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Wordless Wednesday! A Valentine For Post-Its!

February 11, 2015

Happy hump day everyone!  Today I am linking up with the lovely Miss DeCarbo for Wordless Wednesday!  In honor of the upcoming holiday, I would like to express my love and gratitude to post-it notes!  My picture(s) (I know I’m breaking the rule!)  shows all the current ways I’ve been using…

Retelling Strategy for Young Readers!

February 8, 2015

Happy Sunday everyone!  I wanted to pop in quickly to talk about my newest product.  This packet is designed to help my little readers with a very important reading strategy.  The first grade team just finished our midyear DRA testing and my little ones are still struggling with retelling.  I…

Five for Friday!

February 6, 2015

Even with a snow day Monday and a delayed opening on Tuesday there was so much learning going on this week!  Can’t wait to share my snapshots from the week through Doodle Bugs Teaching’s linky party! This week was ALL about the moon!  We read about living and working in space, different…

Wordless Wednesday–Let the Pens Do the Talking

February 4, 2015

Today was the first day back in my own classroom for almost a week!  I spent last Friday and yesterday with an amazing group of teachers discussing the reading and writing workshop with our TCRWP staff developer.  It’s that kind of professional development that makes you want to hop, skip,…

Currently February

February 1, 2015

I’m linking up with Farley at Oh’ Boy 4th Grade for my first Currently linky party!  I’ve always loved February, I’m a huge sucker for the hearts, candy, and valentines.  Hallmark, you got me I just can’t stay away!  Even though my husband is not the biggest fan of the most romantic…

Five For Friday

January 30, 2015

It’s the best time of the week…Friday and Doodle Bugs Teaching linky party!  I’m so excited to share my week with all of you, especially what I’ve been up to just today! We are moving right along with our long vowel focus during phonics.  We did a lot of practice with building,…

Wordless Wednesday

January 29, 2015

I’m so excited to link up with Miss DeCarbo at Second Grade Sugar and Spice for Wordless Wednesday!  It’s my first time and I love the idea behind it!  One picture can say a thousand words.  My kids this year LOVE to sing and dance.  I knew today in math would…

Compare and Contrast in First Grade

January 27, 2015

How do you introduce the concept of compare and contrast to your little learners?  This was the question that kept creeping up as I was planning for this week’s reading instruction.  I have been trying to work with my students this year on speaking and listening to each other by…

Five for Friday

January 24, 2015

Excited to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching today for some five for Friday fun!   Why is it that short weeks always seem the craziest?! Anyone else feel that way? Well, I was dreading the week ahead on Tuesday morning until this little cutie walked through the door.  She has me…

Writing Conferences

January 21, 2015

I have been a huge believer in Lucy Calkin’s writing workshop for a long time. I used a writing workshop model during my student teaching and instantly fell in love.  I have used the workshop model for writing ever since.  As wonderful as the resources and trainings are, it can…

Hi! I’m Jayme! A former elementary teacher turned stay at home mom sharing toddler activities, mom tips, and educational resources to help you learn and play with your children. I believe in the power of PLAY and creating meaningful activities for you and your little ones to enjoy together.

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