Saturday, November 30, 2013

Writing and math apps powerpoint!

This is a presentation that I did at our technology conference that I wanted to share.  It is a powerpoint, hope this is helpful!!
Click on the link below!

Helpful apps and websites for teachers and students!

Click on the link below to get the helpful apps and websites sheet!  Hope this helps!

Helpful apps and websites for teachers and students

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Oreo Turkeys

There are a few different ways to make Oreo turkeys.  One of my 1st grade teammates introduced me to this activity!  The students loved it!
You will need these ingredients...

You can use these wooden sticks or plastic spoons to help spread the icing on the oreo.
Each student gets 1 oreo ( I usually twist it for them b/c they break easily) They take their wooden stick and 
dip it in the icing and spread it on one side of each of the oreo sides.  I help them place the side without the white icing up and press down into the white icing of the side that is down. They take 3 or 4 candy corns and place them on the oreo standing up.  They then take a whopper for the turkey's body and place it as shown below.  I cut the hot tamale in half and they place it near the whopper body and it is supposed to be the turkey neck.  After it is done, I let them eat it!  They really enjoy it.  There are a few different ways to do the Oreo turkey!


Sunday, November 17, 2013

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Center routine tips

Sorry for the shiny pic!! I have 5 different centers:  Activities (manipulatives) Computers, Folder games, iPads, and Library.

I have 1 or 2 students at each center a day.  I alternate the name cards down daily.

This is the list that I have on my board.  I change it when I see that a student is struggling or excelling!  
For SBC:  S is for Savario (come and see me at my reading table), B is for boardwork, and C is for Centers!

To change my groups, I use a whistle like this (below)  I purchased it at Cracker Barrel!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Morning Routine Tips

These are tips that we do as a 1st grade team at our school!  Just wanted to share:)

Every morning, the students walk in and stand by their desks.  I welcome them and I explain what they have to do with their boardwork.  The boardwork is pictured below and it is usually practice for a language skill that we are working on that week! (pic of the boardwork paper is below)
After they complete the boardwork, they move on to their journal writing.  Each student has a journal notebook that they write in.  We require the parents to purchase 2 notebooks a year so they have room.  At the beginning of the year, I help them start the answer sentence.  This week, the students are starting to write the answer sentence by themselves.  I am slowly weaning them off of helping them.  Each day they write and it is very helpful to become better writers!

After they have completed the boardwork and the journal, they have a "Ten Game" to complete daily.  It usually consists of addition or subtraction cards.  You can also show pictures and have students write down the beginning, middle, or ending sound.  I will post a pic of the "Ten Game" answer sheet tomorrow!  At the end of week, if they complete the entire "Ten Game," they get a treat!

This a picture of what is on their desk when they walk in in the morning.  They have their boardwork sheet and an extra sheet.  The extra sheet can be done for early finishers.  It usually is a spelling worksheet or a math review skill.  In January, we start using wide ruled looseleaf paper to prepare them to write on smaller lines for 2nd grade.

Hope this helps!  Email me with any questions!

Monday, November 4, 2013