Take a Peek at my Week! Freebies included!

Wow this weekend flew by!  It's already time to plan and I am still catching up on grading from last week. (not lazy....I was in a training on Friday and Saturdayy so my schedule is off...still not an excuse I know!)

So I did my plans pretty quickly but they are coming together a little easier now that I went to a 2 page format.  As always my links are at the bottom of my post and you can link up with Deedee at Mrs. Wills' Kindergarten!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwy_8L1vfUHTcERac0swa090eFU/edit?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwy_8L1vfUHTcERac0swa090eFU/edit?usp=sharing

Here are the products I am using this week: 

As always to start my morning I will be using my  
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Street-Morning-Word-Work-Unit-4-FIRST-GRADE-1035089
I also use Look Who's in First Grade Reading Street Units each week.  I love her centers.  They keep my organized and on track all week!
I do make my own sorts now though.  Hers are great but I like everything to be on one page so this week I have sort that matches up with our skill of the week (ea and ee words) in my newest 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/March-ELA-Centers-1128396


This week we are all about Cinderella!  I was really excited to see that Reading Street included this because it goes with the Cinderella unit I wrote last year.  
This is one of my favorite units to teach each year.  This unit includes a retelling piece, focus on story elements and opinion writing. 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Cinderella-Around-the-World-Literacy-Pack-with-Opinion-Writing-647801
 We will be starting the opinion writing portion of this in a week or so. 

In Writer's Workshop we will be focusing on using adjectives to make our writing more interesting this week.  However on Monday I want to go back and review our task analysis for how to write a sentence because we have been getting a little {lazy} lately.  Hey, it's that time of year right? 

Here is the task analysis I put together for writing a sentence. (actually my class wrote it with me)  A task analysis basically breaks down a task into steps so students know exactly what they need to do.  If they are having trouble in a particular area you can refer back to the task analysis instead of just prompting them to fix whatever it is. 
So instead of saying 
"Remember capitals at the beginning of each sentence." 
you can say, 
"What step is missing from the list?"
It really is an effective tool for teaching writing. 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwy_8L1vfUHTeGlVUXJRRVhmd00/edit?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwy_8L1vfUHTeGlVUXJRRVhmd00/edit?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwy_8L1vfUHTeGlVUXJRRVhmd00/edit?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwy_8L1vfUHTeGlVUXJRRVhmd00/edit?usp=sharing
 
I put it on Google docs for free if you would like a copy!  Just click on the picture to get it!

In math we needed a little extra practice in a few areas so I threw together a couple of activities for math stations this week.  I also put these on Google docs if you would like to try them out.  These really were just thrown together so they are not perfect!  I will be using some of these ideas in some future math centers.  Maybe some St. Patrick's Day Math Stations?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwy_8L1vfUHTNk5BTkxZQVNGRzQ/edit?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwy_8L1vfUHTNk5BTkxZQVNGRzQ/edit?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwy_8L1vfUHTNk5BTkxZQVNGRzQ/edit?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwy_8L1vfUHTNk5BTkxZQVNGRzQ/edit?usp=sharing

So that's my week!
I sure do wish I had one more day to get a few things done around the house but I guess we don't always get what we want.  The upside is we only have 2 weeks until Spring Break!  Yay!

Until next time, have fun teaching!