Sunday, November 30, 2014

New Unit~All About Antarctica, Penguin Parade and a sale

Aloha bloggers,

I am throwing a sale!! Whooohoooo....just click the pic below for awesome savings in my store.

And...I finally finished my newest unit~All About Antarctica, Penguin Parade

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

QR Code FREEBIE LOVE of Owl Babies

Aloha blogger friends,

In my classroom I follow the Daily 5 (new) structure in the mornings. For listen to reading my students can listen to books on CD or listen to reading on the iPads. Each week I make a sheet that they have to do before they work on any other apps in the "reading" folder on the iPads. I always choose a book to tie in with what we are learning about and this week it is Owl Moon.

My students use the "scan" app and are completely independent! Whoohooo...

I thought you might like it too...I would love your feedback in the comments below...

Monday, November 17, 2014

Peek at My Week~11-17-14

Aloha Blogger friends,

I really should be cleaning my house, but I wanted to post my plans for the week. I will keep it quick...

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Math Daily 3~The first of many $2 for 20 Math Packs and FREEBIE LOVE

Aloha blogging ohana,

I am soooo excited to share my newest product with you. It seems like every week when I am planning my math block for the following week, I am looking for additional cute, creative ways to either reinforce a past concept or supplement the current concept.

In my school we use Houghton Mifflin for our math curriculum. I choose to structure my math block with a Math Daily 3 flair. This is how it goes down each day:

1. Fluency-flash cards, math around the world, songs, goNoodle (math related), etc. I use a lot of the fluency cards from the Guiding Firsties Units.

Math Fluency Cards

2. I Do-I introduce the concept using Anchor Charts, manipulatives, etc.

3. We Do-Students work in pairs (peanut butter and jelly pairs in my room! thanks to DeeDee and Deanna) to practice the concept. I use a lot of activities from the Guiding Firsties packs.

Guiding Firsties: Math Workshop Unit 1

I also make a lot of my own which will be added weekly like the $2 for 20 pack below. This picture of the class graph came from a freebie I made. Click the picture to grab it...

4. You Do-Students complete a sheet independently from my math curriculum to show that they have mastered the concept.

In between these little mini-sessions students are working on the Math Daily 3 Choices. In my classroom those options are Math By Myself, Math with Someone and Math Writing. We absolutely love this time of day and soon I will post and share goodies!

You can see the Math Daily 3 Board (kind of) beside the SmartBoard. I will get a closer picture soon...

So, here is my newest product for only.....$2!!! It's a steal...I don't know why, but I feel compelled to sell these at a really reasonable price as a way of saying thank you, and becoming a staple in your classroom :)!

Here is a little FREEBIE LOVE for you...