Friday, July 29, 2011

Max, Fox, Henry, Mudge and the Little Critters Short Vowel Sounds

This month I’ve been focusing on Literacy and how I’d like to change things up a bit in my room. Well, I was re-reading this book and found a mini lesson I’d always wanted to do…but never quite got around to it. The book suggested using Max (from Max and Ruby), Fox (Fox on the Job and other Fox books), Henry, Mudge and the Little Critter characters to introduce the short vowel sounds. They would be great anchors…because most students are already familiar with them. So I created these posters to place in my room near my spelling chunk wall (more about that in another post) and thought you’d like a copy too.

Click on the picture of Max to download your copy.



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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Giveaway Winners

Here are the winners of my 1,000 followers giveaway! Congratulations ladies!

You have until Friday to e-mail me and let me know which of my TpT products you’d like.





Thursday, July 21, 2011

Reading Strategy Bookmark and Parent Poster

A few days ago I got an e-mail from a fellow teacher about creating bookmarks and a parent poster of my Reading Strategy Posters. Click on the picture to see that post.



Well, I’d created the bookmark but not the poster, then on yesterday another lovely teacher e-mail me and said that she’d re-scanned my posters to create a Parent  Poster, something to help parents with reinforcing the strategies at home. She sent me a copy and I thought that was so kind of her.

I also usually create a newsletter for my parents titled: What Else Can You Say Besides “Sound It Out”. Those three words irk me to NO END…because most of the time you can’t just sound it out…the English Language is kinda tricky that way. Sorry my Reading Recovery training is kicking in. Smile But I can’t find the newsletter on my computer.

Anyway, back to the bookmarks and poster. I asked Sarah (parent poster maker) if it was okay to share the document with you. So click on the pictures to download your copy.

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Don’t forget you have one more day to enter my giveaway.

Friday, July 15, 2011

One Thousand Followers! That Means it’s Give Away Time!

I can’t believe I’ve reached 1,000 followers! When I first started my blog I wasn’t sure if anyone would read it. But I have to say thanks to all my followers for their wonderful words of thanks and encouragement!

So in celebration of 1,000 wonderful blogging friends I’m having a giveaway! Ten lucky people will get the chance to choose any item from my TpT store.

Here’s what you have to do:

1. Follow my blog if you don’t already.

2. Follow my TpT store.

3. LIKE Oceans of First Grade Fun on FB.

4. If you have a blog…blog about my giveaway.

5. Leave a comment telling me what item in my TpT store you would choose.

That’s it! That’s five individual entries. The contest ends on July 22nd (that means you have a whole week) the TEN Winners will be announced on Sunday, July 24th!

And as an added thank you, everything in my TpT store will be 20% off starting tomorrow through Tuesday!

Good luck!

Long and Short Vowel Posters

I went to  the teacher supply store today to pick up a few posters like this one.

There weren’t any floating my boat, so I decided…


I could make my own.


I know there are tons of these guys floating around but I wanted to add  some spark to my set this year. So I made these too.

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Click on the picture below and help yourself to your own set of short and long vowel posters and the reading strategies cards. But only if you want to.


I printed my set of short and long vowels on the poster setting (4 sheets) on my printer.

I officially have three weeks and three days until my new set of first graders dances, prances, stumbles, skates, rollerblades, wind surfs….you get the picture…through my classroom.

I can’t believe I have almost 1,000 followers! I have some wonderful blogging friends Smile

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mastering the Basic Math Facts Chapter Eight: Using Doubles

Here is the final set of game storage labels for the games in this book.



Chapter Eight: Using Doubles

Click on the picture to download.


Everybody have a great day!

Please leave some love…Like me on FB or follow me. I’ve got some awesome followers!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mastering The Basic Math Facts Chapters Five Through Seven

It’s been a busy couple of weeks! But here are the storage labels for Chapters Five- Seven of this book.

Chapter Five Doubles
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Chapter Six Making Ten
Click on the picture to download.

Chapter Seven  Using Ten
Click on the picture to download.
I’ll post chapter eight tomorrow and “hopefully” by the end of the week I’ll get my posts done for the last two chapters of Math Work Stations.

I'd like all my beautiful blogging friends to do me a favor and Like me on FB...pretty please. :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sea/Beach Life Numbers 11-20

I completed numbers for 11-20 for my classroom today. If you'd like a set click on the picture to download. I used "beach/sea" type clip art for the remaining numbers. The file is large so give it  a minute :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sea Life Numbers to 10

Last year I kinda...sorta had an ocean theme in my classroom. But this year I've decided to fully commit . I had a few minutes to kill, so I created an ocean themed 1-10 number set for my classroom. I wanted to share it with you, if you can use it click on the picture to download. Have a great Fourth of July weekend!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Remember Me....Please

Voting starts today! Please vote for my blog. Click on the picture to show some love.