Sunday, October 20, 2013

It's All About Time...

Ahhh yes, we will begin teaching time to the hour this week. 
I haven't taught this in a while since we don't teach it to our kinders at my school because it is not in the CCSS to do so. 
So, I am gearing up to teach all about analog & digital clocks. 
Then, I will teach the parts of the clock and how the hands move. 
Finally, I will introduce telling time to the hour.
 Sounds fun!! 
Here is a cute little center that I plan on using & I thought you may be able to use it, too! 

Please leave me links, ideas, etc. to some telling time stuff that you have/will use. 
I need all the extra stuff I can get!! :)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Post Fall Break Fun...

Well, we were out of school for 17 straight days & today we hit the ground running as if we hadn't missed a day! I immediately got the kiddos back into the routine & reinforced ALL the rules & procedures. We rocked all day long & things were just as they were when we left! 
You just never know what craziness you will have after a break, but my cuties were very tame! 
Here are a few of the activities that we jumped right into today...

Math Centers:
Sorting number sentences according to whether they are true or not.

Identifying the number & recording it on the web.

Filling in the missing numbers in the equations.

Finding the number that is one more & one less.

Here are some of my literacy activities:

We did this one during word study time. They had to match pictures that had the same ending sounds. It was tricky for them at the beginning because they REALLY want to match up beginning or vowel sounds. This took them a minute to get their brains revved up & thinking about the last sound they hear.

This is a real & nonsense words sort. We only started doing Dibels this year so this has been a new experience for ALL of us. So this was their first time doing a center with nonsense words & they thought they were hilarious. 

That's it...
If you hung in there with me to the end you can grab this little freebie! :)


Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Hello Fabulous Friends!
I am LOVING my Fall Break & the fact that Halloween is on the way!
SO, I thought I would give EVERYONE a little freebie!
Woo hoo, yay, yay, yay!!
I hope that you like it!!

Also, I made this

 To compliment this...

To see any of the above just click on the pics! 

**If you snag the freebie please leave me a comment & let me know what ya think!!**  :)

Last, but not least.....

Congratulations Rae! You win the Halloween Math Unit!! Check your email!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Halloween Math!

I know I'm a little late to the party, but I just made these & they are ready to go!

There are 4 math centers that are great for first grade. I am going to be using them with my own little cuties! 

I gave 2 of these away on my FB page yesterday...if you missed it, I will give away 1 here, too!
Leave me a comment with your email address & I will choose a winner tonight! 
Good Luck!

If you don't win it, don't worry it is on sale in my TpT store until tonight.
Go there & grab one for yourself! 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fabulous Fall!

In celebration of our Fall break & my very favorite season, I gave my kiddos free paint time. The only requirement was that they paint something that we have been learning in our non-fiction unit about fall. 
Here is some of the artistry...

I made sure to hang all of them up in the classroom so that when we all go back to school in 2 weeks we will be welcomed with all the autumn cuteness!

I have also been pretty productive...
just trying to get caught up!!
First grade November math journals are all set to go...

Click the pics to check them out...

Here are the November writing journals, too!! 

I am loving my fall break so far! I have been relaxing & hanging with my 3 year old. I hope that everyone is enjoying the beauty that is autumn!! :)