Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Try it Free Tuesday!

Hey everyone!  I am SO excited to be featured today on the lovely Miss Kindergarten's blog for her weekly series, Try it Free Tuesday.


Guess what?!  I am giving away a sample from my Kindergarten Interactive Math Notebook. If you ever have thought about trying it out, today is the day! You can download the freebie for one day only, so make sure to click the image below to head on over there!


Sunday, July 19, 2015

What do I do on the first day of FIRST Grade?

I'm back with another 1st day post! I received such great feedback on my First day of Kindergarten Lesson Plans, that I put together this First Grade set!

So, let's get down to it... whether you've been teaching 1 year or 20 years, we all ask ourselves the same question leading up to Back to School...

first day of first grade

Are you a teacher who mentally blocks out the beginning of the school year (namely, the very first day of school?) It's all shades of crazy that you try to forget, right?! If you are like me, the only way to keep yourself sane is by planning out your day... minute-by-minute. It helps to keep you on target with your goals for the first day (getting to know your students, getting them to know each other, and most importantly, teaching the procedures, rules and expectations of your classroom), and keeps the day flowing smoothly. 

So... your room is ready! 
Now what?!

To help make our lives easier, I have put together this easy-to-use pack of detailed, (and more importantly) realistic lesson plans and activities for the first day of first grade. Whatever type of population you teach this pack will be right for you. The day focuses on getting to know each other, learning procedures, and allows for you to get a snapshot of where your students are academically.

first grade, first day of first grade


You will find that there are 100% EDITABLE lesson plans, lists of routines and procedures to teach, photos, printables, attention getters, and more!


Thanks so much! I hope you have a great school year.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

What do I do on the FIRST day?

Whether you've been teaching 1 year or 20 years, we all ask ourselves the same question leading up to Back to School...

back to school, kindergarten, first day of kindergarten lesson plans

At the end of the school year when you have independent little workers, readers, writers, and direction followers...it can be hard (or painful) to remember what it was like waaaay back when, in the beginning of the year, your little honeys could not do ANY of that. 
I think many of us (or maybe I am speaking for myself here) block it out and forget about what it was like on Day 1, until it's go time!

But... your room is ready! 
Now what?!
 first day of school, kindergarten, first day of kindergarten lesson plans

After many years of tweaking my own first day plans, I have put together this easy-to-use pack of detailed, (and more importantly) realistic lesson plans and activities for the first day of K. Whatever type of population you teach this pack will be right for you. There is NO cutting involved on day 1 (that's like asking for it, amiright?) and the day focuses on getting to know each other, your school, and teaching routines and procedures for your classroom and school. 

first day lesson plans


You will find that there are 100% EDITABLE lesson plans, lists of routines and procedures to teach, photos, printables, attention getters, and more!


Thanks so much! I hope you have a great school year.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Can you picture your"selfie" in VEGAS?!?


 Can you picture it now?  

YOU in LAS VEGAS? 

How about 
YOU 
in 
LAS VEGAS 
attending a one day session of the SDE conference?

Primary Chalkboard is giving away 
YOUR CHOICE of a 1 day session at SDE!

So....will it be Singapore Math, Differentiated Instruction, I Teach K, I Teach 1st, or the newly added I Teach 2nd?

How fun is that?!

BUT....that's not all, 
we're also including a 
$25 gift card 
to the SDE bookstore, CRYSTAL SPRINGS.

So, NOW can you picture YOURSELF in VEGAS? :)

Oh....you say you need money for airfare, hotel accommodations, or just some spending money while you are here?  

Well, we've got that covered, too. 


How about 
THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN CASH
to help you out with that?!?!

NOW, can you picture YOURSELF in VEGAS? :)

Here's how to enter for a chance to win:

1.  
Hop through our Facebook pages and collect a tip for your (possible) visit to Vegas.



2. 
Be sure to "like" each page as you hop through.



3. 
Each tip will have a number on a playing card.

  Add the numbers together and enter the sum on the Rafflecopter on the Primary Chalkboard blog for a chance to win.




4. 
For an extra chance to win.... take a selfie, and post it on IG with the hashtag

#primarychalkboardsendmetovegas 


Don't forget to tag us in your picture! @primarychalkboard

That's it!

The winner will be picked on the evening of April 5th.

A HUGE thank you to SDE (Staff Development for Educators) for their kind and generous donation!


NOW.... 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone!  Couple of biggish things going on this week. 
You ready?!


#1
Teachers, you are TRUE heroes in every sense of the word. 
Day in and day out,
putting your heart and soul into your job, your kids,
 each and every one of you have touched a child's life in some profound way. 
I personally, am grateful more than words can express for my own children's teachers, 
especially the unbelievably amaaaaaazing teachers of my sweet little baby with special needs.
Heroes?
Oh my, that doesn't even begin to describe them!
So, to honor all the heroes out there...
TeachersPayTeachers is having a SALE!
...and I am too!

Starting WEDNESDAY, February 25th, my entire TpT store will be an additional 28% off when you use PROMO code HEROES at the checkout. 

#2
In honor of you wonderful, lovely heroes out there, I wanted to do a little something to celebrate you!
I am going to give away a $30 TpT gift card for you to stock your classroom up for spring!

#3
 I FINALLY feel that my Kindergarten Phonics Resource BUNDLE is ready to post!

This bundle is EVERYTHING you need to teach and assess kindergarten phonics for the year... you will find activities that can be used for whole group, small group, centers, independent work, early finishers, homework, PLUS assessment and data tracking!
This bundle has been tried and tested in not only my kindergarten classroom, but others as well.
Everything is completely easy to use and implement.
I will also be adding any new kindergarten phonics resources that I create in the future.
There are currently 29 items in this bundle valued at over $140!
Click any of the pictures below to check out everything.



Phew! That is IT!

Have a great week, heroes. :)