Saturday, August 17, 2013

Back to School 2013

Holy Moly!  I feel like I'm swimming with the sharks and I can't keep my head above the water.  Somebody please tell me things will slow down!!!!!!  We started back last week Thursday and then a full day on Friday.  My friends I am out of  "school shape." Is there such a thing?  You know the shape you have to be in to be a happy, energetic, stand on your feet all day, be ready to change plans on a moment's notice shape, yep I'm out of that shape!! Is anybody else?
We started last week with a fun reading activity using "Pete the Cat." Then I quickly make up a writing craft for my firsties to do!!
I took a few snapshots of my classroom to show you!

Walking in through the door!

This is how my tables are set up. I had Home Depot cut wooden blocks and then a friend cut the slits in the middle, I spray painted them five different colors {which will be my reading groups} and then their name tags fit in them.  They are turned around so I didn't give away any of my kiddos names.  The pink basket will hold supplies and any packets we will work on in class.
 Another shot of my tables!
 My calendar area!  Many of these items came from Erica Bohrer's Packet and can be found {HERE
 This is my classroom library area!  The poster came from Lesson Plan SOS!
Another view of my library area!
That's all for now, I have to go and fill my wish list for the huge TpT Back to School Sale.  Come on over and get your shop on, my store will be on Sale.
Graphic courtesy of The 3AM Teacher!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

CVC Winners plus a flash freebie!!

O.K. so I had my husband and four year old choose a number between 1 and 8 to pick my winners.  My husband picked #6 {Christy} and my daughter picked #8 {1st Grade Fireworks}!!  So I will be sending you the packet via e-mail.  Christy, please leave me your email so I can send it to you!!!

If you didn't win, no worries, I am going to put this as a flash freebie for the next 30 minutes, so please go download.  All I ask is if you download it, please provide me some positive feedback for the product. 

Just click on the picture below to go download!!! 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

CVC Activity

I just finished a packet that I plan to use with my first graders at the beginning of the year in my guided reading groups.  This packet deals with the CVC spelling pattern.  Students will demonstrate an understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds.  They will isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds in spoken single-syllable words.

 Each student participating will need a CVC work mat.  You choose which skill you want to work on by giving them their picture card.  There are a total of 40 CVC pictures where you can focus on the beginning sound, the medial vowel sound, or the final sound in the word.  I also included cards where all three sounds are missing so they have to fill in all three sounds.  This also works great when working on one to one correspondence for those kiddos that need that.

Here's a sneak peak at what is included.  You can check out the whole packet {HERE}!!!

Want to win this packet.  Leave me a comment below telling me when you start school.  I will choose one winner on Sunday, August 4th.  This is my last week of summer vacation, AGGHHH!!!!