Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Happy Birthday to me!

Well-Happy Birthday to me= SNOW DAY!! Wow!! This week already we have used TWO snow days and a 2 hour delay which makes our totals 4 snow days and 2 delayed openings and the winter is not yet over!  Rumor has it there is another storm that MAY come hit us on Sunday into Monday but it keeps changing-it could be a few inches or a few FEET..yup I said FEET!!! I'm over winter!  Give me Spring and flip flops-I'll be a happy girl!
  So my class has been having some difficulties making good choices and it has been hard for them to calm their little first grade energy because of the weather and lack of outdoor recess so I came up with something that I hope will help...a class mascot!!!! My class responded VERY well with my Elf on the Shelf, Snowy, and I am hoping that  class mascot will yield similar results!  This is the letter they saw yesterday from Buddy the Dog!
The class was very excited to see him and at the end of the day, they could not wait to see who he picked!!! And of course, they love the computer as an incentive!!  I have an old iPhone with lots of educational games that I think I am going to bring in as another incentive too!!! =)
This week we continued with Long Vowels and Sneaky E!  We had lots of fun!!! 
I found these at the dollar store and put them in my GAME center.  They had to match the short vowel word on the cover to the word with the long vowel sound and e to make the new word.
The group yesterday were so excited to use them!! I also used my new Valentine's Day packet and put out my MAIL CALL center where the students have to sort and write long and short vowel words!

On our Spanish days, we are going to be doing silabas con Y...I am working on some new Spanish products and I use a lot of resources from The Learning Patio and Bilingual Planet-THIS SITE IS AMAZING!!!! Their printables are great for homework, classwork, and center activities and the words and vocabulary are perfect for  a dual language classroom!  I have a subscription and it is work every single penny!!! If you are a dual language teacher, I HIGHLY recommend this site!
The Learning Patio   Check it out!!!!!!

Here is another product I added!!!!
I am also going to be teaching digraphs students LOVE BUMP games so I created one for digraphs with 4 different boards!

Enjoy the rest of you week!  I will try and take pictures of Buddy tomorrow!!!!  
Happy Teaching!

Alyson Hennessy


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