Saturday, August 3, 2013

Number Stations Freebie

We were given some great ideas for number stations at a professional development this week.  I needed them to be more open-ended, so I added lines to fill in the number for the week.  They are in black and white (to save on ink).  I am going to print mine on card stock and laminate, then I will fill in the number using a dry erase marker.  Each week, I will just change the number.  These are going to be used for - I'm Done, Now What?  kind of stations.  I'll post pics when I have them ready.
Click on the picture for your copy.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String. . .

After reading and commenting on Matt Gomez's blog post, I felt I needed to share what I like about TpT.

These are just a few of the great resources I have found on TpT.  
There are many great products on TpT which encourage critical thinking. 
What are your favorites?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Too Much Data!

I decided to focus on student data as my professional development plan last year.  I made a teacher data binder and student data wall.  Neither one turned out how I anticipated.  The data binder contained too much data.  It looked pretty, but too scattered - couldn't see growth.  

I plan to focus on 2 areas for student data this year - Math Facts and Sight Words.  I feel that these are the two areas my students didn't master as well as I wanted them to.  So, these are going to be my focus areas this year.

In my TpT store:
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How do you track data?  What works for you?

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Guided Reading Next Step Freebie

I bought Jan Richardson's The Next Step in Guided Reading in 2010.  Read portions of the book and loved the ideas.  But, with the whole fidelity to the reading program thing, I put it aside.  I found it when cleaning my classroom this summer.  I still love the ideas in this book - plan on actually using them this time!

I love her lesson plan forms in the book, but I needed them to be more "kinder style."  So, I added a little "cuteness" to them.  

(click on picture for freebie)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Love it When a Plan Comes Together!

Did anyone else watch the A-Team?

Finally finished my personal lesson plan template. It is editable since I'm sure it will change 100 times!  I wanted to "copy" Deedee Wills and make visual lesson plans, too much this year.  Maybe next.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

CAFE Freebie

I needed a CAFE (Daily 5 - 2 sisters) to match the theme of my room.
So, if you can use these colors, click on the picture to download.
(has common core alignment for each category)

Friday, July 5, 2013


I have already updated my Guided Reading Level aa pack.  Some in part due to requests, but also because it just didn't look right to me.  Anyway if you downloaded it, go and download again.  Looks much better!

Don't forget my TpT sale!