Sunday, October 29, 2017

Fire Safety Week!

We had our fire safety week a couple weeks ago. We learned about all fire safety and a firefighter's job and tools. 


Abby from the Inspired Apple's monthly anchor charts are my absolute favorite! They are so cute, tie in with your monthly themes, and are super easy and quick. You can find this one in October Anchor Charts and Posters.

I used these firefighters from my sweet friend Jenny at the Multicultural Classroom's Community Helper Research Project packet. Be sure to check her out! She has great products.

I've been using my sweet friend Tiffany from The Lemonade Stand's monthly interactive read aloud lessons this year for my core reading instruction. Her lessons are amazing! This little guy can be found in October.

We ended our week with a visit to our local volunteer fire dept. One of our firstie parents was so kind to give us a tour and tell us all about his job as a volunteer fire dept. 

Well friends, that's all I got for today... Don't forget to stop, drop, and roll! Happy Sunday!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Classroom Reveal 2017-2018 {And a HUGE Giveaway!!}

Hi! I'm popping in today to share with you my 2017-2018 classroom. This is my tenth year in this little classroom, and I love it more and more each year. Last year I completely redid everything with a woodland/camping theme from Creative Teaching Press. I loved that theme so much that I decided I wanted to keep it, BUT I spiced it up with a few new things and some new decor from the Bold and Bright Collection from Creative Teaching Press! What I love about the Bold and Bright Collection is that it could easily be mixed and match with themes you already have to add a little extra touch. One thing I did was added a border from the Bold and Bright Collection to the borders I already had up form the Woodland Friends Collection. I thought it turned out super cute!
I'm so lucky and thankful to partner with my favorite teaching company, Creative Teaching Press again this year as a Brand Ambassador!! Creative Teaching Press is my go-to for all things classroom decor!! 


First up on the tour is my little reading corner. This is where my reading focus wall is, our classroom library, and our reading camper.

Camper is from IKEA
Focus Wall Headers are from Learning in Wonderland
Library Book Bins are from Target Dollar Spot
Stools are from IKEA
Library Book Bin labels are from Missing Tooth Grins
Student Groups-- I group them by colors.
Shelves from Wal-Mart
Chair Pockets by Seat Sack
Colored Caddies and Tubs from Target Dollar Spot

The shelves on the back wall are student cubbies and also where I store my teacher manuals, books, etc. On top you will find some of my collection of Kohls Cares animals and books.


Math Focus Wall
Strategies for Math Poster is from Really Good Stuff
Mini Shape Posters are from Cara Carroll

Writing Station
Mammut Table is from IKEA
Mammut Stools are from IKEA (my mom made the cute little cushions.. I love them!)
Woodland Friends Extra Large Library Pockets from Creative Teaching Press
Woodland Friends Toadstools Border from Creative Teaching Press
Writing Station Cards from Deedee Wills
Woodland Friends Peek-Overs Bulletin Board from Creative Teaching Press

Camper of the Week Display
Welcome Felt Banner from Target Dollar Spot
Woodland Friends Toadstools Cut-Outs from Creative Teaching Press
Woodland Friends Jumbo 10" Cut-Outs from Creative Teaching Press
Chevron Uppercase 2" Letters (on sign) from Creative Teaching Press

If you are interested in learning  more about the Camper of the Week you can find the pack here Camper of the Week Activity :)



Well friends I hope you have enjoyed the tour of my little home away from home! I would love to give ONE LUCKY WINNER the COMPLETE Bold & Bright Collection from Creative Teaching Press!!!!! HOW EXCITING!!!!


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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Giraffes Can't Dance

A few weeks ago we read the book Giraffes Can't Dance for our Interactive Read Aloud. We had so much fun reading this book. It's one of my favorites and has such a great message! Here is a little look at what we did during the week!

We made these adorable Gerald the Giraffe crafts that make me smile so much!
We wrote all about real giraffes after reading National Geographic Giraffes book.
We compared and contrasted Gerald the Giraffe to real giraffes.
We wrote about something that we can't do YET!
We discussed what real giraffes can/have/are.
This year I'm doing something different for reading... I'm using Tiffany Gannon from the Lemonade Stand's Interactive Read Aloud journal activities. If you are a first grade teacher you need her monthly interactive read aloud packs in your life! They are amazing and so is she!! :)

If you are interested in the other activities you seen in this post you can find them in my Giraffes Can't Dance Literacy Companion Pack in my little TpT Store

Happy Saturday friends!! Go out today and dance like no one is looking! :)