Sunday, January 20, 2013

What About Last Week?

Well, last week was a bit of a chaotic mess, we tested for DIBELS on Wednesday and for Kinder, that pretty much means you have kids in and out all day.  Plus we lad an early release on Thursday, with a late start on Friday because of  snow (see below)
But I promise, we did do some educational things last week...seriously, I promise!
Here are some pictures:
 In our prep for DIBELS, I used 
Kinderglynn's HUGE Winter Success Kit in whole group, small group and with my RTI groups... it was awesome and my kids loved doing it as a class. Check it out here!

We also started using the Scrabble Alphabet Soup Game I found on clearance at Walmart.  My kids were so excited to "scoop" letters, make words, say sounds...I have added it to my Letters and Sounds Station.  
I looked it up, and it is about $19 at Walmart and Target online...not too bad =)
 All the work paid off, my kids did GREAT on the test! 
I was SUPER excited to see all the progress we/they made!

Here is my house with all the snow that kept us home!

Oh, and here are a couple more pics with my very old digital canon rebel, as I am trying to figure out if I want to upgrade to a Canon t2i or a Nikon D7000.  
My new tote:

My Suburban's tire, still stuck in our yard thanks to my hubby.

 My new jars from!


  1. Is that a Jo's Tote? I want one so bad.

  2. Love that tote!! And definitely jealous of the snow!!!
    Rowdy in Room 300

  3. I know what you mean!!!! I know that we did some educational stuff last week, I just know it! Now I've got to stop being lazy and upload the pics!! Oh, and by the way, I love the tote!!!

    The Daily Alphabet

  4. Love the jars from Target! I might have to scoop up that Scrabble game for myself!I think all the teachers in AL had a crazy week!
    Oceans of First Grade Fun

  5. Looks a lot like my week, including the snow! No new tote, though. :)

    Learning is for Superstars
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  6. Love your new tote. Such a pretty color. I have the t3i. Love it! Either way you go you will love an upgrade.

  7. Just out of curiosity how much snow did you get? I live in the frozen tundra of idaho and we don't get for less than a foot and wind. I like your snow late start better. Lol. I love bags ans yours is darling. Thanks for a haring your ideas.

    1. We only got about an inch (or a little more here in AL) SOme places further out from us got as much as 3!

  8. I happened upon your blog as I was blog stalking this evening and now am your newest follower! Oh my! I need that Scrabble Soup Game. Love it! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Your house looks adorable (snow and all!) :)

    It's "OWL" Good in Kindergarten

  9. Ooo, I might need Scrabble Soup! Looks like a fun center! :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  10. I've been eyeballing those jars at Target, too! I love them:) The snow sure looks pretty!!

  11. Totally unrelated to this post, but I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed using your "Let's Make a Snowman" packet. They turned out really cute! It was a great way to wrap up our learning. I liked it so much that I gave you a little shout out on my latest post!! Thanks and keep up the great work.

    First Grade Fascination

  12. Your house is super cute, and especially beautiful with all the snow. :)

    First Grade Wolves

  13. I have that same tote in gray, love it. I use to have a Canon Rebel, but I keep upgrading every two years because I take 30,000 plus pictures a year. The Rebel is a great camera, you might want to start upgrading your lenses (that makes a great difference too). Guess, I need to make a trip to Target - those are too cute.

    The First Grade Princess

  14. I love the Alphabet Soup idea!

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

  15. We always DIBEL before Christmas and I always progress monitor them when we return because so much sinks in over break. I always wondere too because if its done in thirds Christmas is the halfway mark! They really do come back from break smarter!

    Jennifer from Simply Kinder.

  16. LOVE THIS POST! And I love those jars! Have a good one, sweet girl!

  17. Congrats on the progress your kiddos made! My school will be DIBELing (I'm not sure if that is an actual verb but we always seem to make it one. =)) in a couple of weeks. I'm a little nervous. We use the "Walk to Read" system and I have the kids in the middle. I hope all we are doing is working.

    Ms. Richards's Musings

  18. You are so darling! Seriously, your house is magical in the snow!!!! Cute Cute Cute!

  19. Hi Jennifer,

    I'm going to have to get the Scrabble Alphabet Soup game. I think my first graders would love it. Thank you for the picture of of your house surrounded with snow. It never snows where I live, so we can only dream about it.

    First Grade Schoolhouse

  20. Scrabble Soup looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!