Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything

For Halloween next week, we are going to read The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything.

We will then discuss the plot and sequencing events by ordering the main events from the story. I have a freebie posted on TeachersPayTeachers with graphics of the objects from the story.

Download it for free by clicking here.

Check out some retelling and sequencing ideas on Pinterest.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sight Words - Make if fun!

Well, at this point in the school year I have really gotten to know my first graders as readers. I see how much it hurts some kids to not have a wide knowledge of sight words. Most of the time, my readers who don't have many sight words memorized, also don't enjoy reading very much, and they SURE don't like to use flashcards to practice these confusing words.

I've been collecting fun and engaging resources to help students practice recognizing common high frequency words. I want to share those resources with you. (That's what teaching is all about... beg, borrow, and steal!) Check out my wiki page for Sight Words by clicking here.

Come back to it often, because I will update it as I find more great websites, videos, links, images, etc. If you have something great to share, please post it in a comment for all to benefit from, and I'll add it to my page!

Here's one of my favorite sight word videos I learned about via Pinterest.

I have also found MANY fun games or literacy center stations, or send-home games via Pinterest. Check out my "Words" board!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Endless Job

Our job is a job that is NEVER done! I had an hour and a half to kill this evening before dinner with a former student, so what did I do... went to school and worked!!!! Endless work. But, I do feel better when I get prepared, and have good quality plans completed.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Glogster in Texas!

Do you live in Texas?! Do you use Glogster!? Do want to learn more about Glogster!?

If so, click HERE TO JOIN US in the Glogster EDU in Texas facebook group! Another way to meet up and share ideas and learn from other techy Texans. ;)

If you're not a Glogger yet, you HAVE to check it out, no matter where you live! Click here to learn more about all the great ways you can use Glogs to enchange your students' learning. A Glog is a great way to try out flipping your classroom!

Glogster EDU

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Classroom Freebies Too: Go Catch! Place Value Game

Classroom Freebies Too: Go Catch! Place Value Game: Your kids will love practicing their place value skills as they play this take off on Go Fish.  Click on the picture to grab your free copy!...