Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday 6 March 11

 Hi!  Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone's weekend has been fantastic so far!  I am back for another "Sunday 6."  Remember that you can link up your post as long as you use my provided images and link back to me.  Just share 6 random things about your week!
 Last week for centers I added Roll and Trace as one activity.  This was the first time this year we've done it.  The kids LOVED IT!  "Best center ever, " they said!  I love that I can switch out the words and have a matching recording sheet every time.  Click below to grab it.  It's the Fry's First 100 sight words.

I put together some fun Skittles bags for my kids this weekend.  I will be giving them out on Friday for a little St. Patty's day treat!  Click HERE for the free tag!!!

Last night we went out with my bestie from school and her hubby!  We went to the same brewery Mr. Wheeler and I visited last weekend!  We really like it.

On Friday, we always do art.  This past Friday we made one of my favorite projects: tissue paper rainbows!  I get the tissue off Amazon (link below).  I just discovered you could buy pre-cut tissue last year after years of cutting my own squares!!!!  Hello, time saver!  I really enjoy keeping these up all spring.  They are so cheerful!  Make or find a rainbow template, have your kids color it accordingly first, and add tissue!  Great fine motor practice.

I got this sweet note on Friday.  It made my day!

After going back and forth 4 times and some unforeseen circumstance, Mr. Wheeler and I are going to Florida for spring break!  We finalized it Friday!  Woo Hoo!  We've been going down there for the past 13 spring breaks!  I was sad when I thought we wouldn't get to go!  Just a few weeks until we go!!  When is your break?

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Fluency Strips

These Fluency Strips have been a big hit in my Guided Reading Bundle.  I have many requests to break these apart from the bundle and sell them on their own.  Here you go!  Use them for guided reading, early finishers, RTI, parent volunteers, home for extra practice, you name it!  The possibilities are limitless.  I am adding digraphs and long vowels for these soon...I have had several requests!  Stay tuned!!!


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sunday 6 March 4

Hi and welcome to this week of "Sunday 6!"  This is a post where I share 6 random happenings about my week!  Feel free to create your own Sunday 6 blog post.  Just use my images below and link back to me.  Have a great week!!

How is this possible?  March already!  We are ending our quarter this week.  We'll be in the final quarter of the year.  Crazy!  I love March because I love celebrating St. Patrick's Day in the classroom.  Specifically making "Shamrock Floats."  My kids always ooohh and ahhhh about them, and that makes me so happy!  Check out some pictures of years past below!  Click the cover image below to check this fun little pack out!

Each Friday, I choose a Super Star for the week.  This person has modeled exemplar behavior all week long.  They get to wear a special t-shirt and get a sticker.  They also have their picture hung up on the board.  The other students make a page which gets assembled into a book for the Super Star.  We brainstorm good sentences on the board and the kids can use them OR they can come up with their own!  The Super Star LOVES taking this little book home!  Click the cover below to snag the printable pages.  

Our rugs at school only get cleaned the summer.  I think it's disgusting that they don't clean them more.  Last week, I decided to take matters into my own hands and get the scrubber out and clean my rug.  Needless to say, the water was black.  YUCK.  How often does your rug get cleaned?

The first Friday of the month is always Donut Day.  However, this past Friday, the team in charge forgot!  Of course everyone gave them crap so someone went out and got them.  A donut cart came around with drinks and donuts!  I always choose a sprinkle donut!  Been going strong since I was a toddler!

 A few weeks ago, we went recliner shopping for Mr. Wheeler because his chair broke (after being sat in every day for 12 years).  He decided on this giant leather recliner.  He is 6'6" and a BIG GUY!  He needed a giant chair.  Last week, they "delivered his chair" and it was a small, baby blue recliner!  LOL!  Pretty sure we didn't order grandma's recliner!  He had to wait a whole week longer, but yesterday the chair we ordered arrived!  He is in heaven to say the least!  *I had to try it out, too, and I must say that it's amazing!!!

We've been killing it with place value the past few weeks!  My students are doing very well and I think it's because they had such a solid foundation of addition and subtraction prior to starting this.  We've used manipulatives, games, and done several number talks.  I am pleased with their progress for sure!

I LOVE my Giant Magnetic Base 10 Blocks that I got many years ago.  I've linked them below for you so you can get yourself a set!  *affiliate link*

Have a wonderful week!