A Week in Pics...


We honored those lost in the 9/11 attacks with these little firemen.  You can see the template {HERE}.  My second grade friends wrote thank you letters to firemen.  We watched a really good video, too, on Learn360.  It was a Reading Rainbow video, and it did a really great job of talking about the terrible tragedy in a kid-friendly way.




I have the Lesson Plan SOS guided reading guru packet and love it!  I got this idea from these sweet girls!   Thanks for reminding me ladies!  I use those practically everyday and went completely blank!  I just tweaked it and created my own to suit my needs.  I feel like I finally have my small guided reading groups up and going smoothly now.  Thank goodness!  I love having the students' names on post-it notes to allow for more flexible grouping.  (I should have used some cuter ones now that I'm looking at it!)  This is right behind my teacher table.
I loved The First Grade Parade's Wall of Fame idea.  I HAD to incorporate it this year.  The kiddos love it!  They love sharing all about themselves! 



 We take our weekly comprehension test and spelling test on Friday.  I use these "houses" from Oriental Traiding.  I don't think they will make it another year.  I would L.O.V.E. to get some from Lakeshore.   These are really great for keeping down the distractions.  {Not sure what that weird glow is up in the corner?!}




My good friend Emily did this really great writer's workshop lesson for us on Friday.  She is one of our Title I, school-wide teachers at our school, and she comes in my room everyday to provide reading intervention.  This lesson was all about how to form a sentence.  She talked about how all sentences need a naming part (noun) and a telling part (verb).  They got so into it!  They got to form their own sentences at the end on sentence strips (with markers...their absolute faves!!!)!  Thanks Mrs. Emily!


This is a really great app; I recommend it if you have an iPad.  It is called Teacher's Assistant.  You can enter your students' names and document anything!  I use it for behavior.  You can even e-mail your notes to their parents.  This is a great resource to pull out at parent teacher conferences!

I hope you all have a fabulous week!  Happy Teaching from Tiffany at The Lemonade Stand!!!


27 comments

  1. I LOVE the fireman! Is it okay if I use these guys during our fire safety week? Also, I've never heard of Teacher's Assistant. I'll have to look it up. I'm always on the look-out for new apps!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Andi

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  2. Thanks ladies! Feel free to use the firemen! That's a good idea to use them then!

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  3. Love the fireman! Do you have a pattern? Thanks for sharing! ptellep@yahoo.com

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  4. Ditto on arrowbarney's post: Do you have a pattern? I would love to use this during our community helpers:)
    sillyteacher@sbcglobal.net

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  5. I would love a pattern of the fire fighter if you have one! rcurtis@alpinedistrict.org

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  6. I would also love a fire fighter writing pattern if you have one! kingre@billingsschools.org

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  7. I will try to make a pattern for you all this weekend. Sorry for the delay! Thanks for all the great feedback!

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  8. Just found your blog and I really like your stuff. Very cute. I am using the firefighter for fire saftey week. Thanks!
    -Lauren
    www.weeklyhive.blogspot.com
    Come share with me!

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  9. Would love a pattern of the firefighter to use during fire prevention week! Thanks!
    debrammcdaniel@gmail.com

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  10. I would love to use your firefighter this week as we will be learning about fire safety and the Fire Trucks are comping for a visit this week.
    jntcanright@hotmail.com

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  11. Hi, Would also love your pattern. paulamooney@cogeco.ca

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  12. I would love a pattern also! You have some super cute and creative ways to incorporate Social Studies! hwalker76109@gmail.com

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  13. Just discovered your blog from 1st Grade Parade! Love it! I too would love the pattern to the firefighter. Way too cute! Sraigosa505@aol.com. Thank you.

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  14. Must Have Fireman Pattern!!! So Cute!!!! WE visited the Fire Station on Tuesday, and these would make such cute "thank you"cards!! kimplank@gmail.com

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  15. Hi there! I think our blog might be the spot that you saw the picture of how to display the guided reading groups?
    http://lessonplansos.blogspot.com/2011/06/guided-reading.html
    Melissa and Nicole :)

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  16. It was, Melissa and Nicole! I use your guided reading stuff almost everyday! I don't know what happened to me the day I posted this! I linked it you girls! Thanks!

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  17. When I was teaching first grade (I'm home with kids right now), we made our own "houses" -- although we called them "offices." :o) Just staple 2 file folders together. I would staple them ahead of time, and then let the kids decorate them during the first week of school. The kids just stored them in their desks and pulled them out as a class if I asked them to "put up your offices," or as individuals if they just needed help focusing. :o) They hold up pretty well, but if someone's got too beat up and floppy, it was simple to replace it for them.

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  18. I'd love a copy of the template for the fireman. Thanks. jenj73@mac.com

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  19. I can't believe how cute your fireman is, if I could get a copy of the pattern my kids would be over the moon. Thanks Diedra jcotphoto@aol.com

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  20. I would love the fireman pattern as well. I would like to use it with my community helpers unit. Thanks! hjbraddock@yahoo.com

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  21. I too would love a copy of your fireman pattern. I would use for our unit on fire safety. Thank you so much jscholb@hotmail.com

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  22. I would LOVE a pattern of your fireman... Thanks, Janice
    mjsmith@tipton-county.com

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  23. I would also love to use your pattern for your fireman....we always do a class thank you letter but your firemen sheet and template is super cute! I would also love a pattern jayamaharajh@gmail.com

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  24. How cute! My class is visiting the fire station next week for fire safety. I would love a copy of your fireman and writing piece.

    cmcgowan@potsdam.k12.ny.us

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  25. Can I have your super cute fireman pattern? Thanks!

    hsease99@hotmail.com

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  26. I have put the fireman template in my TPT store if you want to check it out. Thanks for your sweet comments everyone! There is a link to my store above. Thanks again!

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