Kristen from First Grade Teaching introduced me to the cutest smart board lesson place. It is called Smart Lesson Stop. Well, I was on there looking for some cute activities (which they are ALL awesome) but I was SO excited when I found a smart board for PETE THE CAT! How cool is that? It is soooooo adorable. Check it out here. The best part is that it is only $2.50!! I can not wait to do this. The kids are going to love it. This is going to tie in great with my emergent reader Pete the Cat Meets Chester.
Also, I created some free centers to go along with the Color Day Fun Unit I bought from Made For 1st Grade. I LOVE their stuff. They also have an adorable Fire Unit now available which is in my cart to purchase sometime soon. It is going to be a great addition to my Fire Safety unit, and a few other Fire Safety items I have listed on TPT. Thank goodness, October planning done! So here are some color activities. Have fun with them.
Other fun first week activities that my kids were able to do and LOVED were The Speedy Race game and Speedy Math. What a great way to reinforce numbers and letters and letter sounds if they are at that point. They also loved my Kissing Hand Chester unit and now think I have magical powers and I can read their minds because of the Chester Magic Wheel. How funny is that? We are off to a great start!
On another side note, I have been so busy with the beginning of the school year and getting my house a complete makeover. I will have to post pictures when it is ALL finished. We got new siding, windows, roof, garage door and front door. The best part of the front door is that it is DOG PROOF! Can you believe it. The owner is so sweet and he knows how "active" (like that teacher word) my dogs are so the screen that we can put in it in the summer will not break, but bend with the dogs if they jump on it. I am amazed. That makes my life so much better. I can not wait for them to put it in. I can finally keep my front door open and not worry about the dogs! All exciting things, but of course as luck would have it the week they started we had the earthquake, hurricane and the tornado. AND of course the NON-STOP rain all week. So needless, to say there were a few leaks that had to be cleaned up and I am trying to reorganize the whole house now. But anyway, I wanted to thank Creating and Teaching and Live Love and Laugh Everyday in Kindergarten for nominating me as one of their top 10 blogs! I am completely honored. You guys rock!
And also Thank You Karla from Life in Special Education for nominating my blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. I am so overwhelmed with all these nominations. I am hoping to be able to also pass these along to all of you.
And last but not least, Jacque from Mommy and Me Creations for featuring my Piggy Shape Graph on her blog. What an exciting two weeks. Thank you everyone!