Saturday, August 30, 2014

Work Together Weekend Blog Hop

Hi all!!  A group of us bloggers from Who's Who and Who's New have gotten together to celebrate Labor Day weekend!!  Hopefully you all are enjoying a GREAT 3-Day weekend!!  We are SO grateful for the break after our very busy first week of school!  This weekend, we're here to share how we encourage our kiddos to work together in the classroom.

We've been busy doing LOTS of activities to get to know each other, build friendships, and talk about the importance of working together.  One activity that we LOVE for this is reading the Crayon Box That Talked.  This story is wonderful to show how working together can accomplish great things.
The fun little activity shows how pictures look much better with many colors versus just one color.

Taking time at the beginning of the year to have our kiddos get to know each other is so important!!  Here is a fun FREEBIE you can use in the classroom!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4oqs3dO-goOSVcyYjN0S1d6eUk/edit?usp=sharing

We're also having a sale in our store to celebrate the long weekend!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/First-Grade-Buddies

Now, you can hop over to Bonnie Kathryn at Kinders and Beyond for another great tip and freebie!

http://bonniekathryn.blogspot.com/





Friday, August 29, 2014

Five for Friday 8.29.14


It's Friday….we made it through our FIRST week!  

{ONE}
We had A LOT of discussions about goals, rules, procedures, behavior, etc!!!  



{TWO}
We talked about what "Good Readers;" their habits, etc.  We are set to launch D5 next week!



{THREE}
We introduced Writer's Workshop.  After seeing the adorable book in the picture below, Rocket Writes a Story, on IG we were looking forward to trying it out.  It was a BIG hit (for them and us!).  


{FOUR}
LOTS of work with numbers this week!
  
{FIVE}
Make sure to join us tomorrow for the Who's Who blog hop.  We'll have a fun BOY freebie for you to use in your classrooms!


Friday, August 15, 2014

Five for Friday 8.15.14


Hi there!  We are linking up with Doodle Bugs for her Five for Friday linky; and this means…

//ONE//
Today was our first day back.  Lots of meetings.  Our kiddos come one week from Monday!

//TWO//
Speaking of BTS…make sure to check out our new Fan Freebie on FB.  
It's a fun class book your kiddos can make, based on the "What ___ Do Best" stories.  



//THREE//
We were busy, busy, busy this summer!  We added several new products to our store!     

Literacy Bags (the ELA version of our Math Bags) for 





Homework for the Year {ELA AND MATH} for





Print a Packet {Reading Comprehension} for 



//FOUR//
Thinking about this school year, we are putting some thought into writing a grant to purchase Apple TV for our classrooms.  Do any of you have experience with Apple TV in your class?  Do you like it?  What kinds of things do you find yourself using it for most?  Is it a good investment?


//FIVE//
Make sure to check in with us next week on
INSTAGRAM   and   FACEBOOK 
for some special deals! 


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Picture Yourself!



{Graphics By Ashley Hughes}

Here are some of our favorite products!  Check them out! 


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/1st-2nd-Grade-Print-a-Packet-Sample-NO-PREP-Reading-Comprehension-Packs-1283028
Grab a Sample!
   



http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Kindergarten-1st-Grade-2nd-Grade-Weekly-Homework-Sample-1309120
Grab a Sample!

   


https://drive.google.com/?tab=mo&authuser=0#my-drive
Grab a Sample!
   


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4oqs3dO-goOQldzWlpKNHJubEk/edit?usp=sharing
Grab a Sample!
http://whoswhoandnew.blogspot.com/2014/07/literacy-bags-centers-and-common-core.html


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4oqs3dO-goOMC1CMmhBYkdZVlk/edit?usp=sharing
Grab a Sample!
  


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4oqs3dO-goOUGl3WFVGMUtVTkk/edit?usp=sharing
Grab a Sample!
  

And a lot more too…so head on over to our store!