Thursday, September 15, 2011

pointers for reading groups

my reading group pointers

Of course how can you read without 'witchy finger' pointers. :O)

the fake nail pointer  lol

The highlighter pointer -- my mom made these back in the 70's by cutting apart see through dividers -- she was so before her time in teaching. :o)

Reading groups are in full swing and I have had fun using these pointers with the kids.  Before I start each group I go over sight words with the kids.  I also play a sight word word find game.  They use the pointers you see above and highlight the word I ask them to find on each page.  After that they pick another pointer to follow along.  The ones with the pom poms on it they call Puffles -- for all you moms out there it's from Club Penguin as I'm sure you know.  They love the 'puffle' pointers -- surprisingly several of the boys like the fake nail one.  Anything to get a kid interested in reading I say :o)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

IT CAME IT CAME IT CAME TODAY!!! Can u tell I'm happy :o)

My package came today from Donor's Choose...I'm so excited and so are my students!!!  Here is a sneak peek of me with the package.  I will post pics tomorrow of the class using it all set up...Hooray!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My Donor's Choose project was funded!!!

I am sooo donor's choose project was fully funded yesterday.  This is my first project and it has been a really neat experience.  This is the link:   and here is what I got for my classroom.
It holds 28 backpacks and lunches on the bottom:  It has wheels and a brake.  No more tripping on backpacks or shoving them in cubbies on top of others students stuff. :o)  I am a happy girl!!!