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Enjoying October
13 Oct, 2014. 0 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Don't you just love long weekends? This past weekend I was able to head out to my father's house in the Berkshires to…
When To Launch The Next Daily 5 {with a focus on work on writing}
27 Jun, 2014. 34 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
The next chapter in the Daily 5 that we are covering is Chapter 7: When to Launch The Next Daily 5. This chapter…
Owl Week!
19 Oct, 2013. 6 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
On Monday we start our next unit. Throughout the upcoming week we will learn all about owls! The owl pellets arrived the other…
I love my job! {and a Freebie}
16 Oct, 2013. 15 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Today my students walked in and their mouths hit the floor. Those few seconds of silence, followed by the HUGE smiles, and then hands…
“It’s fun first grade!”
12 Oct, 2013. 4 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
In my classroom, we have lovingly named Fridays, "Fun Friday." On Fridays my students work super hard in the morning taking their assessments…
Monday, Monday…and a whole bunch of bat centers!
8 Oct, 2013. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Today my students walked in to a classroom set up ready for bat week. Our Scholastic readers (featuring bats) were on their desks…
October Mapped Out and Spiders! {and your chance to win!}
29 Sep, 2013. 86 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Can you believe that it is almost October? CRAZY, right?! Goodbye apples, and hello October themes! On Friday I mapped out my month…
Bat week continues!
20 Oct, 2012. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
My kids have been working SO hard this week at writing informative texts about bats. We have been working on how we write…
Bat week has started!
18 Oct, 2012. 4 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Bat week has officially begun! We have learned poems about bats, read numerous books, and have really been working on our writing with…
I’ve been BOO-ed!
15 Oct, 2012. 4 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
My good friend Heidi from over at Boo-ed me today! How fun!! If you have never visited her blog you MUST go see…
Spider Week!
7 Oct, 2012. 10 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Spiders, spiders, OH MY!We went crazy for spiders last week in my classroom. We learned more than I ever wanted to know and…