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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Spiraling Common Core Morning Work Volume 7 Freebie

Happy Sunday!  Clearly I don't need to set goals for posting, because I have a trend of breaking them.  I've created Daily Dozen Week 7 for everyone.  Click on the picture below to grab your copy for free.  The analogies found in this pack come from Rachel-Lynette at Minds in Bloom.  The thanksgiving analogies are a freebie in her TPT store.  I hope you are enjoying the spiraling review.  I know my kids look forward to them each day.  Have a great week and check back later in the week for volume 8. :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Common Core Morning Work Volume 6 Freebie

Happy Tuesday?! 

Wow!  This week has already gotten away from me!  I had super lofty goals of bringing you Volumes 6 & 7 of the morning work; however, I ran out of time.  I do bring to the table Volume 6 for you.  Click on the picture to grab your next copy!  I hope to have more volumes later this week and/or early next week.  Sorry, you're having to come back and get one week at a time. :(  Have a great week and let me know if you download it, like it, find it useful, or none of the above.  :))

Friday, November 8, 2013

Inference QR Code Freebie

Freebie Fridays

Happy Friday Everyone!

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to post volume 6 of my morning work spiral review last week.  I hope to have it out by Monday with volume 7 as well.  I had every intention of doing so; however, my week took a frustrating turn.  On Thursday we found out our student growth data from state testing...needless to say, it wasn't what I had hoped for.  The proficiency was evident, but the overall growth was minimal.  I spent the rest of the week and weekend trying to figure out how student growth is calculated and how I could do a better job with this group of children.  I was very distracted, but feel better now.  Basically, I did the very best I could do with the circumstances I was in.  I was a Kindergarten teacher and moved to 5th grade in a new county, at a new school, and with new team members.  Everything was new and overwhelming.  I didn't fully become the teacher I wanted to be for 5th graders until late last school year and definitely this year.  I spent the summer reflecting, researching, and refining my teaching craft to make a better difference this year.  Cross your fingers my hard work is reflected in student growth after this school year.  Anyway, I'm back on track and more driven than ever.

Now, onto the freebie mentioned.  Today I made inference task cards with self checking QR codes.  We've been working diligently on inferences and evidence based writing to support our thoughts; therefore, the inspiration to my creation.  You can grab your free copy by clicking the picture above.  If you like what you see, consider following my blog. :)  Have a great weekend and please leave a comment if you download it.