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Saturday, September 24, 2011

My Calendar Wall

I realized that I posted all of my classroom pictures, but not my calendar!!  So, here it is:

I must say, this calendar is working out pretty well.  I know it takes time for the kids to grasp these concepts, but they're really getting into it.  The actual calendar is dry erase so it allows for us to quickly add things to the calendar and notes at the bottom.  Just yesterday we talked about when field trip money was due and added it to the calendar and then we put a note at the bottom about when our field trip would be in the upcoming month.  The coloring coding of the hundreds, tens, and ones has also been very helpful.

My calendar was inspired by my desire to make it more meaningful to my students and this picture on Pinterest:

Then, a few weeks ago, I saw this picture on The Inspired Apple.  I really like how interactive it is so I'm thinking about making this on poster board and using it as a math tub that the kids will complete with their group.

--Mrs. Pollard

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Picture Syllable Sort & Sticky CVC Words

I just posted two new activities to my TPT store!  Great for whole group and small group practice!

Check them out:
Click {Here} to Download

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--Mrs. Pollard

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where do readers read?

I was planning a reading mini-lesson about where readers read when I saw this on Pinterest:

It's from A Place Called Kindergarten.
She has the download available for free on her blog!

So, I used her idea to read "I Can Read with My Eyes Shut" by Dr. Seuss and have the students illustrate themselves reading somewhere special.  It was a great lesson and I love how creative some of my kiddos got with the assignment!  Here's what it looks like in my room:

--Mrs. Pollard

Monday, September 5, 2011

Top 10 Award & My Top 10

Thanks to Miss J at Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories for adding me to her Top 10 Blog list!  What an honor!

Here are my top 10 blogs:

Made for 1st Grade

The First Grade Parade

The Inspired Apple

Crazy for First Grade

The Inspired Apple

The First Grade Sweet Life

Finally in First

Ladybug's Teacher Files


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Number Sense Math Unit

I've just posted a new number sense unit to my TPT store!

Click {here} to check it out!

--Mrs. Pollard