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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tips to Tame em! and a new product :)

Hello out there in blog-land!
I found a linky to join in on! And after stuffing my face and finishing season 1 of Orange is the New Black I pulled out the laptop. That show is so addicting by the way. Never even thought I'd like it! lol but about this linky..
Kelli over at "Tales of a Teacher" is doing  a back to school link up on Tuesdays and this week's focus was Modeling Routines and Behaviors. The full schedule is below..
and the question of the week is
When it comes to showing my routine expectations to students I'm all about some modeling just like Kelli mentioned in her post. I truly believe that even if practice doesn't make perfect, it surely makes it better! I chose to make a little Top 3 list of the most vital procedures in Ms. McGaha's room.
1. How to enter the classroom
- I have a sign outside my door that says we start the day with a "hug, high five or handshake" every morning. It's a nice way to start things off and get a read on how my kiddos are feeling each day. They love to practice this one!
(Decided to come back and make an accompanying freebie! Click to download from my TPT store!)
2. How to raise their hand
- Sounds silly at first but we have different symbols in the room for different needs. For example we show 1 finger for a pencil, 2 fingers for tissue, 2 crossed fingers for restroom, 3 for water and a normal hand raise for help. I use posters that I downloaded for free from stickersandstamps.blogspot.com :)
3. How to come to the carpet
In first grade this is essential to classroom management. It seems trivial until you have 18 little people running and diving onto the carpet! We practice what it does and doesn't look like. They love demonstrating how NOT to come to the carpet lol.
Nothing too profound there but I wanted to share what's important around my way. Can't wait to participate again next Tuesday! :)
Now about my new product...
It's a math game for first or second graders. Students match the shades with equations to the sunscreen bottles with different SPF numbers. It comes with a recording sheet as well as a matching activity. It addresses 1.OA.6 and 2.OA.2
Click the image above to be taken to my TPT store. A preview is available before you buy!
Only $1.50! 11 pages of game pieces and 2 activities! :)
Have a great night!





  1. Thank you SO! much for linking up with my first ever linky! It made my night :) Plus, I LOVE your idea of the 3 H sign by the door to not only welcome the kids, but to get a vibe for how they are coming in. I'm stealing that one! Hope to see you back next week. :)
    Tales of a Teacher

    1. Thank YOU for commenting. I just love feedback! Also I made a 3H poster which is now a freebie in my store :)

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    1. Well you lovely ladies inspired me to make a freebie! Check my store for a 3H poster if you'd like :)