Tuesday, July 9, 2013

What a Year!

Hello all!  It's been a long time!  I had a difficult group this year and had to choose between keeping up my blog or maintaining some sanity.  Needless to say, the sanity won out!
BUT......I'm back!  I'm just into my second week of summer and time to start thinking about the fall.  I'm excited to say that I'm teaching Grade One again.  We have had a lot of shuffling in our school for this upcoming school year and I was asked to teach Kindergarten.  I was really hoping to stay at Grade One and was happy to see that it all worked out.  I'm having to change up my classroom completely though as the tables, chairs and rug that I had were for a kindy class and since we have a 3rd K class in the fall, I had to give them up.  So, I need to reconfigure my room now.  I'm actually pretty excited about it.  I'll stay with the jungle theme but add to it (including desks).
I've been doing a hybrid guided reading/daily 5 Language Arts program and am happy with it but I haven't been completely excited by my Math program.  I was checking out the Daily Math program as described at the Clutter-Free Classroom blog and think I might have to give this a try!
Have a great day!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

R controlled vowels FREEBIE

Oh my goodness......twice in one month.  That's definitely an improvement if nothing else.  My problem is everytime I post something on here, I feel like I need to do a freebie and a lot of the times, the clip art cannot be shared.  So then I feel guilty and I don't bother posting.  Well, we're looking at the letter R this week so I thought I would do up some sheets for my guided reading lessons....so...tadaaaa.....I have a freebie.  Grab it here and please let me know if it's of any use.
It's a sorting activity as well as some alphabetical order activities.  Gotta love me some Melonheadz clip art to go with it!


Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year

I am not doing very well at this blog thing!  One of my new year's resolutions is to get on here more often.  So here I am!
Last year I had a split class and I kept my younger students for this year.  As a result, I've had to change up all of my themes this year so they didn't have to repeat anything.  I usually just do a snow theme for January but this year I've decided to do penguins so I'm off to find some Penguins activities!
Wishing you all a wonderful start to your new year!