Saturday, September 20, 2014

Falls of Fun!

Hello friends!! Baby Rae and I wanted to stop by with a little throwback post and some exciting news! 

I know that many of you are setting up your Readers and Writer's Workshop and I wanted to share a few pictures of my classroom during this time! You can find the original post HERE

We always start out by asking why do readers read? I love the responses they come up with! I think its' so important that kiddos understand why we do things! I mentioned this is the earlier post, but I laminate this chart so I can easily reuse it from year to year. This teacher loves post its! 

We also talk a lot about how to choose a good book! Here's one of our favorite anchor charts! 

And here's our anchor chart wall full of our learning! 
I'd love to hear how you launch Reader's Workshop! 

 I have also teamed up with Educents with some instant downloads for you!
I have 2 great products in the bundle! Now that aren't "fall themed" but they are great units to help get thing started in your classroom during fall! You can check out Launching Writer's Workshop and What is a Scientist by clicking the links! 

But that's not all... the bundle covers to following topics that you will need to teach this year:

·      long and short vowel sounds
·      counting, identifying, representing, and comparing numbers
·      identify and analyze 2d & 3d shapes
·      become scientists  
·      write words and sentences
·      implement writers workshop
·      addition and subtraction story problems to 20
·      story elements
·      retelling and responding to text
·      poetry
·      ten frames
·      least to greatest and greatest to least
·      graphing

For a limited time it is $15.99 from Educents which is about 76% off!  12 instant downloads for your Kindergarten and First Grade learners.  And 850 pages of materials ready for you to use - there is sure to be tons you will love!
Go check it out! :) 
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Milestone Giveaway

Hello my wonderful friends! I hope you have been doing well! I am so sorry that I have neglected this little piece of cyberspace, but as many of you know, I had my beautiful daughter about 5 weeks ago and she has been monopolizing most of my time!
But with a face like this, how can I do anything else but just stare at her and kiss those cheeks all day long?!

Alright, moving right along to the point of this post. While I have been tending to my sweet little miss priss, some amazing things have been happening! Read on to find out what!

Throughout this blogging journey, I have been fortunate to make some amazing friends along the way as we connected through happenings in our lives or things we had in common. All the ladies below are either from Texas, are a new mommy, went to Texas A&M, or a mixture of many! It became more than just talking about school and teaching, it became about checking in and seeing how life is going or how I'm doing. I am very happy to call these gals my friends! I can't thank them enough for coming along side me for this amazing journey and for also donating to this amazing giveaway!

And of course, I have to thank YOU! My amazing followers, readers, and friends! You are the ONLY reason I have hit any of these milestones. From my family and I, I can't thank you enough!
Click each picture to be taken to the page where the item is sold.

this prize is open to U.S. only

this prize is open to U.S. only

DISCLAIMER: has to be somwhere that is where I live or can be purchased online! :) Be creative! (TpT, Lakeshore, Target, Starbucks, you choose!!)

I'ld love to hear which prize you want most! Leave a comment letting me know!

Are you just DYING to enter the giveaway now? I bet you are! Here's the rafflecopter. Get to clicking :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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