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Five for Friday: Projects, a Giveaway, and Summer
It’s time for a 5 for Friday post! Here’s what I’ve been up to this week.
I LOVE SUMMER!
Sorry… I just had to get that out! The past 2 weeks have been so amazing for not only my productivity (reading, blogging, and creating), but also for my general state of “being.” I just feel so rested and energetic! I was so tired of hearing the mister say, “You’re always tired.” Haha!
Did you notice my blog update?? Brownie points for those who did!
Gone are the days of “Second Grade Stampede!” In honor of my one year “Blogiversary” I went ahead and had the update to “First Grade Stampede.” Ok, so maybe it wasn’t THAT big of a change. I’m just so happy that my blog can now reflect the grade that I actually teach! For more on the story of why my blog was originally named “Second” instead of “First,” [check this out].
Erika at [Honey Bunch Blog Design] is always so friendly and quick! If you are needing anything for a blog, I highly suggest visiting her site!
BTW, this does mean that if you have my “button” on your blog that you should update it with my new button! If you don’t have my button on your blog, shame on you! Just kidding… Kind of… But seriously, if you do add my button to your blog, please let me know so that I can add yours to my “Blog Roll!”
Another way that I will be celebrating my one year “Blogiversary” is through a HUGE giveaway! There has already been over 25 AWESOME products donated by your favorite TPT Teacher-Authors. I am getting so excited for it, and I wish that June 17th would hurry up and get here!
Make sure you check back for easy entry to the Rafflecopter for some awesome K-2 products!
I have given in and started Season 1 of “Orange is the New Black.” I kept hearing about how excited everyone was when Season 2 came out, and I’m over here thinking, “I haven’t even seen Season 1.” That first episode definitely had me hooked.
I may be feeling a slight addiction to the show already… It has definitely consumed quite a bit of my time this week, but hey I’m allowed to relax! By a bit of time, I mean that I finished the first season in two days, and I am now ready to start Season 2, haha.
I’ve been posting my color by sight word packets as I’ve finished creating them. Well, I finally finished all 4 seasons and bundled them together! I am so happy to check this off of my list. I can’t wait for my kiddos to use them next year. Last year I had them do color by sight words as a Word Work Center for some weeks and also as morning work.
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I. Am. Excited. Y’all!!!! We have such a great group of teachers who are making the incredible choice to make small group literacy in the 22-23 school year…🧡 easier to manage💚 more effective💖 less chaotic💙 truly differentiated💛 low prepAnd we’ve extended to window to sign up through Sunday evening! If you’ve been considering joining GRA this is your time! Let’s do this y’all! www.theteachingtexan.com/success... See MoreSee Less
LAST CALL ⌛️I have decided to extend the closing of the Guided Reading Academy a FEW MORE HOURS. If you are nodding your heading to any of these:👉You feel like there is never enough time to fit everything into small group reading.👉You struggle to plan and prep in a reasonable amount of time.👉Your instruction is being interrupted over and over to give redirection to students.👉You feel pressure to help students reach their goals but aren't sure where to start.👉You've wanted to try small groups to experience the magic they can bring.This workshop is for YOU! So come and join me and let's make small group reading your favorite time of the day.www.theteachingtexan.com/success... See MoreSee Less