Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Plurals FREEBIE

One of the most difficult parts of learning to speak English is the correct pronunciation of plural nouns and verbs.  Many of my ESL children have a lot of trouble understanding when to add "S" to the end of a word.  Verbally, they seem to hear it and be able to tell me what it should be....but to get them to write it on paper is something I have yet to figure out (suggestions welcome).  

I have created this Christmas Plurals activity to help them visualize adding an "S" to a word to show more than one.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday Sale

I'm jumping on the CYBER train and throwing a TPT sale!


Use promo Code: CMS28
You will receive 30% off of  EVERYTHING in my TPT Store

Happy Holidays! 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

FREEBIE - 'Tis the season

'Tis the season

I hope everyone is enjoying this last weekend before the official holiday season kicks off! In order to keep myself on track, I created some fun To Do Lists.  Nothing makes me feel better than crossing something off of my To Do List! When I am done with everything on the list it becomes my "Ta Da List"! I figure that with a super cute list, I may be more motivated! Here's hoping...

You can grab 10 FREE different designs ~HERE~

Monday, November 14, 2011

Skip Counting

This year, I think my students have finally mastered SKIP COUNTING...ok...so maybe at least a few of them have. 
I tried really hard to make the unit relevant.  For counting by 2's I used pieces of numbered paper with 2 turkeys on each paper.  This really helped with understanding that there are really 2 objects to be counted.  It's not just Ms. Fleming forgetting to say every other number! 

For 5's we used hand print turkeys (adorable!).  Shout out to First Grader at Last for this awesome idea! 

For 10's, I divided the class in groups and each group glued 10 fall leaves on each paper. I did this ugly um...not really thought out bulletin board to show off our hard work and BAM, they are finally getting it! To really achieve understanding of the concept, we practiced all of this in relation to a 100's board.

We practiced even more with my Thanksgiving Skip Counting station.  

I am curious, is this a skill your first graders pick up easily or do they come to you already knowing it?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Harrison Ford wants you to read...

Does your school library ever clean and giveaway goodies???
Well...mine does.  
A fellow teacher of mine snatched this enormous framed poster  goody up when that clean out time came.  Myself and another coworker teased her about  this.  We both left her room laughing about her treasure.    Well, low and  behold a few months later this teacher has retired from our school. I go into her old room today and there he is....Harrison Ford...loud and proud hanging on the wall in the classroom!

The copyright on the poster reads 1990 (yes, I had to get up close and check).  
I have  nothing  against celebrities promoting reading, it just strikes me as funny since (21 years later) Harrison Ford does NOT look like this anymore! 

There you have my randomness for the day! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

First 5 Get it FREE

So, I'm sitting at 197 followers (I can't even believe that 197 random strangers want to give my little corner of the world the time of day) but........sheesh 200 would  just make my night! 

So, I thought I would try to get some action.  The first 5 people to comment will receive my "Pumpkin Pie in a Cup" mini pack FREE.  
On your mark....get set...GO! 
 Click HERE to get this activity if sadly you're not one of the first 5 to comment :(

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Response Log Freebie

I created this FREE response log to go with my Needs & Wants Unit.  This could be used for any of the pigeon books by Mo Willems.  
 Click HERE to grab your free copy!

I can never seem to find a response log that fits my needs.   They always seem to easy or too hard.  So, I created a variety of my own.  I just posted the Reading and Responding to Text Packet to my TPT and TN store.  This packet is full of response logs for all levels! 

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