August 26, 2014

What I’ll be teaching.. September


September is RIGHT around the corner.

I spend most of the month on a Dog theme that includes lots of Clifford. But, I throw in some fall fun. Even though it is still HOT HOT HOT in Mississippi in September!!!


Here are a few resources I will be using during the month.

You can click on each cover image below to read more.

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August 24, 2014

Last Week..


We survived the second week of school. It seems like the days are flying by. But, boy I am STILL dead tired each day.

Here are a few things we did last week.


I introduced this favorite cat this week- everyone loves PETE!


We read several Pete books- and saved some for this coming up week. Most of my books came from either Scholastic or Amazon.

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We also watched several Pete You Tube videos. They LOVE them!

Here is a fun one they ask for each day.

We will continue our Pete Week this coming up week.

Just as a side note- a few years ago the people in “Pete’s World” asked all the sellers on Teachers Pay Teachers to pull all Pete items. As much as we love Pete – we can not sell or share Pete items. I realize that some sellers are still doing it. But, they asked nicely and most sellers removed their items. I did have a Pete the Cat unit but sadly I can not sell or share it.  I do have these two cat units that I adore myself.



The week before last was all about Brown Bear. We made this class Brown Bear book. I brought it home last weekend and put it together.


It has been a favorite all week.

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***Click here to download for free is you are interested or can use it. ***

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We worked hard on the –at family. And, I pulled out the magical highlighters. Jackpot!

Every kid loves a highlighter.


My small group table was in cat overload.


We practiced sorting –at words. We did this together at the table in small groups. Then it was moved to one of the pocket chart baskets for an independent choice activity.

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We had our first time “writing the room”. Or as one little first graders asked, “When can we hunt those cats again?” Yikes.. hunting cats does not seem like a cat friendly activity.


A kid + a clipboard = happiness


All of these “–at family” activities are in my –at unit.


In keeping with our cat theme – we used my cat counting cards each day to practice ordering numbers from least to greatest. 


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Each morning on the mat- we always complete a chart with different skills.


Most of my morning work is coming from my Math Review Sheets. I am using the Kindergarten review set mostly. But, this counting by 10’s paper came from the next set which is a little bit harder.


This coming up week is sure to be another busy time in first grade. We will continue to have fun with Pete. But, we will work on the –an family. Some of my little friends are having a hard time ordering numbers. So, we will continue lots of practice. We are also ordering the letters of the alphabet. Counting by 5’s and number words to ten are also on the to-do list! We are also still reviewing consonant sounds daily.

Have a wonderful and blessed week!

August 22, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party… August 22nd}


Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool.Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.

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It was Pete week this week in our classroom. We did not get 1/2 of the things done I had planned so Pete will be back next week for Pete Week Part II. But, it’s all Cool! We all LOVE this cool, blue cat!

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I finished up my newest unit.. a Back to School Pack this is perfect for those crazy first days {or weeks!}


It has two craft projects- the bees above and the super easy pencil below. All the patterns are included.


It also has flash cards for counting and the alphabet. Counting by 1’s to 100, Counting by 5”s and Counting by 10’s. Ink friendly – looks great on colored cardstock.


There are lots of printables and other fun stuff included..

Quick Link: Back To School Unit

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I got questioned last week about Biscuit. It was the first time she had not made an appearance on my Five for Friday since we rescued her. For all of you following Biscuit’s journey she is doing great and adjusting fine. She went from being homeless, hurt by stray dogs to living the good life. She is pretty much healed up fine and back to normal. How could you not love her?

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It’s always fun to come home to a surprise in the mailbox. One of my long time stationery customers  sent me this book in the mail with the sweetest back to school note. She is a former kindergarten teacher and she saw my last post that said Pete was coming .. and she mailed me this new book. And, it is one I didn’t have. I was really excited to add it to my collection.

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Week Overview

Today is the last day of Blog Hoppin Teacher Week. Sadly.. I could not pull off a post all week. Back to School has kicked my tail again this week along with a few other obligations. But, I have been reading the link up post each night before going to bed. It is definitely worth checking out!

I would absolutely LOVE for you to post your five for friday post and link up below. Remember to grab the button above and link back to this post.

Happy Weekend friends!