Sunday, February 3, 2013

Read the Room and Valentine's freebies

We will be working on the "oo" vowel digraph this week. HM says we should only talk about "oo" as in book this week and then next week they lump "oo" like moon in with ew, ue, ou, u, u_e.  I understand why they presented it this way but I don't think that is very helpful for students. The reality is, when students look at the word stood, they don't know which sound it is until they try it. SO, I teach both sounds the same week and we practice our strategy of flipping the sounds.
This poster is part of my best selling Decoding Strategies pack.

My students LOVE Read the Room so I made a Valentine's version to practice this skill. There is something about getting to use clipboards and walk around that grabs their attention.


If you grab it during today's TpT sale it will only cost $1.

I will also give a copy away to a loyal follower. All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 I also have a Valentine's ABC order FREEBIE at TpT if you haven't grabbed it yet.


Okay, back to watching the Super Bowl. Really, I don't watch the football as much as the commercials. I think the one with the boy who gets punched out a prom was pretty funny.
Do you have a favorite?


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25 comments:

  1. Your stuff is so cute! I work at a private school so we compared our standards to the Common Core and adjusted as needed.

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  3. We started using the Common Core standards last year. My district has created a pacing guide so we know what standards to teach when.
    Ruthanne rarace81@gmail.com

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  4. We have started lots of professional development on the Common Core and have started implementation but we are just at the beginning stages right now. :o)

    Karyn
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  6. We are in our first year of implementing Common Core. My students love read the room activities!
    ahenry4443ah@gmail.com.

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  7. We started implementing CCSS Math this year. I am a Reading Specialist, and we are currently examining our curriculum to align with the ELA CCSS. It is a huge project!

    jjn2home@yahoo.com

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  8. My district in taking baby steps. This year we are working on listening/speaking and also one of the Standards for Mathmatical Practices. I agree with you about the read the room - it's just something about getting to use those clipboards!!! :)

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  9. I am your newest blog friend! I love your work and cannot wait to see what you do next! I would love it if you would follow me back!
    :)Melanie

    http://theteachingqueen.blogspot.com/2012

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  10. I am an ELA and Math Curriculum writer and we have dove into the CCSS full force!!!

    We have spent all year rebuilding our first grade pacing guides to align!

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  11. This is our second year with the Core! I like it.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  12. We are starting to learn more about the common core this year with math and hopefully next year we will be implementing it more. We have to post the standards next year of the ones that we are teaching that week/day/whatever so we'll see how that goes. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win!
    Megan
    mhorman@north-cedar.k12.ia.us

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  13. I love your units and your blog! Yes we are beginning to implement CCSS. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

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  14. We have been doing CC for a year now.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  16. I am in southern California and our school district does not do any common core. There have been meetings regarding the issue, but haven't heard much otherwise. Wish we were! Thanks for the giveaway! :)
    Julene
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway. We did not adopt the common core.
    yvonnee

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  18. Great giveaway! In our district, K-2 is fully implementing CC this year. 3-5 is slowly adding it into our old standards. I think the transition has been much easier on me because this is my first year! CC is all I know!

    Ms. Cranfill's Class

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  19. I teach in KS and yes, we are definitely implementing the CC!

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  20. I am follower and love your flip posters!
    Lisa

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  21. We are fully implementing common core, while trying to remain faithful to our program... Big Challenge! Thanks for the wonderful site!

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  22. LOVED the ABC order Valentine Monsters activity. My firsties loved it too!!! Thanks a million!

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  23. love your blog and cute things you have shared!

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    1. ooops, saw that I was supposed to answer the question-- yes, implementing the common core and the MA frameworks because it has a little extra

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  24. Our district is supposedly in the "implementing" stage with the common core but I don't think anything changed from last year besides adding a performance task section to our math benchmark.

    By the way, I love your read the room activity! It's perfect for right now since we just went over those two sounds last week! :)

    Pam
    Diary of a First Grade Teacher

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