Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happy Holidays

I hope everyone has a great Holiday season and enjoys the time off, to enjoy family and friends!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Explaining Grades

Trying to explain to 1st grade children how grades work and why they are so important without putting to much fear into them is a hard thing.  I use this anchor chard to help my kiddos get a understanding of how the grading process works.

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Friday, November 28, 2014


We spent the week learning about the Mayflower and what it was like to travel to the new world on a cargo ship. 

This is our anchor chart on the different parts of the Mayflower and how the sails
 made the ship move. 

Brace map on the parts of the Mayflower (Whole to Part)

We also talked about what it was like to be a kid back then and now. 

We used a flow map to track the time line of how the first Thanksgiving came about. 

For writing we created a riddle about turkeys.  

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Veterans Day

We read "Hero Dad"
The story is about a little boy who's dad is his Super Hero, aka a soldier.
It's a great story and my kiddos really love it!

This is our anchor chart on the characteristics of a soldier. 

Not only did I attempt to teach my kiddos about veterans, I tried to explain our military to them.  This was one of the anchor charts I came up with to explain the 5 branches of our military and brief overview of what they do.

We followed up our unit by writing letters to the soldiers. 

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Happy Halloween

It's been a pretty busy and strange week.  It is so strange to be teaching about Halloween and Nevada Day, when I just got my classroom up and running!

First we learned about pumpkins and had a pumpkin tasting day.

We learned about the whole and part of a pumpkin. 

I found this song on Pinterest and feel in love with it and so did the kiddo's.  I am not sure who's blog it came from but I will look some more so I can give credit where credit is due. 

We read "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" 
and we talked about story order.

For Halloween I was Olaf from Frozen.  My kids where in love!  My daughter really hit the nail on the head when she ran across this costume on youtube. 

We also learned about our state, since Nevada's birthday is on October 31st.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Christopher Columbus

Our book this week was "In 1492".

Christopher Columbus anchor chart.

We created a ship in a bottle and then made a bubble map for our reading journals.  I got the idea for a ship in the bottle from Teach-A-Roo.  Hop on over and see her post!

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Beach Club

I have made it through my first week of teaching.  It feels good to have my own group of kiddos.  They are such an amazing bunch and are really picking things up quickly.  
I can't wait to see what next week brings.  
Here are pictures of my finished classroom. 

This board is to hold all my anchor charts throughout the year. 

B. Board outside my door.

 C.A.F.E. Board

 Classroom Job Chart


 Homework Club

 Math Hut

Welcome Sign

Table Bucket

Take a Bite Out of Anchor Charts!
If you look close the teeth have close pins to hold a current anchor chart. 

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Saturday, September 27, 2014


I know it seems small, but we all have to start somewhere!  I finally hit my 42nd follower on my TPT site.  So to celebrate I am giving away one of my Halloween clip art bundles!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Fall is in the air and Halloween is around the corner and I have a job assignment! Woot woo!!!  I found out Friday that I will be teaching 1st grade again.  I can't wait, I will have a class full of kiddo's a week from Monday.  I finally fill like I have a home and a solid direction in life.
I was finally motivated to finish up my Halloween clip art, so check it out.  There is still time to take advantage of my Birthday Sale!

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