100th day of School AND Dictionary Skills

100th day of School AND Dictionary Skills

We made it to FEBRUARY! January was SO LONG! No snow days and barely a dusting of snow on the ground here in Kentucky. I usually like one good snow... but now I'm ready to skip the rest of winter and move right on to spring!!! We also just had our 100th day of...

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Teaching Contractions

Teaching Contractions

Hey, there!!! I just finished my contraction unit.. so I'm going to show you everything that is included!! It's also been added to the 2nd Grade Hands-on Reading LANGUAGE DOMAIN Bundle. This unit was created for second grade, but I think it would also work great for...

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Teaching Homophones

Teaching Homophones

It has been a CRAZY few weeks in my house! A birthday party, a root canal, parent teacher conferences.... shew... Spring is BUSY!! On the other hand... My students had a lot of fun learning about homophones the past two weeks! Today, I'm going to share all of our FUN!...

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Teaching Suffixes

Teaching Suffixes

This week in my classroom it's been all about SUFFIXES!! We started out with an anchor chart and some fun puzzles! My students worked with partners to solve a set of puzzles... I used the second set of puzzles as a center/literacy station. I printed on colored paper...

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Teaching Dialogue and Point of View

Teaching Dialogue and Point of View

It's MARCH!!! WOOHOOO! But... it's also been SNOWING all day. I'm ready for SPRING. I'm SO OVER indoor recess! My kids need to go outside to play! Heck... I need to go outside to play! On another note... I just uploaded one of my favorite units. So, I'm celebrating...

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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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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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