Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dr. Seuss Writing Packet

I just posted a little Dr. Seuss writing packet on my page. Nothing too fancy but thought I'd share. Stop by and have a look around. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

We had a great time learning about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln last week!  Stop by to see what we have been up to!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Picture Prompts

I have some free picture prompts that you can use with young learners. These are good for initiating conversation or you can use them as writing prompts.
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Words with -at

Hello everybody! It's time to check in. Come on by to learn how you can create this simple activity for your center. It includes a free printable to make words with -at.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Hello Seuss Fans!

Hop on over and join in the fun and grab your parent letter to get your Seuss Celebration started! 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Two DIBELS Freebies

I am very excited to share with you Letter Naming Fluency Practice Monthly Pages and an updated Non Sense Word Fluency Monthly set too!  Please stop by my blog to see how I use these pages daily without taking any instruction time away! 

First page is the Letter Naming Fluency practice page.  Kids practice reading a mixture of upper and lower case letters for speed and accuracy.  Sometimes I will have them circle the upper and cross out the lower case letters too to reinforce that concept. 

The next page is Non Sense Word Fluency. We practice as a group saying each sound and them blending them back together (after all you have to remember to composite score can keep kids from being benchmark... see the post DIBELS I Did Not Realize!)   I have also updated this document because I realize now that first grade does these pages at the beginning of the year


Saturday, February 18, 2012

I Love Rocks!

Hello Kinder Friends,
Come on over to the Science Lab and find out how to make your own rock box!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

100th Day!

We had a wonderful 100th Day!  Come and check out all of the fun!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

FREE Book Review Sheets

Head on over to my blog to grab your FREEBIES! They are library response sheets that I created. You could use these in a variety of literacy work stations! I always complete several of these together, before I put them out into my work stations.
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Lots To Celebrate!

Hello Kinder Friends, 
I have posted a few FREEBIES for you to use and enjoy this month in your classroom. Stop by and grab your printables and get ready for a super fun week in school! 
One of my favorite freebies this week is this for my binder easel. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

February Write The Room FREEBIE

Happy Friday!! I finished my last night of P/T conferences last night! Whew....I am glad those are over! I can NOT believe how fast this year is going! I love my job, but oh boy am I getting excited for Summer! Head on over to my blog for a February FREEBIE! They recording sheets for "Write The Room." The students walk around the room and write words that begin with each letter on the line. They LOVE this station! If you didn't want to post these pictures around the room, then you could put them in your writing station. They could look through word books or picture dictionaries to find words that begin with those letters.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Groundhogs Day, Valentine's and Winter Writing

Hi everyone!  I just posted TONS of pictures of our recent activities, including this prediction chart from First Grade Blue Skies!  Please stop by and take a look!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine's Math Station FREEBIE

Here is a fun Math Station!
I have included 2 game mats (in color). You could print and laminte these. There is also a black and white recording sheet. To play: For 2 players 2 dice a game mat or the recording sheet Roll both dice make a 2 digit number and either cover (colored mat) or color (black and white version) the first one to cover their mat is the winner!! Some things that I am working on are...a President's Day Pack, Tooth Fairy Pack, and some super Seuss stuff!! Hop on over to my blog to get your copy!! Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten
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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Student Lead Conferences

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I have been teaching Kindergarten at the same school for the past 7 years. My first year there was when I met my fabby teammate Kim! Well, she had done student lead conferences before and brought the idea to our PLC. We thought we would try it. Long story short...still doing student lead conferences! I love it, the kids love it and the parents love it! Our conferences are scheduled for 20 minutes. We set it up that the first 10 minutes are lead by the Kindergarten student. The last 10 minutes are for me to address specific progress, work samples, and any questions that they may have. I would love to say that I have this great check list of what I share, but I do not! Everyone's work is different. I always try to save a writing sample, some station work, and any other work that catches my eye :-) I also share progress on specific academic areas. I complete an interview with each prior to their conference. We practice the classroom tour and they are ready to go!! Here is a copy of the letter that gets sent home with the P/T conference preference sheet. 2nd Conf. Parent Letter This is the interview that I do with each child. The second page is where the kids draw a face to show how they feel about each subject. They are really honest about this! I usually tell them that they can draw frown, straight, or smile! If they draw a frown, then we talk about why they feel that way. I also always ask them how they think I can help them more with that area! Kindergarten Interview Student Lead Conference The actual conference looks like this: The child comes in and shows the parents around the room. They can show them where they check in for lunch, their desk, their cubby, one of their favorite stations (they also have to explain one activity that they do there). You can have them share their writing piece with them also. Once they are finished, then I have them go on the computer (with the head phones on) and then the parents and I can complete the rest of the conference! They absolutely love it!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Groundhog day

Head on over to my blog to see all the fun things we did for Groundhog Day.

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