Saturday, April 30, 2011

Rebooted Robots

If we return to school on Monday here’s the word work for next week. We’ve been out since Thursday.

Click on the picture to download





Help for Storm Victims

Click on the picture to help Alabama Storm Victims


Here’s a story to make you smile. Click on the

picture to view the video.



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

There Are No Words

This is so not teaching related but I wanted to share with my blogging friends some of the devastation that hit our state over the last 9-10 hours. I have never seen anything like this in my life, and it has really hit home…both my aunt and a family friend lost  their homes today. But they are still here. Thank God. Keep Alabama in your thoughts and prayers.


Tornadoes tore through several Alabama cities on Wednesday, including Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Cullman. (Source: WBRC)




Finally Found My Promethean Planet Upload!

I have finally located my Promethean Planet file…click on the picture and it will take you right to the flipchart. So now I know for future reference) it takes a couple days for the upload to appear :)

I plan to submit a few more this weekend.

Getting ready to hunker down as storms prepare to move into Alabama. We got our first wave early this morning. Prayers for safety would be greatly appreciated. God Bless.



Monday, April 25, 2011

Corrected Awesome Dinosaur Aw and Au Sort..and Alexander Graham Bell??

Those of you who use Reading Street will appreciate this(maybe not: depending on what floats your boat)…but every year I dread the last two stories in the fifth and final unit.

I think I block it out every year, then I’m so freshly horrified to remember that they’re coming up.  It takes jus (sic) a little too much to get excited about Alexander Graham Bell and Ben Franklin. I’m sorry. There, I said it. Is there anyone who’s feeling me on this?????

At any rate I did create this cute word work to go along with what we’re studying this week: Aw and Au. That’s a bit of a consolation. Click on the picture to download.


Here is the Lit Pack to accompany this weeks Reading Street Story. Click on the picture to download. Fixed the typo in the file Smile


Have a wonderful rest of the week! Twenty-four more days till the end of the year…I’m just saying. I wonder if I can find one of those countdown clocks to post on my blog?????

Ahoy Mates Oy and Oi Read the Room Kits

I’ve posted my new Oi and Oy Read the Room and Sentence Reading Kits to TpT. And in honor of having 500 followers I’ll send a free kit to the first five people who leave a comment on my blog. Don’t forget to leave your e-mail.





Have a great Monday!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Fishing for Addition Flip Chart

Okay, so I found out that TpT now has Active Board activities. So I’ve uploaded this flip chart to my TpT store for free. 

 But You Must Have ActivInspire Software in order to use this flip chart.


Click on the picture to download. 


Because the original file was so big I had to condense it to four pages….but once you have it downloaded and open in ActiveInspire you can always duplicate the flipchart pages to suit your needs.


Leave a comment and let me know how it works for you.

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Math Stations

Here is a little snippet of what we are doing this week in math stations.

Station One: Promethean Board Fishing for Addition.

In this station the students grabbed fish for each side of the equation, then completed their addition sentence.IMG_2602


Click on the picture below for the recording sheet.



Station Two:Odd and Even Ladybugs.

Last week we worked on this flipchart. The students had to drag ladybugs onto the odd or even mat. Then decide if the number was odd or even. So, today they had to roll a 12-sided die and a six sided die then add the numbers together. After that, they had to draw ladybugs onto their mats, then tell if the number was odd or even.






Click on the picture for the Ladybug booklet



Station Three: Chick Addition and Subtraction


IMG_2603I used those cute little chick containers from The Dollar Tree. I put a pair of quiet(foam) dice inside. The students had to shake the chick. First they had to add the two numbers, then they had to subtract the two numbers.

Click on the picture for the recording sheet.


Station Four: Rainbow Addition and Subtraction

Click on the picture for the link to yesterday’s post.


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Enjoy the rest of your week!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Simple Machines Oi and Oy Lit Pack and Word Work

I have my fingers crossed that there will be no problems downloading. If not… e-mail me and I’ll make sure you get them.


Click here for the Simple Machines Lit Pack



Click on the picture for this

weeks Word Work




Click here if you run into trouble downloading

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rainbow Addition and Subtraction

If you’re like me and want your students to practice addition and subtraction….ALL THE TIME, here’s one of my math tubs for next week. After reading Debbie Diller’s Math Work Stations I’m planning a complete overhaul of math time for next year. Am I the only one already planning for next year. I do this every April…the creative juices start flowing for the next year….sad I know.

Anyway hope you can use this.

Rainbow Addition and Subtraction

We have a day off tomorrow…Yes! So those of you looking for my Reading Street Lit Pack…I will post that on tomorrow.

Here is the Google Doc version for those who have been having problems with Docstoc!

Click on the picture to download from Google Docs.


Have a Great Monday!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

/OO/ and Short O Word Work

I’m using this as a Work on Words activity this week. I’m working on an inflected ending (ed, ing) activity also. I’m shooting for tomorrow. Let me know what you think.

I’ve uploaded to both Docstoc and Google Docs. If you run into trouble click here for help.

Click on the picture to download from Google Docs




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Have a Marvelous Monday!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dot and Jabber Lit Pack Correction


Hi to all!

Here is the Lit Pack I’ll use next week with my class. Word Work on Tomorrow.

Click on the picture above to download. Hopefully it will work this time. If not click here to troubleshoot. If that doesn’t work leave your e-mail and I’ll send it to you. Cross your fingers!

I had to make quick change…make sure you’ve downloaded the right one! It’s Friday…what can I say.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Troubleshooting Ideas for Downloading Problems

I got permission from Mrs. Larremore at Chalk Talk to provide a link to her post about problems downloading from Googledocs and Docstoc.

Click on the link. This may be the solution for people who are having trouble downloading from my blog Smile


Trouble shooting Tips

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mole and the Baby Bird


This week our Reading Street selection is Mole and the Baby Bird. Here is the Word Work and the Lit Pack I’m using.

Click on the picture below to download the Word Work.



Click Here to download the Lit Pack.

Promethean Board Fun

In my last post I told you about my brand new Promethean Board! This weekend I did nothing but flip charts and wanted to share a few with you.

This is a missing addends activity. I watched a tutorial on how to make “Magic Revealers”. Too excited! I’m working on submitting some things to Promethean Planet…but in the meantime you can click here to download a copy of the recording sheet that accompanies this activity!







Weekly Graph

Every Monday there is a graph question the students answer and we complete different activities to go along with our graph. After we completed the graph we filled in individual graphs. Click here for a copy of our graph this week.



Word Work

Tomorrow in my guided reading groups the students will complete this word sorting activity. All they have to do is drag each chick under the right heading  I think we’ll just write the words on out small white boards.


More Word Work

Here is a contractions match we will complete in small groups on Wednesday. It’s a nice fun review for contractions. I plan to complete a recording sheet for this one…hopefully by tomorrow.





I hope to share more things. When I get some things submitted to Promethean Planet I’ll post and let you know! Have a great week!