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One year ago today, I launched this blog with the hopes of inspiring other educators the way so many Blog-Stars have inspired me!
It hasn't always been easy (or consistent) to balance life, school, and blog....but it has been an amazingly fun little journey, for sure!
I think one of the things I have enjoyed most is how blogging has encouraged my creativity and deepened my knowledge of content and practice in my field.
It's like collaborating with hundreds of other colleagues every day!
I measure my own creativity and knowledge of curriculum & management up against all of you other bloggers...y'all are so smart and creative!
Just look how creative you've inspired me to be:
This is a preview of a unit that I am finalizing to put on TpT.
The inspiration behind the unit is 2 characters I used in class last year to help my students understand the breve and macron marks (the little curve over short vowel sounds, and the line over long vowel sounds, respectively).
We called the breve a "grin", and the macron a "line", and then named 2 imaginary kiddos to represent each mark.
"Gavin Grin" loves short vowel sounds, and his name is represented by short vowels.
"Lacee Line" likes everything to have long vowel sounds, and has long vowel sounds in her name.
This packet has centers to use during your literacy block, as well as some whole group activities with "Gavin" and "Lacee".
These activities correspond to CCSS 1.RF.2a & 3b-c.
It also incorporates Nonsense Word Fluency and Alphabetical Order, as well as Sight Word Fluency through Fry Phrases.
It will sell for $5, which I think is a deal for all the work it's taken!
How do you other sellers create these 50+ pg packets every week or month??
It's taken everything out of me! #imseriouslyexhausted
Okay, if you want this little packet for FREE, leave a comment below.
I will be selecting 15 names at random to give this cute little short/long vowel pack, as a thank-you for supporting me on my bloggy journey.
Thanks so much for hangin' with me:)
You all mean the world!
Have a super Monday!!
P.S. How many more days until YOU report back to school?
Am I the only one who's excited??
I said "excited", not "ready":)