Monday, April 21, 2014

"Create A Sentence" Headband Packet and Freebie

Students will use picture clues, beginning and end punctuation, and sounding out words to help create a sentence. Have students do this on a sentence strip (colored ones are REALLY cool). Once they do this correctly, they add the correct topper on their sentence strip and this makes a headband! The topper says "I am a sentence king/queen". My class LOVED this activity and I am sure yours will too. This makes a super literacy station.

Friday, April 18, 2014


I'm still having to remind students lots about putting an uppercase letter at the beginning of a sentence and a punctuation mark at the end.  So...when students were doing their phonics dictation sentence, I challenged them by saying, if everyone in the class remembers to do both of these, we're take our shoes off and walk around sockfooted for the morning.  It took about 2 weeks but GUESS WHAT?  A picture is worth a thousand words...

Of course, we had some safety rules, no running or sliding.  But the kids LOVED it.  It just reminded me that you don't have to have costly awards.  The wackier, the better!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Farm Math and Literacy AND Freebies

Finally finished a this packet but I wanted to make sure it was packed with things you could use right now.  Below, is a preview and some freebies.  Enjoy.

Teachers Notebook or TPT

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Guess My Number!

I can't wait to share this with my class tomorrow!  They are such great "detectives" and will love solving for the "mystery number"!

I am going to have my students mark out the clues with a different color as shown above.  This way, if they make a mistake, I'll be able to say, (for ex) "You colored in the 3 during clue #1 even though it says the mystery number is even".  Freebie included if you'd like to try.  I would LOVE to hear your comments.
Teachers Notebook or Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie at TN or TPT Freebie
class freebies and TBA

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Math and Literacy

Just what you need for spring.  Here are some pics of this unit in action so you can see what it's all about:)  Happy Spring (if only the weather would cooperate with the calendar!!!)

ABC order

BUILD Station graphing

Create a Sentence

Magnified Words

Ending Sounds

Clothespin Addition

 And much, much more!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Water, Water, everywhere!

I'm taking spring week to redo loads of my products.  It's sort of fun (and sad:() to see what I first put out there - graphics were scary!!  So, here are few things I would LOVE for you to see.

TN - Under the Sea  or TPT - Under the Sea

Stay tuned - more good stuff to come!

Monday, March 17, 2014

K and C rule

Happy Spring Break!

Maybe I can finally catch up on some long overdue blog posts.  My grade level is now teaching explicit phonics using Fundations.  I am learning so much about the rules of phonics (you know all that we never learned but are expected to know and teach!).  Recently, we learned the rules about whether or not to use the c or k when sound out a word that includes this sound.  My students love having this knowledge so I thought I'd share a chart you can use too.  We used our school poster maker to blow this up and hang in our room.  Grab this freebie and share with friends.

Freebie from google docs
Frame from 3AM teacher
Classroom freebies and TBA