Sunday, September 23, 2012

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!

Happy fall, y'all! While it is still 85 here in Alabama, the calendar says it is officially FALL! I have Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Wallflowers, soap, and candles from Bath and Body Works all around our house and I'm LOVING it! :)

I just finished the newest Old Lady unit, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! LOVE this cute book and I hope you like the unit!

Instead of giving the unit to 5 people, I decided to put the unit on sale for two days! It will be 20 % off - you can snag it for $2.80 through Tuesday, September 25.

The Hop, Frog, Hop! Short Vowel /o/ Word Work Giveaway Winners are:

Have a fun fall week! :)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Hop, Frog, Hop! Short Vowel /o/ Word Work

Happy Sunday, friends! Hope you had a fabulous weekend!
 I found these at Super Target today:
WHAAATTT???? OMG! I am pretty much obsessed with seasonal foods! How fun are these?!?

Here's what Bollman's Bunch will be up to this week:

Math: Five and Ten Relationships
Check out Sarah's super fun Fun-tastic Ten Frames unit. LOVE!

We will also be playing Tens Go Fish, an Investigations game. 

Phonics: Short Vowel /o/
We will be doing the frog hop this week! :) Check out my newest Word Work unit below!

Comment below WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS to enter the giveaway for my newest Word Work unit! I will email it to five people on Friday, September 21.

Daily Five: Launching Read to Someone
When I saw the Sisters in Atlanta in August, they mentioned that they now launch Read to Someone last because it requires the most modeling and building of stamina. We decided to do Word Work before Read to Someone, and then add in Listen to Reading last. We are up to 17 minutes of stamina in Read to Self and 10 minutes of stamina in Work on Writing! AAAHHH! I just finished my first round of Fountas and Pinnell assessments and can't wait to meet with some reading groups this week to play some games!

Writing Workshop: Word Webs
We will creating Word Webs about fall, apples, and our school!
Click on the picture to download a Word Web from Google Docs.

Social Studies: Apples
Can't wait to make crockpot applesauce this week...YUM!!! We are also graphing our favorite color apple.  My favorite book this week is:

ALMOST done with newest The Old Lady unit! :) Only a few more days!!

Have a great week!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Cameo Creations

Hi friends! I know I am not the first person to say this, but I seriously love, love, love the Cameo!!! It is so much fun to craft with! I am obsessed with scalloped circles and the MTF Jumpin Jack font, so the Cameo and I are BFF's! 

I have had my Cameo since the spring...but let's be didn't come out of the box until this summer! I wasn't really into decorating my classroom in April...since it all has to come down in May! I took her out of the package this summer and can't get enough!

My favorite things about the Cameo- 
*You can use any font installed on your computer
 {Hello - MTF Jumpin Jack, Doodle Tipsy, CK Handprint, 
Smiley Monster}

*Easy to use software

*20% educator discount

Here are some classroom crafts created with the Cameo-

Cubeical storage labels 
{Can't get ENOUGH of the scalloped circle!}

Good Work Spotted work display

Swinging Into First Grade bulletin board

Math Work Stations board
Do you remember when I wasn't sure if I wanted to do Daily 5 Math or Math Work Stations this summer??? Although I LOVE The Daily Five for reading, I really HEART Work Stations for math. Loving it so far...on day 15! :)
I made the Math banner, the work stations letters, and the number magnets with the Cameo! The scalloped lime green magnetic boards are from a gift boutique in Birmingham. One of my fave new additions to my room!

Math Work Station tubs
Math Work Station tubs were $3.50 a piece from Walmart. I try to avoid Walmart at all costs and only go in the summer to pick up hard to find school supplies. I am a Target girl at heart! ;)
The lids are a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of zebra scrapbook paper, a lime green polka dot scalloped circle, with pink numbers in Doodle Tipsy font! 

Coming up soon...
*There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves mini unit
*Fall Math unit
*a Math Work Station freebie!

Have a wonderful week! :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Giveaway Winners and Coming Up

Thanks so much for your sweet comments! Vera, Lorajoelle, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, Kayce, and Kinderkids...check your email! :)

As I sipped on my very first Pumpkin Spice latte of the season this afternoon, I got to thinking about fall! I HEART FALL! I am working on the There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves unit, as well as a fall math unit and a math work station freebie for you! :) I am also working on uploading the pics for my Cameo Creations post! 

Have a great week!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books!

Happy Tuesday! LOVE 4 day weeks! Hope you had a fun Labor Day weekend! We were lake-ing it! So refreshed for a new week!

Thank you for your patience with my newest Old Lady unit! Denyse at Scrappin Doodles posted the graphics the week of preplanning and I just didn't get around to making the unit! Since it is late, it will be 20% off until Thursday, September 5. I left this unit for my sub last week! It is simple and fun! :)
AND...This book is only $1.00 in the Scholastic September SeeSaw catalog! Score!

Included in this unit:

~ Sequencing cards {color and black and white} and printable

~ Alphabetical order printable 

~ Swallow a Simile! writing printables

~Details, Details {2 can-have-are printables: book bags and books}

~ Rhyme Time word sort cards and printable

~ Roll and Graph math center activity

~ Book Bag Glyph {with printable pattern}

I will email this unit to 5 peeps on Friday. Just leave a comment with your email address to enter and I will randomly choose 5 winners! 
If you purchase the unit and win the giveaway, I will gladly email you another unit of your choice! :)

Also, I have fully caught up on emails. If you sent me an email in August, I just responded to you!
 My inbox is now empty!! :) Please let me know if you didn't hear from me!

Have a GREAT week, y'all!

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