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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Dinosaur math stations

It's dinosaur time.  We are starting some new math centers and I'm hoping to included these.  I just need to grab some more ink for my computer.  It's 1/2 price until Tuesday.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

St. Patrick's Day No Prep

My St. Patrick's Day no prep is ready just in time.

It's on sale for 1/2 price for the next couple of days
*updated March 15/16*

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Sight Words

We are on March break this week.  I know it's going to pass by quickly.  This year will be the first year in a very long time that St. Patrick's Day doesn't fall on March break.  Normally we don't get to celebrate this holiday.

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I whipped up this little sight word game.  The bundle will be on sale for 1/2 price until Thursday.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bright Ideas Blog Hop

I am so excited to be doing the Bright Ideas Blog hop again this month.

I thought that I would give you a few ideas about how I organize my guided reading time.

I usually run my guided reading time by pulling a group of children out during sight word centers. I see each group twice a week for 30 minutes.   The centers are organized into baskets and the children have a little clipboard that they mark off when they have finished each one.

I have 4 different groups.  Group 1 is working on level 1 books.  Groups 2 and 3 are working on level 2 books and group 4 is working on level 6 books.  I have the groups organized into baskets.  Each basket contains the book we are working on, sight word rings and any other activity I will be doing with the group.

Each child has their own word ring that they take home each night.  The ring contains ONLY the words they know and the new words they are learning in the current week.  I quickly test each child on their words each time they see me and I keep track of the results in a binder.

I have quite a large levelled library.  Each level has it's own box so they are easy to find.  I usually take out a few books from the levels I need and put them in a separate box.  This way I can quickly grab the ones I need when I'm working with the kids.

Each day I let the children pick out a "just right" book to take home.  Once they have chosen a book, they read it to me, then put it in a zip-lock bag to take home.

I'm so happy that you stopped by to visit me today.  I hope you will come back.

Head on over the next stop in the blog hop.  Laura from Love to Teach has some tips on dry erase fun.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Bubble Gum Activities

My kids loved the little bubblegum number game that I made them, that I decided to make a few more activities.
They will all be 1/2 price until Wednesday.

Here is the beginning sound game

And the number match game.  While the freebie has only numbers 1 to 5, this game has numbers 1 to 20 and includes ten frames, tallies, and dice.

I have bundled both of them together.  I plan on making a few more activities with this same theme.  Once I do, I will add them to this bundle.  If you buy it now, you will not have to pay any more when I add new games.  It will be 1/2 price until Wednesday.

If you haven't downloaded it already, you can grab the freebie here.