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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tracking Student's Progress

This year in my district they are very big on tracking students progress. Sometimes it feels like we have way too much paperwork, but I love to look at one sheet of paper and see "at a glance" how a student has progressed during the year. And it's easy to show parents the growth their child has made or the growth they need to make!
 I realized I needed an easy way for my students to be able to track their own progress that was age appropriate. We give reading Image It! test and Spelling Test every Friday and then Math test whenever we finish the unit. I wanted an easy way for my students to be able to look at their test and track their progress. I think it will help me keep track of their progress and I plan on sharing this with parents at student progress meetings. I have been using the data folders for 3 weeks now and my students love it. They always ask can I fill out my data sheet!!!! It makes me so happy when they do a little dance to show that there data bar moved up. Pictures of my students graphing their data are coming......If you want to buy this unit please click on the pictures below!!! 
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Trying to get better

Life has been so busy with teaching 1st grade for the 1st time and being in grad school. I feel like all I do is work work work... We have been learning about habitats in our classroom. My students loved learning about habitats. We made a classroom tree and the students brought in animals to go in our tree. This week we are going to be learning all about Community Helpers. This week we are also voting on who we think should be President, Duck, Grace or Mrs. Williams. I am going to post pictures this week!!! Have a great Monday

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wow... I love 1st grade!!

I am so bad about blogging but it has been very busy.. This is my first year teaching 1st grade so I feel like i am running around trying to figure out what I am suppose to do!! What a difference from Kindergarten to 1st grade. They know how to sit down and write their name and do their work and they still love me. Lets see how I feel in December :) I have such a wonderful class and FSU football has started :) Grad school is killing me, this semester I am taking 1 class for 16 weeks and have to have 120 hours observing my Principal and AP.

How has everyones first couple of weeks been? Share ****

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Going on a Tour Link Party!

I am so happy to be able to link up to my friend Kelly over  at Beg, Borrow & Steal. I am so happy that my room is finally done. I feel like I have been working on it all summer. Just can't wait for Monday for my students to be in there.
These Learning Goals are from Mrs. Jump, you can get them from her TPT store.. 

This is my Daily 5 board. I am going to try and implement Daily 5 this year.
Listening Center 

Ready for meet the teacher 

Word Wall 

Bravo board 

Ready for School!

On Thursday we had meet the teacher! I felt like it went pretty well, I got to meet most of my students and their parents. I have 2 students that i taught last year so it was nice getting to see them again. I am looking forward to a great year. Lesson Plans are done and I am all ready to go on Monday! Here are pics of my room :) The learning goals are from Mrs. Jump's Common Core Goals on TPT !!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sorry I have been Slacking

This week our district has provided  a 4 day long training to teach everyone about implementing Common Core next year and when I get home I am so tired and have grad school to do :(. I can't wait for school to start back to have more things to post

I wanted  to link up to Farley for her August Currently.. I can't believe it is already August

B2S Must Haves:

1) My Paisley Decor! This year I re-did my decor in my classroom. I wanted a fresh start, starting a new grade. I love all the teal and paisleys in the classroom, it makes me so happy!!

2) My Mac Laptop! I don't think I could survive without my Mac Laptop.  I think my life is on my laptop. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


After successfully linking up with the Newbies Blog Hop I have had so much fun getting to know some new bloggers.  When I receive a comment, I always go check out their cute blogs for inspiration. 

I have some exciting news for you:

1. I have 10 followers!  I am excited to get to know each and every one of them! 
2. I have been nominated for 2 different awards! 

I am so excited!!

I am so honored to receive these two awards.  Thank you to Miss Doliboa from Fashionably First Grade, and Mrs. Thiering from The Friz !  This post would not be possible without you :)  Go check out their up and coming blogs!

Guidelines for the combined awards:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
(and follow their blog)
2. Link back to the person who nominated you
3. Include the award image in your post
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award
6. When nominating, include a link to their blog
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated

And the Versatile/One Lovely Blog Award Goes to ….
(in no particular order)

Here are 7 random facts about me
1. I just got married in November
2. I love to monogram everything in my house 
3.I love to go to the beach 
4. My favorite color is navy and green 
5. I have 1 brother 
6. I love teaching scared about 1st grade
7. I am so excited about my blog, I hope I am good at it.. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Blog Hop

What perfect timing for a Newbie Blogger Link party because this is my 2 week of having my blog :) 

I love hearing from other newbies like me so I just had to participate. 

Here's how it works:

1. Answer some questions - see below
2. Head over to Janis' blog to link up.
3. Check out other newbies' super great blogs!
4. Tell your friends!

What state are you in? Florida 
Your current teaching position. First Grade!! 
Your teaching experience. This is my third year teaching. I taught Kindergarten the past two years
When you started blogging. I started blogging this JULY so I am still new to everything,
Share a blogging tip/blogging resource. To remember to take a lot of pictures and everyone is so nice because I had no idea how to do anything and had to e-mail a lot of people. I love how everyone is so helpful :) 

So, now that that's done. Follow my blog so that I'm not follower-less and then go link up at Janice's blog 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

New Chevron Items I made

I am so happy with how all the new things I made for my classroom turned out. I can't wait to put them up in my classroom. I hope that they will work for your classroom as well.. If you download, kindly leave some love :) and don't forget to follow me!  Click HERE to view my Teacher Notebook Store

I am so excited!! I am opening my Teacher Notebook Store

I have always admire all the teachers that made stuff and put it on Teachers Notebook, so I deiced to learn how to make files. With some help from friends I finally figured out how to do it :) I have added a Freebie!!! It is Chevron Numbers 0-10.. Go check it out and don't forget to become a follower

You can grab a FREE copy HERE

Thinking Math !!

For the past 2 weeks I have been doing a training called "Thinking Math". When I first started the training I did not really understand what Thinking Math was but by the end I thought it was a wonderful course. Thinking Math teaches you different ways to solve problems and really makes you see how important it is for your students to have a STRONG number sense. Also, it taught me that I need to show my students multiple ways to solve problems and that my students don't have to use the same strategy. Engaging young children in conversations about how they "see" sets of number is a great way to start. One day in class we were talking about the Part, Part, whole model and that it is difficult for students to understand Part, Part Whole so I made a visual to help my students.

I had an Ah Hah movement when I was in Wal-Mart yesterday and found a good find.

I went home and monogrammed them so that I can use them in small groups or centers.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Daily 5 Book Study

Work on Writing:
 Last year I implemented Daily 5 in my Kindergarten class and now I am moving to 1st grade so I am not sure how my work on writing will be this year. I can see it will be a fun colorful center. I will allow my students to use color pencils, markers, crayons and special stickers. I also usually have different pictures at my writing center if they get stuck on what to write about. I allow them to do free writing when they are at the writing center. I usually will make them a writing journal book just for the writing center. For holidays I will have some fun writing about the holiday that is coming up.

Word Work
My students love Word Work and get excited every time they go there. When they are at Word Work they are working on that weeks spelling words. There are many different ways they can practice their spelling words. They can roll the word out in play dough, stamp the word, write the word fancy, write the word rainbow style, and they can use magnets to make their word. When they are finish at this center they can play literacy games that I make up with the sounds we are working on.
Here is a cute worksheet that Mel-D Seusstastic  

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Classroom almost done :)

I have been very stressed with the switched to first grade. Not only am I moving up from kindergarten but I am also moving classrooms. I have tired to get most of my room done because I have been doing a lot of district training and taking grad classes so it can get a little crazy. Here are some pictures of what I have done so far......

 As you can see I have a Daily 5 board in the front and I am excited to implement Daily 5 this year. After rereading the book and doing the book study I can't wait!!!
 I love how my "Bravo" board turned out!! I will display student work up there. This year I am using Dots and Paisley on Turquoise from Creative Teaching Press!

Friday, July 13, 2012

New Classroom In Progress!!

I am trying to finish my room before Pre-Planning!! I will add new pictures when I finish!!

New Blog !!!

I am very happy to announce I have a new Blog. I am making this blog to capture my year in 1st grade. I have taught kindergarten and now moving to 1st grade and I am very excited!!! This year will be a very trying by excited year. Not only am I moving grade but I am also in grad school, so I hope I can stay above water.