Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Currently and More

Happy New Year! I hope this year brings everyone good health, success and joy.  And may you keep your resolutions this year. I've only made one this year and it's similar to the one I made last year.  And that is to try my hardest to speak positively to everyone I come in contact with even when I'm stressed or impatient.  I've done pretty well with this but have found that when I am positive life is just  . . . easier.  And I need easier.  I have two teenagers who aren't always the easiest people to be around.  Especially my 13 year old son.  One minute he is hugging me and the next he is screaming profanities and making holes in his wall. Gotta love autism . . .

I'm linking up with Farley with this month's Currently.




I've been busy over break.  I finally finished two products I have been working on since August.  (insert sigh of relief)

One is the 3rd in a series of Nonfiction News.  I made a farm animal version last spring and an African animal version last summer.  This one is perfect for January --penguins!  What I love about this product is it not only teaches science, but reading and writing informational text.  

All you need to do is

 print and teach! 


Here is the product description:  This 101 page product is what you need to implement ELA Common Core Standards in your classroom. It includes nonfiction articles for close reading on penguins - All About Penguins, King, African, Gentoo, Adelie, Galapagos, Chinstrap, Fairy, Emperor, Rockhopper and Macaroni Penguins. Lesson plans for 11 days and the CCSS ELA standards (K, 1, 2) are included. You will also find all of the worksheets, writing materials, posters, sorts, activities in this pack.

Kindergarten Standards-
K.R.I.T.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

K.R.I.T.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

K.W.2 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

K.W.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).

K.W.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

First Grade Standards -
1.R.I.T.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

1.R.I.T.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

1.R.I.T.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, etc.) to locate key facts or information in a text.

1.R.I.T.7 Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

1.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

1.W.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).

1.W.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

2nd Grade Standards -
2.R.I.T.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

2.R.I.T.2 Identify the main topic of a multi –paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

2.R.I.T.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, etc.) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

2.R.I.T.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

2.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

2.W.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).

2.W.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

In addition, video resources to meet CCSS RIT5 and W6 are given in this unit.

If you buy any Common Core product this year, this is the one to get!


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Non-Fiction-News-Common-Core-Close-Reading-and-Writing-K-2-Penguin-Edition-1007911



http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Non-Fiction-News-Common-Core-Close-Reading-and-Writing-K-2-Penguin-Edition-1007911 


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Non-Fiction-News-Common-Core-Close-Reading-and-Writing-K-2-Penguin-Edition-1007911


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Non-Fiction-News-Common-Core-Close-Reading-and-Writing-K-2-Penguin-Edition-1007911

 Get it here, where it is on sale until the end of the day.

The other product I finished is part of a series as well.  Last spring I created Common Core Collection - Operations and Algebraic Thinking for 1st Grade.  It is selling really well and getting fabulous reviews.  So I decided to make a version for Numbers and Operations in Base Ten.  This product is called Common Core Collection *Numbers and Operations in Base Ten* 1st Grade.

This is another product where all you need to do is print and teach.  I appreciate easy, so I try to make my products easy for anyone to use.  This 163 page product is all about numbers and operations in base ten. It is jam-packed with all you need for teaching Common Core Math-Numbers and Operations in Base Ten -in first grade. This product includes games, worksheets, teaching tools, answer guide and assessments for 1. N.B.T., 1 through 6. It could supplement your math program or stand alone as your curriculum.
What's included:
1.N.B.T.1-Individual Assessment - test, materials and recording sheet, 2 games, 13 worksheets with answer key and 4 assessments

1.N.B.T.2- Individual Assessment - test, materials and recording sheet, 9 worksheets with answer key and 5 assessments

1.N.B.T.3 - 6 worksheets with answer key and 3 assessments

1.N.B.T.4 - 6 worksheets with answer key and 5 assessments

1.N.B.T.5 - Individual Assessment - test, materials and recording sheet, 3 worksheets with answer key, 1 game and 4 assessments

1.N.B.T.6 - Individual Assessment - test, materials and recording sheet, 4 worksheets with answer key and 4 assessments

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Collection-Numbers-and-Operations-in-Base-Ten-1st-Grade-1032746



http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Collection-Numbers-and-Operations-in-Base-Ten-1st-Grade-1032746



http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Collection-Numbers-and-Operations-in-Base-Ten-1st-Grade-1032746



http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Collection-Numbers-and-Operations-in-Base-Ten-1st-Grade-1032746


Get it here, where it is on sale until the end of the day!

Happy New Year!

2 comments :

  1. Your new units look wonderful!!! Wishing you a happy new year!! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something To Treasure

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  2. So glad I stopped by. I need to do some planning to. Your units look great! Happy New Year!

    Shannon
    The Teaching Twosome

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