Friday, April 18, 2014
Another local elementary school is holding their annual Easter egg hunt for teachers/staff this morning! They have it out on their playground and prizes in the eggs include candy, gift cards, jeans passes, early dismissal pass, free day off pass, etc.
It sounds like so much fun!
What other morale boosting activities do you do? (That I can borrow and use at our school?) :-)
Friday, March 28, 2014
I am providing 36 weeks with a page of math and a page of literacy homework for each week. I have created a form for customers to fill out with the topics they would like included. It will be in my standard grid format for four days a week.
Sight Word Packets:
Teachers can choose 5 activities and customize the words for each week. Once again I have provided a form for customers to fill out and email to me.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Engage NY Math is quickly becoming a hot topic across the country. NY Department of Education developed curriculum to support Common Core and published it online for free. Our district has adopted the math portion. I would like to play devil's advocate and see what everyone thinks about Engage.
~It is free online
~It dives deep into numbers, both composing and decomposing and makes our kiddos think differently
~It is only available online which means everything must be printed, no materials can be purchased pre-made
~ Each lesson is an hour long of direct instruction
~ The first grade lessons include a lot of papers, typically three double sided pages each day if you do the homework
~ Does it say anywhere that it is research based?
~ Why hasn't a publishing company picked it up?
Post your thoughts in the comments.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Conclude the week by dictating two sentences on Friday following the pattern and using the sight words provided. Students are graded in three areas including: handwriting, spelling, and capitalization/punctuation. A grading sheet has been provided to make your life easier.
Lesson plans are included along with student pages for all 36 weeks! Check out the thumbnails and the download the preview to make sure you understand how in-depth this program is. Please message me if you have any questions!