I hope that you're enjoying a lovely long weekend!
A few posts ago, I shared with you a message of encouragement for teachers from Kylene Beers, who is an author and former present of NCTE. I hope that you got the opportunity to read it, and also to read the many beautiful and moving replies that were received. Click on the picture to go to the link, if you missed it.
Here's the hidden treasure: Scroll down to the comments of September 1st to be further touched by this piece. It will encourage you and help keep you focused on the huge value of what you do each day. It will also give you a new appreciation for how the internet is making this a smaller world! So amazing!
...here's another "hidden treasure", of a different sort! I just posted another new item at Teachers Notebook.
As all of you first grade teachers know, September is all about apples! Use them as an excuse to review the Dolch pre-primer sight words when you use "Apples Everywhere!". There are 40 apple sight word cards to use for literacy center games like Memory and Applesauce - cards and directions included. You might like to put these cards around the frame of your classroom door for a bit of quick review each time your class lines up to leave the classroom. Use them for a Read Around the Room activity by having your students complete the My Apple Words booklet, which is included.
The set is $2.50 at my Teachers Notebook shop, but ... if you've really hung in there and are one of the first 10 people to leave a comment here, it's yours, free! Heh, heh, heh, just havin' a little bit of fun - good for you for reading all the way to the end! :) Remember to leave your email address!