Monday, February 13, 2012

FREEBIES now up on TpT

I am so sorry!  I was having computer problems at home and thought the FUN FACT FAMILIES activity and the PENGUIN ABC ORDER Activity were uploaded to TpT.

Thanks to those of you who let me know they were missing!  They are both up now.  Hope you enjoy them!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Fact Families are always a great way for my first graders to understand the relationship between addition and subtraction.  I fell in love with these little graphic animals (Chicken Fat and Alley Cat).  There are 12 cards for 12 Fact Families.  You could use all 12 cards and copy the recording sheet 2-sided.  I decided to use cards 1-6 one week and cards 7-12 the next week.  The activity was familiar to the kids the second week which allowed me time to work with another small group during math.  Hope you find them useful in your classroom.

Click here on FUN FACT FAMILIES to download this FREE activity from TpT.  

FREEBIES! Winter ABC Order Activities

WOW!  I didn't realize I had been away for so long!  So -- I'm back with a FREEBIE!

You can download my Penguin ABC Order Activity and my Polar Bear ABC Order Activity at TpT.   Click on the titles to go to TpT.

These were great in my Reading Tubs.  There are four sets of cards for the kids to put in ABC Order on the recording sheet.  Each set has 5 words.  Two of the words on each card begin with the same letter, so they have to look at the second letter to determine which word is first.  It's a good skill to practice.  

Hope your kiddos like them as much as mine did!  

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!

This month has been wonderfully hectic!  I have enjoyed looking at so many of your blogs and getting some great, fresh, and new Christmas activities.  My students have loved doing them.  It's so nice to be connected with such talented and creative teachers who are so willing to share.  I promise to be more of a contributor in 2012.  In the meantime -- I hope everyone has a safe and joyous Christmas season.  Enjoy the Christmas break with friends and family and may we all come back to school in January with a renewed energy level!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I don't know about you, but I am SOOOO glad Halloween is over!  Don't get me wrong .... I love all the October activities we do in first grade .... but if I see another pumpkin I think I may scream!

I'm looking forward to some Pilgrims, Long Ago and Now, and especially our Thanksgiving Break!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Labor Day

I've been catching up on everyone's blogs and enjoying what's been happening in your classrooms the first few weeks of school.  I was just about to post some of the wonderful things we've done in my classroom, but realized that in my haste to get out of school today and start my long weekend, I forgot to bring home the camera!  Oh week I'll share.  

Enjoy the long weekend everyone!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Goodbye Summer - Hello School

On the first day of school I read a poem about the First Day of School.  My sweet BRADY BUNCH told me some of the things they would miss about SUMMER and some of the things they were looking forward to about SCHOOL.
You can tell some of my sweet friends have summer BIRTHDAYS and some are during the school year!  Too cute!!!