Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Envision Math Topic 2 Focus Wall

Here is the next topic in Envision Math First Grade.  If you are teaching the Envision series these focus walls are a great teaching tool.  The vocab words are printed in green because research shows that your eye is drawn to things printed in green.  I changed to this format in my first grade classroom and noticed a huge difference in how my students interacted with my focus wall.  I started out creating my focus wall on chart paper but have created those same concepts digitally so I can share them. You can get a copy in my TPT store.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Happy Birthday Freebie

I created a freebie last night for you guys.  It is a Happy Birthday display for your classroom. There are several different chevron colors to choose from and large cupcakes with the months printed on them. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pig in a Wig

Love, love, love this cute story!  I have had lots of people contact me and ask if I would be creating units for all of the stories.  I have the majority of units 3, 4, and 5 complete and I am working diligently to finish all of them. :0)  Here is my newest unit for Pig in a Wig. Let me know what you think about it!  

Monday, July 22, 2013

Yellow Damask Labels

Well...I've been up at school today working on my new classroom!  I am using yellow, gray, black and a pop of red.  It definitely is a work in progress!!! I will post pictures later as it comes together.  Tonight I created some yellow damask labels and wanted to share them with you guys.  Go to my TPT store to get your free copy.  Enjoy!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Envsion Math Focus Wall Take 2

I have created an Envision Math Focus Wall for topic 1 in first grade.  I know how tough it is to find time to create materials for a focus wall. Earlier I posted pics of an anchor chart I made for the focus wall.  I took this same concept and created a really cute packet for the focus wall.  If you need a time saver take a look.  It includes headers, the essential question, vocab, and I can statements.  Let me know what you think about it!!  :0)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fishy Classroom Theme

Alright guys, I have combined the popular chevron print with fish to create a pretty darn cute classroom theme.  In an earlier post I mentioned that our school is implementing the FISH philosophy this year so I wanted to help out my teacher friends with a little fish love! I loaded it with 242 pages.  I included several chevron patterns so that you can choose what best suits your classroom.  Here are a few pictures:

You can get your copy in my TPT store.  It will save you a ton of time!!! :0)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Teacher Bargain

I am a huge fan of sales!!! So...I wanted to share this bargain from  You can purchase  The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series for only $28.99!  It includes all 52 episodes.  I love engaging my kiddos with something fun at the beginning of new units and they always love these videos. When we finish the video they create an anchor chart with their group about the topic.  Fun and engaging!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sam Come Back Literacy Activities

Last year I started creating units to go along with the First Grade Reading Street series.  Even though I am not teaching first this year I have decided to complete the units because I know several people were using them.  :0)  Here are a few pictures from the unit.

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