Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Together Teacher Book Study


So, what do you think? Are you a together teacher? I know I am in some ways but not all.  So, I'm reading through this book given to us for Teacher Appreciation Week from our Principal. It's called The Together Teacher by Maia Heyck-Merlin.

Click the book and be taken to Amazon where you can get it for $14.00!!

The subtitle is: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time! Now who doesn't want to do all of that, right?  So, as I read through the book I thought I would share with you my thoughts and any "goodies" I make to use the ideas in the book. If you have or get the book and want to join me that would be fantastic!

First I wanted to share this website that I think is free to everyone where you can take a course on the calendar part of the book. It was really helpful to me and you might want to go through it.

This is the site about the book with lots of resources 

Then this is the link to the Course.

So, I'll leave you with that to get you started with the idea and see if you want to join me on this journey.

Take care,

Ms. Franciso

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wrapping up from the Awesome Blog Hop!!

Hey Everyone,

Thank you so much for all the visits to my blog for the Splish Splash Blog Bash! It was awesome!  I did a little hopping myself and grabbed some goodies!  Rachael from The Classroom Gamenook did an awesome job organizing this one! It went well.  The good news is there might be another one. So you will definitely want to subscribe to google plus or my blog through blog lovin' or Like my Facebook page if you haven't already so you stay informed.

I am pleased to announce that Marie H. is the winner of my rafflecopter giveaway.  She chose the Panda Pals Contraction Task Cards as her prize:

There are 45 Task Cards in this Bundle.  There as so many ways to use this product. It's great as a center just as it is.  It can be in a basket for early finishers.  You can do a "write the room" or scoot activity with it. You can use a generic board game and make it into a game.  Students will use the contractions in context of a sentence which makes learning more valid.

If you like these you might think about getting the bundle. It's a great savings. It's a $13.00 value for only $7.00.  You can't beat that!  The bundle has many features that are just in the bundle so it's like getting double for your great savings.  It includes the task cards above and 3 more contraction activities.

Click the Bundle Picture to go to my TPT store.

I hope Marie enjoys the task cards and I hope the rest of you will think about getting this great bundle.  Perfect for 1st and 2nd graders.  They range from simple matching, words in context and finally a writing paragraphs activity.  They are already differentiated for you.

I hope my teacher friends who are reading this are having a great summer.  What are you doing? Feel free to drop me a note and let me know what you're doing.

Take care,

Ms. Francisco