Sunday, September 29, 2013
Last Minute Apple Freebie!
Anyways, seeing as I haven't been in the classroom for September, I'm going to start off October with a few days of Apple activities - just because I love making applesauce in the classroom! The smell of it cooking all day, watching the kids faces as they taste hot, homemade applesauce for the first time - its one of my favorite Fall activities! So, for today and tomorrow, my Facebook Fan Freebie is a cute Apple themed center activity - grab it before it changes on October 1st! I'll be updating the Fan Freebie frequently, so make sure you are a Facebook follower so you can grab the freebies while they're up!
I spent some time this last week working on an Initial Blends & Digraphs pack. Our Literacy 1st assessment has changed, so instead of going from CVC words to CVCE words, it go from CVC words to Initial Consonant Blends, Final Consonatn Blends, Multisyllabic closed syllable words and THEN CVCE words! Not sure if this is a good change or not, but I figure it might be since so many kiddos have trouble getting the long vowel sound for CVCE words - this new assessment gives them a whole semester to mature a bit before I teach it, so hopefully it will be easier for them to pick up Silent E!
If you'd like a chance to win my new pack, just Rustle Up a Response below with some gift ideas for my sub - she's leaving my class on Tuesday and going straight into another long-term sub position - I swear every pregnant teacher in the district tries to nab her! She's a retired teacher so she's great with the kids and she really works hard!