Saturday, January 3, 2015

{January Pinterest Pick 3 Linky!}

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I am so excited to be a part of my first Pinterest link up. We all are always looking for inspiration for the things we have coming up in our classrooms. If you are like me, much of this inspiration comes from blog hopping and, of course, Pinteresting. (maybe this will become a word added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary...random thought for today)

Read below to find out three of my favorite pins for January. Click the images to be taken to the original pin! :)

If you are like me, you try to get in everything in any given minute in your classroom. I decided this year to bring in holidays and themed activities into my small group activities. This allows me to still do major concepts whole group, but to still introduce the fun stuff during our guided reading meeting times. This pin allows me to bring in close reads for MLK Jr day. Because we are a year-round school, we do not go back until the 12th. Therefore, we will be jumping right into learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. This is a perfect way to do just that!

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Up next... math!

Again, I try to keep things simple while still getting the most bang for my buck in the time department. These math pages do just that! Use these for math warm ups or for Seatwork as part of your daily math rotations. GENIUS!

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On to...New Year's Resolutions!

Last year was my first year in second grade, and I wanted to teach my sweeties about New Year's Resolutions. This proved to be harder than I thought. This next pin really helps bring things down to their level. I'll is a two for one kind of pin. :)  Use the book to introduce the concept and then drive it home with the fun tab book. Seems like it is easy prep work and a fun way to get our little sweeties engaged.

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Follow Me and The Elementary Entourage on Pinterest for ideas and quick links to our newest products. Don't forget to check out my product pins on Snow Much Writing for January and my READING stations and SMARTIES math stations for creating and maintaining rotations in your classroom!

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  1. Love the 2015 flip page. Will use in K with pictures!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Palma (from KFUNdamentals)

    1. You're welcome. I thought it was something simple to complete the first week back to school.

  2. The squirrel book is perfect for next week! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

  3. Thank you for sharing your ideas great New Years and MLK ideas! I have to find that squirrel book! :) Thanks again for linking up!

  4. I have never seen that book before! I will have to add it to my Amazon wish list!