You Will LOVE Beeing in First Grade!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

It is so hard to believe that we have only 7 days left of school! This year has truly gone by SO quickly. I have a great group of kids and parents this year and I am going to be so sad to see them go. As we spend our final days together, I like to challenge students to really reflect of the growth they have made this year. One way I do this is by asking my current students write a little note for my future class and we display their notes on a bulletin board during Meet Your Teacher Night. 

 Here is a little peek at our completed bulletin board. 

Here are a few closeups:

I asked the kids to write two things that future students are going to be excited about and two rules that they must learn in first grade. 

I love having student work displayed and these letters are perfect for Meet Your Teacher Night because they really showcase for parents where we are headed with our writing. Students love looking at them since so many of them know the former students who wrote them and they get a little peek into first grade.
If you are interested in this project click here to check it out. The packet includes the poster, writing page and Bee Craftivity. 

Note: I printed the poster at Staples. During the month of May, they are having a great sale where posters are 50% off! So I only paid $10 for this cute poster. 


Don't forget to enter my Horrible Harry giveaway! A winner will be chosen on May 28th. Simply click on the picture below to enter the giveaway. Good luck! 

I am so looking forward to this week, on Tuesday my class and I will be smashing pies into my principals face and if that is not a reason to get out of bed, I don't know what is! Of course I will share pictures :) Have a wonderful week everyone! 

Horrible Harry Book Club and GIVEAWAY!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Oh how we love Horrible Harry!
During the month of May, my above-grade level students will be reading some of my favorite books from the Horrible Harry series during Book Club. 

Week 1- This week I am excited to start with the first book in the series, Horrible Harry in Room 2B. We will be using my newly created book guide to accompany the text. This 8-page Book Guide includes a cover page, one page of comprehension questions for each chapter, a space to record new vocabulary words, a story review and rating area and (just for a little fun) I have also included a word search. 
  Week 2 - We are going to work on our next Horrible Harry book - Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion. You can click on the picture below to get a copy of this book guide. 
Week 3 - We are going to read Horrible Harry and the Green SlimeYou can click on the picture below to get a copy of this book guide.
Week 4 - Last but not least, we are going to read Horrible Harry and the Scarlet ScissorsYou can click on the picture below to get a copy of this book guide. 

To show my followers some LOVE during Teacher Appreciation Month I am having a little Horrible Harry GIVEAWAY! I am giving one lucky follower a copy of my Horrible Harry and the Scarlet Scissors Book Guide AND SIX Copies of the Book for FREE! 
Wanna Win? 
Simply comment below with your name and email address and you will be entered. I will pick a winner on May 28th. (Last day of School for us, YAY!)   
 Winner is... Jamie L. 
Thank you to everyone who entered! My next giveaway will be later this month. HINT: I love Ready Freddy! Follow my blog so you don't miss out :) 

Don't forget about the TpT Sale on May 6th and 7th! Everything in my store is on sale, including my new Horrible Harry book guides. Use the promo code to save even more!
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