Wednesday, October 9, 2013

This HUMP day deserves a Freebie!!

Wow, so much has happened since I last wrote to you guys!  I am now up to 25 students and I am up next for any new students that may come our way.  Needless to say, I have been super busy!

Let me tell you about some fun things that we have been doing. We held a hibernation day.  We have been learning about migration and hibernation.  On hibernation day, all of our kiddos got to wear their pajamas to school and bring in a stuffed animal that either hibernates or migrates.  Then we practiced hibernating and migrating with our animals.  It was so much fun!!  I am sorry that I forgot to take pictures to share with you.

We also have been working on patterning and graphing.  I set up some fun centers for these.  I will take some pictures tomorrow and see if I can share!

Did I mention that they also made me chair of our reading committee?  Maybe I need to appear to be busier! haha No, not really.  I actually don't mind it at all.  My only thing is that I am a bit of a perfectionist and I want to get everyone involved.  Everything I do is full force and I am afraid that I may be a little much for some of my colleagues!  I hope not.  I hope they find me inspiring and not overwhelming! LOL

Our first goal as a committee is to implement a uniform set of sight words for the school.  We have decided on Fry's words and have divided them among each of the grade levels.  Now we have to find ways to implement them.  One fun idea that we will do is to place sight words throughout the hallway for students to read as they travel the halls.  Each grade level is going to choose a different color paper that we will print our words on to post around the school.  I will post pictures as I see the teachers getting their words up!

Since I am focusing on sight words, I would love to see what some of your favorite ideas are for sight words.  Let's do a linky party.  Link up your favorite sight word activities!  It can be a pin, a blog post, a TPT activity...whatever you have!

And now for my freebie!  We all deserve a freebie don't we?  I have just posted a new freebie in my TPT store.  It is a pattern sort.  I hope that you will all check it out! 
And by the way, if you are not already following my Facebook page, be sure to hop over there!  I have a fan freebie up exclusive to Facebook fans.  And I will be changing it this weekend so you don't have long to grab it before the new one goes up!  And next weekend I will be participating in the October Facebook Frenzy with a TON of freebies that you don't want to miss!


  1. I love your blog! I found you via TPT! Yay! It sounds like you guys had so much fun with hibernation day! I don't know how you do it with 25 students, I have 16 and there are days when I don't know how I will get it all done! We are getting ready to study animal adaptations, maybe we should try having hibernation day too! :) What a cute idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

    Laura ~ First Grade Spies

  2. Excellent linky! I've been searching for dolch sight word activities and here they are all in one place!
    Forever A Teacher, Forever A Learner

  3. Good idea for a linky party. I just became your newest follower.
    Grade School Suzy