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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

It's ME! FTT!

It's my turn friends! For this week's FTT I am the feature teacher! Now I know you probably know me pretty well at this point, but here is some more get-to-know me fun!

This week’s Feature Teacher is me!

I am a wife, aunt, daughter, sister, and a dog mom to her Brittany Spaniel, Ace
Isn’t he cute?!
I am in my third year of teaching first grade in Southwest Ohio. I love to create, blog {when I can! The school year is SO busy}, and spend time outdoors with The Hubs and Ace. With a knack for tech, I have taken those skills and applied them to the blogosphere, serving as her school’s Technology Learning Consultant, and to my TpT store.

One of my Best Sellers in my TpT store is her Fact Family Activities!

These activities are interactive, and encourage student engagement with cutting, pasting & putting together fact family puzzles

Another one of my favorite things to teach is grammar and writing conventions. I saw a need for a product that was engaging, and fun, but still served the need for her students to practice those capitals, punctuation marks, proper nouns, commas in a series, dates, and all of the other CCSS convention standards! The best thing? You can grab all THREE of my DOLs in one big bundle!
My students LOVE taking a red pen to these pages and becoming the grader. Students gets to find all of the mistakes, and then rewrite the sentence. After, I have my students complete a dictation sentence where I tells them how many points the sentence would be out of (capital, period, name title {Mr.}, commas, etc), and students get to grade each other’s dictation sentence.

Check out these other awesome products that you can find in my TpT store that are 20% off this week, February 9-12!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Feature Teacher Tuesday

This week’s featured teacher is Jessica Berggren from Tales of a First Grade Teacher


Jessica is a wife, mother of 2 and First Grade Teacher. She has been teaching for 18 years and has a Master’s Degree in Math, Science and Technology for Elementary Education.  Her teaching journey began in 1998, New York City in Queens, NY. She moved out to Long Island 2 years later, where she was a 4th grade teacher. In 2004, she moved to Florida with her husband and 1 month old baby girl. She taught 3rd grade for several years, before an opening popped up in 1st grade. She was looking for a change and decided to let her principal know she wanted to move to 1st grade. That was 9 years ago. And she’s never looked back!
This year she was voted Teacher of the Year at her K-8 School by the Faculty and Staff. What a tremendous honor!!
In 2012, Jessica heard of a website where you can share, buy and sell lessons plans. She began to create things for others that she had been using for years. You can see her store here:  Store/Tales-Of-A-First-Grade-Teacher-Jessica-Berggren. One of her favorite products is her Chevron Chic Blends and Digraphs pack.
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It combines her love of creating decor and sound pedagogy in 1 product. This beautiful set includes posters for your classroom as well as practice for all of the blends and digraphs. The chevron colors are turquoise, orange, lime green, red and light blue. Each blend is accompanied by a bright and beautiful graphic.
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Jessica’s favorite subject to teach is Math. Her Common Core Geometry Unit is creative, and fun! It includes a fun character named Miss Polygon. She will help you introduce your unit, and get your students engaged and excited to learn shapes! Common-Core-Geometry-Unit-starring-Miss-Poly-Gon-641360

If you are looking for an engaging unit to get your students interested in shapes, and to get your own creative wheels spinning, then this unit is for you!
Of course, Jessica loves to share Freebies as well….
Here are 2 freebies she uses every year in her first grade classroom.       
Daily 5 Pacing Guide:
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Geometry Lesson Introduction Freebie:

Be sure to follow Jessica on:
Periscope: Talesof1stGrade

Monday, February 1, 2016

Currently... February!

Hey Friends! Turns out i'm not the best school year blogger. I am really trying. But flailing at the same time! So here I am to link up with Farley over at Oh Boy... It's Farley! And BTW- have you checked out her awesome new blog design by Laugh Eat Learn? Alexis is the BEST if you're looking for a blog redesign!

So here it is!

It has been a crazy busy week and it's only Monday. How did that happen? The only thing on my brain is all the RESA work that I am refusing to do. I wrote about RESA in my winter break to do list, and that's really as far as I got. HA! It's due on the 15. FIFTEEN MORE DAYS! Then this will all be behind me. But yikes- the next 15 days are SO busy!

Don't forget to link up with Farley!
Oh Boy It's Farley
Check back in tomorrow for Feature Teacher Tuesday!