Friday, May 31, 2013

Find a Friend FREEBIE...

 
Are you looking for a quick activity to do at the end of the year?
Invite your students to walk around the room to find student
 who did these activities this year.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Prayers!!! Work on Writing Giveaway Continues...

Heartfelt prayers being sent to Oklahoma...
Congratulations to Emily and Peggy!
We will continue the giveaway throughout the week...
while praying for those in Oklahoma.
Leave a comment and email on the original post below!
Many fundraisers are in the works to help our fellow teachers...
more information coming!



Sunday, May 19, 2013

Work on Writing Giveaway....

I've received a few comments and questions about my Work on Writing during Daily 5 and my Write On activities... so since I'm stuck with a sinus infection and not moving around too much... I thought I'd take a minute to answer the questions.
I'm finishing up my first year doing DAILY 5 and I LOVE it!
  I am so excited to try it again next year.
I believe all of my students have become more independent, responsible, happy readers and writers.

 During Work on Writing... my kiddos choose one of the 6 boxes above to take to their desks. 
Inside it has cards showing different things they can write:
postcard
story
card
list
letter
recipe
poem
book...
It also has Write On cards held together with a silver ring in the corner.
Throughout the year, I've created new ones for different holidays/months etc.
Each box has a ring with 40 Write On ideas.
These have really helped the kids focus on a topic and create nice sentences.
 The words on the card help them imagine actions and opportunities that might arise with the topic they have chosen.  Have key words has allowed them to focus on their creativity rather than get stuck on the spelling aspect of the writing activity.
They have created darling fiction and non-fiction writings in their writing notebooks.
Last week, I said to the group in between rotations... "Who is going to let me keep their Work On Writing Journal?  I'd love to show the students next year the fabulous work that has been completed during Daily 5."  In chorus they said, "Not mine... I want to take it home!"  Aug!
That's a positive and a negative!! ;)

Each Write On file contains the card above (on the silver ring) showing 12 words that go along with the file topic, 12 individual showing each of the words that the kids can manipulate or put in ABC order etc.  It also has a mini book for the kids to fold... they can practice their syllables, ABC order and sentence structure.  Finally, there are 2 writing forms with handwriting lines for the kids to create their writing on.
Many have requested that I group the Write On... together, so I've put them into 4 sets:
 Chicken Life Cycle
Backyards and Bugs
Back to School
Summertime
Months of the Year
Pets
Christmas
Banana Splits
Classroom
Martin Luther King Jr.
 Happy Fall Y'all
Hanukkah
Halloween
Groundhog's Day
Garden
Fantasy
Earth Day
Detective Work
Columbus
Clothes
 Salad
Pizza
Pirates
PBJs
OVer the Moon
On the Farm
Olympics
Military
Math Skills
Johnny Appleseed
Smores
Transportation
Valentine's Day
Weather
New Years
St. Patrick's Day
Thanksgiving
Zoo
Circus
Carwash

I'd love to share all 4 sets with a friend each day this week...
Just leave a comment below with your email and we'll draw a name beginning tonight and continuing through Saturday!  Write On... friends!

Sunday Winner...
Emily said...


I love this idea!! I would love to use these in my classroom. I just came upon your blog a few weeks ago and have loved looking at all the things you have created! Thanks for sharing!
Emily (this email is not working... do you have another?)
emilyamoore@hotmail.com

Monday Winner...
peggy27 said...
would love to use this next year.
Tuesday Winner ...
What a great way to store your Daily 5 activities!
 I use one of the 10 drawer rolling cart organizers. 
Love the idea of putting the word rings in with them!
Hope I win!
Brandy ... SEND ME YOUR EMAIL!!!

Wednesday Winner ...
Cherie said...


Amazing stuff! Love it!
cheriemae@gmail.com

Thursday Winner ...

Sarah said...



You're so generous Lori!sarahmarianj@gmail.com
Mrs. Jones Teaches :o)

 

Friday Winner...

Angela Nerby said...


This looks amazing! I especially love the tubs, and think I
 might extend the tubs to Word Work as well.

Angela :)
Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!
angelanerby10 (at) gmail (dot) com


Saturday Winner...
 Mrs. Phillips said...

These sets look perfect!
 Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com

Monday, May 6, 2013

Goodbye Gift of 36 Math Game Boards

We have made so much progress with our math this year...
I don't want the kids to forget their new skills... so...
as a gift for the end of the year... I created 36 math game boards
covering ALL sorts of standards.
I printed them back to back on cardstock and attached them together with a binder ring.
I attached a tool kit baggy of 3 dice and transparents chips
so they'll have all the materials needed for a game under the tree in the shade!
 

 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mother's Day Booklet

My dear friend  next door ask for my Mother's Day booklet...
 holy smokes... it's almost Mother's Day!
 



Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Fun and Yummy Math Review FREEBIE

We had a bit of review during math yesterday and the kids did so well.
End of leveling test for our class is May 23-24 (the weekend of Memorial Day ;(
If anyone is looking for a fun 30-45 minute math review... grab yourself a few boxes of Good and Fruity from Walmart 
 (I bought 4... I have 4 tables... this activity they work in groups) 
and download this Good and Fruity file.  xo