Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wordless Wednesday!!!

Hi Everyone!
 
I cannot believe that we are nearing another end of the year.  It feels like we just started school and now we have less than 2 months.
 
Anyways I am linking up with my super FABULOUS friend Miss DeCarbo for her Wordless Wednesday linky party.  Love her tons!!!
 
 
http://secondgradesugarandspice.blogspot.com/
 
 
So here is my pic!
 
 
I use many tools at my guided reading table.  One of my favorites are dry erase writing strips that I found in the dollar section.
 
My question
What types of tools do you have handy for guided reading?
 
You can put your answers in the comments below!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Take a Closer Look Blog Hop FREEBIE

Hi everyone!
 
I am teaming up with some great teacher
bloggers to bring you another Take a Closer Look blog hop featuring one of our
favorite April products.  We want to give you a closer look and a FREEBIE from the unit to try out with your class.




I wanted to give you a closer look at my NEW upgraded -at word family pack.






Here is more info on the unit!

This word family packet has everything you need to teach your students about the short a word family -at.
 
Contents Include
Anchor chart poster
writing center poster
mini books (2 versions)
picture it
make a match
writing practice
blending tiles
flipbook
word family story paper (2 versions)
word sort
brainstorming
vocabulary cards
word work
write the room
build a word
fluency sentences
comprehension
spin and graph
what am I?
write a sentence
color by the code
chunk it
rainbow words
pyramid words
flashcards assessments

Here is a freebie from my unit! Click any of the pictures to DOWNLOAD!!!


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzfkDjx_pPQxY0tLOGRSRE5JOTg/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzfkDjx_pPQxY0tLOGRSRE5JOTg/view?usp=sharing



Like it? Love it?
Gotta have it?

We are throwing our stores 15% for the next two days to celebrate!  Click the button to visit my store!!!


And now, I'm sending you off to another amazing freebie!
Hop on over to my pal Angela's blog.


http://dailyalphabet.blogspot.com/2015/04/take-acloser-look-april.html?hc_location=ufi


Thursday, April 9, 2015

TRY IT OUT THURSDAY FREEBIE!!!!

 
 
Hey Guys! Today is Try It Out THURSDAY!!!!
 
Here are 3 freebie pages from my NEWEST pack on shapes!...
ENJOY!!!!
 
 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzfkDjx_pPQxUnp2M1UwVUNVblE/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzfkDjx_pPQxUnp2M1UwVUNVblE/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzfkDjx_pPQxUnp2M1UwVUNVblE/view?usp=sharing



You can check out the full unit by clicking below!
 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Shapes-1798401

 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Win a One Day SDE conference pass!!!

VIVA LAS VEGAS!!
 Can you picture it now?  YOU in LAS VEGAS? 

How about YOU in LAS VEGAS attending a one day session of the SDE conference?

Primary Chalkboard is giving away YOUR CHOICE of a 1 day session at SDE!


So, will it be Singapore Math, Differentiated Instruction, I Teach K, I Teach 1st, or the newly added I Teach 2nd? 

How fun is that?

BUT, that's not all, we're also including a $25 gift card to the SDE bookstore, CRYSTAL SPRINGS.

So, NOW can you picture YOURSELF in VEGAS?

Oh, you say you need money for airfare, hotel accommodations, or just some spending money while you are there?  Well, we've got that covered, too.  How about  
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to help you out with that?!?!?

NOW, can you picture YOURSELF in VEGAS?

Here's how to enter for a chance to win.

Hop through our Facebook pages and collect a tip for your (possible) visit to Vegas.
Be sure to "like" each page as you hop through so that you can collect the tip.
Each tip will have a number on a playing card.
Add the numbers together and enter the sum  on the Rafflecopter on the Primary Chalkboard blog for a chance to win.
Be sure to add a comment and include #primarychalkboardsendmetovegas.

For an extra chance to win this, take a selfie, post it on IG with #primarychalkboardsendmetovegas 
Don't forget to tag us in your picture! @primarychalkboard

The winner will be picked on the evening of April 5th.

A HUGE thank you to SDE (Staff Development for Educators) for their kind and generous donation!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Take a Closer Look: March Edition!!!

Hi everyone!

I am teaming up with some great teacher
bloggers to bring you another Take a Closer Look blog hop featuring one of our
favorite March products.  We want to give you a closer look and a FREEBIE from the unit to try out with your class.




I wanted to give you a closer look at my March Printables Packet.





Here is more info on the unit!


This packet contains all the practice you need for the month of March to review Common Core ELA and Math skills. It can be used for morning work or classwork or homework. Just Print and go!! There are 50 pages included to make your life much easier. I have included a bonus March mini writing unit. 






ELA Skills (13 pages)
Editing Sentences
Long and Short Vowels Sort
CVC Words
Beginning Blends
Digraphs
Syllables
Silent E/Long Vowels
Uppercase/Lowercase Letters
ABC Order
Compound Words
Color Words
Beginning Sounds
Word Families

Math Skills (16 pages)
Addition Doubles
Missing Addends
Fractions
Tens and Ones
Even and Odd
Fact Families
Writing Numbers to 100
Time to the Hour and Half Hour
Graphing
Addition to 18
Subtraction to 18
Comparing Numbers
Counting by Tens
Skip Counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's
Ten More, Ten Less, One More, One Less
Shapes

Leprechauns Mini Unit (12 pages)
Double Bubble comparing elves and leprechauns
Spelling Words
Making Words
Leprechauns are, can, have
Bubble Map
Circle Map
Writing Paper with picture space
Writing paper without picture space
Coloring Page
KWL Chart
Word Search
Leprechauns Graph

 
This packet is aligned to first grade common core but could be used for higher kindergarteners and lower second graders.


Here is a freebie from my unit! Click any of the pictures to DOWNLOAD!!!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzfkDjx_pPQxVnJWUjVuN1pNZEE/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzfkDjx_pPQxVnJWUjVuN1pNZEE/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzfkDjx_pPQxVnJWUjVuN1pNZEE/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzfkDjx_pPQxVnJWUjVuN1pNZEE/view?usp=sharing

 

Like it? Love it?
Gotta have it?

We are throwing our stores 15% for the next two days to celebrate!  Click the button to visit my store!!!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/March-Printables-for-Morning-Work-Common-Core-St-Patricks-Day-585335
And now, I'm sending you off to another amazing freebie!
Hop on over to my pal Alexandria's blog.


http://classroomactionwithmsjackson.blogspot.com/2015/03/march-blog-hoppin-fun.html

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Take a Closer Look: February Edition!!!

Hi everyone!

I am teaming up with some great teacher
bloggers to bring you another Take a Closer Look blog hop featuring one of our
favorite February products.  We want to give you a closer look and a FREEBIE from the unit to try out with your class.







I wanted to give you a closer look at my February Printables Packet.



Here is more info on the unit!

This packet contains all the practice you need for the month of February to review Common Core ELA and Math skills. It can be used for morning work or classwork or homework. Just Print and go!! There are 50 pages included to make your life much easier. I have included a bonus Valentine's mini writing unit. 


ELA Skills (19 pages)
Editing Sentences
Word Endings (-s)
Short Vowels Sort
Beginning Blends
Sight Words
Short I
Ending Blends
Syllables
Capitalizing Dates
Letters
Long I
ABC Order
Compound Words
Using Commas
Color Words
Word Families
Printing letters
Long vs. Short Vowels
Beginning Sounds

Math Skills (21 pages)
Fact Families
Doubles +1
Ten Frame Number Quantities
Addition
Adding 3 Numbers
Counting On
Missing Numbers
Even and Odd
Tens and Ones
Numbers to 120
Time to the Half Hour
Data and Graphing
Addition Models
Subtraction Models
Counting by 5s
True or False Equations
Comparing Numbers
Missing Numbers
Ordering Numbers
Ten More Ten Less One more One less
Measurement

February Writing Mini Unit (5 pages)
February  Bubble Map
February  Circle Map
February  Are can have paper
February  Writing Paper with picture space
February Writing paper without picture space

This packet is aligned to first grade common core but could be used for higher kindergarteners and lower second graders.

Here is a freebie from my unit!









Like it? Love it?
Gotta have it?

We are throwing our stores 15% for the next two days to celebrate!  Click the button to visit my store!!!




And now, I'm sending you off to another amazing freebie!
Hop on over to my my pal Tamara's blog.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Best PHONICS Giveaway Ever!!!

Hi Everyone!

Are you ready for the BEST Phonics Giveaway Ever!!!!

I am teaming up with some fabulous teacher bloggers and friends to bring some lucky teachers our favorite phonics products.  

Check out all of our posts to get some helpful tips for teaching phonics in the classroom.










A Phonics Freebie





Up For Grabs!!!
You can click on the pictures below to go to their blog!!!






















 You can enter everyday. There will be 3 grand prize winners.  Remember the giveaway will end Sunday at midnight!!! Good Luck! 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, January 4, 2015

3 FREEBIE NO PREP Activities to Complete the Week you Return from Winter Break!!!


I cannot believe it is time to go back to school already.  I feel like we just got out for break.  I am excited to see my kiddos and get back into the classroom routine.  
I hope you enjoy these activities and FREEBIES that can be used this week for fun as we get back into the swing of things.
I hope you have a wonderful time back to school!!!
ENJOY!!!


Letter Writing
Students can pair off in groups of twos.  Each student will write a friendly letter to their partner explaining what they did over winter break.  When finished, students can share their letters with their partners.  
I also attached a writing template if you would just like to do a partner writing activity.






4 Corners Game
This is a favorite game in my classroom.  It will get students up and moving out of their seats.  I am putting a twist on it to make it engaging and academic.

How it Works:
Use these 4 numbers below and put one number in each corner of your room.
  

  

Then tell the students to choose a corner of the room(number) and stand in that corner. The teacher will say a math fact.
For example "Teacher says 12+0" Any students in the 12 corner are out and must return to their seats.  Remaining students can then pick another corner of the room(number).  Then "Teacher says 7+8" Any students in that corner are out and must have a seat.
The game keeps going until there is only one student remaining.
When students get out have them use the recording sheet below to write equations that match the correct sum that they hear the teacher say as the game is completed.
This is going to be a lot of fun!!!




Set Goals for 2015
Set goals with your students.  You could do whole class goals first.  For example:
Learn all sight words.
Learn math facts.
Read with fluency and expression.
Next, have students set some individual goals.  Students can use the template below to write 4 goals for 2015.



I hope these activities will be beneficial in your classrooms this week.  I cannot wait to do them with my kiddos!!!

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Before you go....I want you to check out a freebie from one of my newest packs!!!
Enjoy!!!