Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Silent E is a Ninja

Change up your routine when you teach silent e ....start calling it "NINJA E."  Your firsties will love it!! I am sharing my "NINJA E" unit and in it you will find:

  • The link to the video my firsties requested EVERY SINGLE DAY!
  • Making Ninja E Words
  • I Have Who Has Card Game
  • Ninja E flap book
  • Anchor Chart

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Literature Circles and Craftivities

Tonight I want to introduce you to my friend, Christina. She has just joined the TPT community and created some AWESOME products!!! Right now her focus is on creating QUALITY literature circle projects for your firsties that soar and those that try so very hard to soar!!! She chose two of my favorites and I'm sure you have read many of them to your firsties...Magic Tree House & Henry and Mudge. The literature circles are common core aligned. She gives background on why lit circles are so effective and explicit directions on how to run the lit circles in your classroom.  Take a peek at a quote from one of the lit circle projects.  Christina states, "I care about all of my students and I feel that it is my job to ensure ALL of my students are truly as successful as they can be. So, I began to think of how to inspire my struggling readers while propelling my on-level readers into the world of chapter books and increasing the rigor for my high- flyers…voila…I created Lit Circle Projects for my first graders."  Guys...it doesn't get any better than that! If you have always wanted to start lit circles but have been unsure how to do it you need to purchase her lit circle projects and if you want to extend the unit you could pick up some of my craftivities that work beautifully with a couple of the books.  

Create excitement in your classroom with these lit circle projects!!!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sam Come Back Craftivity

Even though I am not in a first grade classroom anymore my heart is still there and sometimes I even get to go back as an Instructional Partner! Some of the firsties at my new school made my Sam Come Back craftivity and I am in LOVE with them!!! LOOK at them!!!

I'm so proud!!!  Way to go Ms. Morris first grade class!! You guys rock!!

If you want your firsties to make these cuties you can purchase the literacy activities for Sam Come Back or just the craftivity

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pin It to Win It!

I have almost reached 1000 facebook fans so I want to play a game with ya'll to celebrate!!!
Let's play Pin It To Win It!!!

Here's how it works:

1.  Go to my TPT store board on my pinterest page here

2.  Choose 1 item you want to win and comment under the picture with your email address. 

3.  Pin the item to a board of your choice.
I will randomly select a winner Friday, Sept 5 @ 4:30 p.m. CST. Winner receives the item that he/she pinned.

****Remember the winner must leave their email in the comments of the picture (so I can send the product to you) and pin the 1 item.

Good Luck!!!!!

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