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Jan 31, 2013

100 Day Hats

Tomorrow is our 100th Day of School ...and we can hardly wait to celebrate!

Each student in my classroom will be coming to school in a original "100 Day" Hat that they created at home with the help of their parents. Each month I assign a family project  - and this was the one assigned for January.

Of course I had to create a 100's Day Hat as well. This is the one I created tonight- modeled by my 4th grader. What a trooper!

There are exactly 100 pieces of 100 calorie popcorn hot glued onto a popcorn container I already had. It was simple to make, completely original, and I didn't have to spend one cent.

I am anxious to see what my first graders have come up with - we have kept this one a big secret!

Click here to grab a generic copy of the parent letter I sent home to introduce this project.

Jan 30, 2013

Word Work Packets

Over the last month I have created a number of Word Work packets that focus on vowel sounds spelled a variety of ways.

Each week, I have shared a new packet with my students... introducing one activity a day.  The students love these - and their decoding and spelling have really improved!

An added bonus is that my word work is set for the week... and since each packet includes similar pages/activities, once an activity has been introduced- students know just what to do the following week with the new pack!

Each Word Work packet includes:
  • Word Cards to use for sorts, read and write the room, and reading games
  • I Have ... Who Has card set
  • Word Searches

Many also include:
  • Game Boards
  • Additional Worksheets
The following Packs are now available in my TPT Store:

If any of these packs sound like they might be useful in your classroom, check them out this Sunday, when everything in my store is 20% Off! 

Super Bowl Sunday SALE

Visit my TPT store this Sunday for a Super Bowl of Savings!

Use Promo Code SUPER and get 28% off all of my products.

Go 49ers!!!!

(Sorry Baltimore fans - but since I am from the San Francisco Bay Area... I just have to root for my HOME team!)