Word Sorts in the Classroom

Word Sorts in the Classroom

I hope you're having a great weekend! Today I want to share with you one of my favorite classroom activities.... WORD SORTS. Word sorts have become a Monday morning staple in my classroom... Every Monday, before introducing the phonics pattern for the week, I like to...

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Teaching Shades of Meaning

Teaching Shades of Meaning

I hope each of you have enjoyed some rest and relaxation during your Christmas Break! I've had the best week with my family! We made some gingerbread houses, played a lot of games, Beckett got a haircut (without sitting on my lap!!), and we really just had a lot of...

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Christmas Tiles

Christmas Tiles

Today I'm going to share with you my FAVORITE student parent gifts ever! They're inexpensive and super quick and easy. I love them so much that I always make my own children pose for a photo!! First... you need to gather a few materials. I purchased everything except...

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Teaching Prefixes

Teaching Prefixes

I can't even believe it's almost NOVEMBER. My baby is THREE. It doesn't seem right! He should still be in diapers!! I'm loving this school year!!! I love my class... I always do!! BUT... it's extra special having my girls at school with me each day!!  Our five minute...

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Context Clues: Becoming Word Savvy

Context Clues: Becoming Word Savvy

Fall is HERE.... Well, it might be fall season... but it's still 85 degrees here in Kentucky.  I would take the 85 degrees  if I had a pool in my backyard.... I'm working really hard to convince my husband that we NEED a pool...ha! I'm not thinking it's going to work!...

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Worms and NOUNS

Worms and NOUNS

Well.... We've made it through 16 FULL days of first grade! My students have learned the rules and procedures. I've completed A LOT of assessments and I'm really getting to know my students. I'm positive that it's going to be a GREAT year! It's also pretty awesome...

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First Days of First Grade 2018

First Days of First Grade 2018

I can't believe I'm writing this post... I REALLY can't believe I'm already back in the swing of all things SCHOOL. I decided to keep my same Farmhouse Flair Neon theme this year. I was crazy busy this summer creating classroom decor... I fell in love with the...

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It’s Been a Long Time

It’s Been a Long Time

I'm back! It has been a long time since my last post. Three kids, husband, job, and summer....enough said. I am going to rededicate my self to the BLOG! The dreaded BLOG! Just kidding, I love the BLOG, but I can never seem to find the time. So here it is, my first...

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Prepositions

Prepositions

In our classroom we have been learning all about prepositions. I usually hate teaching grammar, but these hands-on reading units have made it so much more fun! I started off by introducing prepositions with a song... These songs were PERFECT!! If you play them, be...

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