1. I think the weather may have something to do with my little friends being a little nutty...we are back to the deep cold here in Chicagoland and it's not looking like it's going to be warming up anytime soon...come on spring!
2. Well even if it doesn't feel like spring, tomorrow is officially March 1st, which means I am cracking out some of my spring books anyway. Excited to start thinking "spring" through our bookshelf!
3. We've been busy practicing long vowel words in our classroom and one way we've been reviewing a whole lot is through long vowel word families. Our Word Family Journals have been a huge help in helping me identify quickly who is understanding silent e words. This is a great weekly activity to get my little friends to apply their knowledge of long vowel sounds within words that all fit in the same word family!
They especially love the chance to color in the little crayons at the end after we've written all our words- I choose a word they wrote and they color the crayon next to that word.
They also did a super job reading long vowel words and matching them up with the right pictures.
Check this pack out here or by clicking the pic below!
Check out more about this pack here or by clicking the pic below! If you're looking for more information on how exactly I break down close reading for kindergarten and 1st grade, please check out my other two posts here and here!
Pin it to win it!
Ok...and since i'm still rambling about my week, how about a Pin it to Win it to finish off this month of February!? Choose a pic from the Close Reading part of this post, pin it and then comment below with your pin and email. I'll choose a winner Sunday night who can also enjoy this pack with your little friends!
Have a great weekend!