Saturday, August 9, 2014

My Classroom

     After many hours, my classroom is finally ready to go.  Here are a few pics.  Hope you enjoy them!

      Here is the safari tree, that my mom helped me put up.  I thought it turned out cute.  Our school wide theme this year is Wild About Learning, and we went with a safari theme.  

     The library sets in front of the window.  Here is a partial view, and you can see my new curtains.  The pompoms are yellow,purple, and zebra striped.  

More of the classroom library area.  

Another look at the classroom library

As you come in, this is what you would see. 

     My clock area and posters, both can be found on A very special thank you goes out to my mom, who is a retired teacher, who came in and helped me with everything.  It was nice having someone to visit with and another set of hands as I went through the process of getting my room up and ready to go.  

     Here you can see my word wall and my kiddo playing with a tennis ball.  :) 

     Next, I have some pictures of my friend's first grade class.  

I love this, don't you?  

Here is a picture of the 3-S line reminder we have up at my school.  I think it is so cute!

     More pictures next time!!!  You will want to check back in.  Thank you for stopping by to visit.  Happy School year and God Bless!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Less Than/Greater Than Center 

     Here is a Center to teach less than and greater than, that allows for independent, hands-on practice.  I was thinking for this skill I only had worksheets, and I needed something a little more engaging than a worksheet.   For this, you print it out on card stock, laminate for durability, and then cut it out.  Students read the card, it says either less than or greater than, and they use a clothes pin and clip the circle to answer.  The less than cards all have a purple border, the greater than cards have a green border, and the challenge cards are in red.  The challenge cards allow the students to use the numbers on the card to create their own problem.  I am looking forward to using these!  I also like clothes pins because they help with fine motor development and as a busy teacher with lots of skills to teach, it is hard to fit everything in everyday that my students need, so this allows for a little extra help in that area as we also get to work on other skills too.  They can also do these in the floor, at their desk, as a write the room task if you number them, or they can work with a partner and share their answers.  Happy Teaching and God bless.  I will be happy to pray for you and your students if you let me know what I am specifically praying for.  Thank you for visiting!  


Peek-A-Boo Game
     I am really excited about this game.  It is called Peek-A-Boo!  Maybe you have seen the game where the whole class plays and one person takes a number while the rest of the class is covering their eyes.  Then they all take turns guessing to identify the missing number or numbers.  It is a great way to practice number identification, counting, and number sequencing.  I play this game often with my students, but wanted something a little more engaging for all students.  So I made this one, for the students to play in pairs.  It also has three pages of missing number practice for them to do on their own as independent practice and then two pages of before and after, to again allow for further independent practice and to expand on the learning of the activity.  I am going to love it and I hope you do too!  Please provide feedback!  It is available at 
www.  Praying for a great school year, and may God keep you and your students safe, happy, and successful.  God Bless!  If you have specific prayer requests for the classroom, I will be happy to pray for you.  Just leave me a comment telling a little of the specifics and I promise I will pray over it.