August 31, 2014

Fall Clip Cards


I have finished up a new set of Clip Cards- this time a fun Fall Set. I also have a Back to School set too if you are interested.

It includes 12 sets of cards. These are SUPER easy to prep, use and store!

Take a look at the skills that are included….

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Pick the greatest number.. or you can pick the least number.

16 cards are included in this set.


Number Words: zero-twenty are included. If going to twenty is too hard for your little ones- just take those out and use the zero-ten. I absolutely LOVE these colorful football helmets.

21 cards are included.

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Telling time to the hour

12 cards (one for each hour) are included.

PicMonkey Collage3ABC order- Pick which letter comes first in alphabetical order.

16 cards in this set.

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Beginning and Ending Sounds- there is a set of each.

20 cards for each set.

Use them separate or mix them up into two mixed sets.


Counting by 5’s. Have your students pick which number comes between when they count by 5’s.

There are 18 cards for this set.

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Addition and Subtraction. There is a set for each skill. Mix them up or use them separately.

16 addition + 16 subtraction cards are included.

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More ABC order practice.

What letter comes before? What letter comes after?

25 before and 25 after cards are included (50 in all!)

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And.. What number comes next?

20 cards are included.


Here are the quick links if you are interested..


Fall Clip Cards


Back to School Clip Cards

August 29, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. August 29th}


Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool.Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.

I hope to be back later today or in the morning with my “Five” but in the meantime—link up below!

Helllloooooooo LONG WEEKEND! I ♥ you!

August 26, 2014

What I’ll be teaching.. September


September is RIGHT around the corner.

I spend most of the month on a Dog theme that includes lots of Clifford. But, I throw in some fall fun. Even though it is still HOT HOT HOT in Mississippi in September!!!


Here are a few resources I will be using during the month.

You can click on each cover image below to read more.

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If you are interested in What I’ll be teaching: the August version – you can click HERE.

August 24, 2014

Last Week..


We survived the second week of school. It seems like the days are flying by. But, boy I am STILL dead tired each day.

Here are a few things we did last week.


I introduced this favorite cat this week- everyone loves PETE!


We read several Pete books- and saved some for this coming up week. Most of my books came from either Scholastic or Amazon.

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We also watched several Pete You Tube videos. They LOVE them!

Here is a fun one they ask for each day.

We will continue our Pete Week this coming up week.

Just as a side note- a few years ago the people in “Pete’s World” asked all the sellers on Teachers Pay Teachers to pull all Pete items. As much as we love Pete – we can not sell or share Pete items. I realize that some sellers are still doing it. But, they asked nicely and most sellers removed their items. I did have a Pete the Cat unit but sadly I can not sell or share it.  I do have these two cat units that I adore myself.



The week before last was all about Brown Bear. We made this class Brown Bear book. I brought it home last weekend and put it together.


It has been a favorite all week.

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***Click here to download for free is you are interested or can use it. ***

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We worked hard on the –at family. And, I pulled out the magical highlighters. Jackpot!

Every kid loves a highlighter.


My small group table was in cat overload.


We practiced sorting –at words. We did this together at the table in small groups. Then it was moved to one of the pocket chart baskets for an independent choice activity.

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We had our first time “writing the room”. Or as one little first graders asked, “When can we hunt those cats again?” Yikes.. hunting cats does not seem like a cat friendly activity.


A kid + a clipboard = happiness


All of these “–at family” activities are in my –at unit.


In keeping with our cat theme – we used my cat counting cards each day to practice ordering numbers from least to greatest. 


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Each morning on the mat- we always complete a chart with different skills.


Most of my morning work is coming from my Math Review Sheets. I am using the Kindergarten review set mostly. But, this counting by 10’s paper came from the next set which is a little bit harder.


This coming up week is sure to be another busy time in first grade. We will continue to have fun with Pete. But, we will work on the –an family. Some of my little friends are having a hard time ordering numbers. So, we will continue lots of practice. We are also ordering the letters of the alphabet. Counting by 5’s and number words to ten are also on the to-do list! We are also still reviewing consonant sounds daily.

Have a wonderful and blessed week!