Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

I am linking up with 
Christina @ Sugar & Spice
for
Wordless Wednesday!

Guess where I have been....



Still putting things away!
(They were ALL put away before
kiddos walked through the door!)

Legos are for rainy day recess..
YOU GOTTA BE READY FOR ANYTHING! :)

YUCK!
(All cleaned up NOW!) :)

When do you start? :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

A linky!

Love this one!
is having a linky!
A...
SHOW US YOUR "TEACHER BAG"
LINKY!
Here is MINE:
LOVE ME SOME 31!!!!

What's your go to bag?

Link up!


Monday, July 21, 2014

It's a GIVEAWAY!

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

You guys & YOUR BRIGHT IDEAS! :)

Just when I think I have it ALL together..
The SUPER FANTASTIC 
Bright Ideas BLOG HOP... 
JUMPS OUT AT ME!
Check out Jennifer @  First Grade Blue Skies to start...
OK..I'll blame it on her..HAHA
OK...Let's go through my latest trip to the Dollar Store & Target
(Hubby went to...he thought this would be a "quick trip" )
After 32 years of marriage...he should KNOW better! :)

Target:  
Small Photo Books...Brag Books ( Near the Photo albums )
Ask Miss Jennifer,
WHAT FOR???
FLASH CARD BOOKS!
The best!
Put math flash cards ( I may have to trim mine a little )
in the pockets & kids use expos to write answers!
Genious!
Check out her post here.

Dollar Store:
Velcro Dots
Ask Anita @ Mrs. Bremer's Class
INTERACTIVE ANCHOR CHARTS!
WOWZA!
Laminate a sheet of tagboard, use velcro dots to change headings & pictures!
BRILLIANT!
Check out her post here.

Name Tags..
(Because I didn't have any) :)

Magnetic Tape & Address Labels:
I can't find out where I saw it...!!
Sorry whomever gave me this..
THANK  YOU!
For Back-to-School Night ( Mine is Aug. 14 )
Use the Calendar cutouts ( Dollar Store )
Place an address sticker on it with ALL of your teacher info.
(Name, School Address, School phone, email,)
THEN...here's the best...
Glue a Magnetic strip on the back for 
REFRIGERATOR  MAGNETS!
OMG!
All my school info in one place!
THEN...HAVE THEM TAKE A PICTURE OF IT ON THEIR PHONE!
No more, I didn't know HOW to get hold of YOU!
HAHAHAHAHAHA!
LOVE  This!

OK...I am done...
BUT WAIT!
I haven't been on PINTEREST in a while...
HONEY...want to take a "quick trip" to the store with me?
:)
Happy Weekend
I start back to school next week.
I will take pics... :)


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Controlled CHAOS! ( OH where do I start?)

My classroom was a mess!
I kinda just shut the door & walked  ran to summer vacation!
So, as I peeked inside ( after the floors were cleaned & dried)..
I shrieked! AAAWWWWWW!
Who made this HUGE mess!???? ( Hands on hips )...
Oh, yeah...ME!
So...time to clean it up!
Here is where I am today...

My newest FAVORITE....repositional  letters!
 Can wipe over them, but they won't come OFF, until I take them OFF!
I am so tired of rewriting the same things over & over.....
No MORE! Love this!
(Got them at Staples...2" & 4"...about $7.00 )


Focal Wall ...ELA & Math

Tech  Center...all I need are the laptops!

Word Wall, cubbies, HFW Assessment wall (flower )
Excuse the messy tables & empty shelves...in process....

LOVE my centers drawers! Each drawer for each month!
ELA (left) / Math (right)
No the tub of large legos is NOT for playtime!
I get those out on RAINY DAY RECESSes...

Messy classroom library..need to clean it!

UGH!!!!!
Tomorrow's corner to work in!
WOW!

UPDATE....
The Word Ring boards are in!
Did I say I LOVE DUCT TAPE????


Attached the board to the cupboard door with...RINGS!
I know...MacGuyvered it...but...it works!
Duct Tape around the edges...
I may have to repaint cupboard door when I retire!
Only has to last 10 more years! :)

Last one ....attached one to easel...this way I have 
multiple sets AROUND the class..
I tell the kiddos take a Word RING  & READ!
PS...had to add this cutey pie..
spent some FUN times with her this week!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Word Rings..AGAIN??? YEP YEP!!!

So if you saw my post on WORD RINGS...
I am obsessed!
I felt bad that after my TEACHER REFLECTION time,
(at least two weeks AFTER school was out.).
I did NOT do my BEST work with HFW!
So,
I WILL CHANGE THAT!
I have made the word rings...LOTS...
check out my store if you need some.
But, THEN WHAT?
Do I put them in a box?
Should I read them with a fox?
Sorry..been reading Dr. Seuss with Gkids...
NO!
BAZINGA! 
has the answer!
PEG  BOARDS!
LOVE THIS!
SO ...here is my "TRANSFORMATION"


Started at Home store with 2 X 4  ft  sheet
( Sorry shade from tree in pic)
Black  Spray paint...2-3  coats remember to do the edges!
TA  DA!!!  Polka Dot DUCT TAPE!  My NEW favorite!
Tape on the front first, then roll to the back!
( I left a little extra on the edges for a slight ruffle...just pinch together )
A few pegs...

Hang them up!
BUT WAIT!
Pegs were about $1 each...HMMMMM
I   NEED  A   LOT!
(So McGuyver...What shall we do?)

PAPER CLIPS!
YES!
Just bend so the hook for the ring is facing FRONT!

SUPER  TA DA!
AND  I  Made...2!
One for each WALL!

Now...No pics of this in the classroom...I can't get in there until next week!
SO....MORE PICS TO COME!
Thanks for hanging with me for this LONG POST...
Here is a FREEBIE  for YOU!




HOW  do you  use  HFW in your classroom?






Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Did I hear....HFW rings???? Did I Hear FREEBIE?

My kiddos LOVE word rings!
Vocabulary words, Word Family word rings, &
HFW Word Rings!
I have to give a shout out to 
for starting me on this journey!
She has the best 
Sight Word System!

BALLS! Boys LOVE BALLS! 
So...I have been adding to my HFW RINGS!
Here's a few of my newest packets...







So..... how do we do it?
Let's make some EASY PEASY!
3 X 5 cards, rings, Avery Labels, & a LIST...
YOU CHOOSE!
DOLCH, FRY, Curriculum, etc...
Kids need words...you choose the list.
Here is an easy & quick set for small or whole group.
Start with 3X5 cards...2 whole punches....cut the middle..
Makes 2 cards!


2 word cards...

Add a ring! VOILA!
NEXT...
Print your  word list on Avery labels...

Put ONE word on each page...
The RED DOT is to help kids know where to START!
I kept  all of the words in the same order...we can read together..
I make sets of 6...25 words per ring
That way I can differentiate between small groups.
These can be used for Guided Reading, Individual practice, and/or homework!
FREEBIE!
If you made it ALL the way to the end of this POST..
This is for YOU!


Enjoy!