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Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Week

Wow! Here it is Sunday evening, and I'm still trying to recover from my week.  Is it always this crazy at the beginning and I just don't remember?  I am POOPED!

I have to remember to take pictures this week--pictures of everything.  I haven't even given you all a classroom tour, but it looks just the same as last year (Because I'm cheap, and lazy HAHA).

I did manage to take a few pictures of some of the things we worked on this past week.
We've been working on our "jobs" unit for a couple weeks now, and the Community Helpers packet from Journey of a Substitute Teacher saved me on this.  I projected the story, and the charts to the board.  We read it, discussed it.  We choose two jobs to write about.  Here are a few pictures.

Projected onto my white board
Here it is for student work.

My grade level also splits for intervention or what they call "Wow" time.  My intervention group was working on sequencing.  Last Sunday, I went to go work on some lesson plans, and make my own product for The Little Old Lady That Swallowed Some Leaves, but I had remembered that Mary from Sharing Kindergarten had posted a set over the summer.  Saved once again!

I read the story The Little Old Lady that Swallowed a Fly.  We discussed it and sequenced it together.  Then we worked on The Little Old Lady That Swallowed Some Leaves throughout the week.  We sequenced it, did a listening activity, and they we finally wrote about it.  All these activities are in the packet.

 This was my model---and that is supposed to be a cupcake (oohh but I didn't finish my work--it's a cupcake with sprinkles!)
 I loved this one.  It was a scarecrow with a button.  Then he went on to say that it was a button that went ARRH  ARRH---in his crow voice! HAHAH
 How cute is this one?  A snowman with a hat! :)

For some of our workstations this week, the students were on the computers.
 The website they were playing on was Cookie.

 They played beginning sound bingo  One student was the caller. The others had game boards in which they were trying to match the letter to the beginning sound the caller said.  This is also self checking as the letter is on the calling card. We used ones cubes for our place makers. 
You can find that activity HERE

 We wrote our spelling words/sight words in pyramid form.  Then they played with Hot Dots to match letter sounds.

This rotten kiddo (my own son who just loves showing off his silly smiles while the teeth are growing in haha) was working on another center in our room.  Here the students are to grab a bag, which I've numbered 1-6 (that's all that we worked on).  They take a bag back to their seats, unscramble the sentence (Sentences match the picture on the recording sheet, and are color coded to match the color words.).  They seemed to enjoy helping each other out on this one.  There are several recording sheets for this center available for free HERE, so you can differentiate accordingly. 

I have other great products (from teachers who have SAVED me) that I will be sharing soon.  I'm so thankful to TpT---it really helps me not stress out---and if you read the last post, you know I don't need that! HAHA!!  

That brings me to this week.  You all know by now, I'm sure---as much as I complain about it lol-- that I haven't had my math booklets that go with Envision Math.  I am supplementing the online edition with what I have made.  I just posted an Introduction to Subtraction today.  You can click on the picture below to head over to check it out.

 Here is a sample worksheet from the packet.  Click below and you can grab you a free copy.

I also have several kiddos who are below grade level in my classroom.  They are struggling with their Kindergarten Treasure sight words, among other skills.  I put this packet together in hopes of reviewing those skills with them. You can head over by clicking on the picture below.

Here is a sample from the packet. Click below for your own practice page.  Students will cut the words, glue them in order.  Then they will copy the sentence and draw a picture to match.

This activity is similar to my Read! Draw! Write! 

If interested in seeing more about this product, you can click HERE for a free page from the packet.

In other news....I shared this on FB today, but my daughter deserves a shout out here too.  I gave her the choice today to either dust, or finish my math packet for this week......Apparently she's been watching me more than I realize and has picked up some skills of her own (oh and she totally went straight for the computer). She made her OWN product!! ;)  (By the way...she's 10--check it out by clicking on her image)

I hope you all have a GREAT week!!!  I hope to be posting more pictures of other great things I am using in my room so stay tuned!!!  For now, I'm going to head off and grab me a plate of these, and a glass of milk!! 

Surprise---they aren't cupcakes this time!!  Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies!!  YUM!!  
Yes, I do have the recipe to share....you can click HERE to grab it!  Looks like there are a few penguin freebies at that link with the recipe too! :)


  1. My class this year is in better shape with their sight words, but I do have a couple that I am going to purchase your unit to help them. Thanks!

    My daughter would have chosen making the cookies! She has gotten all into baking. She wants a Kitchen Aid mixer for her 10th birthday! lol I told her maybe it could be a birthday present for both of us and we could share it.

    Have a great week!

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  2. Ohmigoodness! A little you! How sweet!! Thanks so much for all of the products you create and for those you pass on. YOU save US!

    First Grade Fascination

  3. I am buying the sentence and read, draw, write packets right now! I also use Treasures and these will be great! Thank you!!


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