Monday, January 23, 2012

Celebrating Tet!

We had a fabulous time this morning learning about the Vietnamese New Year Tet!

A parent came to teach us about Tet because her daughter was born in Vietnam and they wanted to share her heritage with us!

First the parent read us a book about Tet called "Ten Mice for Tet".

Here is the parent reading the story:

Next, we made a dragon craft because it is the year of the dragon.  They turned out really cute!

We learned a lot and had fun! 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Polar Themed Site Word Game-Freebie

I created a polar themed game to practice sight words.  The first set of words are for my below and on grade students and the second set is for my above grade level students.  Click on the picture below to download.

Please leave me a comment if you download or pin :)  Thank you!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Nonsese Word Fluency Winter Themed Practice Sheets-Freebie!

My students are just not getting nonsense word fluency.  Frankly, it doesn't make much sense to me either! :(  But it is a hoop that we must jump I created some nonsense word fluency practice sheets and just to make them more fun added some Scrappin Doodles clip art!  Click on the picture below to download.

If you download or pin these, please leave me a comment :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

I got the Versatile Blogger Award!

I won The Versatile Blogger Award! Thanks to Fantastic First Grade  for giving me this awesome award!

On with the rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you! Thank you Sarah!!!

2. Tell 7 Things About Yourself  ( See Below)

3. Nominate 15 Newly Discovered Blogs and let them know they've received the award!

Seven Things About Myself:
1. I was born and raised in Flint, I live in Kalamazoo
2. I am the 4th generation in my family to get a teaching certificate.
3. I just got a Keurig for Christmas and I think I am addicted.
4. I love to read!
5. I am not organized, but know what pile everything is in
6. I have curly hair and really sensitive skin
7. I love it when people give away things on their blogs!

Fifteen Blogs I have recently found that I think rock: (in no particular order) 
1. 1st Grade Learning Stars-not new to me but I love this blog!
2. A Place to Share
3. A Rainbow Of Teaching
4. A Special Kind of Class
5. A Teacher's Treasure
6. A Teeny Tiny Teacher
7. Always First Grade
8. Barrow's Hodgepodge
9. Can Do Kinders!
10. Chalk Talk
11. Cole's Little Pups
12. Crazy for First Grade
13. Differentiation Station
14. Doodle Bugs Teaching
15.  Ed Link - First Grade