"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resouce-Pack-Unit-1-1264401"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-NI7XvL9vV4g/VHvElrHIorI/AAAAAAAADoQ/GfKw_6Edk-0/image%25255B32%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="186" height="240"></a><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resource-Pack-Unit-2-1356011"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-7VT4rIIJIGo/VHvEmzIom6I/AAAAAAAADoY/-TAjTX9HRmo/image%25255B33%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="186" height="240"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resource-Pack-Unit-3-1505034"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-o-kAIHffiyM/VHvEoNrl-XI/AAAAAAAADog/LF07P7WkkPI/image%25255B34%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="186" height="240"></a></p> <p align="center">{Don’t worry . . . units 4 &amp; 5 are coming soon!}</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-xrcUp_6_rqQ/UptqD4NNJNI/AAAAAAAADO8/YjOLluNim8A/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" border="0" alt="signature" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-PVeLUSwl3Tw/UptqED39bOI/AAAAAAAADPE/W0gz3hLohME/signature_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="69"></a></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-4019653551623522092014-10-18T08:05:00.001-07:002014-10-18T08:05:17.183-07:00On the Road to Reading Street {Unit 3}<p align="center">Hello Reading Street users . . . we are excited to announce that we finally got everything in our 244 page <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resource-Pack-Unit-3-1505034">Reading Street Resource Pack</a> for unit 3 combined and posted in our TpT store.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resource-Pack-Unit-3-1505034"><img title="clip_image004" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image004" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-UjQ4SwIXB0U/VEKBohAsjlI/AAAAAAAADnU/KUe3NQDLSqM/clip_image004%25255B6%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="606" height="475"></a></p> <p align="center">Don’t miss out on our other Reading Street Resource Packs.&nbsp; They are filled with everything you need to launch the 2013 edition in your 1st grade classroom.</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;<a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resource-Pack-Readiness-Unit-1228091"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-Bo9C-R0S4Vs/VEKBpVtVG3I/AAAAAAAADnY/YTw4pzahOQg/image%25255B18%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="192" height="256"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resouce-Pack-Unit-1-1264401"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-nkRD3C9vhD4/VEKBqEbxEpI/AAAAAAAADnk/jWOSf2FurK4/image%25255B19%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="191" height="255"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resource-Pack-Unit-2-1356011"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-0KPpGY18rgE/VEKBqol4UvI/AAAAAAAADno/uZCNQMy6cC8/image%25255B17%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="181" height="257"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-irquDRVBJp8/U43vtYQccQI/AAAAAAAADaA/Q5A9tULZcm0/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" border="0" alt="signature" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-cUlIKMvrM3Y/U43vuPJ7vFI/AAAAAAAADaM/QmE4TvPGJrQ/signature_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="69"></a></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-1496193959437564372014-09-19T08:14:00.001-07:002014-09-19T08:14:25.605-07:00Super Sentence Wheels {Through the Year}<p align="center">We are SO excited to share one of our very favorite resources for teaching students to write complete sentences.&nbsp; Check out our <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sentence-Wheels-Through-the-Year-1455268"><font color="#ff0000">Super Sentence Wheels Through the Year</font></a> that includes a total of 13 wheels and student booklets.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sentence-Wheels-Through-the-Year-1455268"><img title="clip_image003" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image003" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-2bzLwZIrQxE/VBxIPECU2xI/AAAAAAAADl0/8VeGHcbJfyA/clip_image003%25255B6%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="570" height="380"></a></p> <p align="center">Step 1:&nbsp; Copy the sentence wheels on cardstock for each student.&nbsp; 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.</p> <p align="center">Step 2:&nbsp; Brainstorm a list of adjectives (describing words) as a whole group that could describe the main character of your sentence wheel.&nbsp; Encourage students to pick a different describing word for each sentence they create.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-WUM4VzIiQnk/VBxIPhRmx5I/AAAAAAAADl4/ks9aWIbIV1c/s1600-h/image%25255B4%25255D.png"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-NvBLWfA-DsE/VBxIQR6NR8I/AAAAAAAADmA/B0J1QMME7s0/image_thumb%25255B2%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="327" height="256"></a></p> <p align="center">Step 3:&nbsp; Align the WHO wheel with a verb/phrase from the DID WHAT wheel.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-o8C91d3C6uc/VBxIQ_pdR7I/AAAAAAAADmM/YqiXMHo-Mno/s1600-h/image%25255B9%25255D.png"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-YDbtJK89k6k/VBxIRYE1_OI/AAAAAAAADmQ/SUTuYcPRJpo/image_thumb%25255B5%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="328" height="257"></a></p> <p align="center">Step 4:&nbsp; Align the WHERE wheel to create a super sentence.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-Lb4Uvv9hIzg/VBxISArXNSI/AAAAAAAADmY/aqU_mr4Hxsw/s1600-h/image%25255B14%25255D.png"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-nZmo6tKwuK8/VBxISkcuIeI/AAAAAAAADmg/SFGYT_gkYqE/image_thumb%25255B8%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="328" height="257"></a></p> <blockquote> <p align="center">Step 5:&nbsp; Students will write their super sentence in the student book using correct capitalization and punctuation.&nbsp; There is also space provided for them to illustrate their sentence.</p></blockquote> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-_qc5B9TZPqM/VBxITa-bXhI/AAAAAAAADms/75lQm4Lj86g/s1600-h/image%25255B23%25255D.png"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-BHoVpPZp2GU/VBxIT9KqAJI/AAAAAAAADmw/7cwi2V8VYuo/image_thumb%25255B13%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="333" height="272"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-irquDRVBJp8/U43vtYQccQI/AAAAAAAADaA/Q5A9tULZcm0/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" border="0" alt="signature" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-cUlIKMvrM3Y/U43vuPJ7vFI/AAAAAAAADaM/QmE4TvPGJrQ/signature_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="69"></a></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-9839367918074082142014-08-03T20:17:00.001-07:002014-08-03T20:21:22.470-07:00Back to School!! Are you ready??<p align="left"><font size="4" face="CCPTL"><strong>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!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Happy Shopping and have a WONDERFUL new school year!! </strong></font></p> <p><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-NXPznVbQ5aY/U977MSziWnI/AAAAAAAADjs/6-UAQlsyPqQ/s1600-h/sale_300_250%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img title="sale_300_250" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="sale_300_250" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-lG2NR4muSv4/U977NJhIo-I/AAAAAAAADj0/swhIPFlaGck/sale_300_250_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="552" height="491"></a></p> <p><font size="6" face="CCCockadoodledoo"><strong>Diane &amp; Kelly</strong></font></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-28155505637077816062014-07-29T13:50:00.001-07:002014-07-29T13:50:18.030-07:00On the Road to Reading Street {Unit 2 Resource Pack}<p align="center">Hello Reading Street users . . . we are excited to announce that we finally got everything in our 223 page <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resource-Pack-Unit-2-1356011"><font color="#ff0000">Reading Street Resource Pack</font></a> for unit 2 compiled.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resource-Pack-Unit-2-1356011"><img title="clip_image004" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image004" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-slzoMZ_2qfo/U9gJA6Zzq_I/AAAAAAAADiw/co6n3kTv3os/clip_image004%25255B6%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="531" height="425"></a></p> <p align="center">Don’t miss out on our other Reading Street Resource Packs.&nbsp; They are filled with everything you need to launch the 2013 edition in your 1st grade classroom.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resource-Pack-Readiness-Unit-1228091"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-qdlJFdWmDc8/U9gJBQT0gOI/AAAAAAAADi4/66-9_r6hfv8/image%25255B10%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="206" height="275"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resouce-Pack-Unit-1-1264401"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-_uiyyL6SBSM/U9gJCPyu-pI/AAAAAAAADjA/GgPEdBQKGYA/image%25255B13%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="194" height="274"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-irquDRVBJp8/U43vtYQccQI/AAAAAAAADaA/Q5A9tULZcm0/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" border="0" alt="signature" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-cUlIKMvrM3Y/U43vuPJ7vFI/AAAAAAAADaM/QmE4TvPGJrQ/signature_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="69"></a></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-9354774654729732462014-07-24T16:53:00.001-07:002014-07-24T16:57:46.601-07:00Math Racers<p align="center">Start your engines and get your students excited about numbers!&nbsp; </p> <p align="center">We are SO excited to introduce our newest product . . . <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Racers-1345570">Math Racers</a>.&nbsp; </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Racers-1345570"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-qsH1gkV8VRw/U9GcQ_qvEsI/AAAAAAAADhU/A1JzkVrRyoc/image%25255B22%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="526" height="425"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Racers-1345570"><font color="#0000ff">Math Racers</font></a> are a series of weekly number fluency skill builders that we will be sending home with our kiddos each night.&nbsp; Students will compete against their time from the previous night as they race to improve their score during the week.</p> <p align="center">Last year our district began administering the TEN {Test of Early Numeracy} which is part of the AIMSweb program.&nbsp; We used these quick assessment tools to identify students who were at risk.&nbsp; 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.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Racers-1345570"><font color="#0000ff">Math Racers</font></a> focus on the following skills:<a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-ENkrljpLT9g/U9GcR3KyuNI/AAAAAAAADhc/ZGWkmxWENBU/s1600-h/image%25255B10%25255D.png"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-CBeDJiNCm2E/U9GcT31-6pI/AAAAAAAADhk/eKfe-kyuPEg/image_thumb%25255B6%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="525" height="433"></a></p> <p align="center">This unit includes 36 weeks of practice.<a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-HFQ_4nmfTpo/U9GcUhPELHI/AAAAAAAADhs/nT07N6gv-eg/s1600-h/image%25255B21%25255D.png"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-_wkeI07foWA/U9GcVKRnpxI/AAAAAAAADh0/wVAHiTlWQEA/image_thumb%25255B11%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="528" height="427"></a></p> <p align="center">Here is a {sneak} peek at the three different skills that are reviewed throughout the year as students slowly develop number fluency from 1-120.<a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-HChsDwiD2YQ/U9GcV6wI75I/AAAAAAAADh4/cjiUTJb4o1Q/s1600-h/clip_image007%25255B5%25255D.png"><img title="clip_image007" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image007" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-5Ahz1Wv58hc/U9GcWlHzpcI/AAAAAAAADh8/OyCrJp1qYH0/clip_image007_thumb%25255B2%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="532" height="357"></a></p> <p align="center">We look forward to using these this year with our kiddos.&nbsp; For several years we have used a similar resource that we created to master sight words and they have been a BIG success.&nbsp; Any time that students get to race against themselves or their classmates they get excited about learning!</p> <p align="center"><img border="0" alt="[signature%255B3%255D.png]" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-jo3Ey132nsM/U87byk4I4kI/AAAAAAAADfU/pSYS-FlBwdQ/s1600/signature%25255B3%25255D.png" width="249" height="77"></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-6234169920616552842014-07-23T18:33:00.001-07:002014-07-23T18:33:18.070-07:00Color Days Craze {Winners}<p align="center">Congratulations to our lucky winners . . . we will be sending all three of you our <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Day-Fun-136406"><font color="#0000ff">Color Day Fun</font></a> and <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Days-Craze-1340620"><font color="#ff0000">Color Days Craze</font></a> units.&nbsp; Thank you so much to everyone who entered our giveaway. </p> <p><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-2yetX5RkAIQ/U9BiVCVad4I/AAAAAAAADf0/S5NaNQARsFw/s1600-h/color%252520days%252520craze%252520winners%25255B4%25255D.png"><img title="color days craze winners" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; float: none; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-left: auto; border-left: 0px; display: block; padding-right: 0px; margin-right: auto" border="0" alt="color days craze winners" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-ZMh9ruOumTw/U9BiXJbZ_QI/AAAAAAAADf4/cgpfgYHCuBM/color%252520days%252520craze%252520winners_thumb%25255B2%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="381" height="503"></a></p> <p align="center">If you didn’t win and would like to kick off your year with these fun color themed activities head on over to our <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Made-For-1st-Grade"><font color="#00ff00">TpT store</font></a> and add them to your wish list or cart.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-jo3Ey132nsM/U87byk4I4kI/AAAAAAAADfU/pSYS-FlBwdQ/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" border="0" alt="signature" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-Ieekor4Kj_c/U87bzfXbc_I/AAAAAAAADfc/nVRwhbVz-Nw/signature_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="69"></a></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-9099514361752157092014-07-22T14:46:00.001-07:002014-07-22T14:52:27.195-07:00Color Days Craze<p align="center">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 <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Days-Craze-1340620"><font color="#ff0000">Color Days Craze</font></a>.&nbsp; We’ve even added a new math activity that focuses on missing numbers 0-20!&nbsp; It includes 5 math and 5 literacy centers that are perfect to use at the beginning of the school year with your kiddos.&nbsp; </p> <p align="center">Here’s a {sneak} peek at everything that is included in this 86 page unit.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Days-Craze-1340620"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-CI_S4Ur25ZA/U87bvU2IKTI/AAAAAAAADe8/avaDjyACrqA/image%25255B10%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="208" height="277"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Days-Craze-1340620"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-XcOQSN3VZFQ/U87bwin5T2I/AAAAAAAADfE/eXaVfPYZuxw/image%25255B11%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="207" height="276"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Days-Craze-1340620"><img title="clip_image031" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image031" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-cJrh7gjh09w/U87bxWh-CrI/AAAAAAAADfM/mz2SfTCFd8k/clip_image031%25255B7%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="544" height="530"></a></p> <p align="center">We always kick off our school year with two full weeks of color themed activities.&nbsp; 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!!!</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Day-Fun-136406"><img border="0" alt="[image%255B4%255D.png]" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/--eDXXbPy4YQ/TfqkEEmzE7I/AAAAAAAAAX0/4T0pRWAnrW0/s1600/image%25255B4%25255D.png" width="366" height="471"></a></p> <p align="center">Take a {sneak} peek inside our <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Day-Fun">Color Day FUN</a> unit at just a few of the activities included in this 124 page unit&nbsp; . . . which is available to purchase on <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Made-For-1st-Grade">TpT</a>.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Day-Fun-136406"><img title="color fun sneek peek" border="0" alt="color fun sneek peek" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-qrtskStBFRw/TljvktoiR8I/AAAAAAAAAmE/ViXULfvT--o/color%252520fun%252520sneek%252520peek_thumb%25255B2%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="554" height="344"></a></p> <p align="center">We’d love to give away a few sets of our <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Days-Craze-1340620"><font color="#ff0000">Color Days Craze</font></a> Math and Literacy Centers and <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Color-Day-Fun-136406"><font color="#ff0000">Color Day Fun</font></a> units.&nbsp; </p> <p align="center">Simply post a comment with your email address telling us what your favorite color is<strong><em>.</em></strong></p> <p align="center">We will choose (3) winners.&nbsp; <p align="center">Good luck everyone . . . this giveaway ends Wednesday night at 8:00 pm (CST). <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-jo3Ey132nsM/U87byk4I4kI/AAAAAAAADfU/pSYS-FlBwdQ/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="signature" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-Ieekor4Kj_c/U87bzfXbc_I/AAAAAAAADfc/nVRwhbVz-Nw/signature_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="69"></a></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com33tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-91597603746720471822014-07-16T12:57:00.001-07:002014-07-16T12:57:01.994-07:00Vegas Vacation<p align="center">Last week we were lucky enough to be part of a fabulous group of teachers and bloggers at the SDE I Teach 1st conference in Las Vegas.&nbsp; Here are just a few of the sweet ladies we got to meet and hang out with.&nbsp; </p> <p><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-tK0d38vb36s/U8bY01viOrI/AAAAAAAADb0/dCCHN-FGZOk/s1600-h/clip_image01364.png"><img title="clip_image013[6]" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; float: none; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-left: auto; display: block; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; margin-right: auto" border="0" alt="clip_image013[6]" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-T6VdDYhDgic/U8bY2G07NHI/AAAAAAAADb4/J_B0dwA-z2E/clip_image0136_thumb2.png?imgmax=800" width="607" height="331"></a></p> <p align="center">Diane celebrated her 50th birthday on Monday (the day we arrived).&nbsp; With the help of Rachelle Smith I had a surprise birthday dinner planned for her . . . unfortunately the surprise was that we would arrive in Las Vegas nearly 6 hours late due to flight delays and have to postpone the party until the following night.</p> <p align="center"><img style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; float: none; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-left: auto; border-left: 0px; display: block; padding-right: 0px; margin-right: auto" border="0" alt="" src="https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10502199_931250100224780_7549883545364184868_n.jpg" width="526" height="526"></p> <p align="center">After two busy days of traveling and presenting at the conference we managed to find time to take in all the sights on the strip.&nbsp; Around 9:30pm on our last night we threw on our gym shorts, tank tops and running shoes and hit the pavement.&nbsp; Diane had never been to Vegas so we made sure we saw it all.&nbsp; It was nearly 2:00 am when we finally arrived back at our hotel {The Pallazo}.&nbsp; </p> <p align="center">Here are just a few of our “Selfies on the Strip” . . .</p> <p><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-zFhwG2fmee0/U8bY275Xl3I/AAAAAAAADcE/5sYzNdtafdM/s1600-h/IMG_12446.jpg"><img title="IMG_1244" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; float: none; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-left: auto; display: block; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; margin-right: auto" border="0" alt="IMG_1244" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-sKnyn4InDzI/U8bY3veVavI/AAAAAAAADcI/f1lvTgvuhZc/IMG_1244_thumb3.jpg?imgmax=800" width="611" height="641"></a></p> <p align="center">Las Vegas wasn’t all fun and games . . . we worked, too!&nbsp; Talk about nervous . . . yikes!!!!!&nbsp; We were both wondering what we had gotten ourselves into the night before our presentations.&nbsp; Luckily we had amazing facilities, a very helpful AV guy named Charles (who we nicknamed Charles In Charge) who help us set things up and a fabulous group of teachers who attended all three sessions.&nbsp; </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-dtNEz0m_knA/U8bY4eEhz3I/AAAAAAAADcU/Fg7H4y8ebOQ/s1600-h/clip_image0037.jpg"><img title="clip_image003" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image003" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-oEZRd3M46uU/U8bY5W2o7zI/AAAAAAAADcY/BcYKMGBaDwU/clip_image003_thumb4.jpg?imgmax=800" width="479" height="320"></a></p> <p align="center">And now . . . we have lots of new products and freebies just for you from our presentations.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-44ZoXRn7-4k/U8bY6l28qWI/AAAAAAAADck/IlK-uLBogLA/s1600-h/image27.png"><img title="image" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-GxCAUiMlfxs/U8bY7Y5EvZI/AAAAAAAADco/CpYDzwnNdCM/image_thumb15.png?imgmax=800" width="416" height="338"></a></p><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Posters-and-Graphic-Organizers-1327698"><img title="image" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; float: none; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-left: auto; display: block; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; margin-right: auto" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-7CAx4d8lDbM/U8bY8DWZaUI/AAAAAAAADc0/JgxPP57-YPw/image6.png?imgmax=800" width="420" height="358"> <p align="center"></a>click {<a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Posters-and-Graphic-Organizers-1327698"><font color="#ff0000">here</font></a>} to download copies of the posters and graphic organizers that were featured in our session on emerging writing strategies.</p> <p><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-7hG7v0KQ9WY/U8bY80DS5GI/AAAAAAAADc4/Mmb7zw8V-oQ/s1600-h/image28%25255B1%25255D.png"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; 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border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-Yvy8BOy9epg/U8bY-yMd6PI/AAAAAAAADdU/xMCIv1XhKh4/image%25255B10%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="185" height="240"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Polka-Dot-Center-Set-1327998"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-tWTc0iU3qxU/U8bY_bVvkfI/AAAAAAAADdc/leal5eqnunM/image%25255B9%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="185" height="240"></a></p> <p align="center">We’ve created three brand new sets <font color="#ff0000">{</font><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Animal-Print-Center-Set-1327971"><font color="#ff0000">Animal Print</font></a>, <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Chevron-Print-Center-Set-1327981"><font color="#0000ff">Chevron Print</font></a> and <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Polka-Dot-Center-Set-1327998"><font color="#00ff00">Polka Dot Print</font></a>} of center materials to use to levelize your kiddos into 4 guided reading groups and set up 8 weekly math and literacy centers in your classroom.&nbsp; An updated step-by-step guide will be available on our blog in the next few days.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-M8XznsE9OLA/U8bZASMIRoI/AAAAAAAADdk/ERRsZz81wd8/s1600-h/clip_image002%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img title="clip_image002" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image002" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-zW6rYuQiGm8/U8bZB-jDv5I/AAAAAAAADds/6gmJlGe2-Qc/clip_image002_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="573" height="285"></a></p> <p align="center"></p> <p align="center">We hope you are all enjoying your summer break . . . after getting home we finally feel like we’ve got a little break.&nbsp; No more late nights spent pouring over PowerPoint presentations and handouts.&nbsp; We are both geared up and excited to start updating all of our thematic center units and creating some new sets of materials to use with emerging writers.&nbsp; Being around so many creative educators has us both pumped and ready for a great school year.&nbsp; We’ve got lots of fun ideas coming!</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-sGcjWNJkyDE/U8bZCu44o0I/AAAAAAAADdw/nsBThMqAfeo/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="signature" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-M59DSrsvL9g/U8bZDMh4v_I/AAAAAAAADd8/_NiMB_bVSAg/signature_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="69"></a></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-51161940048876723372014-07-03T05:17:00.001-07:002014-07-03T05:17:03.140-07:00Countdown to Vegas<p align="center">This weekend we will be celebrating the 4th with our friends and family and gearing up for our trip to Vegas.&nbsp; We’ve finally put all the finishing touches on our PowerPoint's and now it’s time for the important part . . . figuring out what we are going to wear.&nbsp; It looks like some shopping is in our weekend plans!!</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-_F2Q53xvevQ/U7VJsl8AfkI/AAAAAAAADao/251A3u_q5T4/s1600-h/clip_image007%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img title="clip_image007" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image007" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-kpYKmX8G21o/U7VJtleISHI/AAAAAAAADaw/Mwp9rE5E3Gk/clip_image007_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="553" height="440"></a></p> <p align="center">We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting all of you who are attending the conference.&nbsp; Be sure and check back next week to download some of the new materials we have created for our presentations.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-lWDkDUuxMkY/U7VJuOXUVII/AAAAAAAADa0/lFr7rnHozJA/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="signature" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-wofg2uKCD6s/U7VJvQ19b1I/AAAAAAAADbA/W_SkB9KYnTY/signature_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="69"></a></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-88555235179625850102014-06-03T08:54:00.001-07:002014-06-03T08:54:34.493-07:00On the Road to Reading Street {Unit 1 Resource Pack}<p align="center">After finishing up the school year <strong>AND</strong> getting both of our classrooms moved to our new school we <em>finally</em> got the <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resouce-Pack-Unit-1-1264401"><font color="#ff0000">Reading Street unit 1 Resource Pack</font></a> finished.&nbsp; We have been very excited about all the positive feedback we have received since posting the <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resource-Pack-Readiness-Unit-1228091"><font color="#0000ff">Readiness Unit</font></a>.&nbsp; We hope all of you fellow Reading Street users find all of the activities, assessments and teacher resources we have created helpful to both you and your students as you launch this series in your 1st grade classrooms.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-DrSL8Sgpi9w/U43vpPOsyWI/AAAAAAAADZU/gb6sYRbRm24/s1600-h/clip_image004%25255B5%25255D.png"><img title="clip_image004" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; float: none; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-left: auto; border-left: 0px; display: block; padding-right: 0px; margin-right: auto" border="0" alt="clip_image004" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-NIwIK1UEzw4/U43vpztX82I/AAAAAAAADZY/pN1T4uo3WRU/clip_image004_thumb%25255B2%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="544" height="460"></a></p> <p align="center">Here’s a {sneak} peek of all the resources included in this comprehensive 211 page resource pack.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-_zweOXEK3Xc/U43vqjxGnpI/AAAAAAAADZk/NHY06Bhef1E/s1600-h/clip_image066%25255B6%25255D.png"><img title="clip_image066" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image066" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-QnRQq8uPgIw/U43vrg04KUI/AAAAAAAADZo/hpE68iAg3IU/clip_image066_thumb%25255B3%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="650" height="423"></a></p> <p align="center">Yesterday we spent a marathon day {over 10 hours} working on just 1 of our 3 presentations for the<font color="#ff0080"><strong> </strong></font><a href="http://www.sde.com/iteach1st2014/"><font color="#ff0080"><strong>I Teach 1st</strong></font></a> conference we will be presenting at in July in Las Vegas.&nbsp; We have revamped our center materials and will have lots of new chevron, polka dot and animal print center rotation posters, nametags, center signs and lesson plan forms available soon.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-FFDfIEjiDjw/U43vsKrjJ8I/AAAAAAAADZw/VK2aaFrK5ms/s1600-h/clip_image002%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img title="clip_image002" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image002" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-sWZA5P1dJnk/U43vs1WADeI/AAAAAAAADZ8/0li7kvikchM/clip_image002_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="420" height="336"></a>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><font color="#ff0080" size="4"><em>Our Reading Street Resource Pack – Unit 2 will be coming soon!</em></font></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-irquDRVBJp8/U43vtYQccQI/AAAAAAAADaA/Q5A9tULZcm0/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="signature" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-cUlIKMvrM3Y/U43vuPJ7vFI/AAAAAAAADaM/QmE4TvPGJrQ/signature_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="69"></a></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-60841845399771518472014-04-30T16:58:00.001-07:002014-04-30T16:58:51.416-07:00On the Road to Reading Street<p align="center">It’s official . . . our school district is on the road to adopting and implementing the popular Reading Street (2013 copyright) curriculum for the 2014-2015 school year. We always like to have a head start on the new school year so we have been hard at work creating a<font color="#ff0000">&nbsp;<a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resource-Pack-Readiness-Unit-1228091">Reading Street Readiness Unit Resource Pack</a></font><font color="#ff0000"></font>.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resource-Pack-Readiness-Unit-1228091"><img title="clip_image004[9]" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image004[9]" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-VqeA3cbL0yg/U2GOLzG16DI/AAAAAAAADYg/Ja9QmLqSj4c/clip_image004%25255B9%25255D%25255B5%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="556" height="461"></a></p> <p align="center">Here’s a {sneak} peek of all the resources included in this comprehensive 132 page resource pack.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-TAa1YmhLR5Y/U2GOMvJg3AI/AAAAAAAADYo/Ae6x0HfViIY/s1600-h/clip_image058%25255B7%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png"><img title="clip_image058[7]" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image058[7]" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-VcVLTP4JJsc/U2GONG65vJI/AAAAAAAADYs/wMkuHMHtuog/clip_image058%25255B7%25255D_thumb%25255B2%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="616" height="413"></a></p> <p align="center">If you are a fellow Reading Street user head on over to our <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Resource-Pack-Readiness-Unit-1228091"><font color="#00ff00">TpT</font></a> store and grab a copy of our new unit.</p> <p align="center">As always we would LOVE to have your feedback.&nbsp; If there are any resources that you think would be a good addition to future resource packs (which are already in the works and coming soon) please send us an email and let us know.&nbsp; <strong>We</strong> are just getting our first glance at the new curriculum and creating the things <strong>we</strong> know <strong>we</strong> will want and use.&nbsp; </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-KbjfwitQ34k/U2GON5HnZ0I/AAAAAAAADYw/5tNJnGqVdfs/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="signature" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-mF9FaNhHJwQ/U2GOOfhlejI/AAAAAAAADY8/pKtwNXtbbNw/signature_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="69"></a></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-34839721049676056152014-03-27T20:00:00.001-07:002014-03-27T20:00:23.818-07:00Spring Cleaning Sale!!<p>Word is out that everyone is spring cleaning and we <u>are</u> DEEP cleaning out our theme tubs!! We are moving schools next year as our district is making the move to have all of our elementary buildings K-5.&nbsp; We “get” to move to what we call “Disney Land” school. It’s the brand new school in our district. The school is very nice, but we have a huge load to move! Both of us have student teachers right now, so we are trying to clean and organize for our move. The weather in Kansas still isn’t very spring like, but we will celebrate with a little sale to finish up March!</p> <p><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Made-For-1st-Grade"><img title="spring cleaning sale" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="spring cleaning sale" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-SavhQ3qRN3E/UzTlxQczMhI/AAAAAAAADYQ/0hX6KWomQN4/spring%252520cleaning%252520sale%25255B9%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="592" height="593"></a></p> <p><font size="6" face="CCChiTown"><strong>Happy Spring!</strong></font></p> <p><font size="6" face="CCChiTown"><strong>Diane &amp; Kelly</strong></font></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-25563616508335377152014-03-25T16:11:00.001-07:002014-03-25T16:11:41.335-07:00Gumball Math {CC Revision}<p align="center"><font size="4">It’s </font><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Gumball-Math-122686"><font color="#ff0000" size="4">Gumball Math</font></a><font size="4"> time again . . .</font></p> <p><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-FmKDiQd8xUk/UzINH3coZnI/AAAAAAAADXY/dtjryhpPomE/s1600-h/clip_image003%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img title="clip_image003" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; float: none; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-left: auto; border-left: 0px; display: block; padding-right: 0px; margin-right: auto" border="0" alt="clip_image003" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-Sg4zdcS02cQ/UzINIeo2c-I/AAAAAAAADXg/5J13g3dzeu4/clip_image003_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="607" height="329"></a></p> <p align="center">This week we kicked off another year of <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Gumball-Math-122686"><font color="#ff0000">Gumball Math</font></a> with our kiddos and boy are they excited!!&nbsp; We also made a few changes to our popular unit to meet the CC Math Standards.&nbsp; If you have already purchased the unit head over to our<font color="#00ff00"> </font><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Gumball-Math-122686"><font color="#00ff00">TpT</font> store</a> and download the revised copy.</p> <p align="center">Revisions Include:&nbsp; Test #9 (addition facts to 20), Test #10 (subtraction facts from 20)</p> <p align="center">Additional Tests Added:&nbsp; Test #11 (mixed review to 10), Test #12 (mixed review to 20)</p> <p align="center">We also made large color coded gumballs that can be displayed on your bulletin board for each test that correspond with the small colored cut and paste gumballs that are included in the unit.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-aj4Gh0itgR8/UzINJIgXRoI/AAAAAAAADXo/ebyOBjn68cc/s1600-h/image%25255B5%25255D.png"><img title="image" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-6baoQ8X5gLU/UzINJjtb9oI/AAAAAAAADXs/6IdrT-kNBUo/image_thumb%25255B3%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="609" height="499"></a></p> <p align="center">If you haven’t tried Gumball Math with your own kiddos here’s your chance . . . until Friday, March 28th you can get this unit 20% off in our<font color="#00ff00"> </font><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Gumball-Math-122686"><font color="#00ff00">TpT</font></a> store.&nbsp; We promise it will motivate your students and make learning math facts fun.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-LiqW9syW2A4/UzINKLW8UeI/AAAAAAAADX0/oLcWauR5LDM/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="signature" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-dY4S_B3b9gA/UzINKj52ZOI/AAAAAAAADX8/DKDWps4MbME/signature_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="69"></a></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-47738756110021591172014-03-23T10:39:00.001-07:002014-03-23T11:57:04.208-07:00We Teach 1st!<p align="center">It’s official . . . this summer we will be presenting at the<font color="#9b00d3">&nbsp;</font><a href="http://sde.com/iteach1st2014/"><font color="#9b00d3">I Teach 1st!</font></a> National Conference for First Grade Teachers in Las Vegas.&nbsp; We are so honored to be part of such a fabulous group of presenters and we are equally excited about being able to attend several of their sessions during the week. </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-gxPVxKdvuSo/Uy8haw9N7cI/AAAAAAAADWg/VCwRU98Q4cU/s1600-h/clip_image006%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img title="clip_image006" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; float: none; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-left: auto; display: block; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; margin-right: auto" border="0" alt="clip_image006" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-wHeJwzB-3ts/Uy8hd_XBGPI/AAAAAAAADWo/HQ7SdlKvubY/clip_image006_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="649" height="381"></a></p> <p align="center">Here is specific information about the sessions we will be presenting.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-SlTenka9-qY/Uy8cUqqzCcI/AAAAAAAADVI/jzaUnKoZVcg/s1600-h/clip_image0037.png"><img title="clip_image003" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image003" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-yFymzL685N4/Uy8cVQar-3I/AAAAAAAADVM/m3t2ZM9bhNc/clip_image003_thumb4.png?imgmax=800" width="587" height="701"></a></p> <p align="center">Click {<a href="http://sde.com/iteach1st2014/"><font color="#9b00d3">here</font></a>} to see more information about this conference and get yourself registered.&nbsp; We hope to see lots of your in Las Vegas this summer.&nbsp; </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-1LRRTF49SvM/Uy8cWDXIjYI/AAAAAAAADVU/R2-Mc-SQVB4/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px" border="0" alt="signature" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-51HdkWRZUG0/Uy8cWmr2JvI/AAAAAAAADVc/vMLkc7zM9fU/signature_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="69"></a></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-76831016975657540862014-02-27T19:40:00.001-08:002014-02-27T19:40:28.388-08:003,000,000 Teachers Strong Sale!<p><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F2jodUtI4hI/Uw06pQhVRsI/AAAAAAAANdM/DITV1Wbx8pA/s1600/1623618_10203317012712733_374432959_n.jpg"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F2jodUtI4hI/Uw06pQhVRsI/AAAAAAAANdM/DITV1Wbx8pA/s1600/1623618_10203317012712733_374432959_n.jpg" width="640" height="480"></a></p> <p>How lucky we have been to be a part of this wonderful group of people! Thank you for all the support we have gotten for the past 3 years. Can you believe it is almost March?? We all are thinking “Spring Break” right now!! And if you are a basketball fan it’s almost MARCH MADNESS!!! We are very excited for our own Wichita State Shockers 30-0 so far!!! We love our Jayhawks too!! Can’t wait for the tournament to start!! In the meantime, enjoy all the sales at TPT and use the promo code for extra savings!! Here are a few things we are using in our classroom next month!</p> <p><a href="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Lucky-Leprechaun-Math-and-Literacy-Centers-1393391164/original-202382-1.jpg"><img alt="Lucky Leprechaun Math and Literacy Centers" src="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Lucky-Leprechaun-Math-and-Literacy-Centers-1393391164/original-202382-1.jpg"></a></p> <p><a href="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Lucky-Day-Mini-Unit-1393391164/original-118314-1.jpg"><img alt="Lucky Day {Mini} Unit" src="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Lucky-Day-Mini-Unit-1393391164/original-118314-1.jpg"></a></p> <p><a href="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Wild-About-Weather-Math-Literacy-Centers-1393391164/original-204949-1.jpg"><img alt="Wild About Weather Math &amp; Literacy Centers" src="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Wild-About-Weather-Math-Literacy-Centers-1393391164/original-204949-1.jpg"></a></p> <p><a href="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/March-Word-of-the-Day-1393391164/original-199577-1.jpg"><img alt="March Word of the Day" src="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/March-Word-of-the-Day-1393391164/original-199577-1.jpg"></a></p> <p><a href="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/March-Madness-Morning-Work-1393391164/original-578356-1.jpg"><img alt="March Madness Morning Work" src="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/March-Madness-Morning-Work-1393391164/original-578356-1.jpg"></a></p> <p>Off to shop!! Over 3,000,000 teachers strong! WOW!!</p> <p><font size="5" face="CCChiTown"><strong>Diane &amp; Kelly</strong></font></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-38282062717201117612014-01-29T19:37:00.001-08:002014-01-29T19:37:06.478-08:00Oh Kansas!<p align="center">Happy Kansas Day everyone.&nbsp; In case you didn’t know . . . today {January 29th} The Sunflower state celebrated it’s 154th birthday.&nbsp; To show our true Kansas spirit we had our kiddos wear their favorite Kansas team attire and we both did a big graphing project with our class.&nbsp; Students got to vote for their favorite Kansas team.&nbsp; Then we used the data we collected to find out which team was the class favorite.</p> <p align="center">Here’s a peek at the graph from Diane’s class . . . as you can see there were a lot of Jayhawk fans!!!</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-ADWkHKn7Ljc/UunI3WqzYAI/AAAAAAAADUk/5UHBdyq6dao/s1600-h/clip_image004%25255B5%25255D.png"><img title="clip_image004" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image004" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-OkPNQPiaVvs/UunI4WCpQ6I/AAAAAAAADUo/QrNFi7RI2fk/clip_image004_thumb%25255B2%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="451" height="355"></a></p> <p align="center">If you are a Kansas teacher here are a few freebies just for you that we’ve created over the years.</p> <p align="center">The first one is a book that <em><strong>we</strong></em> will use at the end of the week to wrap up our unit on Kansas.&nbsp; After learning about the state symbols student will glue them in ABC order.&nbsp; Then they will write a complete sentence about each picture using correct capitalization and punctuation.&nbsp; We will create a word bank on the board for students to refer to that has words such as:&nbsp; <em>bird, mammal, insect, flower, tree, amphibian, reptile </em>to use in their writing.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-15ZLvLum6YE/TxMz3lnm9JI/AAAAAAAABRE/bFKk3QN8G4A/s1600-h/clip_image006%25255B6%25255D.png"><img title="clip_image006" border="0" alt="clip_image006" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-9WrOGCMKUm8/TxMz4EpuJAI/AAAAAAAABRM/XY0ZDeN1RXs/clip_image006_thumb%25255B3%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="477" height="393"></a></p> <p align="center">click {<a href="https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BxkLz5caIWpaZTMwNmRmNmItZDNhZC00ZTU2LTgzNjktYmQyNDY4NzlhYWRk">here</a>} to download Kansas Symbols activity <p align="center">We also have a cut and paste set of Kansas sentences that students can unscramble to learn facts about our state.&nbsp; Students will cut out each row and arrange the words to create a complete sentence about our state symbols.&nbsp; Then they will write the sentence correctly on the line using their neatest handwriting. <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-24scJZxbNTM/TxN_dbvTXgI/AAAAAAAABSU/BGXecXnSA6Y/s1600-h/clip_image004%25255B12%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png"><img title="clip_image004[12]" border="0" alt="clip_image004[12]" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-fKnTg6hyDVA/TxN_dznbkYI/AAAAAAAABSc/u4BQ7qt-7fg/clip_image004%25255B12%25255D_thumb%25255B2%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="477" height="364"></a></p> <p align="center">click {<a href="https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BxkLz5caIWpaNDI4ZjNhZjItNDBkYS00NDJlLTk0OTYtNWM1ZmI5NWM3OTIz">here</a>} to download the Kansas Sentence Scramble activity <p align="center">Another fun activity that students always enjoy involves using a map of the state of Kansas.&nbsp; Somehow we both ended up with a class set of Kansas maps years ago.&nbsp; They sat in our cabinets untouched for several years.&nbsp; Then we created this little activity.&nbsp; You would be surprised how much fun your students will have working with a partner to find towns on the map that begin with each letter of the alphabet.&nbsp; It’s great little exploration activity to introduce basic map skills. <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-eNhAcH-y0ag/TxMz4YcQTiI/AAAAAAAABRU/GuN0ZI3hTKk/s1600-h/clip_image004%25255B5%25255D.png"><img title="clip_image004" border="0" alt="clip_image004" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-7C6U9u3e40w/TxMz454PAqI/AAAAAAAABRc/s50kWDJvOT4/clip_image004_thumb%25255B2%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="480" height="388"></a></p> <p align="center">click {<a href="https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BxkLz5caIWpaYjBmMzgzZWQtNWU4NC00MTA1LWJiMzktYWFkMjRjNTI1Njhh">here</a>} to download the Map of Kansas activity madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-65197979970698906542014-01-19T16:35:00.001-08:002014-01-19T19:33:22.400-08:00Long Vowel Winners, MLK, Mitten Tens and Ones Freebie, and Penguins on Parade!<p>We sent the long vowel unit to our winners, but had not posted it here! They were Katie Ryan, Claire Austelle, and Teresa Ayers! Congrats ladies! We loved doing the Super E packet by The Teacher Wife along with our unit. The Teacher Wife just updated her unit, so if you bought it you will want to go and download it again for the fun things she added to it!</p> <p>How many of you have MLK day off? We have an in-service day so we celebrated our learning about MLK on Friday. They LOVE learning about Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, and MLK! They are amazed at how much our world has changed!! We made these MLK posters to celebrate our learning. (one kind of looked like Arthur!)</p> <p><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-m6UDZPH9gFE/UtxvFmmEbwI/AAAAAAAADRs/4pPAoHPB8vE/s1600-h/IMG_1106%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img title="IMG_1106" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px" border="0" alt="IMG_1106" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-EN_D4yT3uvQ/UtxvGE8cQaI/AAAAAAAADR0/RxOSh8KA0uI/IMG_1106_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="254" height="362"></a><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-gyZNzusCfhI/UtxvG27r2rI/AAAAAAAADR8/lANXa0zlgoY/s1600-h/IMG_1105%25255B7%25255D.jpg"><img title="IMG_1105" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px" border="0" alt="IMG_1105" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-kn_58T09lTk/UtxvKNG6QeI/AAAAAAAADSE/cJIq7fqEmu8/IMG_1105_thumb%25255B4%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="250" height="364"></a></p> <p>We have been enjoying many different versions of <u>The Mitten</u> and any other story we could find about mittens and added the story mapping elements to our <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/M-is-For-Mitten-188730">Mitten Journals</a>. </p> <p><a href="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/M-is-For-Mitten/original-188730-1.jpg"><img alt="M is For Mitten" src="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/M-is-For-Mitten/original-188730-1.jpg" width="351" height="449"></a></p> <p>Many of you that have been teaching for as long as Diane has (27 years) may have seen a fun mitten activity by AIMS learning. We have updated this and added some extra mitten tens and ones fun with a freebie for you! You can go to our <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mitten-Math-Place-Value-Tens-and-Ones-1067934">TPT store and download this activity for free!</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mitten-Math-Place-Value-Tens-and-Ones-1067934"><img title="image" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-j6O9Lcspy_I/UtxvLNzY0RI/AAAAAAAADSM/kcbsqpMWHis/image%25255B16%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="241" height="321"></a><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mitten-Math-Place-Value-Tens-and-Ones-1067934"><img title="image" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-gZE-15Vy3II/UtxvLgYzuNI/AAAAAAAADSU/tD46VtvNc_8/image%25255B17%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="234" height="320"></a><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Mitten-Math-Place-Value-Tens-and-Ones-1067934"><img title="image" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-74W3GHn1Nss/UtxvMbN2DLI/AAAAAAAADSc/Qwi4vxm9_1I/image%25255B18%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="234" height="312"></a><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-bzH_qvEsQ7E/UtxvNGTok2I/AAAAAAAADSk/6E_SwjWEfks/s1600-h/IMG_1098%25255B11%25255D.jpg"><img title="IMG_1098" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px" border="0" alt="IMG_1098" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-BAmp-xUVavU/UtxvN8f_fII/AAAAAAAADSs/wfiFhYO9UcI/IMG_1098_thumb%25255B5%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="216" height="308"></a></p> <p>Here are the kids in action using this activity! They were so engaged and LOVED traveling around the room to see how many cubes fit in their friend’s mitten!</p> <p><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-vBgXJGoH0-0/UtxvPd1o6SI/AAAAAAAADS0/ZOhRt0Ce8M4/s1600-h/IMG_1100%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img title="IMG_1100" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px" border="0" alt="IMG_1100" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-VDhck3dNCe4/UtxvQESyBHI/AAAAAAAADS8/HO9pxGSoEo0/IMG_1100_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="326" height="235"></a><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-SaYc4V9GBAI/UtxvQwxW93I/AAAAAAAADTE/LIVUKTM6rR8/s1600-h/IMG_1104%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img title="IMG_1104" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px" border="0" alt="IMG_1104" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-mcRdtMVaH90/UtxvRZ2JMVI/AAAAAAAADTM/KT7MlaiJUhw/IMG_1104_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="300" height="235"></a></p> <p>Here are a few art projects we made. Mitten Wreaths and Mitten Pals. They sure do love art!!</p> <p><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-kE_rzoZfBMY/UtyY6yPqnnI/AAAAAAAADTc/7aW5EFFqkrw/s1600-h/IMG_1086%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img title="IMG_1086" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="IMG_1086" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-RwLgp1wX-34/UtyY75qmToI/AAAAAAAADTk/8a7kE0QzwHw/IMG_1086_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="250" height="346"></a><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-_lrbIbyR6g4/UtyY8iPM7FI/AAAAAAAADTs/-MjgR8brUW4/s1600-h/IMG_1091%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img title="IMG_1091" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="IMG_1091" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-ShvVxmLW0Wg/UtyY9IO1TlI/AAAAAAAADTw/Zg2hUkx5OC4/IMG_1091_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="250" height="346"></a></p> <p><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-Zt9JKae_0gc/UtyY9_92EDI/AAAAAAAADT8/tth-wa0ls9g/s1600-h/IMG_1090%25255B6%25255D.jpg"><img title="IMG_1090" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="IMG_1090" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-tjhXvvS_plw/UtyY-gW41FI/AAAAAAAADUE/Lfb_03L0WDg/IMG_1090_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="247" height="351"></a><a href="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-hPsha_dyDUA/UtyY_cNF4DI/AAAAAAAADUM/6VJBzeNdUXg/s1600-h/IMG_1089%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img title="IMG_1089" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="IMG_1089" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-jAgLo3vCdGw/UtyZABgkYpI/AAAAAAAADUQ/l2yXI5Jx4rc/IMG_1089_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="253" height="351"></a></p> <p>Tomorrow we will <strike>enjoy </strike>endure a day of in-service and then will start our <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Penguins-on-Parade-Math-Literacy-Centers-174862">Penguins on Parade Centers</a>!</p> <p><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Penguins-on-Parade-Math-Literacy-Centers-174862"><img alt="Penguins on Parade Math &amp; Literacy Centers" src="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Penguins-on-Parade-Math-Literacy-Centers/original-174862-1.jpg" width="379" height="479"></a></p> <p>For those of you off tomorrow…ENJOY!!! You are SOOOO lucky!!</p> <p><font size="6" face="Bandit">Diane &amp; Kelly</font></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-34566847016870995312014-01-05T20:23:00.001-08:002014-01-05T20:23:45.783-08:00SUPER {Long Vowel} Giveaway<p align="center">When we return from Christmas break our kiddos will <em>finally</em> launch into decoding and reading words with long vowels.&nbsp; We are so excited to introduce this new skill with the adorable <font color="#ff0000"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/CVCe-Packet-SUPER-E-207699">Super E</a></font> unit that one of our favorite bloggers {<a href="http://theteacherwife.blogspot.com/"><font color="#0000ff">The Teacher Wife</font></a>} created starring a super hero that teaches kiddos how to change short vowel words into long vowel words by adding a silent letter.&nbsp; If you haven’t seen this unit you have to go check it out . . . it’s a must have!!!<a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/CVCe-Packet-SUPER-E"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QsehUN95eQQ/T0KsX6lRt4I/AAAAAAAAAxE/pNB_2qxo2r8/s1600/preview.jpg"></a>&nbsp; To supplement our reading curriculum we will also be using a series of activities we created called <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Long-Vowel-FUN">Long Vowel FUN</a> as we introduce a new long vowel sound each week.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Long-Vowel-FUN"><img title="image" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-wxTNQi7C6RM/TuVXtlDlceI/AAAAAAAABFI/_MvF8aEpp_s/image%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="368" height="488"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Long-Vowel-FUN">Long Vowel FUN</a> includes a variety of activities that reinforce all of the long vowel sounds.&nbsp; Each week students can practice working with long vowel words that go with the target vowel pattern you are teaching.&nbsp; We use these activities each week during guided reading, during our tiered reading intervention time and as independent practice.&nbsp; Our kids absolutely LOVE the decodable word games.&nbsp; Once we have introduced a new skill and played the game throughout the week we leave them out for the students to play when they have spare time with a partner or small group.&nbsp; Believe it or not . . . they actually fight over which game they are going to play!!! <p align="center"><em>Activities include:</em> <p align="center">(8) cut/paste real and nonsense word sorts<br>(8) rhyming word production worksheets<br>(8) cut/paste sentence scrambles with missing punctuation and capitalization<br>(8) decodable word games that can be played in small groups</p> <p align="center">Here’s a {sneak} peek at a sample of each activity included in the unit. <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-HiY4w_rwm00/Ty6roQQwFCI/AAAAAAAABZw/aHh1hszDrTI/s1600-h/clip_image015%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img title="clip_image015" border="0" alt="clip_image015" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-ubYXKjwi7LI/Ty6rpFnFN-I/AAAAAAAABZ4/vEruOzZMhKQ/clip_image015_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="519" height="385"></a></p> <p align="center">Now for the exciting news . . . we are teaming up with The Teacher Wife for a SUPER {long vowel} giveaway. Simply post a comment with your email address <em><strong>and</strong></em> tell us who your favorite SUPER hero is.&nbsp; <p align="center">We will choose (3) winners who will each receive a set of both long vowel units. <p align="center">Good luck everyone . . . this giveaway ends Wednesday night at 8:00 pm (CST). <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-kuHJcxZpSm0/UsovzWddKrI/AAAAAAAADRE/3-ERh7PSZ0Q/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="signature" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-EJJmwCzuauk/Usov0DlYxlI/AAAAAAAADRI/zWm8YORIry8/signature_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="69"></a> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com59tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-32042394311918721672014-01-01T13:35:00.001-08:002014-01-01T13:40:08.013-08:00Happy New Year!<p>We hope you all have enjoyed the holiday break. We are very lucky to have until the 7th to relax and catch up! (finish grades, get our classrooms back in order, put away Christmas stuff, get our workouts started again, etc…) VERY MUCH needed! </p> <p>Diane traveled to Iowa to see her family. It was 16 below on Christmas Eve!! But with 28 people and 5 dogs in the house, it warmed up quickly!! Diane’s new son in law enjoyed a loud and crazy Christmas Eve! Christmas morning they all packed up and headed to Diane’s mother in laws for a laid back quiet few days. Then packed up again and drove 9 1/2 hours back to Kansas. Always good to be home!!</p> <p><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-EOekFeVGTdU/UsSJ5nM_vHI/AAAAAAAADPc/t-E5VjGHpNE/s1600-h/DSCN002915.jpg"><img title="DSCN0029" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px" border="0" alt="DSCN0029" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-zMaV3kqFB74/UsSJ6uTT3ZI/AAAAAAAADPg/JfgICtrjF5s/DSCN0029_thumb6.jpg?imgmax=800" width="261" height="205"></a><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-gAaxXVAUjos/UsSJ-Lsss-I/AAAAAAAADPs/tB9UFePG0QQ/s1600-h/DSCN00614.jpg"><img title="DSCN0061" style="border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px; border-top-width: 0px" border="0" alt="DSCN0061" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-ECDU47FwU14/UsSJ-1-Q3-I/AAAAAAAADPw/EivEA5iJykA/DSCN0061_thumb1.jpg?imgmax=800" width="262" height="206"></a></p> <p><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-cCVD9dmcxJk/UsSJ_3E63BI/AAAAAAAADP8/6vsOFyVSujg/s1600-h/DSCN0016%25255B2%25255D.jpg"><img title="DSCN0016" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="DSCN0016" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-_5PycLGoQRw/UsSKBN5l7MI/AAAAAAAADQE/hNGRmGvIiuE/DSCN0016_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="261" height="207"></a></p> <p>Kelly did her best to keep her spirits bright this holiday without Jeff. She and Grant spent a lot of time with Jeff’s family and her family close by. She and her son Grant then took off to Texas to visit her best friend from high school and her sister in law’s family. Grant learned to 2 step and rode a bull! It was a much needed break with shopping and relaxing.</p> <p><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-p6iCFrUiF08/UsSKCQYe2-I/AAAAAAAADQM/GjvRtwHjj3U/s1600-h/IMG_1076%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img title="IMG_1076" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="IMG_1076" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-MM9LTe1Ba5Y/UsSKDe3dUcI/AAAAAAAADQQ/jQ3SmJmN5ew/IMG_1076_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="231" height="317"></a><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-_ru6Do6X3VE/UsSKD8A5ZII/AAAAAAAADQc/A__Zywq39ok/s1600-h/IMG_1077%25255B4%25255D.jpg"><img title="IMG_1077" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="IMG_1077" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-p0cFNDAmkps/UsSKEvdI6vI/AAAAAAAADQg/Sw22J4MNuJo/IMG_1077_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="230" height="315"></a><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-Y_ZKXafBT20/UsSKGanUzZI/AAAAAAAADQs/XmjhIKBjOUA/s1600-h/IMG_1078%25255B5%25255D.jpg"><img title="IMG_1078" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="IMG_1078" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-X6vut0O8Yig/UsSKHEE4b-I/AAAAAAAADQw/i0ASJkAmgc0/IMG_1078_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800" width="230" height="324"></a></p> <p>Both of us are gearing up for 2014! We are excited to welcome student teachers when we return from break. They will be a GREAT help with 25 first graders! </p> <p>We put all of our items in our <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Made-For-1st-Grade"><strong><font color="#dd5533">tpt store</font></strong></a> on sale for 3 days to celebrate the start of 2014!! Here are a few of the units/activities we will use when we return from break:</p> <p><a href="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Freezin-Season-Math-Literacy-Activities-1388608961/original-173377-1.jpg"><img alt="Freezin' Season Math &amp; Literacy Activities" src="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Freezin-Season-Math-Literacy-Activities-1388608961/original-173377-1.jpg"></a><a href="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Penguins-on-Parade-Math-Literacy-Centers-1388608961/original-174862-1.jpg"><img alt="Penguins on Parade Math &amp; Literacy Centers" src="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Penguins-on-Parade-Math-Literacy-Centers-1388608961/original-174862-1.jpg"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Smitten-with-Mittens-Math-Literacy-Centers-1388608961/original-172149-1.jpg"><img alt="Smitten with Mittens Math &amp; Literacy Centers" src="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Smitten-with-Mittens-Math-Literacy-Centers-1388608961/original-172149-1.jpg"></a><a href="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/M-is-For-Mitten-1388608961/original-188730-1.jpg"><img alt="M is For Mitten" src="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/M-is-For-Mitten-1388608961/original-188730-1.jpg"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Winter-Word-of-the-Day-1388608961/original-176703-1.jpg"><img alt="Winter Word of the Day" src="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Winter-Word-of-the-Day-1388608961/original-176703-1.jpg"></a><a href="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Marvelous-Mitten-Morning-Work-1388608961/original-471456-1.jpg"><img alt="Marvelous Mitten Morning Work" src="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Marvelous-Mitten-Morning-Work-1388608961/original-471456-1.jpg" width="306" height="239"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><font size="6">And a few freebies!</font></p> <p><a href="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Marvelous-Mitten-Number-Order/original-189770-1.jpg"><img alt="Marvelous Mitten Number Order" src="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Marvelous-Mitten-Number-Order/original-189770-1.jpg" width="228" height="292"></a><a href="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Mitten-Word-Sort-Long-A/original-189772-1.jpg"><img alt="Mitten Word Sort {Long A} " src="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Mitten-Word-Sort-Long-A/original-189772-1.jpg"></a></p> <p>When do you all go back? We hope you have had a fantastic break and many blessings for 2014!! <font size="6">HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!</font></p> <p><font size="6" face="Adorable">Diane &amp; Kelly</font></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-30111296092783045552013-12-01T08:55:00.001-08:002013-12-01T08:55:47.349-08:00Cyber Monday & Tuesday {SALE}<p align="center">Are you making your list and checking it twice?&nbsp; We are . . . we are both SO excited about the CYBER Monday and Tuesday sale on TpT.&nbsp; Our basket is already filled with some great products that we have had our eye on.</p><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-TU4wzeXy1A4/Uptp73S7gnI/AAAAAAAADM4/XnpzLC4RUEc/s1600-h/cyber%252520monday%25255B6%25255D.png"><img title="cyber monday" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; float: none; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-left: auto; border-left: 0px; display: block; padding-right: 0px; margin-right: auto" border="0" alt="cyber monday" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-8KEiU1TElEM/Uptp8misyuI/AAAAAAAADM8/iJ1A-h9VzhM/cyber%252520monday_thumb%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="369" height="364"></a> <p align="center">If your looking for some thematic activities to use throughout the year don’t miss out on our monthly thematic sets of math and language arts {cut and paste} worksheets.&nbsp; They were designed for independent practice and they are all aligned with the Common Core Standards.&nbsp; We always have one laid out each morning for our kiddos to work on as soon as they arrive at school.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Batch-of-Gingerbread-Man-Worksheets-998622"><img title="clip_image003" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image003" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-Oas9Jpy-sEY/Uptp8zKcZ8I/AAAAAAAADNE/oK3ninDHisU/clip_image003%25255B13%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="183"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Marvelous-Mitten-Morning-Work-471456"><img title="clip_image003[5]" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image003[5]" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-zj54ZMgNwr0/Uptp9gZBoVI/AAAAAAAADNQ/EGg0jUfcAx8/clip_image003%25255B5%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="187"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fabulous-February-Morning-Work-527042"><img title="clip_image003[7]" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image003[7]" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-nj9l0Zmv2UQ/Uptp-IqB01I/AAAAAAAADNY/LJB7uI49b64/clip_image003%25255B7%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="183"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/March-Madness-Morning-Work-578356"><img title="clip_image003[9]" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image003[9]" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-cnVyBrRwPTs/Uptp-iyyo7I/AAAAAAAADNc/p5pysy8LgXw/clip_image003%25255B9%25255D%25255B5%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="184"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Awesome-April-Morning-Work-645957"><img title="clip_image003[11]" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image003[11]" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-zvjwLDYr2ZQ/Uptp_GqPETI/AAAAAAAADNk/a51vj2O9heU/clip_image003%25255B11%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="185"></a></p> <p align="center">Don’t miss out on our thematic word of the day packets either.&nbsp; These are another fun way to have students begin their day.&nbsp; We always have the word of the day poster displayed in our room on the Word of the Day board as students arrive each morning.&nbsp; These thematic packs introduce vocabulary and have students practice writing a meaningful telling and asking sentence.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Winter-Word-of-the-Day-176703"><img title="clip_image003[14]" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image003[14]" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-SqDXlmMfe5A/Uptp_loi55I/AAAAAAAADNs/9zQ0AKRCwwo/clip_image003%25255B14%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="185" height="240"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/February-Word-of-the-Day-196555"><img title="clip_image003[16]" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; 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border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="image" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-UTOTSbusdFA/UptqCmkh46I/AAAAAAAADOk/HaYsAJPrBqY/image%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="186" height="240"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fall-Word-of-the-Day-328942"><img title="clip_image003[28]" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image003[28]" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-KPp2U8c09oo/UptqC7rgAEI/AAAAAAAADOs/Bqk3GEl7Dl4/clip_image003%25255B28%25255D%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="186" height="240"></a></p> <p align="center">We wanted to pass along a little <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christmas-Word-of-the-Day"><font color="#ff0000">Christmas Word of the Day</font></a> freebie as a thank you for all of your support this year.&nbsp; We continue to be absolutely amazed and inspired by the online community that we have become a part of.&nbsp; Hopefully you will be able to use some of these worksheets &amp; posters with your kiddos as you introduce Christmas vocabulary.&nbsp; </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christmas-Word-of-the-Day-445358"><img title="christmas word of the day" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="christmas word of the day" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-mYbaZSKS960/UptqDfAB5iI/AAAAAAAADO4/2Jl1ygZIJxs/christmas%252520word%252520of%252520the%252520day%25255B12%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="640" height="400"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-xrcUp_6_rqQ/UptqD4NNJNI/AAAAAAAADO8/YjOLluNim8A/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="signature" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-PVeLUSwl3Tw/UptqED39bOI/AAAAAAAADPE/W0gz3hLohME/signature_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="69"></a></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-66268146034237955412013-11-27T19:28:00.001-08:002013-11-27T19:28:33.105-08:00A Batch of Gingerbread Man Worksheets<p align="center">Don’t miss out on our new set of <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Bach-of-Gingerbread-Man-Worksheets-998622">Gingerbread Man</a> themed worksheets.&nbsp; We finally got them finished up and posted in our <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Made-For-1st-Grade">TpT store</a> just in time for the big Cyber Monday sale.&nbsp; We are looking forward to using them after Thanksgiving break to review many of the math and language arts skills we’ve been covering.&nbsp; They are the perfect supplement to use for independent practice.&nbsp; </p> <p align="center">Here’s a little {sneak} peek at all of the worksheets included in this download . . .</p> <p><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Bach-of-Gingerbread-Man-Worksheets-998622"><img title="clip_image018" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; float: none; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-left: auto; border-left: 0px; display: block; padding-right: 0px; margin-right: auto" border="0" alt="clip_image018" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-3opaAiMaiXo/Upa4XP4FUYI/AAAAAAAADMY/zUia-hbRq_M/clip_image018%25255B6%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="596" height="487"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-4nlFLlvDkFE/Upa4Xq4zPJI/AAAAAAAADMc/BznZZh3MNvo/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; 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Here’s a peek at a few of the facts we learned . . .</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-8-XHhoLQbuI/UomFOdxzeKI/AAAAAAAADLY/_AvcHXZJ8Co/s1600-h/clip_image0065.png"><img title="clip_image006" style="display: inline" alt="clip_image006" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-UsGVYxQv3Ao/UomFPdJFAEI/AAAAAAAADLg/m4TcKKQyACA/clip_image006_thumb2.png?imgmax=800" width="638" height="503"></a></p> <p align="center">There’s nothing we love more than finding cute projects online from other teachers.&nbsp; Thanks to a freebie on TpT from <em><font color="#0000ff"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Gobbling-Up-Main-Idea-and-Details-FREEBIE-974642">Bright Concepts for Teachers</a></font></em> we made a cute little turkey art project to wrap up our week of turkey themed fun.&nbsp; Students all made the turkey body and then had to add feathers that each had a fact they had learned.&nbsp; It was amazing how many feathers they wanted to add to their projects.&nbsp; They they used their turkeys projects to write about all the things they learned.&nbsp; We worked really hard on writing an introduction and a conclusion.</p> <p align="center">Here’s a peek at our final projects . . .</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-r5skZVIMMh8/UomFQf7WOmI/AAAAAAAADLo/FefExWGwmY0/s1600-h/clip_image0046.png"><img title="clip_image004" style="display: inline" alt="clip_image004" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-SHQED5ze2no/UomFReqc2yI/AAAAAAAADLs/0cwvlpeBPVc/clip_image004_thumb3.png?imgmax=800" width="648" height="515"></a></p> <p align="center">If you haven’t grabbed this freebie make sure you head over and get it . . . you’ve still got a few days to talk turkeys with your own kiddos.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Gobbling-Up-Main-Idea-and-Details-FREEBIE-974642"><img alt="Gobbling Up Main Idea and Details FREEBIE" src="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Gobbling-Up-Main-Idea-and-Details-FREEBIE-081485300-1384319304-1384319349/original-974642-1.jpg" width="421" height="325"></a></p> <p align="center">It’s also not to late to grab a set of our new <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Terrific-Turkey-Morning-Work-982814">Terrific Turkey</a> worksheets.&nbsp; We finally got them finished up and posted in our <a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Made-For-1st-Grade"><font color="#00ff00">TpT</font> store</a>.&nbsp; We are looking forward to using them the next few weeks to review many of the math and language arts skills we’ve been covering.&nbsp; They are the perfect supplement to use for independent practice.&nbsp; </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Terrific-Turkey-Morning-Work-982814"><img title="clip_image014" style="display: inline" alt="clip_image014" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-iV1YWW2iD70/UomFR8oYAOI/AAAAAAAADL4/GMG7Xh8SrOc/clip_image0146.png?imgmax=800" width="623" height="492"></a></p> <p align="center">Throughout the week our kids also worked on all of our <em><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Turkey-Time-Math-Literacy-Centers-158140"><font color="#f79646">It’s Turkey Time</font></a></em> centers.&nbsp; Their favorite activity was using the sentence wheel to write super turkey sentences about their fine feathered friends.</p> <p align="center"><a href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Turkey-Time-Math-Literacy-Centers-158140"><img title="sneak peek" border="0" alt="sneak peek" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/--M2w_HSPjJU/TouoOv6X_CI/AAAAAAAAAso/6pdVdOdVrlo/sneak%252520peek_thumb%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="546" height="391"></a></p> <p align="center"><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-7CvnO7Wu6gM/UomFSaCvhnI/AAAAAAAADL8/3I1X9k6ENfI/s1600-h/signature%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="signature" style="display: inline" alt="signature" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-S0qHOEVZqJo/UomFS03zcyI/AAAAAAAADME/n6lOXfGGgFQ/signature_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="240" height="69"></a></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-32685829260657476182013-10-06T19:35:00.001-07:002013-10-06T19:35:47.605-07:00Sweet Giveaway Winners! Welcome OCTO-BEAR! Many Thanks! & A Night Out!<p>These past few months have been a whirlwind for both of us. Diane’s daughter got married August 3 and her father-in-law passed away the same day. So instead of planning for Open House she was driving 10 hours for a funeral and then coming back for the inservice and the first day of school. After 2 weeks of school Kelly’s husband died suddenly of a heart attack. It has been a very rough start to our school year. We are lucky to have wonderful little kiddos this year to help us through the day. Their smiles and hugs are precious!! We also work with some wonderful people!</p> <p>SO many of you sent well wishes through our Gmail account and on the blog. We feel very blessed and want you to know that we appreciated all your kind messages!!!&nbsp; MANY THANKS!!!</p> <p>We also want to acknowledge everyone that posted on our “Sweet Give Away” blog post and announce the winners! Better late- than never! </p> <p><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-iiYmR5tXrwI/UhjEuuV9y8I/AAAAAAAADIQ/eairWuRqHAU/s1600-h/sweet%252520giveaway%25255B5%25255D.png"><img title="sweet giveaway" border="0" alt="sweet giveaway" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-bgA6MEP4B4Q/UhjEvQQEhII/AAAAAAAADIY/lLeKVKXswl0/sweet%252520giveaway_thumb%25255B3%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="559" height="394"></a></p> <p>Here are our winners (we picked 4 instead of three since we were delayed in announcing the winners!) and their yummy recipes we are looking forward to trying. Ladies email us your 5 picks from our TpT store<font color="#ff0000"> </font><a title="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Made-For-1st-Grade" href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Made-For-1st-Grade"><font color="#ff0000">http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Made-For-1st-Grade</font></a> and we will send them your way! Thank you to everyone that sent us a recipe! So many to try out now!! </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-Co408Eq21MM/UlId5z04J1I/AAAAAAAADJc/4nqgUih5q48/s1600-h/clip_image004%25255B11%25255D%25255B3%25255D.png"><img title="clip_image004[11]" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image004[11]" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-jKLKoquNcvM/UlId6hXb9RI/AAAAAAAADJk/kkEu9vNtrf8/clip_image004%25255B11%25255D_thumb%25255B1%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="280" height="378"></a><a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-gqfivkKskBc/UlId7BZLaTI/AAAAAAAADJs/S7YFsh7inD0/s1600-h/clip_image004%25255B6%25255D%25255B5%25255D.png"><img title="clip_image004[6]" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image004[6]" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-YCt7YWyoonk/UlId7sB7oxI/AAAAAAAADJw/gUhzgEStlgc/clip_image004%25255B6%25255D_thumb%25255B3%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="279" height="381"></a><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-JvqFzz240iM/UlId8HrtGoI/AAAAAAAADJ8/L7BI4agErs8/s1600-h/clip_image004%25255B15%25255D.png"><img title="clip_image004" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image004" src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-jGoOTWAICwM/UlId88oaxfI/AAAAAAAADKE/e1ycAmUte8U/clip_image004_thumb%25255B8%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="278" height="400"></a><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-8Wv1BcPQJHI/UlId9VOQBXI/AAAAAAAADKI/ncKD2-lCSDo/s1600-h/clip_image003%25255B6%25255D.png"><img title="clip_image003" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image003" src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/-3WqaTu1Ci1c/UlId9zmnXiI/AAAAAAAADKQ/-pdr8ORdfjQ/clip_image003_thumb%25255B3%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="293" height="398"></a></p> <p>Every year we welcome October with our OCTO-BEAR Fun Unit. The kids loved it too! Take a look at our unit and math and literacy centers and you can see what has kept us busy to start this month! <a title="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Octo-Bear-FUN-152085" href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Octo-Bear-FUN-152085"><font color="#dd5533">http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Octo-Bear-FUN-152085</font></a></p> <p><img alt="Octo-Bear FUN" src="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Octo-Bear-FUN/original-152085-1.jpg" width="343" height="439"></p> <p>Next week we get to have our neighborhood Fire Station come and put on a crazy Clown Fire Safety Show! We are going to start these math and literacy centers: <a title="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fire-Safety-Math-Literacy-Centers-152696" href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fire-Safety-Math-Literacy-Centers-152696"><font color="#dd5533">http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fire-Safety-Math-Literacy-Centers-152696</font></a></p> <p><img alt="Fire Safety Math &amp; Literacy Centers" src="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Fire-Safety-Math-Literacy-Centers/original-152696-1.jpg" width="348" height="445">&nbsp;</p> <p>October has to have pumpkins, candy corn, and bats! Here are the rest of our units for this month. We are busy planning all the centers and activities to go with each of our units.</p> <p><a title="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pumpkin-Time-Math-Literacy-Centers-153518" href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pumpkin-Time-Math-Literacy-Centers-153518"><font color="#dd5533">http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pumpkin-Time-Math-Literacy-Centers-153518</font></a></p> <p><img alt="Pumpkin Time Math &amp; Literacy Centers" src="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Pumpkin-Time-Math-Literacy-Centers/original-153518-1.jpg"></p> <p><a title="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Candy-Corn-Math-Literacy-Centers-153877" href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Candy-Corn-Math-Literacy-Centers-153877"><font color="#dd5533">http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Candy-Corn-Math-Literacy-Centers-153877</font></a></p> <p><img alt="Candy Corn Math &amp; Literacy Centers" src="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Candy-Corn-Math-Literacy-Centers/original-153877-1.jpg"></p> <p><a title="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Creatures-of-the-Night-Math-Literacy-Centers-154470" href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Creatures-of-the-Night-Math-Literacy-Centers-154470"><font color="#dd5533">http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Creatures-of-the-Night-Math-Literacy-Centers-154470</font></a></p> <p><img alt="Creatures of the Night {Math &amp; Literacy Centers}" src="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Creatures-of-the-Night-Math-Literacy-Centers/original-154470-1.jpg"></p> <p>When October comes to an end and our goblins are almost worn out from their excitement of Halloween we will finish up the month with one of our favorite stories and activities!</p> <p><a title="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Harriets-Halloween-Candy-157043" href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Harriets-Halloween-Candy-157043"><font color="#dd5533">http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Harriets-Halloween-Candy-157043</font></a></p> <p><img alt="Harriet's Halloween Candy" src="http://mcdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Harriets-Halloween-Candy/original-157043-1.jpg"></p> <p>Each of our themes is also integrated into our Word of the Day. Here is our Fall Word of the Day activity pack: <a title="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fall-Word-of-the-Day-328942" href="http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fall-Word-of-the-Day-328942"><font color="#dd5533">http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fall-Word-of-the-Day-328942</font></a></p> <p><img alt="Fall Word of the Day" src="http://mcdn1.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Fall-Word-of-the-Day/original-328942-1.jpg" width="327" height="412"></p> <p>Here is what we did to get the school year off to a better start this weekend- Diane’s husband went to Iowa to help take care of his mom and Kelly treated Diane to a night out!</p> <p><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-RfqiFmXKUcY/UlId-oA3fMI/AAAAAAAADKc/IAFBei6OHK4/s1600-h/clip_image008%25255B7%25255D.png"><img title="clip_image008" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="clip_image008" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-nbaaowmtQeg/UlIeAfyf4oI/AAAAAAAADKk/EtGtCb73Fy0/clip_image008_thumb%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="535" height="724"></a></p> <p>Blake Shelton is such an entertainer!! To think we just watched him on The Voice earlier in the week and then we got to see him live! He surprised the crowd with a visit from last years winner on The Voice, Danielle Bradbery-she is adorable!! Then Miranda Lambert came on stage later in the night and sang! It was an EPIC night! We didn’t get TEN TIMES CRAZIER, but we had a great time!! </p> <p>We hope you are all off to a WONDERFUL start to your school year!!</p> <p><font size="5" face="Amanda's Hand">Diane &amp; Kelly</font></p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6140535570757576143.post-87069498048173489802013-09-02T20:02:00.001-07:002013-09-02T20:02:10.238-07:00In Memory Of…<p>One week ago Kelly’s husband Jeff died of a sudden heart attack. Please pray for peace and strength to get through this very emotional time. She has been blessed to be surrounded by her wonderful family and friends. She has been amazed at the outpouring of support. She even heard from many of the friends we have met through our blogging the past few years. She received these beautiful flowers! What a blessing you all have been! Thank you for your continued prayers for Kelly and her son Grant.</p> <p>Diane</p> <p><a href="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-BL9aTDQ7dH8/UiVRKq4YZmI/AAAAAAAADI8/QUArTAe0QMY/s1600-h/kelly%252520flowers%25255B6%25255D.png"><img title="kelly flowers" style="border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-left: 0px; display: inline; padding-right: 0px" border="0" alt="kelly flowers" src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-xDM7T1UDH6k/UiVRMK7kqnI/AAAAAAAADJE/ld4rK1mDU8s/kelly%252520flowers_thumb%25255B4%25255D.png?imgmax=800" width="653" height="557"></a></p> <p>For those of you that sent a message for the “sweet giveaway” I will try and get the drawing done this week! Don’t give up on us! We have “Sensational September Morning Work” in the works right now too.</p> madefor1stgradehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03899194143077336282noreply@blogger.com46