Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Juno Game Board

We had a really great week full of apples!  Our entire district does food tasting every month and Thursday was Apple Tasting Day!  The kids had a lot of fun graphing their favorite apples.  Then on Friday we made applesauce from First Grade Parade's recipe.  It turned out sooo good!  One of my parents took pictures and hopefully I can post them another time.  Friday evening we had Spooky Trick or Treating.  It was a big hit too!  I also can't wait to make What the Teacher Wants! Witches Brew on Monday!

Here is my weekly game board that I will use with Reading Street's Dear Juno.  It has Vowel Patterns o, oa, and ow.

Happy Fall!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Ugghh!!  Today was going pretty well until my iPod did an update and then it stopped working.  I've spent much of the evening trying to restore everything on it.  It seems their iCloud may have something to do with it.  Anyway, I was excited to get this book in the mail today.

One of my students had discovered this book in our school library.  We had just finished up a 3 Little Pigs Unit and this book went right along.  It is absolutely funny!  The 3rd Pig is a Mad Scientist and creates another pig which eventually goes after the Big Bad Wolf.  Can you guess who wins this time?  Yep, you guessed it the Pigs!  It's also perfect for reading around Halloween!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pearl & Wagner Game Board

I hope everyone has been enjoying this fantastic fall weather!  We certainly have.  Here is the Pearl and Wagner Game Board that I will use this week with our Vowel Patterns e, ee, ea, and y!

Also thanks to Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files.  She just posted a different way to save an attachment that I decided to try out with this document.  Hopefully it works fine!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Symmetrical Pumpkins

We are still studying about symmetry in math.  Today we focused on creating our own lines of symmetry.  I decided to have the kids make symmetrical Jack-o-Lanterns at the last minute.  It was a great activity and the kids loved learning about symmetry with the pumpkins.  Plus our bulletin board is up to date for our school's Spooky Trick or Treating Night.  Everyone was very proud of how they turned out!

This one was a 3D one!  Later lots of kids said, "Why didn't I think of that!"

Sunday, October 16, 2011

One Good Turn Game Board

Here's my weekly game board that has Vowel Pattern ai, ay, and a to go along with One Good Turn Deserves Another.


Saturday, October 15, 2011


In math we have been working on symmetry.  The other day my class made some symmetrical creations with a few drops of paint and a marker.  I think they turned out pretty cute!
Ghost Guy

Pumpkin Man!

Another cutie!

Harvest Carrot

Friday, October 14, 2011

100 Followers Winner!

We have a winner for my Brainy Beats giveaway!  

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Giveaway Reminder!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway for Brainy Beats by Teacher Tipster.  The giveaway closes at 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time on 10-14-11.  You can enter by clicking here.

Thanks and good luck!

Monday, October 10, 2011

100 Followers Giveaway!

Whoo Hoo!  I finally hit 100 followers.  Now it's time for a giveaway!  I will be giving one lucky winner a CD by the fabulous Teacher Tipster!  He recently came out with his CD Brainy Beats.   The giveaway will be until this Friday at 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Breman Town Musicians Gameboard

It's been another busy week!  I've been getting ready for conferences and report card time.  Here is the game board to go along with The Breman Town Musicians, which focuses on Plurals.

Have a great week!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Scarcity Game Board

Here is the Scarcity Game Board that I will use to go along with the phonics patterns in Reading Street this coming week.