Friday, September 28, 2012

First Grade Common Core

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So my bestie in First Grade has been super jealous of my Kindergarten Common core book! Well now they have one ready for first grade. I told her and she couldn't be more excited.
There are so many great resources for all skills! If you need an activity for a skill or some practice for students that need extra work, you can find them all in this book. I can't say enough how great these books are.

Go now and check out First Grade Common Core! You can even download a sample copy and free common core standard posters :)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Classroom Pics and the BEST sharpener!

Wow it's been a long time since I've posted. I can't believe we are already on our 6th week of school! I am loving Kindergarten though. I've had some ups and downs adjusting being a new teacher in a new school though.  I think I'm starting to be able to get a little ahead and not always feel like I am a million miles behind! 

Now here are some before classroom pics:

Back of my room
                                           I even have a little alcove!

Here are the picture of the room at open house (though I've already changed a few things :))
                                          Back and my assistants desk. I opted for a horseshoe table.
                                          Library and morning meeting area

A while back Classroom Friendly Supplies sent me a pencil sharpener to test out. If you haven't heard of the Quietest Pencil Sharpener, you need to check it out! 


The kids love to use the pencil sharpener. It comes with a mount so the kids don't have to hold the sharpener while they sharpen the pencils. Look how sharp they turn out!!! I borrowed one of my fellow teacher's dayghter to show it off :) Love this girl, she is way excited!

If you are looking for a new sharpener I definitely reccomend this one here! It is way better than the expensive mechanical pencil sharpeners!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Kindergarten Common Core

Have you started using common core?? Well I have found an awesome resource for Kindergarten common Core. Check out:

BEing a first year teacher, I am in love with this resource. It has activities and posters for every Kindergarten standard! In fact there is over 600 pages in this book! If you want to check out a sample there is a free download. I can't wait to start using this!