Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bat Integrative Literacy Unit

With Halloween so close, I thought it was a good time to share my Bat Unit!  This is a great way to integrate literacy and science.  Also, this unit has math, physical education, counseling, art, and technology standards covered!  Common Core aligned and fun to use!


Vocabulary Around the Room Activity- Gets kids moving and using their context clues!
High Frequency Words are also Going Batty!
Science and Literacy collide in this fun unit!
Oh Yeah!  Did I mention that all the lesson plans are included with the common core standard included!
This bat study from A Day in First Grade inspired me to create my own big CAN, HAVE, ARE Bat.  The fun labels were not included on her website, so I made some and put them in my bundle for you to easily print on bright paper and use!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Meet the Teacher

Today was Meet the Teacher! It was great meeting my new littles and getting all their stuff organized.  As you can see above, everyone organized their supplies into bins to add to our community containers [classroom reveal post coming soon]. 
  Above are a few pictures of the 'Parents Table'.  Here they signed up to volunteer and fill out transportation information.  Also, the class wish list items were here.  Many parents liked being able to grab one item on a bright slip help out the class! These forms and the class wish list are included in the Meet the Teacher packet found [HERE].
My teammate and I had a flip book to discuss important information about our classrooms (flip book not included).  Also, the student gift is a free printable you can find [HERE].
This Welcome page was displayed on my SmartBoard to help parents and students work through Meet the Teacher by themselves, which left me free to greet and get to know everyone!

You can get your Meet the Teacher packet [HERE].

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Exploring Figurative Language & Poetry Unit! 

This is a great unit that gets your learners' creative writing flowing!  One of the most important parts of learning poetry is understanding figurative language, so this unit truly focuses on how language in poetry is used.  Another way that the unit helps learners with thinking creatively is using a fun doodle warm up activity.
Students start with a small, obscure doodle, and they will turn it into whatever they see!  This was a loved activity!  Check out the fun doodles my littles made below:

Finally, this awesome unit includes great anchor charts for all the figurative language vocabulary.
This unit is a wonderful way to get your students excited about poetry!  Get yours by clicking the link below:

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Common Core Statements & Student Journals

If you want a great resource to help your students achieve the Common Core Math and Common Core Language Arts standards, this is the product that will be a valuable addition to your classroom.

Included in this wonderful product is every standard written in 'I Can' statements. Also, you will get the headings to display the standards nicely in your classroom. But wait--there is more! In order for your students to track their learning, they will need to journal/reflect on the objectives they can complete. Create these journals with the fun, easy to read tabs and a fun Learning Goals cover to glue to any notebook.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Informational Writing Unit- Biographies

This unit is great for integrating Social Studies and Literacy!  Help your students finish their first biography using this wonderful unit!  Click below to get your complete writing unit with lesson plans, writing paper, note taking organizers, and extra graphic organizers.  Happy Writing!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Amelia Bedelia Story Map

This graphic organizer is used with any Amelia Bedelia book.  The story map will allow the students to think about the setting, characters, the problem, and what silly things Amelia Bedelia does to solve it.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Word Work with Verbs

Here is my newest word work creation!  Help your students work on adding suffixes to verbs that end in y.  This word work packet is complete with three sorts, 20 task cards and student recording sheets.  Easy to use!  Print and start learning!

Happy learning!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Goldfish & Guppies- Interactive Science Notebook

Hope you are enjoying your last day of winter break!  I have been busy completing holiday cleaning, trying to think of a resolution (drinking more water maybe), and of course planning for the upcoming month of school!  One item that I wanted to share with you today is my Goldfish & Guppies Interactive Science Notebook.  This notebook is meant to guide your young learners in their biology study of animals.  It is a great tool to help you get started with your planning or to supplement plans you have already made!  Also included is an assessment checklist to keep track of your students' learning.  Click below to grab these awesome notebooks for your little scientists!