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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Book It Day

October 1st is Book It Day!! My students were so excited to learn all about the Pizza Hut Book It program. I love the seasonal reading logs you can send home each month. Pizza Hut makes it so easy by providing everything you need including reading logs, a parent letter, activities, coloring sheets, pizza coupons, and a class poster! All you have to do is request your set in advance.

I used my "Book It Day" calendar number from my holiday calendar numbers to help celebrate our Book It kick off!

Pumpkin Time

I picked up a copy of one of my all time favorite pumpkin books! This is a great story if you're showing your students the life cycle of a pumpkin. The pictures are awesome and the story plot is adorable.
Check out my pumpkin activities to use in your classroom!
Happy Fall!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sentence Builders

I have been finding that the sentence builders work great for morning work. The students are able to read, build, write, and illustrate independently which is helping their independent reading skills and work skills!

My students have been loving 5 minute brain breaks this year! The cards I made have been helpful and easy for us to grab. I tend to gravitate more towards the active breaks that we can do as a whole group. Rather than getting fidgety and bored they will sometimes ask if we can do a brain break!!

All About Me Pennants

I love the All About Me Pennants hanging in my classroom! They were a fun beginning of the school year writing activity for the students. I love to get as many student work samples up in the classroom as I can- I had the perfect strip right below my power verbs where I could line them up!

I like them so much I'm thinking seasonal pennants would be a fun way to update them!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Candy Corn Compliments

I love the fall season and I am so excited to have my candy corn compliments up on my class compliments mason jar. They really brighten up my blackboard. Check them out!!

I have two versions available at my TPT store if you're interested.
Happy fall teaching!!
Yearly Compliments Mason Jar {Class Incentive}
Yearly Compliments Jar {Class Incentive}