Thursday, September 27, 2012

First Grade Common Core

Hi blog friends! Just popping in for a real quick post. I was wondering if you have seen this amazing workbook for the CCSS? I found it a few weeks ago and fell in love! This is by far the biggest First Grade Common Core resource that I have found so far....It has over 550 common core ELA and math activities, centers, and posters. There is a 74 page preview, so be sure to download it and check out how great this resource really is! You can check this workbook out by clicking here: First Grade Common Core

First Grade Common Core Workbook


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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Apples, Apples, Apples! & Fall Fun Unit!

Hi blog friends! Just dropping in to share what we have been up to lately.. Apple style! We have been doing tons of apple activities the past couple of weeks. Here is a peek at we've been up to...


We labeled the parts of an apple and then made a little apple parts craftivity. I was out of red construction paper..GRR! So for this project the kiddos colored these instead. You can find this labeling craftivity in my Bushels of Fun with Apples unit in my TpT store. :)



We made our first special snack of the year... Apple Smiles! YUM!



We did an apple taste test and then graphed our votes.

  
This next idea came from the sweet Cara Carroll. We learned that a label gives us information about a picture. And then we labeled Johnny Appleseed. :) {This activity was perfect to introduce labeling because our reading series story we were reading had the parts of an insect labeled and some of my sweeties were asking what it was or meant.} 


I made a sheet for students to label too. Here is a pic of the sheet that my students completed as we labeled Johnny together. If you would like this you can download it in my TpT store for free! :)



 Since we are finishing up with our apple/Johnny Appleseed fun we will be starting to do some fall themed activities soon. I finally completed my Fall Fun unit that I've been working on! In this unit you will get the following:

-Happy Fall Squirrel craftivity pattern
-The Leaves on the Trees literature activity/book
-Leaf Hunt activity- class graph/cards for class graph/leaf observation sheet
-Fall Fun ABC Order center activity and recording sheet
-Have you ever been on a hayride- class graph sheet, data sheet, cards for class graph
-Hay Ride Time center activity and recording sheet
-Falling for Rhyming words center activity and recording sheet
-Fall Fun Sentence Scramble center and recording sheet
-Falling Leaves graphing center activity and recording sheet
-Fall bubble map sheet
-Fall writing sheet
-Fall Fun Read the room center activity and recording sheet
-Leaf Adjectives craftivity pattern
-Falling Leaves Addition center activity and recording sheet





You can get my Fall Fun pack in my TpT store! :)


Well if you made it this far in this LONG post yay!! That's all I got for tonight. I would love to give the first person to comment my new fall pack for FREE! :)


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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Apples & Johnny Appleseed Fun!

Happy Sunday blog friends! We started our apple unit this past week. We began by learning about Johnny Appleseed. First, we talked about what we already knew about Johnny Appleseed. We then talked about some questions that we have about Johnny. Next, I read the class several different books about Johnny Appleseed. And last, we discussed what we learned about Johnny Appleseed. We completed a little KWL chart for this activity. Students completed individual sheets while I wrote our responses on the board.

Here is a pic of the KWL chart... *Definitely* nothing fancy...but hey it works! :) (and ignore my handwriting..EEK!) Handwriting on the board should have been a college course! HA



Then made a cutie Johnny Appleseed for our hallway bulletin board.



We also started learning all about apples. Before we began we talked about "Schema." (what we know) I added their responses to the apple chart. Next, we read several books about apples and as we learned something new we added it to our apple chart. We aren't finished with our apple chart yet.. but I wanted to post we have done so far.



I have tons more planned to do with apples this week, but I wanted to go ahead and share what we had done so far! 

Don't forget to check out my Bushels of Fun with Apples unit in my little TpT shop. :)


I also had a few requests for just the Johnny Appleseed pattern. So I made a little pack with the Johnny Appleseed craft pattern and a few sheets that are just about Johnny! You can check it out here


Have a great Sunday!! 


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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Kindergarten Common Core

Hi blog friends! I just wanted to pop in with a quick blog post to share with you an amazing common core resource that I recently came across.... It is a Kindergarten Common Core workbook  filled with 600 pages of common core aligned resources! They also have one for first grade that looks amazing too that I'm also dying to have!! There is a free preview download so you can snag a few free pages and see for yourself how wonderful this resource really is. The quality of the workbook is great and the activities are engaging and also has the cutest graphics. This is definitely a common core resource that you will want to add to your classroom. Be sure to head over and check it out...You won't be disappointed.



And if you are a blogger, you can receive this amazing workbook for FREE! Just blog about the workbook before September 16th and they will send you the free download! Click here to find out how! :)

Happy Saturday!!



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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bushels of Fun with Apples!

Hi blog friends! I don't know about you but I was so ready for a three day weekend!! 

September is one of my favorite times of the year in school because we do all sorts of fun things with apples and we learn all about Johnny Appleseed. I have been working this weekend on giving my very first unit that I made for my TpT store a little face lift. If you have previously purchased my Bushels of Fun with Apples pack please go back and re-download it. In addition to giving it a face lift, I also added several new sheets/activities! :)


 And if you don't have this pack and are interested in learning more about it, here is a list of what you will get...

Apple glyph pattern
Apple glyph data chart/graph/writing sheet
What is your favorite apple class graph
We're Going To The Apple Orchard dice game
Johnny Appleseed KWL Chart and craft 
Apple Adjectives Activity and craft
All About Apples Book
10 Apple Themed Math Journal Prompts
Bobbing For Vowels CVC Game
Apple Addition game/memory match 
Apple science experiment with activity sheets
Apple/Pumpkin Venn Diagram
Apple Fun ABC Order
How To Make Apple Sauce writing sheet
How to Plant an Apple Tree writing sheet
How to Make an Apple Pie writing sheet
Johnny Acrostic Poem writing sheet
Apples Acrostic Poem writing sheet
Parts of an Apple Craftivity
Apple Fun Read the Room activity/recording sheet

Some pics from the pack...


This is my bulletin board from last year. :)


 



Check it out in my TpT store!


For a little freebie from this pack please go to my store and download the preview for this pack! :)

Happy Sunday!

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