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Monday, August 31, 2015

SLAP That!!

Need a little activity that allows your kiddos conversation, movement and a good, fun review...
SLAP That!!

Remember Slap Jack... it's very similar... except the kids are looking for a match to SLAP!

My darling daughter and friend played the game and giggled... so I turned the camera on...

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Narrative Writing First Week

First week of school complete.
I think I'll have my hands full with my class this year ;)
Totally cute kiddos though.

Monday we begin our week 1 in the Wonders program.
It is SOOOO nice to not be starting from scratch.
Having one year under our belt and activities already completed is very comforting.

We are trying to WRITE more in class this year.
This week it is a narrative on friends... (goes with the Essential ?)
I've attached our graphic organizer and writing page here if you'd like to write also.
It is formatted like my LET'S JUST WRITE product.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Classroom Decor Melonheadz Style

I was asked to create a classroom decor set using Melonheadz...
Don't know why I didn't collect the file earlier... It is the theme that I use in my room.
It is now posted... If I forgot something that you'd like... please leave a comment below and I'll add it to the file.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Addition Math Games - a bit harder...

Looking for addition games for the kiddos?

These are fun for everyone....
they are a bit harder than just your typical 2 dice roll and add...

kids roll the 2 dice... add the dots and add a specific number (depending on the game board) to that number to find the sum of the 3 addend.

Color the background of the square with the answer... leaving the circle white.
On another turn if that number is the answer... you (either partner) colors in the circle and wins a point.  Game is over when all squares and circles are filled in.
Count the number of CIRCLES you have to see who the winner is!!

Takes a bit more time than just the typical game...
but can be played in 2 or 3 different settings also ;)

I also have easier versions in my TpT store very similar to these...
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Saturday, August 8, 2015

1st Day Student Gift

 Aaahhh!!!  I'm in denial.... summer is coming to an end!
I'm not ready to shed my pjs before noon!!
Don't get me wrong... 
I love my job and I can't wait to chat with my best friends again.... but...
easy, summer livin' is nice!!

I've been to Walmart, Target and the Dollar Tree too many times.
This is a project for my kiddos that I have actually completed.
It is for a little something on their desk the first day of school.  
I thought it would be fun for all of to wear one the first day together.
It is by no means my own idea (thank you Pinterest ;)
I uploaded the copy below if anyone else is interested in glowing the first day ;)
I bought my bracelets at the Dollar Tree 8/pkg for $1.

If you would rather have your name printed on them,
 leave me a comment with the spelling 
and an email address that I can get them to you ;)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Math ACTION Homework


Looking to spice up your math homework?
My kiddos AND parents have enjoyed this change for a couple of years.
Let your kids practice their skills and ENJOY at the same time.
Here is an example below for you to check out.
It is easy for teachers too:
1 page printed back to back...
Common Core Standard already printed at the top...

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Daily Reading Skills - nightly HOMEWORK

Hey friends... just a friendly reminder to check out my dear friend's DAILY READING HOMEWORK.
 It is an easy project for teachers to put together (literally print and bind... she has everything page numbered etc.). The tasks itself are comprehensive, challenging and basics the kiddos NEED to know. Parents love it also!! Add it to your cart... you won't be disappointed and you'll use it year after year!!
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