Sunday, March 10, 2013

Winner! Winner!

Congratulations to Meredith Gilbert.  You are the winner of the pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies.  Please check your e-mail.  I need some information from you.  Thank you to all who entered.  Please make sure that you follow me on Facebook.  I am working on a big giveaway for Facebook followers coming soon! Scroll to the top of my page and you will see the Facebook link in the top right corner. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of my followers new and old for following me.  Your e-mails and stories that you share with me warm my heart.  
Here is my advice for you for the week! 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Blender Blend Unit

My first graders need some extra help with consonant blends.  I usually use my large blender to introduce the blends along with a song that I have.  A few simple activities and this usually does the trick. Not so much for this particular group.  I have learned this year, that everything that was typical of years past is not typical of this class.  At times this can be a good thing but in the case of teaching blends it's not 

I created this unit with all types of learners in mind.  I have included whole group activities/ideas, small group possibilities, literacy station materials, independent work, assessment pages, and my favorite a blender craftivity!  Check out  the pictures below to see some highlights from the unit.  You can click on the cover picture or click here to be taken to the unit. 

Each student can make their own smaller blender! You pick the skill based on your levels!

Please note that my "Blender Blast" Craftivity is included in the larger blend unit but  can be purchased separately here

Friday, March 1, 2013

Pencil Sharpener Giveaway

It's your lucky day! Classroom Friendly Supplies is giving away one of their amazing pencil sharpeners to one of my lucky followers.  If you don't already own one of these you are missing out.  It is by far the best pencil sharpener on the market.  I actually don't mind sharpening pencils anymore.  If you want to read my complete review of the pencil sharpener you can check out my blog post here. What color would you choose if you won?  




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