Oh my- it’s already Friday! I’ve been up to a lot this week…check it out:
1. Spring Break
Well I have to say that this week has been quite wonderful- I’ve gotten lots done on my to do list each day, including reading and relaxing! The weather did not feel like spring this week, but I’m not even worried about that because I was at home all week! This might be wishful thinking, but summer doesn’t seem too far away knowing that spring break is basically over.
Amanda and I have been so lucky to be doing lots of presentations in February and March for other teachers at various conferences. This time we hooked up with our favorite blogging buddy, Kristin, over at iTeach1:1 for a small conference held by ICE (Illinois Computing Educators). We presented all about how we use technology to engage our students in small group learning. It was a blast and we had a very engaged, kind audience who was just as excited as us to implement technology into their classrooms!
3. Phonemic Awareness Fun
This is more from last week, but I didn’t share about it yet, so…I like to switch up our daily warm of phonemic awareness activities often because really to keep that kinda stuff exciting, it needs to be changed regularly! Recently I added in mini basketballs and soccer balls as well as our race cars that I pulled out from my phonemic awareness basket.
My little friends were very excited about using these new materials while saying the sounds in words. All they do is roll the ball or scoot the car along the squares as they are saying the sounds. So fun!
One of my favorite things to do on Sunday mornings is check my email and read through the TPT newsletter- there’s just always so much amazing stuff in there! Last Sunday I was thrilled to see my Spring Writing with Blends pack show up in there. You can grab it here!
It amazes me each week how you find so many little ways to make learning fun!
The Math Maniac
I love the plant a flower idea!! Very cute!
Wouldn't it be wonderful if Spring Break could last two weeks instead of one. I want a do-over. I didn't get nearly enough accomplished!
Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'
Spring break goes way too fast! Glad you are enjoying it. Love the ideas you are using to keep phonemic awareness fresh and engaging for your students! The contraction pack is really cute! I am pinning it for you.
Conversations in Literacy
Congrats on getting a freebie featured in the newsletter! So exciting!
🙂 Tamra and Sarah
First Grade Buddies