Wednesday, March 25, 2015

PLANTS...Do You Want to Grow A Garden? and a FREEBIE

Spring is here!
In Northern CA it is supposed to be 85 degrees Thursday!
We went from Spring to Summer..overnight!
So..it's time to get out the seeds, & start planting that garden!
My kiddos LOVE this one!
Click on PICTURE to see the unit!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sunflower-Seedsa-Plant-Unit-638327






A 24 page plant unit including...
Plant Needs / Wants
Plant Parts We Eat (Sorting / Writing)
How To Grow Plants with Writing
Plant Problems..discussion starters
Vocabulary Work
Poetry Work

Just to add some fun..

 HERE'S   A   FREEBIE...
(Click on Picture)

Vocabulary Word cards for Plant  Unit!




Happy  SPRING!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tricks & Tips for Teachers 3.26.15... a LINKY

I LOVE Spring Break!
The weather is cooperating, my projects are getting completed, & 
my daughter's wedding projects are DONE!
7 weeks to wedding :)
It is Thursday & I am linking up with
Becca @ Foxwell Forest
for

Today's  tip is about fluency rings!
My kiddos LOVE word rings!
We have HFW rings, word family word rings, & now...
SPRING FLUENCY WORD RINGS!
They now can read sentences!
I made 6 sets...one for each of my Guided Reading students.
When they come to my table, get out your rings &..
READ! 
Then every day or two we switch to our HFW rings..
or our Word Family rings...
or our FLUENCY rings!
( You can never have TOO MANY RINGS!)
HAHA
All of these are available in my store:






Do you do RINGS?

Leave a comment and tell me youf favorite HFW ring set  from my store.
I'll pick three winners on Sunday Night ( March 29 @ 8:00PM Pac. Time )





Fluency Practice with a FOCUS on ADJECTIVES

Fluency Practice
Daily Fluency Practice...
Do your kids practice reading daily?
Repeated text?
THEY NEED TO!
They need to practice reading repeated text 
OVER & OVER & OVER!
So...to help...






This packet has 30...
YES 30
different sentences for FLUENCY practice
AND
each sentence has an ADJECTIVE 
ENLARGED for effective Grammar Practice!

The packet includes:
Spring sentences with enlarged ADJECTIVES for fluency practice.
A total of 30 sentence strips.
Can be used for rings, pocket charts, full page practice sheets, etc.
Great for small group, independent work, partner practice, homework.
Grades K-2
Spring Themed.

I am Printing & Laminating 6 sets.
I am putting them on rings so I can use them with my small groups!
6 students...6 sets!
Ready, set, here we go!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/SPRING-Fluencywith-a-Focus-on-ADJECTIVES-1779414

Click on picture to see for yourself!

Happy Spring!

Monday, March 23, 2015

The EASTER BUNNY is A'comin...AKA Hopping Down the Bunny Trail...

13 days until...
THE EB comes!
(AKA  The EASTER BUNNY!!)
I LOVE Easter..
Where was PINTEREST..when MY kids were little??
They are now 30,30,26,23...





So..This GMA is MAKING SALADS
I'm LOVING the FRUIT BUNNY!
My family...growing BIGGER each year
is having a picnic!
28 of us this year!
4 generations LOVING the day!
Flying kites, playing corn hole, golf in the cow pasture, 
riding the ATC ( don't go fast...GR Grandpa doesn't like that )
hiding plastic Eggs full of candy, and hunting for JUMBO plastic eggs with...
a LOTTERY Scratcher inside! 
Each adult brings 5 scratchers hidden in plastic eggs!
The teenagers hide them & them each adult finds 5 eggs.
Scratch & WIN! (Hopefully )
FUN for ALL! 

My twins...circa  1989






My DADDY is a twin! :)
So here's to the EB...Thanks for a great day!
BTW...We hunt Easter Eggs AFTER  church!
Then...head to the family FARM!
 :)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

WHAT IS A BALANCED LITAERACY CLASSROOM? And a FREEBIE!

Finally!
I finished it!
IT IS ALIVE!
My newest packet is ready for YOU!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE  IT!
First...go get a BIG ( I mean really big... 4" BINDER!)
D-RING is the best!
WHY?
You will USE it DAILY!

Here is HOW you make the binder...
ALL the dividers are provided for YOU.

Binder  Spines

Divider  TABS! 
AND DIRECTIONS!









These are just the beginning!
The binder DIVIDERS for YOU to organize your LIFE!
It's AWESOME!
Here is a sample of the rest of the
154 PAGES!










WOW!
Thanks for hanging in there for this long post...
I just wanted YOU to see IT!
WOWZA!
And for YOUR patience...A FREEBIE!
ENJOY!
(click on picture)
HAPPY SPRING!