Sunday, April 29, 2012

We're Going Buggy

We have finished up our Houghton Mifflin Reading program and are moving on to insects! We will be studying and exploring bugs for the next couple of weeks. I checked out a bunch of books from our school library and placed them on my bookshelf.

This is what my kiddos will find when they come in to class tomorrow.

I can't wait to dig in to these books with my kiddos!

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Thursday, April 26, 2012


My kinder kiddos are growing up!

We went outside for an extra recess at the end of the day today (we were on a field trip during our lunch/recess time).  My kiddos who couldn't do the swinging monkey bars at the beginning of the year are swinging their way across, legs are pumping away on the swings and when the timer went off and they all ran to line up (no chasing after stragglers).  Now to be fair, I'm sure they have been doing these things for awhile, I'm just never outside with them (we don't do extra recesses during the winter - it takes too long to get gear on and off).

6 of my smarties wrote all the way to 100 without a 100's chart, and 14 have joined the "100's Club" (being able to count to 100 by 1's, 5's and 10's).    They are blossoming into readers too . . . .see?

Working on vocabulary 

Finding our vocabulary words in our books

This group of boys were all considered non-proficient (Tier 2 or 3) at the beginning of the school year, now they are all able to read the decodable books that come with our reading curriculum (some of them are not very fluent, but oh well!)

We only have 18 days of school left, hopefully I can make it!  I have a LOT of assessing to do in the next 2 weeks!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I'm movin' on up

to 2nd grade!  My Principal told me today that I'm moving to 2nd grade.  I'm excited for the change, I'm moving back to my old classroom and I may even have some of my kiddos from last year.

Now I'm off to find some 2nd grade blogs. . . . .any favorites you want to share?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Currently. . . . .and I'm going to Texas!

I'm linking up with Farley from 

Here's my currently. . . . . . . .

And, I'm heading to San Antonio the first week of July (the 5th thru the 8th).  Since I live in the frozen tundra of Alaska and I keep missing out on all the fun meet-ups (sad!).  I would love to meet up with any Texas bloggers while I'm down there. Any suggestions for my hair?  I have to straighten and sweet talk it on the best of days, I'm not quite sure how it will react to the humidity.