Groundhogs plus 100th Day Freebie-What I'm Teaching This Week.

Hey everyone! Hope you have been enjoying your weekend. It is in  the mid 70's here this weekend so I plan to spend A LOT of time enjoying that sunshine!

This week is another crazy one for sure! I am only going to be in school on Monday and then out the rest of the week. I have tried to get everything ready to go for my assistant as much as I can. I hate being out and I am sure my lesson will not go the way I envision, but sometimes you just have to let go and hope for the best!

On Monday, we are going to dive into my Groundhog Unit. We will be reading many fiction and non-fiction stories this week.

We will also be predicting what will happen on Tuesday

This is our graph from last year. I like how some went against the popular vote ;)

To help teach about shadows, I found this CUTE craft on Pinterest that my kids will be making

click on the pic to see it on pinterest

We are going to measure the shadow and see how it changes as the day goes on. Then we will be using these writing templates to write all about it!

I am also using a bunch of these printables in my centers this week.

You can find all of these activities and more from my Groundhog printable set

We are also using some sentence scrambles from my February set to work on building complete sentence

My higher reading kids are also starting their first book study this week! To go along with our February topics, we are reading

I created some comprehension sheets for them to complete after reading each chapter

When I get back OF COURSE. it is the 100th Day! So I have printed and prepped a bunch of activities from my 100 Days Smarter set

I also made these cute certificates for my students

If you would like to use them too, just click  {{HERE}}

Hope you all have a great week and an awesome start to February!!

Two Winter Favorite Books-What I'm Teaching This Week.

Hi, friends! I hope that all of you on the east coast are doing ok with that massive snow storm! I am sending sunshine and warmth from down here is Dallas.

This week I will be reading 2 of my favorite Jan Brett stories to my classes.

I wrote about how I am going to use them with a HUGE freebie right here:
For literacy centers this week we are going to be using task cards galore!! I made 3 new sets for my kids this week

My higher kids are beginning ending blends in spelling this week so, this will be a good way for them to practice

Some of my other students were introduced to Magic E last week. They will work on these task cards to working on those skills.

One other skill I am working on within some of my guided reading groups is sequencing.
For weeks we have been working on picture sequencing. Now I am taking it a step further with these cards

Click on any of the covers to see them in my shop

We are also continuing discovering about Community Helpers. You can read all about there

Here's hoping that you all have a great week! Hope you enjoy the freebies too :)

Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera Giveaway!

Hi friends! Today I want to share another giveaway with you guys! Look at how CUTE that camera is! A camera that give instant pictures. I remember these from way back in the day! My friend
Happy Little Kindergarten along with some other bloggy buddies are hosting this giveaway!

Good luck!!