Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring Cleaning

It's finally spring!  That means it is time for a little cleaning!  I'm linking up with Georgia Grown Kiddos and throwing a spring cleaning sale at my TpT store!

Click the image below to go to my store!

Want to see who else is having a sale?  Head over to Georgia Grown Kiddos and find out!

Happy shopping!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Five For Friday!

It has been a BUSY week in first grade!  I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to tell you all about it!


We have been working our very own nonfiction text!  My kiddos were so excited to learn about penguins!  We read a variety of texts and gathered information.  Then the kids worked in groups to write about what they learned!  This writing activity really helped us learn some of the text features of a nonfiction text! 

We created a title page and a table of contents.

Each child contributed one page about penguins.  They read their writing and highlighted important words in the text.

They worked together to write definitions for the important words in text.

More nonfiction writing coming soon!

Do you want a copy of the non-fiction writing that we did?  You can get it HERE!

My kiddos created leprechaun traps as an at home project.  Everyone shared their trap, explaining what materials they used, how it was made, and how it works.  We set our traps before we went home.  We are hoping to catch a leprechaun!

Speaking of leprechauns......

We are planning a day of fun in first grade!

You can can get this pack HERE!

I am thinking spring thoughts!

Happy Friday, Friends!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

March Currently

I have been busy hibernating!  It has been way too long since I have posted anything!  I thought I'd get back into the swing of things by posting a Currently (Thanks to Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade)!

So, here it goes!

Listening to:  Scandal!  I am so glad it is back on!  I've missed my friend, Olivia Pope!

Loving:  All of my new purchases from the big sale on TpT.  Look what I got:

My first graders are learning to dig deeper when they read!  These Close Reading packets are just what I was looking for!  Susan shows how she uses them in her first grade classroom.  You can check it out HERE!

I also picked up some AMAZING clipart from one of my favorite artists, Krista Wallden!  The images are always so crisp and clear!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her stuff!  You can check out all of her creations HERE!

Thinking:  I AM SOOOOOO VERY  TIRED OF SNOW!  It just started to "warm up" and melt a little and WHAM-O!  More snow last night!  YUCK!

Wanting:  Spring Summer weather!  With all of this snow, can we just skip spring and go right into summer?!?!?!?!?  PLEASE??????  I need sun and sand!

Needing:  I am really needing to finish the 3rd quarter assessments on my kiddos!  Can you say STRESSED!  I only have a couple of weeks before report cards and conferences!  AAAAAHHHHHH!  It always gets done, right?

The answers:  Nap, laundry, grading papers, OSCARS!

The question:  How I am spending my Sunday!

I hope you all have an amazing week!  Stay warm, Friends!