|A lovely ladybug L!|
Monday, September 30, 2013
Have no fear...The letter L is near! I'm participating with 25 other teachers across the United States in First Grade Found Me's Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet exchange. Some of us are frantically making 26 of one letter to send to the other 25 teachers. In the end we will have a kid made collection of every letter of the alphabet from around the country. Tomorrow I mail our letters. Today I reveal one of them...
Sunday, September 29, 2013
I was going to link up with Barb at Grade ONEderful, but the collection is closed!! I thought I had one more day to squeeze myself into her monthly poetry slam. Would you like some apple poems anyway? I have one and Barb has a bunch...I mean a tree full. I'm sure she'd love you to stop by and pick some up. Head on over and tell her an owl sent you!
I love using poetry to teach reading. There are so many ways to introduce vocabulary, work on sight words, search for adjective, verbs and nouns and the list goes on and on! We read and re-read poetry every day and our lives are fuller and richer for it! Enjoy this original poem and a fun song, too! Click on the picture to get a copies of these sweet poems/song!
Have a great week!!
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Saturday, September 21, 2013
Ugh! How do you do it? Cook...Clean...Teach...Parent...AND blog?! I'm feeling like a failure on all counts! Here is a comment that made me feel like a winner this week...
|I got to share a special double rainbow with a student before school started this week!|
Is that not awesome? I feel so blessed to have students who want to spend eternity with me! As I continued to circulate around the room listening to happy children's voices I was overwhelmed by the love and simple trusting faith of children. I feel humbled and thankful that I have been able to nurture not just the 3 Rs in my student's daily life but also the faith that will one day bring us all back together to spend eternity with our friend and Savior, Jesus. Teaching in a parochial school may not always be financially rewarding, but when you get a chance to help mold souls for eternity the earthly rewards are suddenly not so important!
Would you like some earthly rewards today? Come on over to my Facebook page and join the Frenzy. Amazing teacher authors have created fun fall activities just for YOU! Look for the Frenzy tab on the top of my Facebook page and follow along to get some great freebies!
Friday, September 13, 2013
|This morning message reader likes windy weather best!|
I spent $19.80 on this book and it is worth every cent I paid for it! This book is filled with great ideas for not just messages, but also for activities to wake my Owlets brains up in the morning!
|We found lots of long vowels in this message!|
|Snow was a favorite weather for many...We always get plenty of it!|
2) Ten's Day landed on the tenth of September...How cool is that? For one week the number of days we were in school was the same as the date. We set up our usual museum in the school library and I brought ten owls...of course!
|The students thought it would be funny to pin me behind a bunch of chairs and|
go out for coffee!
|This curator explains that her collection of ten socks is clean!|
|3. Notice the iron- ons on the back of the shirts! The first one|
was for the first day of school and the second for the 10th day.
The next iron-on will commemorate our field trip to the apple orchard.
4) Did I say apple orchard? Yes I did! We'll be going there to PICK APPLES! Last year we went and looked at apple trees, but there were none to be picked because of late frosts in the spring. This year there are tons of apples to be picked...I can't wait! Here is a Freebie for you with an apple theme. I made it to help my students remember their double plus one facts and their double facts.
|I know there isn't one apple in this picture, but there are in the other two!!|
5) On day 13 we had our best ever Daily 5. I was able to read with many students who need some extra support for a great chunk of time. I caught some partner readers reading the room in quiet whisper voices. Isn't it amazing what students can do when you set high expectations? I feel so blessed with my class this year. They are kind, loving and thoughtful. They make getting up on Monday easy! Tomorrow I'll sleep in!
Off to link up with other Five for Friday bloggers...
Friday, September 6, 2013
|This is a common scene in my backyard! I have to admit they are beautiful.|
My baby girl likes them a lot and really doesn't like seeing any animals hurt.
|These two are reading David's New Friends to our new friend, Ricco!|
|This group of students tried making a new habitat for Ricco! They loved it when he knocked over|
the blocks. Watching him eat crickets was pretty amazing, too!
I'm going to leave you with one more picture. Four plus one more is five after all. This is a picture of the first bird that came to our bird feeder. If you don't know what kind of bird it is please click on the picture and you will go see who my BBB is! You'll know why I was so excited that this was the first of what I hope will be many birds! I hope you linked up with DoodleBugs...It's always a good time!