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I am a first grade teacher who has rediscovered a love for firsties this year. I have taught pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and even second over the past 16 years. I have been married for 17 years to my wonderful husband and have been blessed with 2 very active boys.

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What's Cookin' in Your Class?

HELLO October!!
Florida Octobers are a little different as they mean temperatures drop from the 90's!  This weekend central Florida is getting a "cool" front and night temperatures drop down to 60 with daytime highs at 82!  I am so excited:)  YES, REALLY!!
I celebrated fall last Sunday with my sweet friend Tamara Russell from Mrs. Russell's Room and my favorite fall dessert (and now hers)! Stay tuned for the recipe and a FREEBIE at the end of the post!
I am also linking up tonight with that very same friend for "What's Cookin' in Your Class?".  You can check out Tamara's post along with her fabulous fall resources by clicking on the picture below:)
For those of you who follow me, you know our district's adopted reading series is Wonders by McGraw Hill.  I have organized my units and classroom with this Wonders Supplemental Unit.  It includes flashcards, phonics games, vocabulary activities, study guides for a home connection and word work spelling lists.  Here is a sample of what's included.
I then added my Phonics Interactive Notebook {Wonders Supplemental-Grade 1} to my word work center. It is available for Units 1 and 2 with additional units coming shortly.  My kids love the twist added so they are not doing traditional style worksheets.
Next week is a review week so we will be working on reviewing  using Sight Word Bingo, Quiz, Quiz, Trade and Mixed up Sentences!  The topics are open ended and include Columbus, How to Carve a Pumpkin, Going Batty, my Halloween Costume, My Favorite Halloween Candy and Spider Facts.
 At the Writing Center, we have used themed class journals.  The kids LOVE seeing what their friends have shared before they add their writing! There is a mix of narrative, informational and opinion topics.  Hope you can use this FREEBIE for your class:)
As promised, Pumpkin Crunch will be sure to WOW your family and friends! It is a Pinterest favorite at my home and I am sure you will LOVE it if you are a pumpkin fan:) Click on the picture to see the recipe under my Yummy Foods board and be sure to follow me on Pinterest while you are there!
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  1. You know how much I love that pumpkin crunch! I was so sad when it was gone! So. much. goodness. in. one. bowl! :) On a totally separate...but yet, equally as important kids are loving the resources in the interactive notebook! I'm so glad that you shared that with folks for this month! :) Thanks so much for coming along for the ride and sharing your awesomeness with all of us! :) Pumpkin crunch for EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I've got to make this! I love pumpkin!!!!


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