Sunday, September 9, 2012

University Words

I am loving First Grade!
Love the kids I have this year, just awesome!
Now I remember why I taught first grade for 9 years.

We started Read to Someone, and just like the Sisters said in their book, my kiddos LOVED it!
I just loved hearing them tell our new student why we're reading, 
"because, the more we read, the better we get at it"
"because reading is fun"
"because we love to read"
ahhhhhh, sweet music to my ears :)

On another note, our school is all about going to college!
Each class has a University or College they represent, (go Trojans!)
we hang our University flag outside our door, (go Trojans!)
and wear our t-shirts every Wednesday (go Trojans!)
Each grade level is also responsible for teaching university words,
so of course I had to use KPM Doodles super cute banners.

Hope you can use, just clicky below
and drop me a note if you do :)

or in espaƱol :)

I only used words for K and First, but let me know if you're interested in 2nd-5th.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

First Grade Pics...Finally

4 day weekend, woo-hoo!
Just what I needed after 3 weeks of school.

I finally remembered to take some pics, but I wanted to share this cool App called Photosynth.
Here's a before picture of my new classroom.
 This was very helpful when I returned home and had to decide how I wanted my class layout.

This was the only after picture I took, although my classroom wasn't complete, but it gives you a good idea of how to use the App.

 And of course, I forgot I had this cool App when I took pictures this week :(

My door sign my hubby made for me a couple of years ago, along with our some Super Heroes.

This is our library.  Although I'm trying to use Super Heroes, I couldn't resist putting our comfy Teddy.


Word Wall

Word Bank

 Color Words

The World
with a graph displaying students and their Kinder teacher.
Luckily, I got to loop with 14 of my students :)

Language Arts & Whole Group Area


 Guided Reading Table
(sorry so messy)

 My Goals
and student book boxes for Read To Self.

Have a great long weekend amigas!
You deserve it ;)

So now that I've had some time to relax, I'm catching up with all the super ideas in Bloggyland, so I'm joining a Linky hosted by Swimming into Second Grade