Tuesday, April 17, 2018


We are a little behind where we normally would be in Phonics this year because we adopted a program called Fundations.  Do you use it?  I hated it at first because it's super dry and pretty boring.  BUT, my kids are reading!  They are learning all kinds of crazy Phonics rules and it's great!  I obviously supplement the program a lot, because I enjoy making learning FUN!  We have been working on blends lately and below are a few things we've been doing!  I have hyper-linked all the activities for you so you can check them out if you're interested or in need of some things!!

Stamping Blend Words!  Click HERE to grab this.  Easy literacy center activity!  Zero prep.

Blends Cut, Glue, Write Sentence Writing!  Wonderful practice with making sentences!  Rubric included.  Click HERE to grab these.

Blends Secret Words!  So much fun.  Click HERE to get these from Miss Giraffe.  Find the magnetic letters at Lakeshore Learning.

Blends Fluency Strips!  Perfect for a Guided Reading Warm-Up!  Click HERE to grab these.  


This is such a fun activity!  Sprinkle the cards around and give the kids a recording sheet and pencil.  The rotate around and write the missing blends as well as the rest of the word on their papers.  I used this as a literacy center last week! 

Blends Spin 'N' Cover Activity!  Click HERE to grab this.

Blends and Digraphs Board Game!  Click HERE to check this fun game out!

Blends Magnet Mats!  Simple literacy center or early finisher activity.  Differentiated optiosn included in this pack!  Click HERE to check it out.

And also not pictured:

Blends Flashcards.  Click the cover below to get them.  

Blends Find-a-Friend.  Click the cover below to grab it!


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sunday 6 March 25

Hi, folks!  Busy week here at the Wheeler household!  Here we go with another "Sunday 6."  Remember you can link up this week.  Just be sure to use my provided images!  Have a great week!
I made these Magic e blending cards earlier in the week!  Lots of you have been asking, so here you go!  These are great for a quick guided reading activity.  They are also great to send home for extra practice.  Click the cover to snag them!

We celebrated the first day of spring by making an anchor chart of things that remind us of winter and things that remind us of spring.  We said goodbye to winter and hello to spring!  I had my student teacher make this chart with the kids.  We also colored, hunted for sight words, and read my spring mini-book.  The kids always enjoy these!  Click the cover below to snag it.

Even though Tuesday was the first day of spring, we had A SNOW DAY ON WEDNESDAY!  WHAT THE HECK!  Welcome to Ohio!  Our weather is always so bizarre.

I was cracking up changing the season/weather chart!

I have been so stressed out this year and my shoulder has been acting up again from my rotator cuff surgery that I had last winter.  I decided that I needed a massage so I went for one on Friday.  Much needed.  She wants me to come back on the reg. to get them because my shoulder hates me!  I'm ok with being on a plan for massages!  Yes, please!

I went to a bridal shower for one of my teammates yesterday.  It was so much fun showering her!  That's her with the adorable flower crown on!

We've been working hard on learning to tell time!  Below is a game from my 'Math Games on the Fly: Telling Time" pack. I love that the games are print and go!  Check out the bundle and/or the individual telling time pack below.


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday 6 March 18

 Welcome to this week's Sunday 6, where I share 6 random things from my week.  You are welcome to link up at the bottom of this post with your own blog post.  Just be sure to use my "Sunday 6" images!  Have a great week!
 On Tuesday I had to attend a work day to get materials ready for our upcoming unit in Reading.  It was pretty boring but I was able to get Starbucks AND go out for lunch so....

We began non-standard measurement last week.  The kids had fun working through some activities in Miss Giraffe's Measurement Unit.  They also LOVED measuring one another (and me) with Unifix cubes!

I created my own Amazon Store!  This is where I will slowly be adding all of my favorite resources for first grade and teaching!  You can check out my store by clicking HERE.  When you shop from it, a small percentage goes to me which helps me get materials for my classroom.   Sadly, I have to use my own money for everything I buy for my room.  We do not have a PTO or get any money from our principal or district.  I am excited to be earning little extra from this new Amazon shop!

We've been working on -nk and -ng glued sounds in Phonics.  Below are a few activities/centers that we did last week!  Click the cover picture to check this new resource out for yourself!!

We did some fun St. Patrick's Day activities throughout the week.  The class loved playing "I Have, Who Has: St. Patty's Day Edition!"  Check it out HERE.  I have a bundle of all of these games in my store!  Click below to check it out.  It's a fun and quick game to incorporate into your Morning Meeting!

We made Shamrock Floats on Friday!  This is always a lot of fun!  Check them out HERE.

Mr. Wheeler and I went to see Alan Jackson on Friday!  He is so good and has SO many hit songs!  On Saturday, we went out with friends for St. Patrick's Day.  We went to the shooting range and to dinner.  We had to have a green beer while out!