Monday, April 25, 2011

Teacher Picture

It is inspiring to see a subway print especailly for teachers to hang in their classrooms. I think I will mod podge mine on a clipboard. Follow the link here to find out how to create your own.

Blog Addict

You might be a blog addict if you...race home from school only to get on blogs to...find out more ideas for...SCHOOL!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

OO word sorts

Using ideas from The Inspired Teacher's blog I made this word sort for /oo/ sounds we are currently studying. The children can find each card around the room or they can all be placed in a center. Each word containing the /oo/ will be listed and then compile sentences and illustrations. Sentences and illustrations for /oo/ word sort.

New word sort for /oo/ sounds

Measurement with Plants

We planted bean seeds during our recent plants and seeds unit. We also just completed our measurement study in Math. With my kids' green thumbs they were able to measure their plants. It was fascinating to watch them use the terms inches and a "foot" and sometimes having to add another ruler because a "foot" wasn't enough!

 Also, we used story problems to find the difference in the height by measuring on Friday and then again the next Tuesday. The kids' had to determine how much the plants had grown.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Another first grade teacher!

is attempting to join become part of the blogging world. I have received so many inspirations from other teachers that I hope to contribute in some small way. This may be a trial and error but here we gooooooo!

Treasures reading series by McGraw Hill is incorporated in any way possible to teach the many state standards. Last week we were reading about insects and teaching the /ou/ow sounds. I used a song by Hunkta Hunkta Boo Boo 2 CD that was all about "Itchy Itchy Owie Owie Boo Boo". I saw the idea on a blog--sorry I can't come up with the link right now--using bandaids on illustrations that the kids drew. Then they wrote about their "ouches". I made a Movie Maker to show our finished projects.

Our Song/Work