Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!  Yes, it's a miracle...I'm blogging!!  And yes, no less on Thanksgiving day.  :)  But it's early in the morning and the kids are still asleep, so blog I shall.  Let me start by showing some of our Thanksgiving crafts.  

These crafts were from Kinder By Kim.  Her faces were on paper plates, but I find it easier to have them glue on a circle.  She has such cute ideas!!  

As a big fan of Asian cuisine, this child speaks to me.  :)  This same child on their "Save a Turkey, eat more_________" craft also put "crab rangoon" in the blank.  YUM!

In one of our lit centers, we also did some Native American symbol writing.  

As for my long absence in the blogging world, I got nothing.  Other than, I just been busy getting our guided reading up and going, and the other tasks that pull at you daily.  I'm going to try to be better about this though.  Although I haven't blogged, I have taken some pictures of what we have been up to the past month.  We have dove into Guided Reading, which I am really loving!  I love the one on one you get to spend with the kids and the specific skills you can target that are geared to where they are at in their reading journey.  

Here is an emergent reading book that I put together (and is in my TPT store) for one of my groups.  

Here is my goodie supply carrier for Guided Reading.  Pointers, wands, wiki sticks, strategy bookmarks, letter tiles, you name it--it's in here.  I believe I got the idea to keep all of this in this scrapbooking carrier from Mel D at  A Seusstastic Classroom.  

Last, but not least, we are working hard on our word families.  We love to have visuals as we chunk those sounds together, so this is one way we do that...

The beginning sound starts off farther away and as we blend the sounds together he connects with the  word family who always stay hooked together.  :)  

This class loves to build these words on mats.  It is fun to watch them get excited about spelling the different words.  

Well, there you have it.  There is a brief summary of what we have been up to lately.  I hope you all have a terrific Thanksgiving with your families!!  Count your blessings today and everyday!!