Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Digraphs ai and ay

Only 16 days to go! I am definitely ready for it this year.  Looking forward to relaxing on the beach! 

I just wanted to let you all know that we've added another spelling sort.  This time it's digraphs ai and ay.  I use these sorts in my literacy centers and am loving them.  The kids are engaged and their spelling is improving!  We use Saxon Phonics and Spelling at our school. Although it is very thorough, I don't feel that it gives the students enough practice with each sound.  That's why Ashley and I are creating these centers.  This time, I've included 3 levels of difficulty in the sort for differentiation.  I hope you'll check it out!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week!

Have you seen the sale that's going on at TpT?  It is time to stock up!  Many of the sellers, including us here at Fit for First Grade, are offering 20% off on all of their products.  AND you can get another 8% off if you use this code at checkout:  TAD12.  I finally get to buy those products that have been waiting in my cart!

It gets even better!  Have you checked out the Teacher Appreciation Jackpot?  Head over to A Modern Teacher to take advantage of these amazing offers!  I've already downloaded 20 freebies and have at least 60 more to go!  A BIG thank you to the participating teachers for their generosity.  The products I've seen are AWESOME.  What a wonderful gift for Teacher Appreciation Week!

I just uploaded our Math Journal Prompts for May and June. It includes 40 word problems for giving your students daily practice with addition and subtraction. It, along with all of our other products, is on sale for 20% off until May 8th!  Click on the picture below to go to our TpT store.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great weekend...I'm off to download more freebies!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

ow and ou spelling center

After using Erica's oy and oi spelling center, I had to make one for ow and ou. I sat with a group of my students and watched them work with these diphthongs. I could see their level of confidence rise with spelling words like mouse and plow. I hope your classroom enjoys working with this new center for ow/ou.

Center includes:

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

Head over to our TPT store and check it out.  Enjoy your weekend!