Thursday, December 13, 2012

Amanda Nickerson's Fundraier

I am a follower of Amanda Nickerson’s blog “ One Extra Degree”. Amanda Nickerson is doing a fabulous fundraiser for Compassion International to help provide water filtration systems in developing countries.  She asked a few of her “bloggy” buddies to donate and they did.  She is offering a HUGE bundle of teaching resources in exchange for your donation to "Water of Life".  For only $25.00 you get some amazing, wonderful products. All profits will go towards filtration systems in Africa, Asia, or Latin America.

I made my donation yesterday and received my bundle of goodies minutes later.
She is doing the fundraiser for one week. It started last night. If you want to learn more you can go here I love everything I got. You really need to check this out.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Fluency Word Race

Wow! I can't believe it is December 3rd and 79 degrees....only in Texas. I want some cold weather.

I made  2 Christmas Fluency Word Race games using some of our word wall words and Fry's Phrases. It is a great game to have in a center. This game has really helped my students build their automaticity of words. If you want a copy you can click here.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Nonfiction Conventions

My first freebie! Last week my students made their Nonfiction Conventions Notebooks. I love teaching nonfiction text features. If you would like a copy of the book you can click here

This week, in Writer’s Workshop my students are going to do 2 expository writings. First, they will do an informational writing about an animal. Then, they will make a question-answer book about the same animal. It is going to be a busy week.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Yippee! My blog Portrait of a Second Grader is up and I won one of Miss Squirrel’s giveaways on Going Nutty! I got to choose something from Lori at Conversations in Literacy. Can’t wait to use the Dolch Second Grade Sight Word Fluency Practice!