Friday, March 13, 2015

Firstie Friends Giveaway

Happy Friday to you all! :) I'm excited to be part of the Firstie Friends Spring Product Bundle Giveaway!  Some of you may have already gotten the chance to check out some of the products being offered.  I thought I'd tell you a bit about mine as well! :)

I'm offering my brand new fluency resource folder!  This resource has helped me to organize myself so much better and I hope that it will do the same for those of you who use it!
Fluency Folder Resources: PRIMARY EDITION In this pack, I've included the sight words that I use to support the students' fluency.  I've also included incentives, charts, and graphs to progress monitor your students throughout the year.  It's fairly comprehensive! :) If you're interested in taking a closer look at some of what it offered in the pack, take a look at this blog post! :)
If you would like to win my product, along with the other products above, please check out Cassie's page for the rafflecopter! :)  A special thank you to her for bringing this wonderful group of bloggers together! :) The winner will be chosen on Sunday!

Adventures in Teaching

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Take A Closer Look Blog Hop:

Happy Saturday friends!
I am excited to be a part of the Take A Closer Look Blog Hop for March!  I've got a product to share and a fun freebie as well! :)  Let's get started!
Today, I'd like to share my Progressive Bundle for Firsties!  It's been a great help to me in my first grade classroom to have additional fluency passages for my learners that increased the rigor beyond just the oral questions that my first fluency passages had.  Parents and students alike enjoy this new format.

These have been really great for my learners! :)
Would you like to try a sample?

Click HERE for the free sample!
Want to continue the fun?
Hop on over to my sweet friend Latoya's page next by clicking on her button! :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Teaching Commas in a Series

Teaching commas in a series can be a bit tough for primary learners.  Sometimes, they don't understand where the commas are supposed to go.  We hit this skill several times over the course of a year.
I was trying to think outside of the box, and I did the following activity with my kids that was fun...and pretty successful too! :)

I like to 'bring the drama' when it comes these type of high engagement activities! :)  I gave each student a word for the sentence and asked them not to show it to anyone.

I have a student from the audience read the sentence to the whole class.

I have the student with the 'and' hold it up to 'clue' the others into where the commas should go.

I have pieces of shower board that I used for this activity.  This way, I could wipe off the words and do another sentence with other students right away.  You can buy showerboard at Lowe's or Home Depot, and have them cut it for you! :)
It wasn't too terribly expensive and it lasts for a long time. 
I hope you enjoyed my tip and trick for this week! :)
Thanks so much Becca for this fun linky! Click on her button to be directed to her blog for more 'Tips and Tricks'!
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