This is a fun printable game that I would like to share! I of course made it an editable PDF so that you can just type right into the leaves. Pick 6 sight words to put in the leaves and on the sides of a die. Roll the die and the kids have to color that word. Only color one at a time so that you can roll the word more than once. Click to Download Editable PDF
Full time teaching starts next week! This week was a rough one and I am thrilled that it is over! I plan to enjoy my weekend of doing nothing and planning for next week! I'm officially half way through!
Happy Wednesday! I get to experience my first public school field trip tomorrow. I've gone on lots of field trips with the private center I worked for but, I'm sure that this will be a learning experience!
Shirt - Old Navy ($2 on clearance!)
Watch - Jewelmint.com
Pants - Target
Shoes - Payless (best & most comfortable flats ever!)
I had my students counting with unifix cubes this week! We worked with 0-10 and also introduced the number line. They had to count out cubes and match their stack to the number on the number line. We also did this worksheet to reinforce counting 0-10.
I did a lesson plan yesterday that went great! We counted with pony beads on pipe cleaners to start the lesson. Then, we did this fun worksheet with stickers. This aligns well with the Common Core Math Standards!
- pony beads
- pipe cleaners
- number cards
- round circle stickers (you can get these really cheap on Ebay)
Modeling - I had the students sit on the carpet and count with me as I put pony beads on pipe cleaners for each number card 0-10.
Guided Practice - I used the Elmo projector and we used pony beads and pipe cleaners as a class at the tables. I put one number at a time on the screen.
Today I taught a lesson on number bonds. What a great way to show that numbers can be decomposed! We introduced it by using crayons and decomposing different numbers. For example, if I put one here and two here, how many are there? 3. What if I put all three here? Still 3. Then, they did their own completely solo using stickers.
We met with a caterer for our wedding today. Best food ever!! MMmm! If you live near Columbus, OH and have decent catering budget check out Made From Scratch. I don't know if we will use them because we might go with food trucks :)
Anyway, we had a casual shopping spree day today! I went on a splurge and bought new fall boots at Macy's and a TON of stuff at Goodwill! The things you can find if you are willing to look! I found a White House Black Market dress for $5!
This lesson is a great character introduction! We are in a friendship & family theme so, this is also a great book choice for talking about being a nice friend. We started by reading "Franklin is Bossy", then we made a chart of what makes someone a nice friend or not nice friend. After that, we did a worksheet that shows different characters from the book and some not from the book. The kids had to color the ones in the book, and x out the ones not in the book. I have attached my lesson plan below for more detail. I also attached the character worksheet! Enjoy! Lesson Plan
Hello everyone! Another crazy week ahead and so much planning to do! I am teaching math next week though, hooray! I have been doing literacy this week and would so much rather do math. I feel like math is just so fun and has soooo many possibilities! I am trying to post my lessons but there is just not enough time in the day! I promise they are coming soon!
Happy Monday! We had a great weekend! First time that the dogs got to experience a dog park! They loved it!!!! My little one is 6 years old and we just never took her... it's going to take awhile for her to get used to that world. She barked.....a lot. But, the big 6 month old German Shepherd did awesome! I put a picture of her below after wearing her out a the park :)
Anyway, these little bubble necklaces if you don't have one.... get one. They are great because they don't get in your way like the bigger ones but still add that pop of color. Also, this is a dress not a skirt :) I just folded over the top because I'm not a huge fan of maxi dresses.
Yesterday we did an activity with numbers 0-5. The objective was to work on matching the numeral to a set of objects or pictures. For their independent practice, I created this worksheet and had them use q-tips and paint to make gumballs in each machine.
My first lesson alone today. I'm glad I videotaped it because even though I've been doing this for awhile, working in a public school is so different. Especially with the requirements and needing to go by the lesson plan. I watched my video and am so glad I got the chance to reflect! There are things I will be changing for sure!