you know - it ALWAYS happens!
There are times when I don't really have anything to post and I RACK my brain trying to think of something to share with you...lol
and then other times??? I have SOOOO many ideas and thought to share, that I can't ever seem to get caught up....
But first, I wanted to say THANK YOU for all the love on my Monday Menu post yesterday :)
I'll be sure to show you another recipe next Monday.
Back to school.
So here's our writing we did on our first week back...
They had to write about their favorite memory, something they learned, and what they HOPE to learn in 2013, with a starter and closing sentence, of course. Then, we used the (only PART of) patterns I found from The Glyph Girls freebie - check it out HERE
In math, last week, we moved into learning about hundreds place
They are so good now that I give them a mystery number like this:
and they can tell me, without even thinking about it, that it is 846!
I'm super proud!!!
so, we've changed out the sheets in our Number of the Day folder that we do....
Check out my pack
And we've been reviewing rounding - one of their centers has been my Rounding with Jack and Jill
Check out my pack
Moving on to Reading centers....
This week is a review week, so for their word wall center, I wanted for them to do something different...
but first, I want to show you how well I'm keeping up with my word wall!!
I'm SOOO proud of myself!!
Over the summer, one of my goals was to work on my word wall...that was ALWAYS my weakest link. I sent out an S.O.S and so many blogging friends came to my rescue!!
Lori sent me a picture of her word wall, and I LOVED it, so I decided to go forth with it, and I love it!
My only problem is that since i don't have any wall space, I had to use the space under my wall, and I'm VERY QUICKLY running out of space... in fact, I HAVE run out of space for some of the letters...
So I think I'm going ot have to take some down, but I really don't want to because we refer to it ALL the time when we write....
Any suggestions?!??! I really am stumped...
Anyway, for one of their reading centers, I gave them graph paper, and they had to write the words, correctly with tails and hats (what do you call them??) taking up TWO boxes and the "shorts" taking up only one box. Then, outlining them like the words on are on the word wall. Apparently, this is a harder skill than I thought it was going to be, because I've had to have most of the ones who have done it already, redo it...lol
I'll do this again when we get to perimeter, so they can find the perimeter of the words. But we're not there yet.
And one of the other centers I wanted to share with you was a great find! It's from Michelle, over at Teach123 - it's her Arctic version of Read, Trace, Draw (check it out in my visual plans post)
I think I'm addicted to these now - haha! I might need them for all the "seasons."
and ONE last thing!
I had such great "reviews" from my last video - on how to insert your name on a picture for your blog, that I am doing another one for something I get asked a lot.
HOW do you resize your clip art on your products so it doesn't look like this....
poor kitty - sorry Ashley!
(but thank you for making such a CUTE kitty!)
So here it is, a quick video tutorial on how to resize clip art - there are few different tricks I show you, so check it out, and let me know what you think!
Re-sizing the clip art to keep it from "squishing."
Want to see more techy posts?? go check out my girl Katie's Linky party!