One of my favorite things to teach in first grade is phonics. I love teaching students new phonics skills and watching them apply those skills to their reading. Right now we are working on CVC words and the students are doing such a great job! I created a PowerPoint for each short vowel and have posted them to my TpT store here. The students love these and the activities change so it is easy to stay engaged.
For each PowerPoint the students are asked to do three things:
For the first few slides, they are given a word and they have to pick the picture that matches the word:
The next few slides give the students a picture and they have to pick a matching word:
On the last few slides, the students are shown a picture and they have to pick the matching word family:
At this point I have been using the short vowel worksheets here as the corresponding sheet, but I am going to work on making one that corresponds with the PowerPoint!
You can click on the Preview below to take you to the link.
Since I have started teaching I have always struggled with a lesson plan format that fits my needs. I have changed my format every year since I started and I have not found anything that fits my needs until this year!! I was "Pinteresting" lesson plan formats and I ran across the format that Ladybug's Teacher Files uses. I loved them! I had to make a few adjustments to make them fit my needs and here is what I came up with:
I always forget how hard it is to get back into a routine once school starts again! I am always so exhausted from working that cleaning my house gets put on the back burner. Then, when I finally can't take it anymore, I lose my entire weekend to cleaning. So this year I decided to get more organized! I created a cleaning schedule that my husband laminated for me (: Each day there are two or three simple chores that need to be done. Then, on the far left is a list of chores that only need to be done once a month - we do these when we have a few free minutes (haha!).
The second page is a list of chores that needs to be done each month (these are chores that only need to be done once or twice a year).
I absolutely love it! I think one of my favorite things about it is that my husband knows exactly what needs to be done each day - that way the cleaning never gets left up to one person.
Here is what they look like:
|The first page of chores for every month|
|The second page of chores that only need to be done in specific months.|