Sunday, October 25, 2015

Let the Second Nine Weeks Begin!

Our first nine weeks has come to an end, and we are ready for what the second nine weeks will bring.  We have tried something new this year.  We decided to group our students and to switch groups for both math and language arts.  We were a little nervous about it because it was something new for both of us, but it has been a HUGE success!  We are able to give students what they need and better individualize instruction.  We are going to tweak a few things for the second nine week period and keep moving forward.  Now that we have tried it, I wouldn't want to do it any other way.  

We had our parent teacher conferences and discussed switching with our parents as well and they were all on board and said the students were all very positive about it.  Don't you love it when good ideas come together full circle?  Speaking of good ideas...check out these adorable photos.  For our conferences this year, we had our students make a replica of themselves and we taped them to their chair at conferences.  They were absolutely adorable and were a surprise for each parent walking in!

I hope your year has been as successful as ours has been!   Keep up the good work and remember to help your fellow teachers.  New studies are showing our profession is the third most stressful.  Be sure to lift one another up and don't forget ALWAYS to take care of yourself!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fall Learning Fun

It is finally fall! Can you feel it? Are your students excited/crazy/wild/hyper due to the change in the weather?  Do you love having recess duty (only when it's nice outside!), have you tasted or smelled the pumpkin flavored anything that seems to be everywhere you turn?  Well, we have answered answered yes to all of the questions.
It isn't fall without cute decorations, right?!

In honor of this beautiful season we have created print-and-go pages to assess your students in both Math and ELA. There is a packet perfect for grades 1-2 and another great for 3-4. Each is on SALE for $1 for the next three days! 

The Fall Learning Fun packet for grades 1 & 2 includes skills sheets with a cutesy fall and Thanksgiving theme. Students will work on sight words, word families, vowel sounds, nouns, alphabetical order, parts of speech, contractions, fact/opinion, main idea, sequencing, even/odd, fact families, calendar math, expanded form, ten more/ten less, making ten, identifying coins,
adding, and number ordering.

The Fall Learning Fun packet for grades 3 & 4 includes skill sheets with the same fall and Thanksgiving theme. Skills include vowel sounds, alphabetical order, parts of speech, types of literature, silent letters, addition, subtraction with regrouping, five multiplication bump games, rounding, syllables, reading a recipe, synonyms, antonyms, writing, number values, and place value. No wasted pages! The skills are great for third and fourth grade students and can even be used for I-Read 3 practice!

We hope you have lovely fall weather every time you have recess duty! We also hope you love our Fall Learning Fun Packets! Head to our TPT store (Two Teacher Friends) to get them while they are only $1! Be sure to check the Teacher Deals and Dollar Steals page for more great products from some of our teacher friends!

   Happy Fall!     Love,
        Your Two Teacher Friends