Thursday, November 20, 2014

All Things Geometry

We are finishing up our geometry unit this week.  This is one of my favorite units to teach in math because it is so hands on!  Here's a look into some of our work.

One of our centers had containers of shapes.  The kiddos had the chance to play and see what they could create using the shapes.
 This is one of my favorite printables to use in centers for Thanksgiving.  It works out perfectly that we are doing our geometry unit at the same time!  This is a freebie from Pink Cat Studio on Teachers pay Teachers.  Click here to go to her store!
 I LoVe clip cards! I am adding clip cards to many of my math units to have ready for math centers.  These new clip cards have just been added to my geometry unit.  All of the words at the bottom of the cards are the same for each.  Click here to go to my geometry unit.
 Because the past few weeks have been so busy, we haven't had time to make anything!  That was remedied this week when we made our shape people.  

I have to include a picture with our girls!  We went to the last Liberty University home game on Saturday.  It was so cold that we only lasted until half time, but we had fun!

Have a great weekend!


Friday, November 7, 2014

It's Been a While ...

Happy Friday!  I am linking up with Kacey for my Five for Friday!

It's been a long while since I last blogged because ...
we have two foster girls!




We've been reviewing subtraction.  Love these printables from Deanna Jump & From the Pond!
 Finished our equal and not equal unit!

 Summer after one of the stations in our Fire Safety Day.
 We are creating status sheets for our first graders in both reading and math.  I met with more than half of my kiddos this morning to talk about their progress and have them color in what they can do.
This week we have been skip counting and here's my picture before I left school yesterday of my prep for our math groups.  Unfortunately, Summer got sick during the day and I had to leave school before math.  I'll share a freebie with you on Monday from this math lesson!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Getting Festive for Fall with the Virginia Bloggers

Thanks for stopping by!  Welcome to the Getting Festive for Fall with the Virginia Bloggers Blog Hop!

Your freebie is a Halloween subtraction unit.

We have student choice math centers on Fridays.  One of my new favorite activities are clip cards.  I have some support during my math lessons, so when clip cards come out, any adult walking into my room knows exactly how to help!
There are 6 pages of clip cards (one page is shown below), totaling 36 cards.
 I have also included 2 subtraction I Spy printables.  Just print and go!  Provide the children with a magnifying glass and they will be set!  Answer keys are included.
Ready for another great freebie?  Check out what my friend Andrea, from Reading Towards the Stars! has for y
ou!



Friday, September 19, 2014

a peek into our week ...

We have been busy!

I'm linking up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for my


Here's a look into our week ...
 Our reading series, SuperKids, comes with nonfiction magazines for each unit.  My kids jumped right in on the first magazine and loved to read about different kinds of shoes!
 I am loving math centers this year!
 We jumped into reading groups this week, too!
 One of my reading groups was reading about different seasons.  We are writing about the different seasons in the blank books from Target's dollar section.
 We are adding using beads ...
... and number lines.
Yesterday at recess I realized that with the 4 adults outside, we had five radios!  Just made me laugh!
 This weekend is our second weekend for The Way's production of "Trapped: Human Beings Are Not Objects."  This is a 90 minute walk through drama.  The picture above is a peek into the Heaven scene.

Have a great weekend!


Monday, September 8, 2014

SLANTbox Exchange

Have you been part of the SLANTbox Exchange? It's a lot of fun!!  Check out Jameson's page from Lessons With Coffee to learn more!
Lessons With Coffee
I was matched up with Sarah from Learning by Hart.

Sarah and I have a lot in common!  We love Mr. Sketch markers, the color pink, pizza, and sports!  
Jameson's theme for August was hometown.  Sarah is from Boston and sent me Necco wafers (manufactured in Boston), kids book of things to see and do in Boston along with some history, notepads of her favorite team - Boston Red Sox, a Mason jar tumbler, and York peppermint patties (because they're my favorite!).

If you haven't done a SLANTbox Exchange, follow Jameson's blog so you know when the new sign ups are online!


Friday, September 5, 2014

Five for Friday {September 5}

Happy Friday!  It is time to link up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for my

We use the enVision math series in my district.  A game is included at the beginning of each unit to send home for the children to play with their family.  We played this one at school with a partner before sending it home.  Quick review activity to use a number line to find which number is greater.  We had all 33 kids in my room playing together!
I love my magnet punctuation marks!  It makes fixing sentences fun!  One thing I don't like to cover with my littles is talk about an intruder drill, but unfortunately we have to.
 My friend and co-worker, Leah, and I didn't plan this!
 Our church hosts a walk-through drama each fall.  This is a sneak peek into the heaven scene from our dress rehearsal last night.  We kick off next weekend and will have several thousand people come through.
 We planted grass seeds today.  I shared last week that we were going to plant the grass seeds in cups and attach the child's picture to the front of the cup so it will look like they have grass hair!  After we had finished, there was a little bit of grass seed left that I didn't want to take home, so our behavior specialist took it around the playground and spread it.  It will be interesting to see if we get any new grass out of it!  The kids' cups are adorable!

Have a great weekend!  I am going to enjoy not doing any school work this weekend since I am all caught up!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Five for Friday {August 29th)

It's Friday!  So that means it's time for
I am linking up with Kacey for my Five for Friday!

My nephew turned one this week!
 Micah is such a joy to our family!
We have been working on digraphs.  Here's one of our activities.
All grades in our school administered Interactive Achievement assessments in reading and math this week.  It has been a crazy week!

the sign in the middle of the door is my testing sign ... "Shhh!  We are testing.  Please come back later!" 
Our school librarian is doing a reading challenge for the 4th-6th graders and in our faculty meeting this week, she gave the challenge to us, too!  Read 40 books this school year.  I'm getting started now!
We begin our plant unit next week.  On Tuesday we are going to do this!  I took pictures this afternoon of the kiddos making funny faces.  They are going to love this lesson!  Click here for the pin.
photo of: Springtime Science with Seeds at Kindergarten Rocks via RainbowsWithinReach
I hope you have a great weekend!