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Monday Made It With A Freebie!

The Little Man is asleep on my lap so I thought I would sneak in a little blogging.

I made these copy slips and put them on brightly colored paper. I paperclip them to my originals and keep them in drawers like the ones below, sorted by unit.  It makes copying so much easier! Volunteers or teammates can grab the copies from the drawer and know exactly what needs to be done.  On the "Number of Copies" line I use terms such as class, partners, 1/4 class etc. so that I don't have to change the slips every year. I use the "Special Notes" section for things such as "staple", "card stock", "yellow construction paper" "cut", "fold", etc.  Click on the picture below to grab your own copy.

I am venturing into the world of classroom decor. I couldn't find one that was exactly what I wanted, so I made my own. Leave a comment below with a theme or color combination you would like to see and I will start working on it.

Book Talk Tuesday

I have been working on this post all day, but then Wyatt would squirm, or smile, or just be completely adorable and I would get distracted. (For the record, I don't care what "they" say, a smile is a smile.) The hubster and I have become "those parents" the ones who are completely obsessed with their new baby and can't stop staring at him or stop kissing him. This summer is going to fly by and I want every second of snuggling I can get. 
Ok, ok Book Talk Tuesday...this week is all about Zoom. Wordless picture books make your kiddos seem and feel so smart! They are a major confidence booster especially at the beginning of the year. We use wordless pucture books several times throughout the year. At the beginning of the year, we use them to emphasize the strategy "look at the picture". The kiddos are amazed that they can "read" the book. Later in the year, we use them for main idea. Main idea is a scary topic for firsties, but put a wordl…

My Monday Made It Is Better Than Your Monday Made It

My Monday Made It Is Better Than Your Monday Made It Wyatt 7/2/14 @ 4:53 p.m.  7lbs. 6oz. and 20 inches long

Book Talk Tuesday!

Even though I love everything to be neat and organized and perfect, there is something busy and imperfect about David Catrow's illustrations that I just love!  

Alex is at it again!  Instead of an iguana, he would like a new room.  He is sick of sharing a room with his little brother and would like a place to call his own.  He writes letters to his mom and dad trying to convince them that he needs a new room.  They always have a come back for his creative ploys.  This book is a great way to introduce the concept of persuasion.  It is so hard for my little firsties to understand persuasion, but books like I Wanna Iguana and I Wanna New Room help them grasp it a little bit more.