Thursday, September 27, 2012

First Grade Common Core

Common core, common core, common core....

I feel like that is all we are hearing lately. Common core test, common core grading, common core standards based report cards, common core EVERYTHING! Is that a bad thing? No! Not at all. 
I truly enjoy the new standards actually, but it's a lot of work to change over! 

BUT

Look at what I found! 
Something that will save us time!!!

As stated by their website:
This First Grade Common Core Workbook is the largest collection of resources for teaching the Common Core State Standards. This workbook includes over 550 pages of Worksheets, Activity Centers, and Posters that teach all the First Grade English Language Arts Common Core Standards and all the First Grade Mathematics Common Core Standards! This Workbook will be emailed to you shortly after you place your order. 
You can even download a small sample – Click Here
                                                    
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

And a lightbulb moment...

Ok sooooo I am not fortunate enough to have bulletin boards in the hall, yet we need work up that is constantly changing....

So you tape it up with a cute boarder and details right? No. We need butcher paper too! And did I mention change it a million times? Well what happens when you tape something to butcher paper?? It tears of course!!!

So we've tried the sheet protectors and the clothesline, but there is ALWAYS something malfunctioning!

Let me present the solution with exhibit a, b, and c!!!

If you already do this let me have my little celebration okay?!? Hehe all I did was cut a teensy tiny slit in the paper and fed a paper clip through :) easy peasy lemon squeezey!
                                                    
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Randomness :)

So many of you know that a while back YOU helped my class get an amazing MacBook!


And I can't thank you enough!!

Now we are able to format our iPads, iPods, and tag readers immediately instead of waiting for Mrs. Stanford to lug it back and forth from school to home.

Anyway...I thought I'd cutie-ize it for the kiddos. (and yes I just made up that word)
So I bought this for little cutie for about $3 bucks {here}!!

It was so easy to apply and it's sooooo adorable! 


Just what I needed. Cheap. Easy. Cute.


                                                    
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Friday, September 21, 2012

New Product and Happy Fall Y'all Sale!

It's been a while since I uploaded something to TpT so I decided to cutsie up my spelling packet and put it up there for y'all! Here are some previews...

(and if you love it, I'd love some pins :] )


Each Monday for homework I have my students write their words 3 times each while saying the word. Students get acquainted with the look and feel of each word. 
 Tuesdays I have them alphabetize their spelling list. This starts their dictionary skills and teaches them not to practice their list in order. (You've had those kids that can only ace the test if you give them in the order they were listed right??)
 Wednesdays I like for them to create a sentence for each and every spelling word. At the beginning of the year I encourage help, but as the year progresses they become more and more independent! 

 Thursdays I like for them to take a practice test and practice any words they miss in preparation for the test the next day.
 I created their tests to be small so that I could save paper! 

In other news....

I am teaming up with some AMAZING TpT teachers in a fantastic sale!!
You know I love fall and a good sale so how was I going to pass this up!?

Head on over to Casey's adorable blog
http://secondgrademathmaniac.blogspot.com
for the entire list of sales!!



                                                    
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Monday, September 17, 2012

Class Dojo is AMAZING!!!

Have you heard? Class Dojo is the way to go for 21 century classroom management!!! I'm currently using it with my clothespin behavior chart!!!



If you have any questions shoot them to jessica.stanford@me.com 
I'm just not a pro yet, but I'm sure I can click around to help you!
                                                    
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