Friday, January 23, 2015

Adverb QR Code Center

I hate flu season! My poor son came home this afternoon with a fever of 102 and vomiting. All my fingers and toes are crossed that I don't get it. You would think that being out 4 days last year would have convinced me to get the flu shot but I never got around to it...again.

I made a new Adverbs QR Code Center for my 2nd graders. They love getting to use our iPads!
I like to tape the cards around the room to get my kidlets up and moving but it works as a stationary center as well.
If you don't have access to technology, you could still use these and provide the included answer key instead of using a tablet or phone to check the answers.

I also made an anchor chart that will be posted in the center along with the center directions.
I also included a black and white version for those that need to save on ink.
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Year's Resolutions

Do you write resolutions with your students?

My 1st graders seem like they may have been ready to come back to school...

"In 2015, I will stop yelling at my mom."
"In 2015, I will stop running through the laundry when my babysitter is trying to fold it."
"In 2015, I will not hit my sister when she makes me angry."

My 2nd graders ended up sounding very mature...

"In 2015, I will watch less t.v. I will go outside or play with my legos instead."
"In 2015, I will spend more time with my family. We can play board games or go to the park" 
"In 2015, I will help my little sister more. I will teach her the ABCs and to use her manners."

I recommend reading the book Squirrel's New Year's Resolution before writing to explain the concept in a primary-friendly way.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Back from Disney in time for the sale!!

I hope you had a relaxing Thanksgiving! We spent ours in Disneyland! 

I loved the family bonding time. We played a lot of Heads Up and Mads Libs. My smarty pants kids were trying to top each other coming up with high caliber vocabulary suggestions. It did make the game more entertaining and reminded me that I should try it with my 2nd graders.

We also had a lot of fun searching for hidden Mickeys though out the park. 
 Here is a pic of one we found.
Anyway, I got home just in time to ready my store for the big TpT sale. Everything will be 20% off!
This is the perfect time to try one of my best sellers:

Sight Word Superstars

gradebook checklists

or I have lots of math games, book club packets, and craftivities!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Turkeys cuteness and FREEBIES!

The turkey disguise project was a big hit again this year! 

My 2nd graders are finishing up their stories to explain how these disguises saved them from being eaten and I am quite pleased with their writing.

My firsties wrote How to Cook a Turkey this week. These are always good for a chuckle. You can grab the FREEBIE HERE.
"But I am a vegetarian so I don't like turkey. Yuck!"

Did you know you catch a turkey with a spear?

Who knew a frozen turkey only takes an hour to cook at 24 degrees!

Grilled turkey! We live in California so I guess that is possible. Salad inside the turkey is a  new one to me.
 We also made noun turkeys with a person, place, or thing written on each feather.

This week my students will use my Thanksgiving Noun QR center that I uploaded as a FREEBIE.
These cards are taped up around the room. The students walk around reading the sentences. They identify the nouns and write them on the recording sheet next to the matching picture. 

 When they are finished they get an iPad and scan the QR code to check their answers. My students love these centers so I hope yours do too!

In sad news, we did have to say goodbye to our cat, Kobi. It hit me a lot harder than I expected it to and feels like I lost a family member. I was a mess that day at school but my first graders (who knew all about my cats) were very sweet, gave me a group hug, and made me presents in art class. Love those cuties!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Turkey Informative Reading and Writing and a Giveaway

Do you have a hard time finding informational books about turkeys? I sure did so I compiled many turkey facts into a new informative reading and writing packet.
I am going to project this while we read it as a class but you could also print it and make it into a book.

Since we have been learning about text features, I made sure I included a table of contents, headings, map, labels, bold print, captions, and a glossary.

I included different ways to have students record their information, 
depending on if you use thinking maps

 or prefer a schema chart.
There are different versions of this organizer

and many different paper options.
It is all CCSS aligned.

To go check out out click HERE.
I am going to give a copy away on my Facebook page so hop over there for a chance to win!