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Winner Wednesday: Hoppin Homophones

Hey everyone! I am teaming up with Jennifer from A Dab of Glue Will Do for a first of the month linky called Winner Wednesday. This is a day that we will bring you a fun product that you can use in your classroom. This month, I am bringing you my Hoppin Homophone. 

I love this! Here is what you will have to help your students learn homophones. You will have a poster with the definition of homophones. I also made sample cards. There is puzzle pieces that require the students to match the homophones. This would be great for a station or print multiple copies of the puzzle pieces and make it small group activities.  I have 4 bingo cards for you to be able to play with your kiddos.

Now I know you may be thinking, "How do I assess them?" I have created a few different assessment for you to use. I have build sentences with them to a simple yes or no if the pictures are matches. 

So now let's talk about how you can be a winner for this product. All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter below. After you have entered, don't forget to hope over to A Dab of Glue Will Do so that you can hop along to other blogs that have joined in. 

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Exciting News

I'm so excited to come tonight for my Monday Wrap Up with some exciting news for me. 

So if you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I have been teaching either reading or writing for the last 10 years. I have mostly taught writing for 5 years. Well my principal came to me to say she wanted to restructure some of our clusters and decided that she wanted me to teach 1st grade Math. 

WHAT????? IM SO EXCITED! I have joked that I was going to forget how to teach math if I didn't do it soon. I will be teaching about 60, give or take, 1st graders. This will be such and adventure. 

I know my school is going to the Daily 5 and since I have already been doing it. I said I would learn more about the Daily 3. I'm super excited about that too!!! So if anyone has any advice when it comes to math just shoot it my way! 

I can't wait to share my adventure in the next coming school year. :)

Parent Communications

Hey guys! I am here to link up with Ashley from Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd and Angie from Lucky Little Learners in their monthly linky. This month is all about Parent Communication.

I try and use lots of different things in my room to communicate with my parents. In the beginning of the school year, I give my parents a postcard telling them how happy I am for having their student in my class. I use the picture from Deedee Wills created for my postcards. 

This year my family loved it. 

The next thing I like to do is get as many emails from my parents as I can. I use it in class dojo  and regular communication with parents. This is my fastest and best way to communicate. I am will answer so much better. With phone calls, I just forget because once I am home I am home and leave school until my kids go to bed. Also, my husband asked me to leave my cell number out of parents hands because he knows I would never get out of teacher mode. 

The last thing I do is have a newsletter. Since I have been in a cluster, every 2 months, its my month to do a newsletter. I created a new template for my cluster. I change up the look of it so that parents will hopefully read it. 

I am hoping that next year I will use Remind 101. I think this will be helpful. I will have to keep you updated on that. Parent communication is so important. I am very glad to have read some amazing blogs and have gotten some great ideas for next year. This has been great!

We Heart Teachers!

With Teacher Appreciation week here, It is time to share what I love about being a teacher and why I love all of you! 

1. I have been teaching for 15 years and it has been the craziest adventure I have ever been on. I have taught grades K-3. It is just an amazing passion. I have learned a lot about myself and others around me. 

2. I love this blogging community. I have meet some really cool people. These group that we are in call teachers has inspired me to beyond belief. I am honored to call of you friends whether I have met you or not. YOU INSPIRE ME!!!!!

3. I am so thankful to what young children explore who they are as learners. I don't know about you but watching a struggling child "get it" just makes me jump and down and want to throw confetti. 

Since I am so happy to be a teacher and this week is about us and what we do, I am offering you a sweet Punctuation Pals posters. Just click under the picture for you free gift. Make sure that after you get your punctuation posters you hop over to my dear friend Jessica at Pride and Primary. You dont want to miss these amazing gifts. 

Click HERE for your freebie.