1. I have made a Facebook page. It is something I have been wanting to do and just now have found the time too. If you like it you will find a fan freebie! You can like my page here. Just remember it is a work in progress!


2. Birthday pencils


Link Shape Cards you can grab that here





3. Last, but not least I have made my new ABC word book. I did this last year in the pm class whenever we learned about a new letter. The students will come up with words that begin with that letter. It is a great way for me to assess what students can recall the words we have discussed that begin with that letter and an easy way for me to assess which students understand the letter and sound connection and which ones don't. 


This is a sample of the words that we came up with last year. It normally just has the letter (which is what I got ready for next year). 


What have you made?! Link up with 4th Grade Frolics and see what others have made!









I just updated my Back to School Mega Pack and you have a chance to win it! The giveaway runs through July 4th. Head over to Teacher's Notebook to enter!

Here is what's included:
School vs. Non-School Items p.4-5
How Many Crayons Book p.6-16
Crayon Box Counting Mat p.17-20
Ordinal Position p. 21-22
Put the Shapes in the Backpack tracing shapes book p. 23-30
Matching School Items p. 31
Beginning Sounds p. 32
b/d, p/q letter confusion p. 33-34
AB, ABB, ABC File Folder Pattern Strips p. 35-47
Where’s that Crayon? Positional Word Book p. 48-55
Color BINGO p. 56-60
What’s in my Backpack? Emergent reader p. 61-67
Color Sort File Folder game p. 68-69
Colorful Crayons p. 70-80
Draw and Mark ABC, numbers, shapes, colors p.81-88
Size Sort p. 89-91
Back to School Games and cards (ABC, numbers, shapes, colors) p. 92-104
Sharpen the Pencils (dice games) p. 105-107
Roll to 50 and 100 p. 108-110
Spin and Graph p. 111-112
School Comprehension Game p. 113-120
Yes/ No School comprehension question clips p. 121-128
Cut and paste I see School book p. 129-138
School vocabulary cards and Trace the word recording sheet p. 139-142
Our Class Graph p. 143
Recording Sheet p. 144
Practice/ Review Sheet p. 145
Pocket Chart Words p. 146
Kids to graph p. 147
I Have, Who Has 10 Frame and Numeral Game p. 148-153


Also, don't forget to like my facebook page. I am going to try adding a few facebook only freebies there!

Have a great weekend!




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I am linking up for Five for Friday.


1. We watched some fireworks on Wednesday. Ethan wasn't scared this year, which was great and Madi slept through it all (how?! I have no idea!).



2. I joined Ebates. I should have done this sooner as it is free and you can earn money back from different places for making a purchase that you would already be making! You can also add a cash back button and anytime you go to a site that can get you money back it tells you. Super easy! You can sign up here if you're interested.





3. You can get this freebie by liking my facebook page. You can like it here. It is a work in progress, but thanks to Ashley Hughes at The School Supply Addict I am able to share this fan freebie on it! You can find out how to do this here!



4. I also had the opportunity to create a couple more fonts. Check them out!

kdbsquiggles
kdbhighlife



You can find more fonts over at The Teaching Tribune

5. One last freebie you can get at tpt...cutting and tracing practice. 
Cut and Trace







Freebie Fridays

Have a fun weekend!


I feel like I am always trying to improve on how I progress monitor my student's IEP goals. I am always trying to make it more thorough and efficient. I have just been keeping a daily checklist of the activity done and how the students did. This is great because I can check back on their progress, however, if I got audited I would be searching for the specific activities that meet their specific goals. So for next year this is the plan:

So I am keeping a big binder.


Each child is going to have a tab with their name and I have made this chart with their four IEP goals and each month listed. Behind their name will be the tracing and copying fine motor pages, checklists for their language goals, and samples of their work. I do activities regularly that meet their goals so once I have done an activity that meets their IEP goal for the month I am going to record how they did on this checklist.  


I am hoping this will be an easier frame of reference on the child's individual progress and will be better for child study meetings, IEP meetings, etc. because it will be just that much more detailed on how they did. 

If you have a great progress monitoring system in place I would love to hear it or any suggestions that you may think will make this system even that much more effective! 










1.
Fireworks! We get to watch some tonight. I love fireworks and the 4th of July because it means it is summertime and it’s my anniversary. 5 years this year! Where has the time gone?!



2.
Lindsay Brin’s workouts. I did these after I was pregnant last time and I really found them to work. I have just done the ones on youtube but they are short and I can fit in at least one a day. You can check them out here.

3.
I am loving bbq’s, beanbags, and friends. This is the first summer we have not had something going on every single weekend. We had time to just relax at home and enjoy having people over. Love it!

4.

I love world cup soccer. Go USA!


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What are you loving?! Link up with Covered in Glitter and Glue to share!


I have made a lot of work tasks this past school year, but they were just sitting in a big bin. There was no organization so I needed a system and this is what I came up with. The cabinets in my classroom are not very big, but I wanted the work tasks to fit in the cabinets so after some measuring I found that photo boxes would fit perfect! Michaels periodically runs 5 for $10 sales so I made sure to pick them up then.

So I labeled each box (literacy, math, adapted books, fine motor).



On the dividers I labeled the math tasks. 


I stored the tasks in baggies behind the divider card. 


The large papers I put in a manila folder and will place underneath the box. 


For now, until I get a lot more work tasks I think this system will work and it fits in the cabinets. :)





My kiddos love adapted books and I love them too because once I show them how to use them it is something they can each easily do independently! They also work on lots of academic skills. These particular adapted books I made are for the kids to interact with the story they are reading. I had a lot of Disney board books in my cupboard at school so I pulled them all out, scanned the pictures and then cropped the pictures to specifically coordinate to what the page is talking about. Add velcro to the page and as the student is reading the book they can match the pictures.








This past week I also finally finished (I started this last summer and then it got forgotten about) this witch hat ring toss game. It is super easy to make...party hats spray painted black, poster board with black marker circles, and rings. I had these rings, but you can also find them at the store. 



Homemade car mat. I saw this on pinterest and thought it was a great idea. You can have the kids bring in different environmental print labels to put on the mat. You could also have the kids try to design it similar to their city. I will probably just tape it on the floor. I think the kids will enjoy it. A tablecloth is more ideal, but I had this available so this is what I went with. I used packing tape to tape the pictures on there. You can get the car mat pictures here






Check out Fourth Grade Frolics for some more fun ideas!



I have a lot of social stories, but am having the challenge of organizing them so that they are readily available and all in one place. So this is what I came up with, but if you have a better system that you think may work better please let me know. I have not tried this yet in the classroom so this may change.

So I got an accordion file and am using construction paper as dividers with a list of what stories are behind that category.






I am just concerned that I won't put them back in the right place or that they may not be as readily accessible as I want and need them to be. What do you think?! Do you have a great system for organizing social stories that works?







It's five for Friday time! Linkup with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching
1. We got learn pads for small group time in our classroom. I can't wait to explore it!

2. I found these fun snap cube patterns. Klever Kiddos has a variety of these patterns for different themes throughout the year and they are all free! I just printed the school ones as I am not sure if my kids will like doing them or not or if they will be too hard for them. We shall find out!



3. At the dollar tree I found these fun abc and number puzzles. These puzzles are a little different than some of the other ones I have because not only do they have to match the letter or number, they have to put them in alphabetical or numerical order!




4.  A freebie for you all!Some back to school freebies. You can get it here at tn or tpt.


Included is: cutting practice


Flip It, Say It, Stamp It


Same vs. Different Crayons


Freebie Fridays

5.Have a great weekend! : )


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