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I'm delighted that you have taken the time to drop anchor here at my little teaching blog: Sailing Though 1st Grade! Oh, the places we will go! Enjoy the voyage.

May 20, 2014

Number of the Day

I just created some new number of the day forms for next year and to add to the incoming firsties summer homework packets.

So, I thought I share them with you as well.

Click HERE to grab a copy.


May 18, 2014

Unit 10 Imagine It Support Files for 1st Grade

As usual I am behind schedule... but then again, I have been that way my entire life! I simply was not born with that inner clock - and everything takes me way longer than I think.

So, unfortunately I did not get out the Unit 10 Support files in time for those of you who are beginning it tomorrow. The good news is, I will be posting the files for FREE here over the next few weeks.

The first two weeks are complete and you can grab them here. Sorry for the delay!

Click here to download the zip file for Unit 10.1-10.5 Support Materials

Click here to download the zip file for Unit 10.6-10.10 Support Materials

Enjoy your last few days or weeks!


May 4, 2014

Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed

Two years ago I created a Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed shape book for my 1st graders to give their moms. Although they took several days to put together, they turned out so stinkin' cute that I have continued the project each year since. The moms absolutely love them... and many have shed tears of joy over the sweet comments their children have included in their books.  I've been told that these treasured gifts will be kept forever!

However, because they do take prep work and are time consuming, I thought many teachers might prefer a FREE folded paper version of the booklet. So I tweaked one I created a few years back with updated graphics from my favorite artists: Nikki at MelonHeadz Illustrating and Krista Wallden.

You can grab a copy of the "quick and easy" book HERE.

If you have the time and are daring enough, you might want to check out the SHAPE  book version HERE which my students began in class today. They are very excited about this project - and I know the mom's are going to love them!