Saturday, November 14, 2015

Halloween fun!

Here's a quick look at our Halloween stations.  As you can see, the first station is not Halloween at all BUT totally fun!  We were practicing ways to "Make 10" with bingo dotters.  They Loved It!

The big "Math Ideas" we covered during stations these couple weeks were:
Counting Dimes and Pennies

Fact Families

Comparing Numbers

Counting base 10.
I also have ELA stations that I didn't get pictures of (because I went on a week long cruise)! 
Check it out at my store! 

And we did a little whole group "Mystery Number" Aka- Algebra for first graders.  I will refrain from station my opinion on this standard and how it applies to first graders, but by gosh, they will have it mastered by second grade, at the rate we practice it!

I just love my little photo bomber at the carpet! lol!

My World! And more!

My class always loves when I surprise them with my "nesting" Tupperware for our World Unit.  It's funny how the simplest things can get them excited!

You can check out "My World" packet on TpT if you don't feel like measuring, lol!

We also practiced a little "Making 10 Mystery"
Add a sticky note to anything and they love it!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Not so beginning of the year!

I'm I'm I am so excited! I have been blessed beyond belief with a low class size this year! I started with 17! ........dropped to 14! .....then got a new little guy three days ago, and he's so good! So now I'm at 15! It's been wonderful! Our district is really pushing writing and guided reading (which I have always loved) and my low numbers have really helped with management.

Although, I have been a procrastinator about blogging! I want to share some fun things we have done so far! Sorry for the hodge-podge of subjects!
Starting with the beginning of the beginning.... 
Every summer the custodial crew takes ALL our furniture out and waxes the every summer I have to set ALL of my stuff back up! Which is a love hate topic of my life! Some summers it helps me get a little more organized....but then sometimes I bite off more than I can chew! Haha!
This is the view of my loft from the door. 
This is my favorite purchase from this summer! It now holds all my guided reading and math items I might need. And it rolls so gracefully! It was from ikea.
I copied this idea from another blog (I'll have to link it late!) and I am so excited about it! I am training my first graders how to use it this week! 

These are some of the first week of school graphs and charts we do so I always get them ready during staff development.

Here we are "exploring" the manipulatives.

Here is a little journal writing! We are practicing "Cool Blue Capitals" with our fancy blue felt-tip markers!

We had some special 3rd grade super heroes visit our class and share poems they had written!
They were so proud!

Let the math games and stations begin!

For open house we totally copied a Pinterest idea! We made portraits so our parents could find our chairs! They looked so cute!
Last but not least......this is me and my family in our "First day of School" pic! Man, we made some beautiful girls! (I'm allowed to say that, right!?)

Monday, June 29, 2015

End of year fun stuff!

Here are a few end of year projects we did to keep our sanity!
We finished up with our May "Math Strategy" Books where we practiced problem solving.

My kiddos absolutely love the "Strategy Builders".

We saw who was able to blow bubbles with gum and then made fun "Self-Portraits" with balloons for bubbles and crumpled tissue paper for no bubbles.

During the Month of May all of our schools First Graders had a "Nickels for Nepal" fundraiser to help with the Nepal earthquake disaster relief. The kids were very proud to see how much they earned! And took pride in knowing they helped people in need.

The last big project we do is a "Summer Bucket List".  This year I took two different ideas from two awesome teachers in the blogging world and merged them into one activity.  The glasses and self portrait idea cam from Third Grade Love and the bucket list came from Kayla at

I always make sure that my last balloon surprise to pop is "Magic Spelling Foam" (that way I can get the tables cleaned before we have to pack everything up, LOL!) Teachers are such multi-taskers.