Monday, October 5, 2015

A Firefighter Beginning Reader Freebie

This year I am taking our lowest students in first grade for our RTI time.  In our room, I have the help of an awesome special ed teacher, sometimes a para or a tutor, and me for an hour  and a half every day.  We have a small group of about 12 that are already about 1 academic year behind their peers!  We are working to catch up our students by the end of the year.  Not a small task, but it has been fun pulling out every trick I have learned to try to make the most of every second I have with them. 
So when I was pulling out my guided reading books to go with our Fire Safety unit, I had no luck.  I was finding too easy or too hard.  I decided to use our list of sight words we are working on and put them into a very basic beginning reader.  Here are a couple pages.  Download it for free by clicking on the pictures.

They will read it with me and illustrate it later.  Have a good week!
Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fire Safety Week

I just love the sound of the word October. To me, it brings a contentment and calm that I haven't felt for a couple of months.  Six weeks into school, routines are made, habits are set, there is a new flow for the year.  I can breathe.  Finally!  The cool days have replaced the extreme heat in my classroom.  All is good in the world.  Ahhhh...

And so, this weekend I cleaned.  I mean truly cleaned-  not the "I will grab the hunk of cheese that my child left on the coffee table the night before on the way out the door and wipe the spot with a Clorox wipe." cleaning that has been my last six weeks of clean. #neglegtedhome  I moved chairs and couches and dusted and even did windows.  Ahhhhh... and life is in order yet again!  {for a day or two anyway!}  Now I am settling in for a few hours of planning my week!

This week is all about Fire Safety! 

I found a cute Fire Safety Video


I have some fun math tubs I have going on this week.

Some Addition Clip cards.

 Some Fire Truck Cover games.  I made 2 different types of cards for differentiating.

And some problem solving....

I found some fun Firefighter figures in the toy section of the Dollar Tree to use as counters a couple years ago!  The kids love them!

You can get the activities {HERE} !  
Hope you have a great week!