Well, I've finally done it! I have finally reached 1000 followers on TPT and even more since we have started planning our 1000 follower giveaway! I am thrilled and humbled beyond belief! I thank you all for following me here on my blog, on TPT, on FB and on Instagram! It just means so much to me! So, to begin a fantastic celebration, I have teamed up with 2 of my Spanish Teacherpreneur friends, Holly Lamovosky from Spanish Sundries and Sherry Schermerhorn from World Language Cafe! They have just hit these milestones as well and we'll all be celebrating together to bring you triple the freebies, triple the giveaways, and triple the fun!
1. If you're already a follower of my TpT store, you'll be
getting an extra
special 1000 follower freebie (and it's going to be a good
one!). If you're not already a follower, sign up here now so that you'll be sure to get the
3. Enter our Rafflecopter Giveaway for a chance to win a
$75 TpT gift card, Spanish lesson plan bundles; (elementary bundle #1, bundle #2, HS bundle #1, bundle #2, or from World Language Cafe
a French Store
Growing Bundle which includes everything French from her store as well
as all future French products). Follow our stores and sign up for our
for additional chances to win, plus you'll get great language tips and
freebies from us in the future.
We're giving away 3 sets of each Spanish bundle and 1 French
Bundle, so there are many chances to win. We are so thankful that
our our Spanish Teacherpreneur friends graciously donated their top-notch
lesson plans for these mega bundles.
Here's a list of the incredible
resources that you can win:
1 $75 TpT Gift Card
3 Elementary Spanish Bundles
3 High School Spanish Bundles
1 from World Language Cafe - My French Store Growing Bundle
(everything that she has made and will make in the future in French).
Thanks to all these amazing Spanish Teacher Authors for their
giveaway donations. Be sure to check out their resources for inspiring
classroom ideas. I know they would love for you to follow their stores as well! They have amazing Spanish Resources as well! I am so thankful for the collaboration and effort our Teacherpreneurs have given to help make this giveaway possible.
a Rafflecopter giveaway Thank you all again for your support! Not only to my store, but to those of my friends at Spanish Sundries and World Language Cafe! Thank you for all of those who have started following my store from day one and those who have just now started following! You are all amazing!
I thank all of you wonderful teachers for doing what you do! In appreciation, here is a freebie that I just created for you! It will turn into another homework book with lots of fun activities to do in the classroom and at home! I hope you enjoy!
Also, in appreciation, my store will be 20% off Tuesday through Friday for Teacher appreciation week!
Click on the pictures below to take you to your freebie!!!
I cannot believe how fast February has flown by! My students are eager beavers to learn and are soaking up everything I throw at them. The sun has come out here and looks like SPRING is so ready to shine!
Here is one thing that we're working on now: Composing and Decomposing numbers! I found this wonderful pin from Math Coach's Corner and just love the learning happening from this activity.
I created a recording sheet for the students to go along with this fun math center! The kids loved it and it helped them to further understand their math skills. If you click on the page below, it will take you to this free download! I hope you enjoy!
Hello everyone! Happy February! I can't wait to show you what my kiddos are doing right now. I can't believe all but 2 are reading! I'm so excited! And... we're in the beginning stages of writing as well! Below are examples of how my kids are writing. I keep telling my kids, if you can segment, you can write! Just write the sounds you know. The two that are really struggling right now are my new kids that have just moved in, but they will catch on soon enough. With a little extra practice, they will get there too! I am just so proud of them. I also want to note, that everyday before I let my kids go off and do a free write, I model a lesson. I choose a drawing lesson from my "DRAWING TUB" and show them how to do the step by step picture. After I have my drawing, I try to get ideas from the kids of what I can write. Usually, they help me come up with what to say. I model for them how to segment the word and write all of the letters together with spaces between the words. Also... I remind them that everyone is going to write their own story and not going to write MY story. I also allow them to draw without the drawing lessons if they choose to do so. I tell them, no coloring until they have finished their stories. Anyhow... here is one of my kiddos! She wrote this all on her own without help. It says: "Mi mama toma el café y me dará." She was really disappointed that she didn't have a chance to finish, but I told her she could finish it on another day.
Yo tengo un sol y mi sol tiene palos. Mi sol tiene palos. She didn't get a chance to finish either, but this is just the start to a whole new world for these kiddos and their writing.
Also... NOT all of my kids are writing this way. These are my top two kids. My lower performing kids are still stringing letters together and forgetting to put spaces. They are getting their sounds though, so that is a start for them. Then... I have those who are putting too many spaces between words, but are getting their sounds. We have a huge range of kiddos and their writing. Below is a sampling of what I'm doing in reading! Most of my kiddos are reading on their own and these students give them a great way to practice blending simple words that we have been practicing from our phonics centers - beginning level. While the kids are working independently, I can pull my kiddos who need extra help blending syllables to form words. The kids really like these and they follow a great routine, so there is no need to explain how to do these. There are 5 different activities to do with each level! 1) Read the word and write the word below the picture! 2) Word search, which helps the child where a word starts and finishes! 3) Unscramble the word 4) Read the word and write it in the appropriate boxes. This helps the students write their letters small and at the correct height. It was hard at first, but they really are getting the hang of it! 5) Cut the pictures out and paste the picture with the picture with the correct word. Click on the pictures below is a sampling from the complete book. You can get the complete book here!
I hope you all have a great February!!! Take care, Leah