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Thursday, July 11, 2013

So I'll work on links! Grrrrrr...

Dear Parents,
  Your support at home DOES make a difference in your child's future!  I'm going to be honest here.  When teachers send homework it is not just because we are being mean or that we are 'supposed' to send homework.  It is to help your child become better.  If you want your child to be 'better' at soccer, you take them to soccer practice.  If you want your child to be better at playing a piano, you take them to piano practice.......
  Here is more honesty...........it seems that the kids that really do their homework are the ones that don't really need to because they have awesome parent/home support already.  The kids that never do their homework (Some parents just sign that the reading is done.  Yep, we/teachers know when this happens.) often seem to fall behind and are at the lower end of the class for DRA reading levels.  I said often, not always. I am a parent too.  I know that some nights are way to busy and it can't always be done.  Once in a while it is okay to have them read in the car or while waiting at the dr. office. Try to get it in somehow.  If you absolutely can't, be honest. Don't sign the reading log saying that you/they did.  If you sign that log without actually reading you are teaching your child to be dishonest.
  We love your babies almost as much as you.  We want what’s best for them just like you!

Monday, July 8, 2013


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Sunday, April 21, 2013

After School Tutoring Fun!

This is actually a great full body workout!

A great way to end a long day!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Puppies for Show & Tell

It is definitely SPRING TIME!  Babies are everywhere! This morning one of my parents (not mine but you know what I mean) brought eight puppies for show and tell.  They are soooooo cute! 

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Yes, this is a puppy and one of my students!
Can you guess which is which?

A Chick Hatching in Room #303 at OES!
We are getting babies soon in First Grade! Click the link above the picture!  They are hatching now!
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This is so exciting!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hard Soft C & G Really Bug Me! Not Anymore!

A Great Way to Practice and Learn the Rules for Hard and Soft G & C!

This includes 3 game boards, 4 posters and word cards with pictures!
Play with only Gs or with only Cs or play with both!

Cut the game boards apart.  Tape them together.  Leave a space between the pieces.  Laminate.
Leaving a space before laminating allows the game boards to fold easily for storage!

Layout of the game for playing.  Players should all sit together in front of the game.
Click here for a link to this product! http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Valery-Wright

Who Goes First? No More Rock, Paper, Scissors!

Are you tired of Rock, Paper, Scissors? Here is an easy and FUN way to determine who goes first!36 different options are presented both with words and pictorially, so even your emergent readers can use them. End the arguments (I mean discussions) and get your sweeties learningThese are MUST HAVE for your literacy centers and math centers!
Thank your for your help and inspiration Deedee @ Mrs. Wills Kindergarten!  MWAH!
Before starting a game or activity a student pulls a
card from the icing container to decide Who Goes First.

These are just a few of the cards!

Read the card or use the  the pictures to see Who Goes First!
Who Goes First?  The one with the longest hair or the one with the shortest hair?

Who Goes First?  
The one with the smallest foot or the one with the largest foot?
My kiddos had a great time learning how to use these cards.  They quickly learned the proper procedure to start a game or an activity with no fuss. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Fun at the OES Science Night!

Can You Pollinate Like a Bee?
Put your bee (hand) in the flower to get some nectar.
Fly to the next flower for more nectar.  Leave POLLEN behind to grow more flowers!

The BLUBBER Glove keeps my right hand warm.  My left hand is very cold without BLUBBER.

Chemical Change

One of the most popular and messiest stations! Solid or Liquid?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Awe! You Made This For ME!


LOVE THIS! Even though none of us are...