Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Stir it in my witches' brew!

Fun to be had tomorrow!  I'm exhausted just thinking about it!  We are making witches' brew in the morning and doing the fun activities to go with it from Rachel!  Love it to death!!  

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Join the Give Away

Hey All!  Corinna over at O Fish-ally a First Grader is having a give away!  Congrats to her for reaching 100+ followers!  Woohoo!  Head on over for a chance to win one of 58 products!  Wow! 

 I am giving away my spider unit.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


CGI is alive and well in Room 203!  I'm loving it!  Kiddos are workin, kiddos are talkin about numbers, kiddos are makin their teacher a happy camper!  Here's some pics of student work (and some play with the manipulatives).

We used word problems from my 

Common Core Word Problems for Cognitively Guided Instruction-Halloween Theme.  That's available in my Tpt store of course;).


So I've been boo'd at my house before when my kids were little.  Leave it to a teacher blogger to figure out how to do it online!  
I've been boo'd by Corrina over at Officially a First Grader.  Make sure you go visit her and grab her "Book of Seasons" freebie!  

Welcome to 2nd Grade Pad
Cynthia over at 2nd Grade Pad got the booing going.
Link up at her blog and then blog about 3 fellow bloggers:
one who has more followers than you,
one who has about the same followers as you, and
one who has less followers than you.

Highlight their blogs with links, so others will check them out.
Don't forget to let your fellow bloggers know that you shared about them.

Lastly, leave them a goody from your store as a "treat"!

Now it's my honor to pass "Boo" a few of my blogger friends!

Gotta love a special ed. teacher!  Kudos!  Check out her site  and her freebie super cute monthly binder covers!
Has a cutie blog!  That little owl is adorable!  Kell has some awesome freebies for Kinders:-)

Teacher's Take-Out
And finally...here's a brand new kid on the block!  
She has some great freebies for ya and she needs some followers!  

Wow, that took for-ev-er!  It was fun checkin out these sites and I hope you'll check them out too.  

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pumpkin Hanging Day

It was pumpkin hanging day today:-)  Got the hubby to go into school with me to hang the splatter painted pumpkins we did last week.  L-O-V-E it! So colorful!  Here are some pics of him using the "Bulletin Board Hanging Hero" that is for sale in my tpt store.  There's a level in the middle to help ya get everything even steven.  Each arm is 1" so all the papers are evenly spaced.  By the way...hubby is my hero (blushing, sighing).  Haha!

Have a fantastic week!  My spider unit will be up soon.  Deana

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Daily 5

Holy Cow!  Made a little chango to D5 today.  Yikes!  I have introduced and practiced doing "read to self", "work on writing", and "word work".  I tried "read with someone" and my class was sooo not ready for that! Anyway, today I had my 31 kiddos divided up into three groups.  I showed them where to put their clip on the choices cards (not a choice yet).  Then we went to work.  AWESOME!  They got down to business!  The trouble arose in the transition when it was time to move clips.  I'm thinking a magnet board would be easier and I think I saw that on Pinterest.  We'll see how tomorrow goes:-)  For now, I'm a happy camper:-)  And did I mention how much I LOVE the CAFE????  Woohoo!  My team is totally digging it as is our new principal.  She visited one of my team mates today and had the pleasure of having a first grader explain "check for understanding" to her while holding her big ol' plastic check mark:-)  Wowee!