Kinder Friends GIVEAWAY
I can totally relate to this..
I started working on my
Journeys MEGA BUNDLE
It started out one unit at a time.
Sorry to ALL who had to endure with
But..little by little
Grade 1 Mega BUNDLE
-Spelling for the YEAR
30 weeks of spelling 3 to a page ALL 30 WEEKS!
Weekly Spelling Lists for the Entire YEAR
I have also included Kinder spelling for the year
Grade 2 Spelling lists for the entire year!
GRADE 1 … differentiate!
-Focal Wall Printables – ALL Units (for the year)
300+ pages for ALL components of the Journeys Focal Wall
( can be used for supplementing other programs …
including homeschool programs )
– 100 HFW cards
Includes Units 1 – 6
HFW cards for 30 weeks 240 word cards in color & B/W
-Daily PROOFREADING Practice
80 student pages for the YEAR! Editing practice.
Mini Booklet for easy printing & management
Daily Message cards to enhance vocabulary, comprehension, & high level thinking!
Focal Wall Headers & CCSS cards included
Blending Line Phonics cards
3 Blending Line Cards per week (90 total )
for fluency practice!
I know this package supplements
CA JOURNEYS 2017
it can be used with ANY program!
HFW are HFW. Spelling is spelling.
Daily proofreading is daily proofreading.
And so on… And so on.
HOMESCHOOLERS….Your YEAR is DONE! 🙂
I hope you get a chance to check this out!
Here is a little FREEBIE to get YOU started..:)
Happy Fall ‘Yall!
( I think I will take a nap!)
Happy Friday EVE! 🙂
Just a short note on a
SUPER FUN GAME
to help your kiddos
practice spelling / vocabulary / HFW words!
Do you remember
THE MATCHING GAME?
Well…. I have “tweaked” it for my classroom.
2 colors of BLANK PAPER!
1. Have Kiddos FOLD their paper into 16 squares.
( Fold it horizontal twice & Vertical twice!)
2. Use pencil to TRACE the fold lines.
(This ensures a BOX for kids to write their words in.)
3. I write the words on MY paper
and use my DOC CAMERA for kids to see, so they can copy.
4. Cut SQUARES apart into word cards.
5. Kids stack their cards.
6. Find a PARTNER with different colored cards.
7. They place ALL cards words DOWN.
8. Rock, paper, scissors. Winner goes first.
9. Turn over ONE of their cards & ONE of their partner’s cards.
10. Read…read…read! Do they MATCH?
11. If they match…they stack BOTH cards!
12. If not, turn them over and try again!
No WINNERS or LOSERS…
ALL DONE? PLAY AGAIN! 🙂
We usually have 6 spelling words.
I ALWAYS add MORE!
I am teaching word strategies.
NOT MEMORIZING FOR A TEST!
Keep them learning!
I love it when
discovered, learned, found a BETTER WAY!
So Does PINTEREST!
I needed some vocabulary words for MY classroom.
Different ones for EACH MONTH.
FAST & EASY for me.
High Interest for Kiddos.
I have a
Tie a triple KNOT!
Yes, a TRIPLE KNOT…and staple it to one side of your board ( or window ).
Measure side to side. Add 3-4 inches!
Tie another triple knot and staple to the other side.
( I measured to make sure both sides were LEVEL.)
I know…those of you who kow me… I NEVER MEASURE!
But…I want to do this ONE TIME…not taking down the yarn until the END OF THE YEAR!
Staple BOTH sides of the KNOT!
The Knot will HOLD the yarn. NO SLIDING!
HERE IS THE
After you have laminated the banner ( OR TAPE THE TOP EDGE BEFORE
you HOLE PUNCH!)
Use a hole punch to make two holes at the top.
I went down about ( No measuring there ) a 1/2″.
SLIT THE HOLE TO THE TOP!
( SEE the PICTURE )
“NO! Then it will fall off!”
No one is pulling on these. They are for
What this does is allows you to change the BANNER page
without having to
remove & put up new string!
JUST CHANGE THE BANNERS!
Alternate sides when you add the vocab. cards.
I wanted an ODD number…
so I could have 1 in the middle.
Add another layer.
I cheated in the middle layer.
Stapled the middle card ( so the arch would be close to the others).
WONDERFUL Vocabulary words at my writing center for kiddos to use!
for EL’s, independent work, & everyday writing!
And i can change them each month…
IN A FLASH!
Just change the cards…not the string!
Here are my
A GAME CHANGER
Here is a video to help:
Happy Back to School!
Are YOU ready?
Consider this my DISCLAIMER…
I am NOT A College Professor.
I do NOT have a MASTERS ( or above )
I am just a teacher.
A first grade teacher.
A Veteran (27yrs ), first grade teacher, in a TITLE 1 SCHOOL!
I have seen a LOT!
Done a LOT!
Hear me ROAR!!!!!
Ok. So again.
I am a teacher.
(Aren’t they cute????)
I have been through:
Leveled Readers ( DRA, GSP, AR, Lexile)
Words Their Way
High Interest Reading Books
A MULTITUDE OF PUBLISHER’S CURRICULUM!
New sets evey 7 years!
Having said this…1 thing most curriculum’s have in common :
READ A LOT!
And then…READ SOME MORE!
My little sisters…
YES…both of my LITTLE SISTER’S are
We were discussing school.
( I know..we are NOT supposed to discuss SCHOOL during SUMMER VACATION!)
But…um…we were discussing school…
and we are trying to WRAP our minds around the
and they will
(way of thinking.)
I LOVE reading with kiddos!
See my post here about the GUIDED READING TABLE!
My concern is…
When I “release” them to read,
When I want them to become INDEPENDENT readers,
Where do they “learn” the skills to use when they “get stuck”?
Will they use strategies, when they don’t know what’s happening?
When a story isn’t making sense…do they keep reading?
If they keep reading…
Will it ALL come TOGETHER?
At a recent PD, my little sis said she understood the
READ, READ, READ philosophy.
Integrate science, social studies, math, technology
Writing and Reading COMPLIMENT and Coexist WITH each other!
You can’t have one without the other!
THEY NEED EACH OTHER!
There needs to be a BALANCE of:
Skills & Strategies
in conjunction with independent reading & writing!
I said IT!
Reading & Writing SKILLS:
High Frequency Words
etc, etc, etc…
(I sound like my Education College Professors!)
I was listening!
ALL of these “lessons” MUST be taught
Reading & Writing!
Yes…To be a better reader..
YOU MUST READ!
BUT…to be a better reader who UNDERSTANDS…
You must have skills and strategies
you read and write!
Unless you are teaching ADULTS in a COLLEGE CLASS…
A 40 minute LECTURE on diagramming sentences
IS NOT…I REPEAT..
the way to do it!
If you WANT to spend 40 minutes discussing grammar…
Do 2-3 MINILESSONS over a few days…
Let it SINK IN!
What it looks like.
Where to find it.
How to use it.
Why we use it.
When to ask for help.
Kinder-Grade 1-Grade 2 teachers…
Mini Lessons with a WORKSHOP!
Use SMALL Groups for STRATEGY & Skill Groups!
Let kiddos have a chance to PRACTICE what YOU have taught them!
Let it SINK IN!
LET THEM READ!
WRITE…and write some more!
Skills, Strategies, Reading, Writing
They will become “BETTER”..
and isn’t that what we ALL want to be?
Need some HELP?
Here are some “HELPERS” for YOU!
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I LOVE CHRISTMAS!
Ok..I said the “C” word!
As of TODAY ( July 6 , 2016)
I need to begin my Christmas lists…
SHOP! SHOP! SHOP!
But … that’s another STORY! 🙂
To help out with the whole “giving to others” MINDSET…
My friends and I
are “GIVING” to YOU!
Each of us is having a 20% off sale in our TPT store!
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We are having a HUGE GIVEAWAY!
Who wants to win:
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