I know, I am a little late for this linky party.That seems to be the way everything is for me--LATE!! I guess I will blame it on summer break. No schedule and time limits for anything. What will I do when school starts back up in 2 1/2 weeks?
I have many favorite picture books, so I decided to limit this to a few of my favorite beginning of the year books. Here I go:
1.First Grade Jitters by: Robert Quackenbush-This book is about a little boy about to enter first grade and doesn't know what to expect.
2. The Worst Day of My Life Ever by: Julia Cook- JR is having a very bad day. He learns that his problems happen because he isn't listening or paying attention to his mom,teacher, principal, and friends. This is a great book for social skills
Today looks like a good day to sit by the pool and do absolutely nothing! So, I called my sister Mary and she is heading over this afternoon for a day of nothing but relaxation. It won't be long and there won't be to much of that, so we have to get it while we can.
The first couple weeks of school are always so crazy. Why do you think that is? It seems that after Labor Day things calm down, remember we start school August 8th. What are some things that you do to help those first couple of weeks run smoothly?
Mary sent me this yesterday. It's a vowel digraph sort review for second grade. I am going to use it after I teach my firsties this skill as a word work station. Click on the picture to download it. We would love some feedback if you download it.
Happy Wednesday, I think!! :) Since school has been out I am having a hard time keeping up with what day of the week it is. Anyone else have this problem.?
I went to my room yesterday and began organizing all of my literacy games that I have made or purchased from other talented bloggers. I don't even want to know how much money I have spent in colored ink! Anyway, it inspired me to come home and make a game for the beginning of the year. I want to see how many of my students can distinguish between CVC and CVC-e words.
I am giving this game away for FREE until I get home this afternoon. I am going back to school to continue the organizing the mess that is laying all over my tables.
Click on the picture below to go to my TPT store. Hurry it won't be free for long!
Happy Tuesday everyone! I started going into work yesterday but forgot my camera to take pictures. Oh well, I will just wait and post pics when my room is completely done.
I am starting to get excited about school now. I haven't been in teacher mode all summer, its been nice but I feel so far behind. I made this short vowel sort as a review for my first graders. I figured it would be a good activity to use while I am teaching routines and procedures during small group reading. You can pick it up at my Teachers Pay Teachers store if you are interested. Just click the picture below.
I am super excited right now! I was just emailed by Hope King at http://shenanigansinsecond.blogspot.com/2012/07/giveaway-winner-vegas-bound.html. She let me know that I am the winner of the Hear All Assessment Recorder! I have been trying to win this for a while. I had just decided that if I didn't win one by the end of the summer that I was going to break down and purchase it. Hooray, now I can spend that money on other classroom wants. :) Thank you so much Hope for hosting this fabulous giveaway. If you haven't stopped by your blog, click the link above. She has many wonderful resources and ideas to share.
Happy 4th everyone!! We are going over to some friends house tonight to celebrate. I am looking forward to some relaxing time with friends.
I owe such a big apology to all of you! I have not been a very good blogger this summer. I just can't seem to get inspired and motivated to post or create. I have all intentions when I get up in the morning and it just slowly goes away as the morning progresses!! After the 4th, I always start going to school and working in my room (we go back to school August 8th). So, I hope this will start motivating me and help inspire me to begin blogging again. I have started projects that I need to finish and post.
Thanks for not giving up on me-- I will be back!! :)