Saturday, July 30, 2011


If you are anything like me, I forget to write down songs I make up and then the next year cant remember the tune of it. My kids would help me make up songs as the year went on and they really loved the songs. I love it when they are taking a test and you see them singing the song in their head. I am sure I have more, but this is all that is coming to my jumbled mind at the time.

Classroom songs

Friday, July 29, 2011

BBQ Literacy Stations

I just finished my BBQ Literacy Stations packet. I gotta say, I think its pretty cute! There are 27 pages with Word Works short a and short e, Writing station, Reading station has 3 differentiated leveled books, Science station, and Creation station. I have posted it on Teachers Notebook. Check it out. Here is just a sample.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

BBQ Literacy Station and Math Stations Coming Soon!

I started working on a really cute BBQ theme for Literacy and Math Stations. Graphics are from Give me a few weeks and it should be done. Here is a preview.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Power Towers

Saw this GREAT idea on called Power Towers. Gotta check him out  I am so making these Power Towers. I saw some printables and I downloaded but cant remember where the site was. I will load them here and if they are yours please let me know so I can give credit to you. Awesome labels.

Scott Foresman Reading Street

I am working on ideas to go along with our reading series for Literacy Stations. My kiddos love playdough so what better way to practice spelling words than to create them. Here is a playdough mat to go along with Unit 1 Week 1.

We are using I can... statements this year and I thought if each student had their own I can statements on their desk or in a reading folder, I would be able to assess quickly and stamp/ check off what they have accomplished. I can also send this home to show parents what we still need to work on.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What Do Pets Need?

I just finished working on this activity that you could use in a science station. Students have to choose a pet, food, shelter and decide what else is a need for a pet. Then they draw the pictures in the boxes. You may want to print two pages out of the My Pet Needs page so one can be laminated for station use and the other can be copied and written on for assessment/ turn in.
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My First Go...

Well I hope I am doing this right! I saw this idea somewhere else but I cant remember so sorry for not giving credit where credit is due. Our school uses Fry's List of sight words and I couldnt find just those so I created this document. I hope it will help to engage student learning.

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My classroom theme this year is Ocean/ Pirate. I love the ocean stuff but found some really cute pirate things that I had to have. For our Parent Communication Folders-F.I.S.H. (Family Involvement Starts Here) I am using a two week calendar to document student behavior/ positive messages/ parent comments. I left the dates off so I could run multiple copies and not have to keep revising/ printing. Just write in the date or even better let the students work on writing in the dates.

Back To School

With school starting in a few weeks, I am working on some creative planning ideas for my classroom and hope to be able to share with everyone. Please be patient as I am new to all this.