Saturday, March 28, 2015

Show and Tell Saturday on iTeach First!

Hi everyone!  I just wanted to let you know I have blog post up on Show and Tell Saturday on the  iTeach First collaborative blog.  Today, I'm show and telling about my social studies resource "What is a Community?"

Click the picture to visit iTeach First and read about how I use this resource!

Be sure to check it out and get the free sample I'm offering!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Whoa! Dig Into Digraphs Mega Bundle Giveaway!

Do you teach digraphs to your kiddos?  If you do, you NEED this huge bundle of digraph resources to help your students learn digraphs.  It's got everything, from small group work

games make great small group work and give you the chance to do formative assessments as you monitor and guide the children during the game.

 to centers
find the hidden word pages make great centers.  Before laminating the picture, cut off the bottom  recording sheet.  You can copy two recording sheets per 8.5x11 sheet of paper to put at the center with the laminated picture and a few magnifying glasses.  Kids LOVE using the magnifying glasses to play "word detectives."

to assessments  and/or interactive components!

Include this page in an interactive notebook or use as an assessment.  

This huge bundle of resources was created in collaboration with  Teacher's Toolkit, The Fun Factory, and Practice Makes Perfect.  We put our over 80 years (gasp) of combined experience together to come up with activities that will engage, excite, and challenge your students.  Take a closer look in the video below!

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Good luck!  If you're too anxious to own this great megabundle of digraph awesomeness, it will be on sale for the next 24 hours at 50% off, for only $15.00!  After the first 24 hours, it will be on sale for 20% off until 11:59 Friday, March 27, 2015.

Click here to visit my TpT store and purchase this bundle!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Exciting News and a Giveaway!

I have a very exciting announcement to make! 
I have decided to team up with some of my very best first grade buddies to write for a collaborative blog! 
That means ONE blog with TONS of great ideas from several super awesome First Grade teachers!

One thing I L-O-V-E about this blog, is you will know exactly what to expect each day of the week.  For every day, there is a blogging theme.  Check them out! 

I'm SO excited to get started on this new adventure, and am thrilled to invite you along for the ride.  Let's celebrate with a little giveaway!
You can win my The Easter Story:  Hosanna, Jesus! 

This is a resource I created to use in my own classroom to help my first graders understand the events of Holy Week and Easter Sunday.  Each day of Holy Week is presented as a chapter in a story told from the point of view of a child named Benjamin.  He observes the different events of Holy Week as they happen and tries to make sense of what he sees happening throughout the week.  Through his point of view, the children will come to understand the meaning of Easter. 
 I do not copy the book for each child, but I project it in its PDF form onto the SMARTBoard.  After reading the days' passage, we add the corresponding picture and scripture passage to our lapbooks.  
Once we complete the story, the children make the He Has Risen craft. 

You can enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win this amazing resource!

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Be sure to visit these other fabulous first grade blogs and enter their giveaways as well!

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