Hi Bloggin' Peeps! Kerri here...
First of all, I have to GUSH over the most scrumptious cookies I have ever had, and I found them over on Cara Carroll's domestic blog, Pearls, Handcuffs, and Happy Hour. Oh my snaps, they are delicious, and I am not a huge cookie person. Plus, I had sooo much fun making them with my little ladies here at home!! Check these bad boys out!!
On a teaching note, I absolutely LOVE the reading strategy posters that Ms. A made to help her kiddos read new words. You can find that post on her blog Oceans of First Grade Fun. She also made AWESOME bookmarks and a parent poster as well!
This post reminded my of my own Reading Strategy Posters that I got from Deanna Jump's AMAZING blog, Mrs. Jumps' Class. We've all heard of her, right?? :) She shared adorable reading posters which I proudly displayed in my classroom last year. Here they are in my classroom...
When talking to a fellow colleague, she told me about Beanie Babies that go along with each reading strategy character (here is the website). WHAT?? How adorable!! I quickly went onto AMAZON.com and in less than 10 minutes, I had all of the beanie babies I needed for around $40 (I have a problem with instant gratification, I'll admit it!!) Aren't they just sooo darling??
You can also get beanie babies for the Reading Comprehension Strategies, which are also found on this website. I can't wait to introduce a new beanie baby each week as we learn different decoding strategies, pull them out during guided reading groups, and maybe choose different students each day who are working really hard on a particular strategy to keep the beanie baby on their desk. Your thoughts??
I can't wait to introduce these to my kiddidles in September!!