January Curriculum Map

A few days late but here is our big ideas for January! I love January because it feels like a fresh start. I was so impressed with my kiddos yesterday when they were writing about their winter breaks. It felt like they were really taking their time and trying to sound out words. Because I […]

December Curriculum Map

Sorry I’m a few days late but I’m still recovering from my trip to Minnesota! We already started our Gingerbread unit this week where we do a lot with comparing characters and stories. I also have the students start using character pictures to re-tell the story. As we all know, December is a crazy busy […]

Inference Lesson *In My Fur Ring”

I LOVE this idea and I take zero credit because it is not mine. A fab 5th grade teacher, Kelli M.,┬áthat used to teach at my school came up with this fun idea and it is absolutely genius. I put a few of my own twists on it but I think this is such a […]

November Curriculum Map

Bah! Sorry friends….a few days late on this one. I have been a tad wrapped up in the Cubs winning the World Series. I am a die hard fan so it has been a big week with very little sleep ­čÖé Woohoo!!! Go Cubs!!!! My kiddos were all excited because I was so excited. This […]

Phonemic Awareness Set 2

Happy Saturday! I am finally finished with Set 2 of my Phonemic Awareness Activities! People ask, does it really only take 5 minutes? Yes! Once you start to get in the groove, you get a little quicker and the students know what to expect. I have a FB live you can watch for this set […]

September Curriculum Map

Well it’s been a little while! I have been in moving mode since conferences last month and we are finally here and I have internet…which I haven’t had for a week (woe is me I know…). So, I knew I had to get in here before August came and went and I┬ástart back to school! […]

Earth Day Activities

Happy Earth Week! I didn’t get a chance to post my lesson plans┬áon Sunday┬áso I thought I would jump on here and share some of our earth day activities that we will be doing this week. Since plants and earth day kind of mix together well, we learn about plants and earth day in the […]

Peek at My Week (Eric Carle and Insects)

Once Spring starts up, I just can’t get enough of Eric Carle! It seems that I find a way to incorporate his books at least once a week between now and the end of the year. We also start our study on insects this week as well. Lots of great books on our bookshelf this […]