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Thursday, March 27, 2014

SPRING CLEANING!

I know...Cleaning...ICK!
The closets, under the beds, attic,  UGH!
I dunno if THAT is how I want to spend my
SPRING BREAK!
But...
It feels SOOOOOO good when it's done!
SO... just for YOU...

I am CLEANING OUT MY STORE!
Just for YOU...
YOU who dislike cleaning 
&
 those OCDer's who LOVE IT!
My WHOLE store is on SALE!
20% OFF EVERYTHING!
Friday, March 28 - Monday, March 31

Click on my button to head to my TPT store!

Check out my newest & Best Selling Packets
ALL AVAILABLE AT MY TPT STORE 
20% OFF!




My friends are CLEANING too!
Check out the TPT Linky Party @
Valerie's  Georgia Grown Kiddos







Thursday, March 20, 2014

Robby Rabbit & a FREEBIE!

YEAH! Finally Finished!
(This one has taken SOME TIME!)
WOWZA! DONE!
Please let me introduce you to ...
drumroll , please..
ROBBY RABBIT!

Click Picture for link to TPT unit..

 I do believe he has a cousin somewhere...
Peter, I think...or is it Petunia?
 I don't recall..
ALL rabbits have cousins! :)
Anyways...
I am welcoming Robby into the 
1stgradefireworks FAMILY!
He has been HARD at work!
(Keep your mind OUT of the gutter!)
Reading Nonfiction Text, Writing How-To Stories,
Categorizing, Graphing Data, Using fractions,
and Plotting his garden!
WOWZA! WHAT A WABBIT!...RABBIT!
So here is a preview of his "work":











Rubrics included!
To THANK YOU for staying with me on this 
LONG post...
A  FREEBIE!
(click on picture for FREEBIE)
Leave me some LOVE! :)


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Book Club Book Reports...

Hi guys! 
Happy Spring! ( Almost )
For my friends in the EAST...
Spring is that thing that happens when ALL of your
WHITE STUFF GOES AWAY! :)
At my house...it was 78 degrees today..
sooo nice! (sorry) :)
Anyways...
A few people have been asking me how I use my
BOOK CLUB BOOK REPORTS
in my classroom.
(Click on pic to go to TPT store)





During my guided reading center time, 
my "higher" readers, SOMETIMES,
want to work together!
So... Every 2 weeks...NOT ALL THE TIME..
every 2 weeks 
they do a BOOK CLUB!
We have a reading "curriculum" that has whole class
and leveled reading books.
They get 5 leveled books per theme ( 5 weeks a theme).
I let them choose 1 book to read together, to discuss, and to 
do a BOOK CLUB Book Report TOGETHER!
Our centers time is about 45 min. a day.
For 30 min. ( 2 rotations ) a day for about 3-4 days...
they work together to complete the packet!
THEY LOVE IT!
It has predictions, summaries, word work, connections, reflections, etc.
Their job is to..
HELP EACH OTHER!
 You should hear the "higher level" discussions! 
BLOOMS to the MAX!
I don't want them to ONLY use this for reading instruction.
They also get whole group lessons 
and they meet with me in heterogeneous groups
when they have completed their packet.
We meet & discuss their findings
when they are completed.
I am currently working on forming the 
next BOOK Club in my classroom.
They need to be independent learners who have the
vocabulary & desire to work with others.
We are getting there!
I hope this answers any questions!
Feel free to leave me any comments or questions!
Leave an email if you want more answers! :)




Sunday, March 16, 2014

Giveaway!

My friend,
Melissa@
First Grade Smiles
is having a 1000 Followers GIVEAWAY!

She has some AMAZING gifts to Give AWAY!
( You CAN'T WIN if you DON'T ENTER!)
Here's what you can win!





WAIT!
Maybe you shouldn't enter....
THEN I CAN WIN! :)
No...go...I already entered! HAHAHA
Enjoy! 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Spring Break?! Soon I HOPE! & a FREEBIE

Is it here yet?
Please ...tell me YES!
(Technically, 1 more day!)
I am TIRED! REALLY! BUSHED!
Assessments, report cards, cleaning, paperwork,etc...
Third quarter done! YIPPEE!!
Though I really DO love this time of the year.
Kiddos are making TREMENDOUS progress!
Sniff...sniff...PROUD MAMA..TEACHER...WHATEVER!
First... a few pics of my "DAWLING" Grandbabies...


OK...NOW to the Newest Packet in my Store
(Click on the Duck Picture...)
YOU MUST SAY...
"YOU QUACK ME UP!" 
to be taken to my TPT store!





















My kiddos LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
So much fun going on in Room 3!
And NOW for the FREEBIE!
Part of the 
"You QUACK me UP!" pack...
Click on the RED pic to dowload...




1 more day, 1 more day....
I'm thinking tomorrow AM 
I may need STARBUCK's ( to celebrate!)
AND THEN..
 I WILL RIDE MY BIKE 
WHEN I GET HOME!
Exercise?????
Right..... :)