Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Math - 10 frames

Sorry for the laps of posts but I really didn't think anyone was keeping up with the blog and with everything going on, I just let it go.  However, I am thrilled that people actually use it.  So let me say I'm sorry and I will keep the blog fire going.
We are covering 10 frames in math for the next week or so.  Here are a few links to help your child out at home.




Saturday, September 14, 2013

Week of 9-16 through 9-20

Our story this week is Lucia's Neighborhood. The big idea is about community. Please try to create discussions with your child about people and places in their community while using vocabulary such as rural-farm and urban-city.  Included below are some links to help your child with this weeks focuses for reading.

Type your name and click on the -e. (phonics- short e)

phonics (short e)

ABC order

Build a community

phonics(word family _en)

Please let me know if you find these links helpful.  Also, if you feel like you need something that's not on here, let me know as well.  This blog is for you and I am willing to put whatever you need on it to help the kids.  Enjoy that fall weather!!!

Movin' right along!

Wow. I guess that old saying is true! Time flies when your having fun.  I can't believe we've been in school for almost 6 weeks. It's almost time to start looking for Fall Break! Here's just a few reminders since we've fell into the groove of things:
1. Always listen to your child read from their book bag every night and sign their logs.
2. The kids will always have about 5 minutes of spelling homework nightly. (It's all on one sheet)
3. Spelling and reading tests are always on Friday mornings.
4. School-wide snacks (popcorn and drink - 2.00) are sold on Fridays.
5. Please make sure your child is bringing their Journey's book home and reading/listening to the story          nightly.

Saturday, August 31, 2013


I come from a huge family that has lots of traditions.  So because of this, I have created lots of traditions for my little family and of course in my classroom.  One of my favorite traditions is football Fridays.  Every Friday morning during football season, we always sing Rocky Top.  It began this past Friday and I was super excited! I was surprised that several of my sweeties didn't know Rocky Top.  I told them their homework was to learn Rocky Top by next Friday.  So to help out, I've included the link to the Osborne Brothers rendition of Rocky Top.  Enjoy and GO VOLS!!!


Saturday, August 17, 2013

As a mom of two, life can just get crazy sometimes.  I'm constantly looking for ways to make our little families life easier.  I know I'm not the only one out there. Can I get an amen?  So...... I've loaded some links to help you mommies and daddies support your sweeties.  These links are aligned with our reading series and will help reinforce the skills we are learning here at school.  Just click on the links and follow the directions.  Hopefully this will help somebody out there by making their life a little less crazier.

Reading links for the week of August 19!


* Word Family Sort ( type in your name and then click on the a)

* Type in your name and click on -at or -an.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

It's that time again!!!

I have this love-hate relationship with the beginning of school.  On the down side, I love spending time with my babies and summer is the perfect time to do that by sleeping in, going to the dollar day Thursdays at the movies, swimming,....I could go on and on.  The up side is that I love shopping the school section at Target, preparing to meet all my lovelies, preparing my room, and getting a fresh large McDonald's coffee every morning.  But, ready or not here it comes! This year is even more exciting for me because I am moving to First Grade! So excited but SO nervous! It hit home when I traded my student desks for tables.  My baby is going to Kindergarten and my oldest is going to the big hall for 3rd grade! I. Am. In. Denial.  So because of this, parents please know that I understand how precious your babies are and I am here to help them get the best out of their education and I am also here for you as you let them go to help them become responsible citizens.  It's hard. I get it.  So hopefully this blog will help you feel connected to them during their day.  Again, I am so happy that you have trusted me with your babies.  Thank you.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

math miseries

I've never considered myself a math person. I've always got it but to say it's my favorite subject is a stretch.  Fast forward 20+ years.  Things have changed so much in how the operations and order works. So when I started getting calls and texts from parents, I knew I had to do something to make it easier for my kids and my parents.  One - my kids were learning it one way at school and then going home and the parents ( my husband included) were helping them how they were taught.  Two-it's imperative to make the lives of my parents easier! So here is a link of the same video the kids watch to get understanding on how to do this math in this chapter.  Please text me if you need more information. Hope this helps!


Click on this link and scroll down to topic 7.  Our topics this week are 07-02 (finding parts of 100) and 07-03 (Subtracting on a hundred chart).