Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I See Colors (freebie)

I'm not sure where I found this SMART notebook file (look under Beginning Readers; it is the 9th one down; called I See Colors Emergent Reader and Activity) from Mrs. Sears originally but I loved the idea.  So I searched until I found it again on her site this time.  We practiced this together as a class for the color we were learning each day.  Then we made a word map of things that are that color as a class.  Then the students used the writing sheet below to practice writing their own sentences to make a book (the cover is in the file below too).

I have been impressed with how well most of my kiddos have done with this being their first 'real' writing on their own.

As always I will put this in my Teacher's Notebook store in case Google Docs decides not to work!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bad Blogger (freebie)

Wow...I've been a bad blogger.  It's been way too long since I posted last.  Things have been busy with the beginning of the year, both of my kids birthdays are in this 2 month spread, and just life in general.

I want to thank Mrs. Davis over at Carried Away in Kindergarten for giving me the Versatile Blogger Award.
More on that to come soon!

I wanted to share my lesson plan template for the year.  I got the idea from someone, if it was you please let me know.  Then I just tweaked it a lot. 

Okay, GoogleDocs is not working....again.  So please go check it out in my .  Like always if you want the editable word document, let me know.

Enjoy and hopefully it won't be long before I post some more!