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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

5.5 days left...BUT WHO'S COUNTING????

I admit it.
I AM TIRED!

I am counting the days until vacation.
I am counting the days until I don't have to leave the house by 7:15 AM.
I am counting the days...until I can have coffee at 8:00 9:00AM. :)

Ah...I  Am  READY!

BUT...

My teacher BRAIN won't 
STOP!


I want to start getting ready for

NEXT  YEAR!!!

I know...relax, breathe...ENJOY YOUR SUMMER!

I can't STOP! I want to plan!

We are getting a new reading program next year.

CA JOURNEYS here we come!

And so...I have begun.
I have begun to plan.
MY day, my month, my year!

I am starting my new projects today!

Here's a PREVIEW!




Focus Wall Printables









The BEST PART???

These Packets can be used with ANY program!
( Just because it follows CA Journeys...doesn't mean it will ONLY work with 
that program!)

Here is the FREE Focus Wall Headers... :)


How about 
DAILY   PROOFREADING    PRACTICE??





More on the WAY!
 Keep checking back!
:)

All available HERE.

Now...Where is my beach chair? :)
Time to relax! :)

5.5 days to go...  :)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

How to teach kids to EDIT their Writing

The question of ALL time...

HOW CAN I GET THEM TO "FIX" THEIR WRITING?

I ask them...Does it make sense?   They say  YES!
Have you "checked" your SPELLING?    They say  YES!
Do you have CAPITALS and PUNCTUATION?  They say YES!

HUH???  WHERE????
I cannot see capitals, puncuation, complete sentences!

AM I BLIND?
NO!

I teach FIRST GRADE!
To them...YES! It makes sense.
Yes! It's spelled correctly. ( I asked a friend...they said it was spelled right!)
And I think it has capitals & punctu...what?

Smile! ( Pretend)  They are learning.

So HOW...HOW..HOW do I teach them to correct their writing?
( Before they go to second grade?)

Reteach, review, scaffold, write daily, and do it again!


To help "GUIDE" the process...

Daily Proofreading Practice!




80 pages of HELP!

This booklet will support
CA Journeys 2017...

AND...

It can be used with ANY program!

Classroom & Homeschool

Daily editing, revising, rewriting.

Writing complete sentences correcting for 

spelling, grammar, punctuation, and other conventions. 

2 sentences per day. 

Made in a booklet style with 2 per page.

Black and white to save on ink!

Print once & be ready for the WHOLE SCHOOL YEAR!


Click "HERE" to see the entire packet!

Don't forget to click on the PREVIEW!

More added  weekly!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

It's a KINDER FRIENDS BOOK BASH!

I LOVE reading.
NO I mean 
I LOVE READING!

When I get a new book to read to my class..
I GET GIDDY! :)
I love sitting in my
Teacher Chair,
walking my class through the pictures,
and hearing the
"HUSH"....
as we anticipate 
what will come next?

I whisper some words,
make them jump in scary parts,
giggle in others,
and ..

draw them into the MAGICAL World of
IMAGINATION!

Books can take YOU anywhere!

I have a new book that I just LOVE!

Just in time for SUMMER VACATION!

Duck's Vacation by Gilad Soffer


 Duck is already for R&R on vacation...
and then...
he keeps getting interrupted!

Sounds like MY house!

In class..
we used this as a discussion & writing about :

Things we take ON vacation...
Places we want to GO on vacation...
AND
HOW to have FUN on vacation!

The list is LONG!

After we finished our discussions...
we work!
To keep in the 
DUCKY theme..
We are working in my 
YOU QUACK ME UP  packet.




Here are some FREEBIES 
to get YOU started...

Rhyme  Scoot

 Word Work with Contractions
3 digit addition


Just Ducky Place Value
Matching Game



These are from my:

YOU QUACK ME UP
ELA & Math Centers




My Friends & I  @ KinderFriends are having
a blog hop!

Click HERE to "HOP" on over to 
Paula's Preschool & Kindergarten

for more Book Bash FUN!


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Nibits for Newbies ...5.15.16 What are YOU PACKING?


If It's SUNDAY
It MUST be time for
NIBITS for NEWBIES!

What am I packing?
NO! NOT "THAT!"

I mean...
WHAT ARE YOU
 PACKING IN BOXES
 FOR THE END 
OF THE SCHOOL YEAR??

Here is my list:

It's ALL about ME!
What will I need the first week?

My TE's...Sticky notes inside to remind my "aging" brain...what I INTEND to do!
What MATERIALS will I need to accomplish this?

USE THOSE STICKY NOTES INSIDE YOUR TE!

You will NOT remember months from now... what you are thinking about TODAY!
Use the next few weeks to make your NOTES!

Don't forget...hide a few
 water bottles, mints, chocolate, and Tylenol
 for the first week back...FOR YOU! 
Never know how that FIRST WEEK will go! 
BE Prepared!


Student materials ( packets, papers, journals, etc ).
RUN THEM NOW!
( Nothing feels better than pulling out MUCH NEEDED
things...ALREADY DONE!)
Whew! SO glad I prepped these BEFORE school was out!!

Get some puzzles, games, blocks, etc. out.
THEY WILL NOT BE INDEPENDENT!

Have a few things ready so they can have "down time"...
while YOU are doing ONE-TO-ONE assessing!

You know you will HAVE TO...prepare for IT!


Last....MANY BOXES for centers, games, things you need to go through
LATER!
I know you NEED these..
BUT
You will "SURVIVE" looking at them LATER!
NO STRESS!
( YEAH, right!)

Prepare today...
after a RELAXING Summer...
the thought of coming back
and redoing everything in a day or two is
 EXCRUTIATING!

Breathe...relax...make your lists...stick to them...and PREP AWAY!
The payoff is HUGE!

Now...where did I pack that STAPLER?


* PS...I just found out I have three weeks to pack up 
MY ENTIRE CLASSROOM!




I am getting NEW Carpet!
I am happy...I think!

PACK UP 26 years of stuff? 
In 3 weeks?
EVERYTHING?

Time to PURGE!
( My Materials...HAHA)

I think I need a LOT MORE BOXES!


Hi HO..HI HO...It's off to pack I go!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Nibits for Newbies 5.8.16,Close Reading, and a FREEBIE!

If it's Sunday
It's time for...
NIBITS FOR NEWBIES!

This week's theme...

CLOSE READING

If YOU need CLOSE READING info...
just ask

PINTEREST!


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/430164201886627298/




and from 

She has a GREAT blog post about 
CLOSE READING!

If you are learning...check it OUT!



Gotta know YOUR standards!



And so..

to help US all 

DIVE  INTO THE  TEXT...

Here is a little FREEBIE
from ME  to  YOU!
Enjoy!



Sunday, May 1, 2016

A Little "TEACHER" LOVE

Having taught in public education for 25+ years...
I have had my share of 
Good days
and
TERRIBLE days.

But, I stay because I LOVE the kids!
Giggles,Grins, Hugs, & High Fives!



I have met, worked with, & shared my life with,
some of the most
AMAZING
teachers
ANYONE would ever meet!

TEACHERS...YOU ARE THE BEST!

You give your heart and souls
to the youngest of our world,

AND YOU LOVE IT!

A HUGE...

THANK  YOU!

My friends, and I,  at 
iTeach K-2
( sign up for our newsletter HERE )



are having a 

"WE LOVE TEACHERS"
GIVEAWAY!


Enter to win!
and then...
Check out the other iTEACH K-2 friends who are joining in on the FUN!

Here's a little..
THANK YOU
from ME!