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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CVCe Mini Unit {a_e, o_e, u_e, i_e}

I took the mini-unit with all the CVCe combinations that is in the CVCe bundle and put it for sale on it's own.  I know at this time of year many in 1st and 2nd grade have taught the CVCe  (magic, bossy, or otherwise know as the silent e).  So, this unit is the review in the bundle so if you purchase the bundle you don't want to purchase this one.  Here is the CVCe mini-unit "ala carte."  Click HERE or on the picture below to take you to the unit.
Long Vowels Bossy e Word Work

Click HERE on the Picture below for your word search FREEBIE.
Long Vowels Word Search

Saturday, April 19, 2014

CVCe Magic, Bossy, Silent E Bundle

Here it is . . . 5 Mini-Units in one bundle.  I kept the academic language as CVCe since the e is taught so many different ways.  That way you can add your own academic language without confusing your little ones.  These mini-units have a little more than than the other units. You can click on any of the pictures below to take you to the unit.

*I added a Passport Booklet for each CVCe spelling so their are 4 passports total (I didn't include 1 for the review unit).
Bossy E  Silent E
You don't have to use the passports but they were easy for the kids to use and served as recording sheets when  completing the 4 activities shown on the cover. I have included ways to differentiate as well.
Long Vowel activities Word Work
Here is the passport in use.  All 5 units also help students to differentiate the difference between the long and short vowel sounds so they are more aware when they spell and stretch out words when they read.  I have included instructions for different ways to play the games but they are simple to prep and great for small group as well or RTI.  You can hear the kids at work when playing the games - they force the kids to read, match, and stretch their words out s-l-o-w-l-y.  
Long Vowels Word Work
Randomness:  This Morning, I realized the top part of the cover is cut off on TPT so you can't really even see what the unit is.  I had to re-do a picture for TPT so you can tell what it is.  Was curious, which one do you like better anyways.  We can call the top A and the bottom picture B?  I originally had picture B(bottom) because it has the same format as all the other mini-units so you could recognize it easily as the same time of unit.  Does it matter? Who knows.  That's why I am asking you.  Really curious about that one.
Long Vowels Word Work

The cover only shows the a_e unit (and I still couldn't put everything on the cover)! Each of the following: a_e, u_e, i_e, and u_e have all of what's on the a_e cover and more.  I have added a graphing sheet, more variations to the game, ABC order, Matching/Go Fish Cards and the passport.
The review unit includes only the magic/silent/bossy e activities and you use the 4 headers above with the review which some of you at this time of year may want.  The other units, if you have already taught them, now is a good time to get them and prep them for the beginning of next year if you teach 1st or 2nd.  The review unit has all the same activities with a few more graphs but NO passport.

It took over 5 weeks for this unit to be completed (1 week for each mini-unit).  My other mini-units are $2.00 and these mini units have much more! I have 5 units for $8.00 that's less than $2.00 a unit and 137 pages.  I do hope you take a look at them. Not that I am great t implementing centers but I include the games and passport activities so students get the opportunity to work in partners.  I had to do a lot of research when I was in my Masters program and partner/peer work is so important in developing Self-Regulating Independent learners.  It really is important for your lower half of your students.
You can click on any of the pictures to take you to the unit.  I can't wait for you to use them.
We had Spring break and are back to work this coming Monday.  With 7 weeks left of school I am starting to do the Happy Dance but freaking out at the same time rethinking what I have left to teach. How about you? Are you ready for the end of the year or do you panic at the though? Don't forget to check out some of the Camp Ocean Pines pictures I posted in an earlier post.  In case you missed it - the entire 5th grade traveled to Cambria, California on a "yellow" bus for 5 1/2 hours and spent 5 days at camp (absolutely amazing) during school time - Oh yeah! I went with. So Amazing. Words can't possibly tell all the life skills that went along with the learning at the camp.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Math Games Freebie K-2 & Camp Ocean Pines

I haven't posted in a while but it has been CRAZY around here.  I have been working on the long vowel unit with the bossy/magic/tricky/silent E  and am putting it together as 1 unit.  It is pretty much done and I love it but I can't get to it until I get back from a 5 Day Camp with 5th Graders to Camp Ocean Pines.  I am looking forward to it but dreading it at the same time.  6 hours on a bus with 5th graders  . . . uhhhh . . . Can I have an order of the GIANT sized aspirins PLEASE!  Our school, which is probably one of few, take their 5th graders to a camp during school time for 5 days (public school).  It is great! I will be posting pictures from the camp this week.  Oh, you are probably wondering why I am going when I am a first grade teacher.   My son is in 5th grade this year.   So I am going as a parent and not a chaperone but will help if needed.  However, here is my VERY BIG EXCUSE for not posting . . .
1) Report cards were due this week along with conferences
2) Our house is up for sale and we have an open house on April 13th (2 days after I get back with 3 males in the house for a week without me!) Plus I have to keep it somewhat clean daily.
3)  Lice, lice, lice, in my class!
4)  I got a set of twins from Spain that put my class at 27! Talk about adjusting and room rearranging        to fit everyone.  I went from 21 to 27 this year! Sorry if you have more than 27 - I hear you.
5) Getting things ready for camp.
6) The worst . . . . READY . . . .SUB PLANS for 5 DAYS!

So I just wanted to post this FREEBIE for Math Games in case you didn't see it before.  When I get back I'll post the Long Vowel Mini Unit.  PROMISE.  For now, here is that math FREEBIE.  Click HERE or on the picture.
Kindergarten Math Freebie !st grade Math Freebie
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing! That's all I can say.  The kids were busy for 7:20 in the morning to 8:30 at night. Their days were filled with hands on learning, outdoor exploration, and life-skills that I can't even begin to write about. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! Here are only some of the pictures and I probably have about 2 days left off that I haven't put together.  Not to mention I forgot my camera during squid disection and Plankton under the microscope after they fished it out for the end of the pier and out of the Ocean,  Talk about Common Core.  So many standards were brought to life here for the kids. I just can't say enough as a parent or a teacher.


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