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December 25, 2015

Christmas Week Pictures!

I had to work for three days this week. Yes, there were concerts and parties, so some of my reading classes were interrupted. It was a nice three day week with the kidos. They were excited about Santa coming! 

Here are a few pics of some things I did this week: 

 My first and second graders loved hearing this story!
 One student's writing response to "Grumpy Santa" 
 My third graders did a scavenger hunt!
Thank you SuperTeacherWorksheets !!
 I used my TPT product with my 2nd and 5th graders.
They now want one for a snowman! 
Here is the secretary gift I gave this year.
If you live in the NY - you love a Tim Horton's card!

 Santa stopped by on a firetruck!
One of my kidos gave me this gift that her mom made.
I just LOVE it !!! 

I hope everyone is enjoying this Christmas Day!
I am off to read my holiday book: 

while I drink some Christmas Blend coffee! 
Happy Reading! 

December 20, 2015

Picture Time

I have three more work days! I am jealous of all those teachers who get two weeks of vacation. My district stopped doing that about ten years ago. I miss it!

Here are a few random pictures from the week:

I finally laminated this and put 
it on the back wall. 
Working on consonant clusters. 
We highlighted the blends first.  

A fun read aloud 
A student written retell. 
Not bad for grade one! 

This is the best retell one of my kidos has done! 
He has made such great progress!

Here's the best picture of all: 

 I went to see The Force Awakens Friday!
It was Awesome! 

Happy Reading! 

December 13, 2015

Weekly Pictures

I had a busy week, One day I had to substitute teach in the 5th grade class that I push into, so that was interesting. I also had a day off. Not a lot of pictures this week in my classroom.

Here are a few:

 We are now working on using text evidence. 
 Vowel Patterns in Grade 1 
Using the LLI Reading Kit 

I challenged kids this week to come up with words using vowels. 
We also have done consonant blends. 

This week I am finishing up the nonfiction text - If You Lived in America as a Slave. The kids are going to make small posters. 

More work on building fluency in grade 1. I think I have a student that is going to move out of my group! I made some response prompts for the book The True and False Book of Dogs for my grade 3 reading group.  I have a big unit I am working on for Jan. with them, so for the next  classes, my focus is reading and developing more word attack skills. 

I hope everyone has a nice week. Some of you lucky teachers only have a few days left. I work until the 23th! YIKES! 

I am happy to say that two people bought my new TPT product. It is a mad lib type Christmas Eve Story: 

That was the first picture of it. I updated the product since then. Check it out here: 

Happy Reading!

December 6, 2015


I try to take pictures, but sometimes I forget. Here are a few from last week.
I am on a roll - I taught everyday!

We finished out Magic Tree House book and the kidos tried to write Haiku just like the Basho from the book:

I made a three day unit for my TPT store. Here is the student poster from my Day One lesson:

 Check out my unit here on TPT:  My Store - Reading-Really-Rocks

We are working on the short /u/ in grade one. Here is my page:

 Here is one of my students: 

Here is one of my students: 

I hope everyone has a wonderful week. 
Happy Reading! 

December 5, 2015

Currently... A Few Days Late

I am behind with my Currently, but here it is:


I love the music from Once. It is a nice way to enjoy a Sat. Night by watching the movie. 

We had had warm weather this fall. I am happy to put off snow as long as possible. 

I still have gifts to get and I am really hoping I am not running around like a crazy person on December 24th!

I am looking forward to a break when I have nothing to do! 

I need more time. I put up a few TPT products and now I want more time to work on them. I want more time to relax, more time to teach my kids to read better, more time for my family, husband, and friends. 

I have a Faux tree. My Dh had it before we married. It's perfect! 

Go check out other currently's: 

December - Currently

Happy Reading!