Spelling Homework!

We are a full 9 weeks into school! Wow, time has really flown by!

I reviewed the first 60 Fry's high frequency words in my first 9 weeks of school.  Now we are into our second quarter and have started using the 2nd grade Sitton spelling program.  I created this homework pack to send home practice each night including a pretest, writing words, writing sentences, phonics review, and alphabetical order.  Copy a math page on the back and you are good to go for homework for 9 weeks!

Click here to see the packet on Tpt!

Have a great week and Happy Teaching!
Field Trip!  I was itching to get out of the classroom so I planned a field trip for this week.  Yes, this week!  I sent home permission slips on Monday and we went hiking on Thursday.  I think that may be an all time record!

We live in Arizona and Sedona is just a short drive away.  I drove the kiddos in the little white school bus (I totally feel like Ms. Frizzle in that thing!)  to Oak Creek Canyon and we hiked West Fork trail.  The leaves are all changing and it was so beautiful!  The weather was perfect and the kids were excited to be out and experience nature.  We had Writer's Workshop on the trail and our focus right now is on using descriptive words in our writing.  We focused on what we heard, smelled, saw, and felt as we sat in (almost) silence.  I can't wait to see what they write next week using the notes they took out on the trail!  Here are a few pics of our adventure!

20 students + a beautiful Fall day = perfection!

Just one of the wonderful moms that helped make it possible!  Thank goodness for volunteers!

We ate lunch next to this reflection pool.  Beautiful!

We saw so many colors on our hike! 

Here we are writing on the trail.