Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Power Readers

Our "Power Readers" are a great opportunity to practice reading high frequency words in context. 
The students took turns reading the
sentence out loud to their friends.
Then the class would
"echo read" the sentence. 
The students also worked on the
importance of pointing to words!
We recalled items in the "Power Reader"
and sounded out words together.
They could not wait to have a chance.
It made my heart smile!

At the end of the PowerPoint...there are simple questions to review phonemic awareness skills with the students. 

Then each student receives their own copy of the slideshow in the form of a little reader.  
The students had to highlight the word "This" in each sentence.  It was so nice seeing them work so hard at coloring their pictures.  
The students got to take home the emergent reader for further reinforcement!

If you would like to try "Power Readers"
in your classroom...CLICK RIGHT HERE!

CLICK HERE for Bundle #1

CLICK HERE for Bundle # 2

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Teacher's Vacation

Recently, I went on vacation with my family to Gulf Shores, Alabama.  
When I got back, my students were asking me many questions about my trip.  
So....I decided to make it into a fun learning activity.  
Together we wrote all about my family vacation!  
This creation is ME ON THE BEACH
made by one of my sweeties! LOVE IT!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Student Teachers Rock...TOO!

Last week...I had to say GOOD-BYE to my student teacher, and she was absolutely wonderful!  It was so nice having her around, and the classroom feels "kind of empty" without her.  The students and I made a little gift basket for her.  Nothing says...enjoy your new teaching adventure than a basket full of "LOVE & TEACHER GOODIES"!
Mrs. Apland (a wonderful teaching partner of mine) shared this classroom-made with love book idea with me...and I LOVE it!  I will use it every year! 










If you are looking for a "STUDENT TEACHER" resource I would 
Her resource is a GREAT way to show your student teacher that you care, and they will feel LOVED organized and a lot less overwhelmed!    

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Reading Rainforest

The students are GOING WILD for this reading area!  
Can't hang items from your problem...take it to their level.  They are having just as much fun reading in this rainforest. 

This picture was taken in Mrs. Ramseier's Kindergarten classroom.  I bet she will be making one in my room next.  What are teaching partners for...right!?!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lovin' our Rainbows

 Doesn't that just make you happy to look at!?! I just love seeing the rainbows in the halls when I walk into my classroom!

This is Mrs. Ramseier's title for her hallway display.