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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Treasures, products, freebies, oh my!

Yep----and it's just Tuesday!! 

Why is it---right when I'm finally getting myself back into the groove, things have to be changed?  Our schedules at school are about to change.  Change can be good sometimes, right?   I hope so....because I tell ya, it's no wonder I am going CRAZY!  (Okay, so my family may argue that I was a little cray-cray before this school year...but still, you all know where I'm coming from, I hope.)

I told you about making the Treasures Word of the Day for my students, and how well they are doing right?  Well, I"m currently on Unit 2, and we're continuing with our sight words of the day.  They seem to be loving it, I'm loving it.  We talk about tall boxes, short boxes, boxes that fall.  We sing the word spelling, we talk about trick words, and getting our mouth ready for beginning sounds.  It's going GREAT.  

While we were doing the word they (which we have also made as one of our spelling words, due to it being a "trick" word) we sang, "There is no A in they, there is no A in they, Heigh-Ho The Derry-O, there is no A in they.   Hopefully they remember there is no A in they! :)

If you are interested in Unit 2, you can click the picture below.  
 I combined the Cut up Sentences and the Word of the Day into one packet. 

While we're talking about Treasures, my friend Arlene (who reminds me of my mom--miss her) over at LMN Tree, made a packet up for me to go with Treasures Words.  I REALLY loved her Don't Get Skunked games, but since a lot of our high frequency words come from Treasures, I asked if she could make something using those sight words.  She came to my rescue.  I can't WAIT to use these next week during reading groups, and then placing at a center to use as an ongoing center each week.  The cards  are color coded by unit.  When I lay may new stations out each week (either Fridays or Monday mornings) I'm going to add the sight words from the previous week.  I think the kids will LOVE this.  Treasures friends,  you will need to check this out.  I think you will be pleased.

While I'm on the topic of products, I just completed my Envision supplement.  We started using it this week.  Those of you that use Envision Math, is it just me, or do you feel that it is not taught in a very good sequence?  Our pacing chart has it following the series straight through.  I think there is a better sequence for it, what do you think?   Anyway, here it is! I've included two workstations and a few worksheets to go with this.  You can click the picture below to check it out.

With all of this stuff I'm creating to supplement my reading and math series (I wish that they would just ask me what is best---I'd tell them!!  They could hire me! HAHAHA), I had to do something Halloween-y! :)    It's getting to be that time of year.  I'm so excited too. 

**Side note**We are going to our first Halloween camp-out too!  I can't wait!  I'm not sure if Madison and Connor are more excited, or if hubby and I are.  We are loving our weekend time as a family!!  Sad thing is, it's getting colder here in Ohio, and it's about time to retire the camper for winter---BOO.  Insert sad face here.**  Okay, anyway, the Halloween-y product....

Do you remember my First Grader, First Grader story?  Or Kindergartener, Kindergartner?

Allow me to present.....Green Frankenstein, Green Frankenstein! :)

I have a hard time with blogging about my products, and not offering some sort of freebie SOOO---our phonics skill this week is short O.  This is what we will be working on for morning work tomorrow.  

 One page is word shapes, and the other is on short o words where they unscramble the word.  We also use Wilson's Fundations (though I haven't quite found the fun in it... I need to behave myself, but it is rather dry), so there are double final consonants and digraphs included on these pages.  You can click the pictures above to grab you a phonics worksheet for practice, homework, or whatever you'd like to choose to use it for. 

If you do enjoy the feebies I post, I would love if you would become a follower of my blog, FB, and store.  You may find more things you like! :)

Have a great night!! :)

OHH, and one more thing...we (Madi, Connor and I) made these this weekend.

I don't only love cupcakes---I love sweets.  Let me tell you these are FULL of GOODNESS.  Cookie dough, reese cups, marshmallow cream, and other lovely ingredients.  Follow me on FB to get not just classroom treats, but recipes for sweets too! :)


  1. Wow!!! Thank you so much DeAnne. You are one of the sweetest and most giving people I know. I hope your followers know how very special you are.
    LMN Tree

  2. Thanks for the freebies! I do follow you on FB. I would love this recipe!
    Thanks, Jackie

  3. Thanks for the freebies - I used them today! They were right on what I was teaching ... thank you so much!

  4. I always love your stuff! You are so good at sharing. I would love your recipe, but I don't do facebook :(. If you could email it to me, I would love you forever.


  5. Cookie dough, reese cups, marshmallow cream, and other lovely ingredients. Free Business Cards

  6. Hey DeAnne,

    I’ve BOO-ed you, it’s this season’s blogger shoutout. Hop on over to my blog to check out the rules so you can spread on the BOOing love to other bloggers!

    Happy BOO-ha-ha-ing!



    P.S. How delish was that dessert?!?

  7. I wish I used Treasures so I could grab these!! Keep up the awesome work!

    Oh, and you've been "boo-ed!!" Come check it out!

    First Grade Fascination

  8. DeAnne...love your supplemental items...and my kiddidles do too! ;) Your sweet dessert...looks delish!


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