November 25, 2012

Classroom Pictures

This year my school is working on helping students with their executive functioning skills and having an optimal learning environment for all students.  As you can see I have created "Zones" in my classroom to help students navigate the room. Check out a few pictures below!

TpT Cyber Sale

TpT will be having a BIG sale on Monday, November 26th and Tuesday, November 27th!  All of my products will be on sale! You can also get an extra 10% off with the code CMT12. 
Please click here to view my store!

November 18, 2012

Thanksgiving Fun: Turkey Grab Probability

I can't believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner! This past week we began some of our Thanksgiving activities and one of my student's favorites was my Turkey Grab Probability game. 
The activity began by solving simple addition problems up to 10, coloring by code, cutting, and then shaking the turkeys in a bag! Students then had to predict which color turkey they thought would appear most often. They loved pulling the turkeys out of the bag and recording the results. 

If you are interested in my Turkey Grab Probability, please check it out in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. 


Also, please click on the link "Turkey Time" to grab a freebie. It's a fun way for kids to practice telling time to the hour.

October 30, 2012

Apples, Apples, Apples

My students recently finished their Apple Observation Booklet and let me tell you they did a GREAT job!!! They had so much fun! They loved learning that ALL apples float! You would have thought that after about 8 trials with each apple, they would have predicted that no matter the size-apples float. But we did have to test all 20 apples! They were so excited when the biggest apple floated too. They all cheered! It was too cute!
If you are interested, please check out my Apple Booklet at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Below are some examples from the kids:

October 29, 2012

Word Work

In first grade, we use the Wilson Fundations Program as our phonics, handwriting, and spelling program.  Every Friday, students have a spelling test on the Tricks Words. They get 5 new words each week and 3 review words. Below is an ABC Order Word Sort reviewing the Trick Words. 
Please feel free to click on the picture below to download a copy to use with your class!

It's been a long time coming! Months and months have passed as I've debated over whether or not to start my own blog.  The thing is I just LOVE looking (more like stalking) other teacher blogs! I seriously am impressed with how creative so many people are!  After much thought, and many questions from my husband asking me when I was going to start my own- I figured I'd dive into it!

So here I am! Just so you know a little bit about me...I am a first grader teacher in Massachusetts! Yes, I'm a big Boston sports fan! I know we can get a little rowdy at times. But you got to love all of the teams! I have taught first grade for 8 years and I can't get enough! I love teaching my kids and getting a good laugh. You never know what they're going to do or say! 

I haven't come across any other MA teacher bloggers so if you are out there, please let me know!
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