Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Trying to be organized

Today I am linking again with blog hoppin'. I can't believe I am blogging three days in a row!

During the Summer conference I made a trip to Target and bought this cute planners I want to use this year.


As I have said we are not back in the classroom until September so almost everything is in the school. My favorite organizational supplies are binders! I have tons of them.

This is an old photo and I had not include the labels yet. But you can see some of my binders to store assessment, group work, students information, worksheets...

I try to keep my classroom as organized as possible as I want to be a good example for my students. They don't come to my house, so that is a different thing. ;)

In the craft folder I keep each craft in a plastic sleeve with an example for easy reference.





My term folders are my favorite! Everything I create/purchase for my classroom goes in them.
When I arrived to my school printing or photocopying was a big deal so I got used to print at home. When I get to school I make the copies and put the originals in these display folders.
I have one for each term and each one has 60 plastic sleeves so everything is organized by week and by subject.
I insert a sticky note with the objectives for that week.
I can't wait to see how you organize!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Where I teach


I had been teaching in the same school for 6 years and them I moved and I forgot taking photos of my classroom. :(



This is an old photo form my old school. We won't start school until September so I am not able to take photos of this year classroom yet. 



This is an old photo. This year I teach in a portable, not the same size, not the same light... but I love my new school so I'll find a way to make it as appealing as my old classroom.



Monday, August 18, 2014

This is me!



HI! This is me!



I don't post about myself very much but I wanted to join the linky fun and then I saw a great 10 things about me in Amy Lemon's blog. So here I am!



I am linking with BLOG HOPPIN' I hope you join the fun! :)

These are a few things about me:


I will be teaching second grade this year. I am looping with my firsties to second grade.
I used to teach in Kinder during Specials but this year I will be an Art teacher! I am superexcited about it! I will teach art to first and second graders. :)
This year I started in a new school/home/town. I am so happy to be back to my hometown. I love hanging out with my old friends.

And talking about friends, I attended the Vegas conference this Summer. It was a long trip from Spain... but so worth it. I have learned lots of new things to use in my classroom AND I have met my old blogger friends. I have been talking to some of them for ages and this was the first time I saw them.


I don't have photos of everyone... I was way too nervous excited to think about photos. 
In the first photo you can see my bilingual friends. Check them out! They have great ideas to teach Spanish.

I also met Erica Bohrer. She was a  speaker at the conference and she shared good stuff. She is very sweet! Thanks Erica.

Then I visited the Freebilicious booth. I love that photo with Maria Manore and Jennifer White. I'm sure you already know them. They have the cutest blogs/classrooms ever!
Both of them are great photographers. 
Maria teaches Kinder in a small school. I have used lots of resources from her in my first grade classroom. And now she is creating Spanish resources too. ¡GRACIAS!
Jennifer teaches First grade too. She makes the cutest craftivities you'll see them soon in my blog as I'll use them this year in Art.

And last... Tabitha Carro! We have been sending mails for some time and I knew we will be good friends. We spent all the time we could together! I was glad that they both spoke Spanish. 

I'm already missing everyone! You know you are all invited to visit us if you ever come to Spain. 
Monday, August 11, 2014

Shark week is here!

All teachers know that kids learn more when they’re excited and engaged. Today a team of bloggers come together to help your students take a BITE out of learning with a theme your students are sure to love!


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One way I help my students get excited about learning is using technology. I try to find resources for every lesson online.
Check out some shark online resources here: Shark resources.


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My Shark Week freebie is a Shark expert diploma. Just print the images (English or Spanish).



If you liked the freebie check the whole unit here:
You'll find a a minibook and Shark expert hats.





Be sure to go for a swim in the linky party below. Every blog in the Shark Week Blog Hop features a fishy freebie for you and your students- but hurry! Shark Week only lasts until Sunday, August 17th  : )
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Get ready for Shark week!


My students LOOOVE sharks and next week is the perfect week to learn about sharks. 
I have compiled some useful sites that will help you next week.

The first one has lots of facts and useful information:

The Shark Trust


The second one is learninggamesforkids.com

It has some shark games and videos!


 You know that I am from Spain so I love when I can find Spanish resources:

Some games to learn about sharks. Who doesn't love a memory game?





The last site has some good information too but I have linked directly with the didactic materials. You can download a pdf with tons of information and some worksheets. Everything in Spanish!


For more Shark fun check out Jennifer from First Grade Blue Skies. She is having a giveaway on her blog with the Glyph Girls.






I'll be back on Monday with a great Shark Freebie! :)










If you still need more shark ideas check out my Shark unit on TPT.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Odd Even FUN






This week we had lots of fun! End of the year is close so I am trying to make things as fun as possible as everyone is tired at this point of the year.



We started learning about Odd and Even with our calculators mini posters. Get them free!

Then we could move on with the practice!

With the world cup so near it was very exciting practicing it with this game:

It is super simple. Have you heard about pares o nones? It is just a simple game:

One player chooses Odd and the other Even. 
Then both say:
1, 2, 3.... PARES o NONES?
1, 2, 3.... ODD or EVEN?

And both students show a hand with the number that they choose.
In our case the referee determines the winner and he or she moves to the next 'match'.
We have a Champion 1 and a Champion 2 so both final players take the crown home that day.
This game is very popular in my first grade classroom. They play on their own and the crowns go home almost every day.






We are studying transports at the same time so Odd and Even street were a must:

We did a number dictation and put them in order while talking about houses in real streets.












We did this little foldable streets and had fun playing with them creating our city with traffic signals and little cars.
If you like it visit my TPT store.



Friday, May 2, 2014

Five for Friday


This is my very first time linking with Doodle Bugs Teaching! I have enjoyed this linky on other blogs so I thought I could participate this week.




Yes! We did it. The page is completely blank... But I am learning how to use it and soon I will add some fun. 


We have internet in the classroom! This may sound weird for many of you. But this year I moved to a new school with no smartboard and no computers in the classroom. Many parents donated computers at the beginning of the year and now we have internet access. I am excited!



I am working on some end of the year activities for first graders. We still have 2 months to go...




This was in the mail! I ordered a big banner with hundred chart for the classroom! Some kids struggle with number sense and I want to work on it this month. 




Did You hear about the blog hop? It will start tomorrow. I do not participate on this one it but I know some good friends that are participating. Visit Flapjack educational resources,  Second Grade Superkids or Fun Monkey Bars tomorrow!

FlapJack Educational Resources

The Second Grade Super Kids and Beyond


 

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