Friday, October 26, 2012

A TV Report...How Cool is That?

Wait...don't blink or you'll miss me!  
What ????? .... you don't have ION TV for Germantown TV?....
No can see me on the web :)
Yep....Germantown High School did a great job with the kids and Mamaw when they came to film us in April for our highlighted section of the Shelby County Schools Report.
The spot played last week here in our area of the world :)
It was great fun to I thought I'd share a little of "my skyping world" with you with a direct link to the show with the Swamp Frogs too :)

You'll have to click on the 
Shelby County Schools Report
October 2012 link

Thanks to all who share!
What a great time!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

I've Been "Booed" with 5 Freebies!

So here are the rules:
1. If you've been booed, copy and paste the above pic and these "rules" into your post.
2. Give a shout out to the blogger who booed you and link back to their site!
3. Share 3-5 October activities, books, products (yours or someone else), or Freebie(s) that you love!
4. Share the Boo love with 5 bloggers- make sure you check this link to make sure you don't boo someone again:

Thanks Teresa from Fun in K/1 for the shout out!
Fun in K/1
New Freebies...soon to become my favorites!

From one of my wonderful and creative teammates...Nancy Bland!
A new twist to an old favorite..Roll and Read!

Bump is always a favorite with my kiddos...and Time Bump is just what the doctor ordered for the stations this year!
Thanks, Nancy! 

If you're using Ten-Frames...the this freebie may be just the thing the doctor ordered...Show What You Know Using Ten-Frames...

Here's a PowerPoint for Number Talks using a Ten-Frame

Ten-Frame Dominoes goes along with the math unit this week too..
Download your free copy from my TpTstore.
Check out the post on these dominoes HERE

Onto the next 5 bloggers I plan to Boo...
Be sure to check out the awesome blog resources!

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fluency Fantastic!

I LOVE this fluency post...
check it out!

Family Night Fluency....not sure we'll do a family night...but I sure do like the fluency practice ideas!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ohio Blogger Enters the World of First Grade....Welcome!


Not sure if you've heard about the "new testing" ....
the one that's going to be "online"...
hmmm....that says..."better learn where the letters on the keyboard are" to me.
Check out this cute idea from Jessica at Mrs. Stanford's Class
Love the board for practicing typing the words ...
click on the picture below to take you to her post on this cute idea...

Be sure to Hop over to Mrs. Stanford's Class for more cool ideas to use with
her fabulous Flash Cards....

I'm very happy to have 
hopped over to check out this Mrs. Stanford's cool resources...

Love the number font too...Thanks for the shares, Jennifer!

Enjoy your day!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Thank God for New Blogs

Check out this new blog!
( to me anyhow!)

Susan Moran has a sweet blog for first grade teachers that is 
full of great ideas!

I'm loving her new Math Activity Idea Pack!

Hop over and check out 

I think you'll be glad you did!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Take the Counters for 8

Working on helping my firsties with the concept of subtraction will hopefully work wonderfully with this cute little activity using the red/yellow counters from our math kit.

The idea is to put 8 counters on the desk.  
Your partner takes some of the counters while you have your eyes covered 
( know how that works with little ones!...
so at least turn away so you're not watching outright :)

Count how many counters are left on your desk and make sure they are all turned to the yellow side.
Record this on your sheet with crayons and pencil.  Then think about how many your partner took...
You had have ??yellow ones on your many does your partner have to have to get to the number 8?
Color these red and mark your answer.

Then put the counters on your desk to check and see if your work is correct.

You can grab the recording sheet on my 


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ten-Frame Dominoes

Hoping this will help some of my little guys with the concept of greater than and less than...

I can see other uses for these dominoes too :) 

You can download your copy from my TpT store for Free today :)


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Educational Insights $50 gift code Giveaway

I haven't had a "give away" in a longgggg time...

To help me say "Thank you " to my bloggie friends and followers, 
Educational Insights is allowing me to offer a give away for
a $50.00 gift code to one lucky winner!

All you have to do is go to Facebook and 
Like their facebook page.

Easy Peasy 
$50 dollars for one special friend to spend on something cool and fun!

Head over now and join the fun!
Best of luck to everyone!
Contest starts October 7th and ends October 15th...

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Teaching Channel Resources

If you've never visited the Teaching Channel....
you're in for a treat! 
Check it's a great video for some cool games with Place Value!