Monday, October 23, 2017


Just posted to TeachersPayTeachers, these cute bat-shaped flashcards to practice Fry's first 100 sight words.  They come in full color and a blackline version.  Have fun learning to read sight words.



Going Batty Flashcards

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Week 4 of K3 Plus Summer School Program

This summer school class is just terrific.  They love to work at centers and especially when they go to computers.  This week we turned to "Teach Your Monster to Read" and we are having a blast learning the names and sounds of the letters.

Click on image to go to newsletter.

Week 3 of Summer School Kindergarten

Here is the newsletter from the 3rd full week of Summer School.  We have worked hard in 3 short weeks to make new friends, learn the school rules, and begin learning how to read.    This class is awesome!

 Click on image to go to newsletter.
Click on image to go to the newsletter for the week.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Week 2 was Water Slide Play

     We had a great time today during our water play.  We set up the water slide, brought out some wading pools and took our water table outside to play with the tubes.  The weather was hot and the water was cool and it was a lot of fun to play.

Kindergarten Happenings Week 2


Click on the link to go to the newsletter for the week.   A copy is also in each child's backpack.







   

News Letter Week 1 of Summer School

Week one of kindergarten was great.  Click the link to go to the newsletter I sent home last Friday.

Kindergarten Happenings Week 1
 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

What a busy first week of Kindergarten!

Follow the link below to get a copy of what we did last week.  We have learned  a lot of skills for completing our work with our best effort.  These few days spent working on expectation and behavior will pay big dividends when it comes to making gains academically.

 Kindergarten Happenings Week 1
Kindergarten Happenings Week 1


We are working so much with play dough that I am asking each child to bring a 4-can package of play dough.  The attached list will let you know when your week to sponsor play dough is.


This is going to be a great year!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lesson Plans for this week!

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I am so lucky to be linking up with this linky party.  Its my first one!  Check out my week!

This coming week I will be at a conference for 4 days.  Although I love to get trained in new techniques, it has always bothered me to leave lesson plans for a substitute.  I am always worried about what the kids will actually accomplish.  This week, being gone for four days could be a real disaster if I don't plan well.

Last week I started new learning tubs with the students.  There are 5 tubs, one for each day of the week.  My class is also divided into 5 mixed ability groups.  When I put the two together, voila!  There is a tub for each group for each day of the week.

I found some amazing learning centers on TeachersPayTeachers and my students are just loving them.  This week will have students practicing skills in language arts and math all day long.

Last year a colleague of mine told me about Planbook.com, a lesson plan website.  I played around with it a little and I just love it!


I am able to schedule my day, tag my lessons with the Depth of Knowledge, ESL strategies, and Common Core State Standards.  I can collect data about my plans such as which DOK do I teach most at?  Which Common Core Standards do I need to teach more often?  Do I shy away from a particular area?  Am I particularly focused in one area?  I LOVE this website.  When I have suggestions, it seems they are always willing to comply or give me directions in a method to achieve what I desire.

This weekend I learned how to insert graphics and I have been busy doing that.  Here are some pictures of my lesson plans.

Click to see my actual plans4-21-14 page 2 photo plannbook4-21-14page2_zps927562f8.png 4-21-14 page 1 photo plannbook4-21-14page1_zps104cea63.png 4-21-14 page 4 photo plannbook4-21-14page4_zpse6228240.png 4-21-14 page 5 photo plannbook4-21-14page5_zps3dd41ca5.png 4-21-14 page 6 photo plannbook4-21-14page6_zps8f775442.png 4-21-14 page 7 photo plannbook4-21-14page7_zps2dc20d43.png 4-21-14 page 8 photo plannbook4-21-14page8_zpsa8b34323.png It looks like a LOT of planning...and it is!  My district requires a lot of documentation that we are trying to meet the needs of all learners.  I am grateful that it is easy to import plans to the upcoming year and tweek them as necessary.

This week I will be able to add more graphics that match what I have in the tubs.  I am so excited to have learned how to do this.