Monday, June 11, 2012

spreading the love

I'm teaching Summer School for my school district this year.  I have 14 1st graders and we focus on reading from 9:00 to 12:00.  It's crazy, busy and fast-paced.  We do a language warm-up, sing and read a story, write, use Lexia in the computer lab, and then I meet with small groups while the other kiddos do "Must Do/May Do" {I tried Work Stations, but it did not go well, and I don't have the time to really teach those procedures the way I would in my normal classroom so we switched it up}.

Comparing/Contrasting the Gingerbread Cowboy and the Gingerbread Girl

Ummmm. . . . most of the work I've been giving my kiddos comes from blog stalking/TpT packs that I've purchased.  I was making my differentiated packets today and 3 other teachers asked me where I found my fabulous word work {It was from this fab pack by Babbling Abby}.  So I gave them the lowdown on TpT.  I love sharing ideas and resources with other teachers.

I'm super excited to start reading the Daily 5 {click here to check out the book study}.  I did workstations/centers with my kinder kiddos, but since I'm moving up to 2nd grade I want them to be more independent as readers.  I will be following along {from Texas and Washington too}.


  1. I love TpT too! I am your newest follower (from Buggy about learning in Kindergarten)

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