Saturday, April 14, 2012

Words of Encouragement

It's time for FCAT here in Florida.  FCAT is our high stakes assessment for 3rd grades and up.  This is one of the many reasons I am so thankful to be a 1st grade teacher! 

This year our school has really made an effort to get the kids pumped up for the test.  Each K-2 teacher has buddied up with one of the intermediate teachers.  My students are buddies with a 5th grade class.  In addition to having my kids write notes of encouragement to the 5th graders, I thought I'd make little goodie bags for each day of the test.  I found some really cute ideas on Pinterest.  Here's what I ended up with:

You can click {here} to see my Pinterest board where I got the inspiration. 

I decided to make a little freebie that includes 4 notes with suggestions for treats to go with them.  Head over to our TpT store to check it out and download for free!  They're great for wishing students luck on any test!


Thursday, April 5, 2012

oi and oy spelling pattern

Honestly, I was afraid we were going to have to give up on the blog. It's been way too long since we've posted anything!  I'm ready to get back on track. 

We have been working on diphthongs oi and oy in phonics.  I felt like we needed a new center to help reinforce the spelling pattern.  So, in honor of baseball season beginning this week, I found some cute baseball clip art from Scrappin' Doodles and made this spelling pattern sort.

It includes:

- teacher and student directions
- oi and oy spelling rule reference sheet
- oi and oy sorting mats
- 24 oi and oy words to sort and spell
- recording sheet to write the words

Head over to our TpT store to check it out!  I hope you all have a great weekend!  Happy Easter!