Wednesday, May 29, 2013

1st Grade Rocks

Kay is retiring and 1st grade is rocking her retirement party in style! We love you Kay!!

Kay has taught for 36 years and she is an amazing women! I have only worked with her for one year and she always made me feel welcomed and supported. I think I am going to miss her beautiful smile and warm heart the most! I know she will enjoy spending her retirement with her new grandson!

I am in LOVE with our jackets! Just $5 on sale at Walmart! A little Puffy Paint goes a long way! 

K-A-Y  H-E-L-M     Lets Go!       Kay Helm

Kay wanted a cheer and a stunt and that is what she got!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

One Tiny Turtle

Hey there!

Happy Thursday! I was really excited about ordering the One Tiny Turtle book by Nicola Davies from the scholastic book order. I was racking my brain trying to figure out how I wanted to use this book... then with just 9 days left to go I thought to myself, "STOP over-thinking this just let them ENJOY it!" So here is the craft and writing page :) It is FREE on my TPT - get it by clicking on the image below!


You life the turtle to find out that she is laying eggs!

 The students LOVED making these and using their shape patterns from math :)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Organized Teacher Lady!

Back 2 School Survival Kit

Here is my new project! Back 2 School Survival Kit! I am an organizing crazy woman and I wanted to share some of my craziness with you ;)

Cannot wait to start prepping my room for next year!!

This is for my Birthday Chart
I am updating the look for next year. 
I am in love with the chevron pattern and cannot wait to share it with you! 

If you have anything that you would like in the pack feel free to leave a comment on this post or visit me on Facebook and comment there :) I want to make this something that any teacher could pick up and use! I feel that staying organized is the one thing that keeps me calm and helps me to avoid unwanted stress! 

Happy Friday!

Another great Taco Tuesday1

Well our second Taco Tuesday was just too fun! Here are a few more photos of the kids! I had another mom in my room today tell me that her child LOVES Taco Tuesday and she is now forced to make taco's for dinner every tuesday!

Make your next Tuesday a Taco Tuesday

Teacher Talk Tuesday!!

Instagram Love!

Howdy Friends! I am pretty excited it is Teacher Talk Tuesday on Instagram! It is my first one and I am thinking about sharing some of our Taco Tuesday fun :)

Find me on Instagram by clicking on the Instagram ribbon to the right of this post or by clicking on firstgradetchrlady.

Happy Taco Tuesday!

Here are some of my other favorite Instagram Pictures :)

Thanks to the ladies at What the Teacher Wants for setting up this fun Teacher Talk Tuesday Party!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Top 10 Favorite Books!

Miss Proctor's First Grade Class LOVES Books!

I wanted the students to vote and decide which books were their absolute favorite books from this school year. They were allowed to nominate any book that we read in class. Then we had a vote!  Here are our top 10!

My ALL TIME favorite! Pete & Pickles - a great story about friendship!

For the Love of Autumn - Who does not love Patricia?? They also loved Junkyard Wonders!!!!
They all clapped after we read this story!

No, David! We love David Shannon! He makes us giggle!

Thump, Quack, Moo!

We did a fun visualizing activity with this book! 

This was a great book to use during our Earth Day (2 week long celebration)

I was so SURPRISED this was a favorite. It is the most basic story about spring, but we went outside and laid in the grass as I read to them. They loved visualizing and getting into the "spring feeling."

This is one of my other ABSOLUTE favorites! We read this around Halloween when we did our unit on Spiders. It is a creepy and very cool look at how spiders trick their prey. We also make our own stories and use black paper and white crayons to do similar illustrations. 

We all know I love the Interrupting Chicken! You can get our activity for this book FREE on my TPT

Way Side School! 
I remember reading these when I was a kid. We loved them, could not get enough! 
My class begs me to read them everyday. 
Next year I am going to try to do more with characters in this story. 

Here is our Book Rating Sheet we are going to be using next week as we re-read our top 10 favorite books of first grade!!

The students fill in the stars based on their opinion,
 Then they will write about why they did or did not like the story! 

I hope your last few weeks are filled with fun & lots of great books!