Happy February!

Happy February! I can't believe we are already more than half way through the month! We've had a lot of rain here in Oregon these last few weeks, but today and the next several days are filled with sun! I do enjoy winter and the snow, but I am tired of the cold rainy days!
Speaking of the snow, my family and I have had several opportunities to head to the mountain this winter. Here's a pic of us a few weeks ago :) 

Mt. Hood is just gorgeous during every season! My husband and I were able to complete a 3 day hike around it last summer and saw so many beautiful parts of this mountain. 

Okay, now for some school related things, and some new and updated freebies!
I have finally finished my sight word bingo sets. April and May have been added to my store and I have also added a bundle that includes all 9 sets. 
You can click HERE, or the picture below, to check out the bundle. 

This last month and a half my first graders have been working through their place value unit in math. I decided to add in some additional support and practice this year since this is such a heavy duty unit, and I really wanted my kids to have a firm grasp on place value. 
One skill that often can be a struggle is finding 10 more and 10 less than a number. Before I gave my kiddos this lesson from our math program, we spent a day practicing with Reusable Write and Wipe Pockets. I got mine several years ago at Lakeshore and absolutely love them! I use them in small reading groups and also during partner work in math. Each pocket was filled with the two worksheets below. You can click on them to download for free!





 We began by watching a few place value Khan Academy videos before I handed out the mats. I LOVE Khan Academy. Their videos are wonderful! After watching a few video clips we used our tens rods and ones pieces on the side with the tens and ones worksheet. We did lots of practice showing numbers and what 10 more/less looks like. Eventually I handed out dry erase markers and we completed the 10 more 10 less worksheet. When we got to the last part of the worksheet, I had my kiddos write their own number and also write 10 more/less than the number. 

I made a few review worksheets for our greater than and less than lessons. These have been in my store, but have been recently updated with different fonts. You can go HERE to download or just click on the pictures below!


                               

After several days of learning and practicing using the symbols, we used our reusable wipe off mats again and practiced with partners during a whole group lesson. 
There are so many ways you could use these with wipe off mats. 
I began this activity using the page with the larger symbols. We would start with the first symbol and I would show my students two numbers. Then they would write them on the correct side of the symbol. When we got to the second worksheet, I would give them one number, and they would need to put their own number following the symbol. The last box they could create their own greater than, less than, or equal to statement. If you would like these, just click HERE or the pics below!


                 



    Last week was pajama day so I just had to make an addition and subtraction PJ themed worksheet! You can stop by my store and pick it up for free HERE, or click the picture below! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
I hope you have a wonderful rest of the month! 



IT'S SO NICE TO BE BACK!

Hi there it's Leslie! 
Happy 2020! Hope you all had a wonderful start to the new year! I took about a year off from blogging and it sure feels great to be back! 
My goal this year is to post once a month and share with you some new things I am incorporating into my classroom, freebies and anything else I love and think you'll love too!


Here's a little number practice that I'm using in my classroom this week. I'll be using this in a small group setting with some of my students that need a little extra practice counting and recognizing numbers. These sheets can be cut into fourths and stapled into mini booklets. The kids will practice counting the numbers using the 10's frames, find the correct number below and daub it with a bingo dauber. Using bingo daubers will definitely make this extra practice more fun!

Here's and example of what one sheet looks like:  
I've created on set that focuses on finding numbers 21-40 and another set that focuses on numbers 41-60. I will be sharing more sets in the next few months! Each set has answer sheets, with the correct answer underlined, if needed.

Just click below if you'd like these freebies!

Click {HERE} for Set 1: Numbers 21-40

Click {HERE} for Set 2: Numbers 41-60



These last few months I've been working on several new bingo sight word sets that are now in my store! Each set uses 25 different sight words and contains 30 different bingo boards! This is a great whole class sight word practice activity. These are also great when you have a substitute and need a time filler. If you'd like to take a peek at these you can click {HERE}, or click on the individual pictures below. Look for April and May to be added soon!

    







 Here's a number bingo FREEBIE that I wanted to share :) It's a set of 30 different bingo cards all focusing on numbers 1-25. Just click {HERE} or the pictures below!


      

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Fall

Hi Everybody! I'm back! It feels so good to be back in the blogging world! I took a much needed break, and am back and ready to blog! I sure have been busy with back to school stuff, and having a teenager in Driver's Ed along with her busy dance schedule, doesn't really leave this mom with a lot of spare time! I hope you all had a wonderful summer! My family and I spent a lot of time outdoors. Here we are on a hiking trip in Bend, OR. We just LOVE Bend, OR!

I have a few things/sites I've found that I wanted to share with you all :) 
I know it's way past back to school, but I finally found the perfect book bins for my IKEA shelves in my classroom library! I looked everywhere all summer for ones that would fit perfectly, would be able to hold my tall or awkward sized books, and were a good price. These are perfect!

I found them at Walmart.com and they came in a 12 pack. After purchasing 2 sets I realized that I might want to have a few extra on hand, just in case they break. So I stopped by my local Home Depot and bought 2 more! I was also able to fine a few small sized ones for my mini leveled readers. I love the way they look and so far they are holding up nicely. 
 Here's the link if you'd like to check them out: 

Another thing I was looking for this summer was a YouTube Channel that had letter/sound videos. Our reading program no longer supports the online version that we used last year and I was so sad :(. I use the videos to show our sound of the week. Well, after doing some searching on YouTube, I found Jack Hartmann's Kids Music Channel! It was just what I was looking for! My kids LOVE his videos, especially the sight word videos. If you haven's seen his videos, you've got to check him out!
Here's one of his sight word videos:

I also LOVE ViewPure which is a site that I show all YouTube videos in. I just copy and paste the link and I can display YouTube videos in my classroom without ads or comments!
Here's a link to ViewPure: ViewPure.

Another site that I'd like to share with you all I've been incorporating a lot of nonsense word activities in my small reading groups lately. At a meeting recently, I was given a nonsense word fluency intervention planning sheet with links to quite a few freebies. I found the sheet online and was able to click and check out the wonderful free resources. If you teach nonsense words and are looking for some new items, definitely check out this blog post from Make, Take & Teach. This is where you will find the planning sheet: 

What’s all the Nonsense about Teaching Nonsense Words?

Here's a new product that I've recently added to my store:

Here are a few worksheets that are included in this set:






This is my first of many worksheet sets that I will be adding to my store. I use these in my small reading groups. Instead of copying a worksheet for each student, I use Reusable Write and Wipe Pockets. These HERE are my absolute favorite! My kids also love writing on them with dry erase pens.  This set and my future sets all contain a variety of worksheets. You can check them out HERE, or click the picture above!

Finally, here are a few freebies that I wanted to also share. We learned about the five senses a few weeks ago and I created some popcorn freebies. 
After learning about our senses we described popcorn using our five senses. 
I used these headings on my whiteboard:
I made these smaller quarter sheet sized ones to be used on an anchor chart.

My kids each got a worksheet and 1 piece of popped popcorn. I purposely did not give them a bowl full yet, because I wanted them to focus on their descriptions and writing first :) Here's what their worksheet looked like:

I began by listing their words on the white board. Then they would choose words for their worksheets. Finally, after they wrote how popcorn tastes, they each received a bowl of popcorn. They had a blast! 
The second day I read this cute book that I checked out through my local library:
Then we came up with a list of toppings that would be good on popcorn. The kids had so much fun thinking of toppings they'd like. After we created a list, they completed this writing piece and added their toppings to the picture.

Here's a popcorn mini book I created as well:


You can find all of these freebies by clicking the titles below!





Thank you so much for stopping by! 
I hope you all have a wonderful week!




Happy June!

Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!  I got to have some much needed family time with cousins and was able to squeeze in some yard work!  I also was able to finish this little insect theme worksheet set!  
I have two weeks left with my first graders and next week is filled with a few insect activities.  I will beginning the week by talking about insects and then spend a day focusing on ladybugs and bees.   I'll share with you a few of the things I'm incorporating into my lessons this week!

I just found this book and absolutely LOVE it!  Its a perfect book to introduce insects and it even rhymes like the traditional Dr. Seuss books!  Super cute!
Here's a little freebie I created.  I'll include into a math lesson or math station. 
Just click the picture if you'd like to download!

This insect theme worksheet set that I finally finished will be incorporated throughout my week.  These worksheets will be choices during math/literacy stations, used during my intervention time, and also available for students who finish lessons early and would like something other to do than write or read.  Below is a sample of what's inside.  You can click on any of the pictures below to check this product out! 
    
  
     

     

Here are two books that I always make sure to read throughout 
the day that we talk and learn about bees.  



Here is an anchor chart that I made last year.  It's all laminated a ready to go this year!
This is an example from Sweet Kindergarten.



This freebie has many great resources that I use.  My kids write down facts using the honeycomb page and we also use the anatomy of a bee worksheet.

This freebie has a fun bee craftivity that I just LOVE!


Two of my favorite read alouds on our ladybug day are these two below: 


I use anchor chart that I found on Pinterest HERE .  

After completing a ladybug fact web about ladybugs, my kids have an option of completing  ladybug life cycle worksheet that is in the freebie below.


Or they have the option of completing a life cycle wheel like the one below.  The one pictured below is just like the one I have.  The masters are from  Teacher Created Resources Thematic Ladybug Unit which can be found {HERE}.   I found THIS FREEBIE on teachers pay teachers which is so super cute and very similar!  I'll definitely be using this one next year!


I hope you all have a fantastic week & thanks for stopping by!