Friday, September 30, 2011

Halloween Math Flashcards - FREEBIE!

Happy Friday everybody!!!  To get us in the mood for Halloween, I've created two different sets of flashcards.

Click this picture to get the addition/subtraction ones:

Click this picture to get the multiplication/division ones:

Enjoy!!!   Dana  :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Social Studies Notebooking

Come on over to my blog, Wiggins World, to see how my kiddos did with notebooking for our first SS unit.


It's Show Me Sunday Time

This week we are "Buzzing through" blogs from A - Z.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Map Skills

We just started our map skills unit and its one of my favorites to teach because I love geography. Come on over to I Heart Teaching Elementary to check out a couple of things we are working on!

Multiplication Center FREEBIE!

My kids and I are setting off on the wild journey of multiplication!  We watched this BrainPop video:

We have gone over different examples on the board, in groups, and created anchor charts.  But I know my kids need more practice before we dive any deeper!  So I created this center to use next week.  It covers repeated addition and models in order to find the product of each multiplication sentence.  You can snag it below for FREE!  :) 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Show Me Sunday

I've started a "Show Me Sunday" feature on my blog.
Come check it out!


Math Freebies

Happy Sunday!  I have posted a two math freebies--one is for 10 and 100 more/less than and the other is for rounding.  Go check them out on my page

One Happy Teacher

Friday, September 16, 2011

Rdg/LA/Grammar Centers - FREEBIES!!!

Oh my goodness!  Friday is finally here!  And with that comes two freebies I whipped up.  I'm using these during centers as review.  Click the pictures to snag them yourself!  Have a fabulous weekend!  :)

Roll, Say, Play:  Adjective or Verb?

Roll, Say, Play:  Nouns!

Pass the Positive

Come grab some sunshine for your thoughts over on my blog!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Landforms - Vocab Graphic Organizer and Assessment

While teaching my students about landforms, I gave them this graphic to record definitions, examples, and pictures.  I created an assessment to use at the end of our unit. The assessment includes a word bank.

Click the pic below if you would like to check it out at my TpT store. 

It's also at my Teacher's Notebook store if you're a TN shopper. :)

Data Notebooks

Life has been a rollercoaster in the Bookworm House lately. My favorite {I know... but she is.} student is losing her brave battle with leukemia. My husband's grandmother is also in failing health. We were called home this past weekend to say our goodbyes. Since then, both of them have continued to improve somewhat. I don't understand this plan, but I am thankful for any time I can spend with both of them. Your prayers are both coveted and appreciated.

Not how you expected this post to start, right? On to data notebooks!

Our school piloted the 7 Habits last year, and we have gone "schoolwide" this year. This includes data notebooks. We are departmentalized 1st-5th grades, and each teacher is require to track a few different things:

 - Guided Reading Progress
 - Reading Fluency
 - Sight Word Recognition
 - Letter Recognition

 - Fact Fluency
 - Number Recognition

 - Mock CRCT scores (3 times a year)

These requirements are differentiated according to each child's needs. For example, a student who doesn't know all of their sight words is not ready to have their reading fluency tracked. Another child may already know all of their addition and subtraction facts and is ready to begin tracking their multiplication fact progress.

I'm including most of the forms we use to keep track of all this student data. I'll post the math forms in a separate post. I'm still converting some of them to PDFs. :)

Guided Reading Progress (K-5)

Fluency (K-2)

Fluency (3-5)

Sight Words (in order of difficulty)






Letter Recognition

Mock CRCT Graphs

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cultivating Great Students Into Outstanding Citizens!

The admin at my new school came up with a creed that we recite each morning.  At first it seemed cult-like, but then I started seeing the benefits.  No matter what grade a student is in or where they go throughout the building, they know what is expected of them.  I think they enjoy being role models to other students...everybody loves that feeling of being looked up to!  I really enjoy having something in place that cultivates school and classroom community.  Here is our creed:
What does your school do to promote community and citizenship?

Monday, September 12, 2011

My Classroom - Teaching in Heels

It's time to get your posts ready for another edition of Teacher Tuesday!!

Come by my blog to see pictures of my classroom.  It's a work in progress...

Teaching in Heels

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Freebie for Writing

Come grab a handy writing freebie.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Data Wall

I had a question about what documents are on my data wall and I thought it would be a great topic for a post. Come on over to my blog to read what's on my data wall and whats in my student's personal data notebooks!

Classroom Tour

I am finally back and I've brought picture of my classroom. Stop by my blog to see them all!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Revised Bloom's Bookmarks

Hey y'all, I'm so excited to be a new contributor to Me and My Gang 3!  Head on over to One Happy Teacher to get a freebie of Revised Bloom's Taxonomy bookmarks!  These are great to use when students are buddy reading or in guided reading.

One Happy Teacher

A Gift From FoodPhyte

I wanted to let everyone know that Linda from FoodPhyte is offering all of my readers free shipping on any items you purchase from her ETSY shop through September using the code: MCCUMBFREE 
I just ordered two aprons myself! Please check her wonderful shop out and order yourself a nice gift. You deserve it!


Compass Rose Fun

Come on over my direction for some compass rose cuteness!


Friday, September 2, 2011

I'm Currently...

This is one of my favorite linky parties...

Teacher Blank: I'm Currently... Sept Teacher Blank

Student Blank: I'm Currently... Sept Student Blank

Be sure to check out the hostess-with-the mostest... Farley! I am pretty much in love with her blog.

Have a fantastic weekend! <3, Abby

Building classroom community with Dr. Jean! :)

I found another awesome activity that relates to teambuilding and classroom community.  Dr. Jean posted this one named "Kind Hearts."  I can't wait to do it with my class next week!  Click the picture below to check out Dr. Jean's activity!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Teambuilding and Classroom Community Activity!

My guidance counselor at my new school showed me the coolest way to promote teambuilding and community within the classroom.  You start with the teacher's name.  From there, each child adds their name to the poster.  The catch is you have to write your name using a letter from another classmate.  Here's an example:
Isn't that adorable?!  I had never seen this before.  Even if you get new students, they can add their names!  And then you can hang it on your wall to remind students that we're all in this TOGETHER!  :)  Enjoy!  Off to a Falcons game!  Rise up!
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