Monday, May 27, 2013

Finally Ready!

My previous post was about how upset I was about being moved from first to third.  After talking with my new team, visiting some third grade blogs and reviewing the standards (early I know), I am soooo ready to be a third grade teacher.  My daughter goes to DC (my hometown) every summer to stay with my parents, so I will spend the summer preparing for my new classroom.  I still love 1st so much and I am on the 1st grade curriculum writing team with my county so I will still prepare curriculum related things for 1st.  I am so ready!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Not So Good News!

I was told on yesterday that I would be moved to 3rd grade next year.  I don't think I have ever cried so much at work.  I was devastated.  Why I think all teachers are great and awesome, I have to admit that my heart is still in first and will probably always be.  It's just something amazing about those little people.  Watching them go from reading words like cat, mat and sat to words like together, sunlight and friendly.  Just an amazing amount of growth in such little people.

I am hoping this assignment is not permanent since it is tentative, and I hope I am able to stay in 1st.  If not, I suppose I will be spending the summer preparing for to be a 3rd grade teacher.  I'm so not happy about this at all.

What a way to start the weekend!  *tears*

Monday, May 13, 2013

Astronaunt File Game

Today in class, one of my students asked me to make a game for them to play because they wanted something different for centers.  So we sat and thought about what we could make.  I have a bag of die cuts and found some leftover Space themed ones from when I taught PreK.  I glued some black construction paper down to some file folders, glued some starts down and wrote this week's spelling words on some space ships.  The kids used some dice from the math center and they enjoyed.  (Will post a picture later)

When I got home, I decided to throw this one together so that I can print more copies and share.  My students really enjoyed a different kind of center activity to play.  Grab it free here on TPT

 


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Four Types of Sentences

The end of the school year is approaching. YAY!!!!!  I'm so excited.  I so need a break.  I have worked really hard this year with Common Core and I need the summer to create new center activities for my students.    Next year I plan to have at least two copies of everything so students can partner up and not have to share amongst four people. 

Anyway, my firsties have been reviewing the four types of sentences.  I initially taught them as telling, command, question and exclamatory, then I actually looked at the standard and saw the real names and thought oops!  During our review week, I went back and revisited the four types of sentences with an awesome PowerPoint I found online and I created this cool center for them to practice with.  They enjoyed it and they got it.  The funniest part was hearing my firsties try and say, "interrogative".  LOL  Click here to get this center on TPT


   


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Diphthongs

Just finished this word work center for next week.  This word work center includes sound manipulation activities, sorting, syllables and riddles all around the /oy/ sound.  Hope your students enjoy as much as mines.  Find it here