August 2, 2012

Book: All About Me (Teacher)

Today I changed/updated an "All About Me" book that I read to the class on the first day of school. This helps them to learn a little about me and ,hopefully, they will find something that we have in common. This helps us to bond right at the beginning of the year and helps us to have a great year. I just used clipart that I already have on my computer and included pictures and images from the internet. This is what I ended up with:
The first week of school I also have the children make an "All About Me" book that they can share with the class. For the past couple of years, I have been trying really hard to have a sense of community in my classroom. It is much easier for the children to follow directions when they have good feelings about me and school right from the start.
Under the Reading tab at the top, I just posted info about 2 great resources I found for 1st Grade Common Core Reading Standards.

July 30, 2012

Excellent Center Resources

I added info about my "Work on Writing" Center under the Writing tab, but I wanted to mention these 2 great resources in case you miss it under the tab.
These are Writing Prompts I found that are so cute and perfect for my grade level. I got them from Mrs. Mabe on Teachers pay Teachers ($4).
Writing Task Cards & Topics to Write About
You can click on the picture to purchase them if you like. I found them after I downloaded her Free Word Work cards. Those are wonderful! I added those in that Area. Here are the Word Work cards:
Word Work Task Cards & Recording Sheets
I am loving all of the Back-to-School resources teachers are posting right now! It is so nice to find materials that actually work well in my classroom.

July 29, 2012

BUILD Math post

I just added pages to this blog. They are listed across the top- just click on a subject. So far, I have a post under "Math". I wrote about the BUILD Math Center system I have been learning about. If you are interested, click on "Math". I haven't yet posted anything under the other headings.