Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cyber Monday Sale

Don't forget to check out my store tomorrow (Monday) and Tuesday! Everything will be 28% when you use the code below! Click on the picture below to head to my store! :)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Math Monday: Number Patterns and Skip Counting

Welcome to my first Math Monday post! I'm hoping to post some math ideas or strategies to use in your classroom every Monday. Up first is number patterns and skip counting in first grade! 

As an Interventionist, I work with students who are struggling in Math and need extra support. In first grade, students are expected to be able to count forwards and backwards to 120 (starting from any number) and skip count by 10's 5's and 2's. They should also be able to identify 10 more, 10 less or 1 more, 1 less than a given number. 

In my math group last week, we focused on the counting standards. I like to have lots of hands-on games so the students are practicing these skills in different ways. Of course, we counted orally every day. Sometimes we would count all together and sometimes we would count in a circle where each person took a number. 

To help my students see the numbers they were counting, I created number cards (counting by ones, twos, fives and tens) for them to put in order. We then would count aloud using the cards as a guide:

We used the counting by ones cards a lot to practice counting backwards. I would have a student use my pointer and we would count together:

In addition to number cards, we used different math manipulatives and tools to skip count. To practice counting by tens, we used ten sticks:


I created a matching game with tallies so my students could practice counting by fives:


Finally, we also created our own hundreds charts by filling in the missing numbers. Last week we filled in the numbers counting by tens. Later we will create one counting by ones, fives and twos:

All of these activities and more are in my new math unit about number patterns. Check it out by clicking on the picture below!

First three people to comment with their email get a free copy! 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

My Classroom

I have been meaning to write a post about my new classroom/office, but it's been a busy time of year so I kept putting it off! Even though many of you just started school a few weeks ago, I've been back at work since mid July! My school is year-round so we have a short summer and breaks after each 9 weeks. My Fall Break is coming in 2 weeks! HOORAY!

I wrote earlier that I have changed positions again. I'm still a Reading and Math Interventionist, but now I work mainly with Kinder and 1st grade students. (The last year and a half I worked with 2nd and 3rd graders.) I enjoyed working with different grades but I am so happy to be back with the little ones. I was a K/1 teacher for six and a half years so that's where I'm truly happy.

In addition to K/1, I also work with students with dyslexia in 2nd and 3rd. I have loved learning more about dyslexia and learning ways to teach them to read. It's amazing to see their hard work pay off! Learning to read is quite amazing! 

Since I changed positions, I moved offices at my school. I love my new office! It actually has windows! WOO! It is separated into two areas. The front area I use as my classroom where I meet with my small groups.

Here's the view when you first come in. I have a small table for my groups to sit and I use the cube bookcase to store my supplies for each group. 


Here's the view looking from the other way:

I have a TON of books for my classroom library so I'm glad I have room to store some of them in my classroom. I had to take a bunch home though. I just LOVE books. The kids use this area some when I'm doing a one-on-one assessment. They love to read to my octopus and Dory stuffed animals:

In the back of my classroom is a little office area. I have to do a lot of data entry and RTI plans so this is where I do most of that. I added a little display of my classroom pictures from when I was a classroom teacher: 


Hope you enjoyed the tour! I'm going to try my hardest to post more. My plan is to try and post twice a week: Math Mondays and Fun with Reading Fridays. We'll see how it goes! :)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Fun with ABCs!

Happy Back to School!!

I know this week was the first week back for a lot of teachers! I've actually been back to school for five weeks now! My school has a short summer, but a two week fall break and two week spring break! My fall break is in a month and I am so excited! :)

I've just added a new unit all about ABCs! I've changed positions back to K/1 (I'm still an Interventionist but now working with my favorite grades) so I'm doing LOTS of work with the ABCs. I've created a unit with games and activities dealing with letters and their sounds. Please check it out by clicking on the picture below.

First three people to comment with their email address gets a free copy!! 

Stay tuned for some updates on my new position! :) 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Since it's summertime, I have way more energy to create new products for TpT! Hooray! I'm planning to create a lot of phonics activities. My latest one is all about digraphs. Click on the picture below to check it out!

Once again, first three people to comment with their email will get a free copy!!

Don't forget to check out my short vowel activities if you haven't already! 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Short Vowels

Hey guys!

I have a lot of news for you! First, next school year I will be working with Kinder and1st grade students again! Hooray!! I'm going to be doing the same job I have been for the past year and a half (reading interventionist), but with Kinder and 1st graders! I will also still be working with students who have dyslexia. I'm so excited! I really enjoyed working with 2nd and 3rd graders but K/1 is my favorite. I missed it a lot!

I've also finally made some new products! Hooray again! :) Up first, is a unit all about short vowels. It has lots of games and activities to help your students learn how to read CVC words. Click on the picture below to check it out!

First three people to comment with their name and email will get a free copy!! Stay tuned for a unit all about digraphs!!

Monday, May 2, 2016

TpT Sale!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! TpT is having a sitewide sale and all my products are on sale as well! Click the picture below to check it out!

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