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Winter break has arrived!

It’s here!!!!! It’s officially winter break and I am so excited! I truly adore each one of my little friends but I am also truly going to enjoy each minute of these next 2 weeks off! Here’s my Five for Friday for this week:

1. I posted this on Instagram this week- how cute is this friend’s little drawing of the person with legs attached to her head?

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 2. My little friends had fun with penguins with warm cups of cocoa and Santa and his reindeer while reading and sorting CVC words by vowels and word families!

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3. We worked on identifying beginning sounds in words and sorting pictures and words by category (person, animal or thing) with fun winter themed pictures.

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4. After reading There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell, my little friends worked on sequencing and practiced their knowledge of letter sounds by making a list on the board in order of the things the old lady swallowed.  My students LOVE any chance they get to write on ‘the teacher board,’ so they definitely enjoyed having their chance to add words to the board!

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5. I know Amanda wrote about this last Friday, but I have to share again about our pen pals. We love having our blogging buddies Sarah and Tamra from First Grade Buddies as our pen pals! My students were in love with their bracelets and cards they got from their buddies.  My little friends were shouting “thank you” to their buddies as if they could hear them- they were just so happy!

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Thanks to Doodlebugs Teaching for hosting!
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Have a great start to your break!


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Aylin Claahsen

Providing resources and support to engage all readers.

4 Responses

  1. Happy break and Merry Christmas to you! The two of you work so hard with the littles and I'm going to miss seeing what they have been up to for the next two weeks, but you enjoy every minute of it like you said. I only packed pajamas in my suitcase for my trip to California. I have been plans…sleeping, showering, and eating….that's it…nothing more!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. That is so sweet that your students were so excited and shouting thank you about their bracelets! Love the legs from the head picture! I enjoy seeing the students' drawings and where they are with their development. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!
    Conversations in Literacy

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Hi, I'm Aylin!

I’m so happy you’re here! I’m a certified reading specialist who loves talking all things literacy. I have a huge passion for providing resources and support to engage all readers!


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