Saturday, August 27, 2016

Alphabet Interactive Bulletin Board and Syllables in Spanish

Alphabet Units, great to start using from the beginning of the school Year

This might not be for the first week of school, but it sure is great to start building your alphabet bulletin board! I want to share with y'all the Alphabet Interactive Unit I have in my store. I created an English and a Spanish version. The pictures are in Spanish, but know that I have this unit in English as well. All the letters are to be placed on your bulletin board in the classroom (so students can see them daily and it can work as a visual for them). I pinned mine with thumbtacks so I put them up and take them down anytime.

I then pull down whichever letter we will need to work with my small groups. Each illustration has Velcro on the back so it can stick to it while working and for them to stay while it was hung on the board. I would go over the sound and each vocabulary word with my students. As we repeat the sounds and words, I then would let my students place it as they say the phrase, e.g. "A es de astronauta" (A is for astronaut). They LOVEEEEDD this part, I don't know if it was the whole velcro thing or the fact that they felt they could do it on their own :)

Finally, I created this booklet for them to put together. I didn't staple my sample, but you could staple them to make sure the pages stay together. You could use this as a Friday review of the letter learned, small group review, or even homework. created a FREE SAMPLE in Spanish if you would like to give it a try :) Please click HERE for the Spanish Free Sample. also have a FREE SAMPLE for English :) Please click HERE to take you to the English free sample.

I really hope you love it so much that you want to purchase the packet! If you would like to see it or purchase it click on English or Spanish.

A good friend of mine, asked me last year if I had something for syllables in Spanish and I didn't have anything back then... so it made me think we all need to either teach or review those fun syllables at some point in the school year. I remember when I was teaching 2nd grade, that was something I would review at the beginning of the school year and longer for those little babies who needed it as an intervention during RTI... So I made this product for both low and high levels...
I created one unit per syllable. Meaning I have one unit all for 2 syllables, 3 syllables, and one unit for both 4 & 5 syllables! I also created my first bundle! So if you would like to save some money, don't buy them individually, buy the bundle! :)

So here are some pictures to show you what I included!

1. All units include a section for puzzles! The low level has a picture that you put on top of another, and the high level includes the syllables to place in the blank space.

2. All units also include a booklet to make :) You can always storage this booklet in your interactive notebook (or journal like we used to call it a couple years ago). The low level has the syllables so they can cut and paste to make the word. The high level has blocks where they can write the syllables to make the word. Both levels have a sentence to complete to determine how many syllables the word has.

3. Last but not least, all units have cutting and paste squares to determine how many syllables the word has. These have been designed to put in their interactive notebooks. However, you can always staple them and make them mini-mini booklets :)

Would you like to taste the water before purchasing it? I though you'd never ask! ;)
This Sample it's a little long, JUST BECAUSE I decided to place a sample for all syllables (2-4 syllables) in it. I didn't think separating them by syllables would do any good!
Click HERE to download the Free Sample! :)

If you really liked the sample (which I really hope you did), please leave me some feedback! :) Hopefully you liked it so much that you want to purchase the units!

Click HERE to take you to the 2 syllable unit product

Click HERE to take you to the 3 syllable unit product

Click HERE to take you to the 4 & 5 syllable unit product

Now, what about if you need them all??? No problem, I have your back!!! :) I created a BUNDLE for all these three units, in that way you can save money! Each unit is $3.00, so that'll make $9.00 total if you buy each of them.. HOWEVER, if you buy the bundle, it costs $6.00! You are saving $3!!! That's a great DEAL!!! :)
Click HERE to take you to the BUNDLE

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Thank you for stopping by and have a great 1st week back to work and a great upcoming school year! I'll be working on some new units with Free Samples and thinking about a giveaway for you lovely teachers!!! So stay tuned!!! :)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Free homework passes and giveaway

Hello everyone!
Hope everyone have had a great week! I think by now most of all (if not all) have already started school, so I hope you are now resting and putting your feet up for the weekend!

Today I'd like to share with you my Free Homework Passes for a Jungle Theme I created in the past :) I know they are not monkeys or safari with animal prints, but the super Rock Stars characters have animal prints on their outfits (so that counts), PLUS they match better with the title :) They come in English and Spanish AND in color and Black & White.
Click HERE to take you to my TPT :)

I also created a Superheroes Theme homework passes... It also comes in English and Spanish.. both color and black/white versions :)
Click HERE to take you to this freebie!

I would also like to share with you an exciting and fun giveaway! I am teaming up with some great friends to bring you this fun giveaway! Very easy to enter! We are giving away a Personalized Teacher Tote! Please click HERE to enter this giveaway on our I Teach Bilinguals Facebook Page!

Well, this is it for me y'all! If you have some time, I'd love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave me a comment, I like hearing from my readers!

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Classroom Management and a Unit to use on the first week of school

Hello everyone!
I would like to specifically talk about Classroom Management and a unit that you can use on the first week of school year. Also I wanted to share with you all a Free HW Pass Freebies I have in my store! :)

Classroom Management
I am sure most of you already have a system or your school lets you know what procedures are needed to take for classroom management. In my case, I have been trained and I was required to use CHAMPS. I honestly did not really know what to do with it, except using the things my school already provided for me to use. However, one day I had a teacher asking me if I could make some posters for her in the Dual Program. So I thought "Duh! of course I could use these and place them all around my room!"
So I created 5 CHAMPS POSTERS in both English and Spanish. Then, I had a request on my TPT to add one for writing and/or independent practice, but leaving it blank, so I added that!
So the final product comes with 7 CHAMPS posters (Centers, Group Work, Line, Class, Carpet Time, and 2 blank posters with students are their desk working). About the Blank Posters: Google docs do not have a portrait option, so be aware that the editable document is in a landscape position. Please see the instructions in the beginning of the document to edit the document. One poster contains a student at a desk (can be used for tests or independent work) and the second poster contains two students working at their desk (can be used for reading/writing time). PLEASE know that you cannot edit the fancy/big font or the clip art due to copyrights.
Click HERE if you would like to check it out :)

This school district where I used to work was very strong about implementing CHAMPS, so after a year of using it, I came up with an interactive bulletin board in my classroom. I created this for a foam board, but you can honestly just put some magnets and have it up on your classroom dry-erase board (or chalkboard if that's what you have). At the beginning of the school year (maybe the first 3/4 months), I was mainly the one who used this board. We would use this board ALL THE TIME. For every activity, including: independent practice (I would just say independent practice and clarify with my students what kind of independent practice we are working on. In that way, we are not having illustrations for every specific activity), cooperative groups, carpet time, centers, and tests. However, after those months I would start picking students to do it and the rest of the class would participate on answering what was expected. When they realized I started picking students, they all wanted to be "the teacher." I didn't expect them to want that since they were in third grade, but they just loved it!! 

Alright, this board works like this:
I would go letter by letter "C is for conversation (I would expect the students to answer after months of doing this)" Then I would say "What voice level are we on? Level 1 (Expect students to answer). Then I would say, show me what level 1 sound like (this level is whispering so students would start whispering to me). Then I would go letter by letter until we finish the word CHAMPS.

If you would like a copy of this, please click HERE to take you to my store. The only items that this product doesn't contained is the border that I used to decorate the foam board and the foam board. On the product, I included more pictures of how the board looks like and the illustrations come with labels so you know what they are used for. I also included a video on how to use the board, if  you are more of a visual person like I am :)

For the First week of School 
I have created with 56 pages of fun and great activities! This unit comes with different activities that can be done in groups or whole class; some other activities can be done in partners or centers. These are all simple and fun; just perfect for the first week of school!
The best part?! Like all of my products, it comes in English and Spanish!!!

I would like to show you what's in it and hopefully you like it as much as I do so you head over my store :)

1. I created this made-up story about a kid named Jack, who just moved to a new town called Mustacheville. This kid has a mustache and feels left out by the other kids because he's different (he has a purple mustache). However, the story changes when he meets someone else, someone who is also different than the other kids!
This story comes with a foldable to write the B, M, and E of the story. It also comes with a foldable to compare and contrast the main two characters in the story.

2. Then, I added some ice breaker cards! I usually play some music and when it stops, students grab the first person near them to partner up. I included specific instructions on how to do this activity. They use their ice breaker card and then report it on an activity sheet. 

 3. What more fun than Bingo? An ice breaker Bingo! You can have students in small groups or as a whole class!

4. I also included a writing activity! Students would interview a partner with a Question sheet (it includes 20 different questions) and they can include their own question too! Then they would make this fun poster/Foldable! Don't forget to take a picture with a mustache for your activity! 

And this is what's in the inside. They will compare an contrast themselves with their new friend! 

5. Time for some I have, who has... Game!! Simple addition facts for your class!

6. Last, but not least. I included some addition word problems. This might be a little challenging for the first week. However, I included both low and high level word problems! So you get to choose which level fits best for your class on the first week of school! It comes with an answer sheet and a sheet for them to show their strategy. Every level comes with 10 cards. I figured this is too much for the first week of school, so on the instructions, I said for them to pick three cards and work in partners! But remember you can always change the rules if you think your class is ready for some more :)

If you would like to see this product, click on English or Spanish :)

Need/want more of the mustaches?? I have a freebie and another unit with this fun theme! Click FreebieMustache Unit English, or Mustache Unit Spanish so you can check the products on my TPT store! :)

I hope you have found something useful for your class on this post :)
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Back to School Linky Party!!!

Hello everyone!
Welcome back to our Linky Party! This month we are bringing all the back to school madness!! Are you ready for some fun?? Let's get started!!! :)

I want to share with y'all my FREEBIE "How We Go Home Backpack Cards." My old school did something similar to this. Each child had a color tag that identified their type of transportation. This tag was attached to their backpack with a zip tie.
Anyways, I decided to create some tags to continue using this method. I created a color and black & White version... They also come in both languages, English and Spanish :)

I figured these would be a GREAT not only for big kids, but for the little ones as well! Just a way to make sure they, their teacher, and the rest of the staff at the school know their transportation (especially on those first weeks that everyone is so busy and children don't really know their teacher or how they go home.. or their name or their grade... lol.. it's funny, but you all know it's true! Especially for those little ones that are new!!).

Here are some tips I have for you when using these tags:
1. If you get to use these, just make sure NOT to cut the zip tie length because the edge will end up being sharp.

2. Print these in cardstock and use a laminating sheet that is thick. These are usually the ones that come with a personal and small laminator machine. However, if you don't have one, you can also get the self-sealing laminating pouches that are pretty thick as well :)

3. I added another version where you can put the students' bus number INSTEAD of his/her name. For safety reasons, you really don't want to keep both name and bus number on the same tag.

4. If you choose the black and white version, do a color code. For bus riders you can use a yellow, car riders you can use blue, walkers you can do green, and after school programs you can use orange. That's just an idea, but of course you can do whatever you think is more convenient for you! :)

Click HERE to download this FREEBIE!!! :)

Now for some fun giveaway!!! Make sure you enter on the rafflecopter for a chance to win giftcards!

Well that's it for me! Make sure you stop by my friends' blogs and check out what they have for you!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Meet the teacher Night

Hi everyone and welcome back! I hope y'all are doing great and that your classroom is coming along! :)

I know we are not on the week of "Meet the Teacher Night" just yet, but I am sure you are already thinking about it and even planning some stuff for that night! So I wanted to share with you some of the things I do on Meet The Teacher and what better way to share by giving you all these for FREE! :)

What I usually have on me: TWO sign-in sheets for my personal use and for me to turn in to my school (the last school I worked at, they used to give me a sheet they made themselves and I used to make me an extra copy to use as well),  a post-it, and my information card.

So what I used to do on that night as a prep before my parents arrived was to leave the school sign-in sheet on a table by the door for my parents to sign-in. As they come to talk to me, I would write down their information such as phone number, their child's name, and most important, the transportation for the school year. This info would easily change since some of my parents would take and pick them up for the first week or anything like that, but I always encourage my parents and even warned them big time about the importance of transportation in order for their children to arrive and return safely.  It helped me big time to have an extra copy with their number on it in case I needed to contact them on the first day of school. On that sheet (full of scribbles, I would also write any information or concerns parents tell me on that night).

Click HERE to take you to my Google Docs for your FREE copy :)

I also had post-its, so while I was talking to parents, I would ask my student to write their name on it and choose a place to sit. They loved the fact that they were choosing were they would sit in the classroom, so that was always a hit :) Yes, I of course would change their choice if it was necessary after school started, but at least it gave them a chance to choose where to sit for the first weeks. And believe me, there were students that were never moved from there because they worked so well that it wasn't necessary to move them.

Last, but definitely not least, I would give them my info card. I would point out the magnet on the back so they wouldn't lose it and place it on their fridge if they wanted to. They all come in English and Spanish. You can edit the text to put your information. Please know that I can't give you access to the font or clip art due to copyright...
I have several styles, so just click on the picture to check the one you like the most :)


I also wanted to share with you about what I had on each desk, ready for them to take. I had the following:
1. Any school papers that were given for us to give parents.

2. Handout with my information. I know several bloggers have created the booklet foldable, I know it's SOOO adorable and I just loveee the colors they used. However, I'm honest with y'all, I came up with a simpler way and a simpler foldable that I personally think it will do the work :) Now, it doesn't have as many windows as the other foldable, but this is what I used and it has worked just find for me and the information I gave to my parents.

This foldable contains the basic information I provided to my parents. Say goodbye to the million lose pages!! No more using 10 pages for 10 different things!!! All the info is in this foldable!!!
I created a document on google docs so you can edit the inside only (Please just remember that I can't give you access to the font or clip art due to copyright.) What you can edit is the inside of the document with your own information!
This foldable comes in both color and B/W version. It also comes in both English and Spanish  :)

Click HERE if you would like a copy of this foldable.

3. Along with the papers from school and my foldable I used to place a Goody Gift Bag for each student. I would like to share with you some snacks ideas that you can give to your students.


Alright friends!!! That is all for now!! :) I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and I really hope you can use any of these freebies!! I'll be posting more stuff next week! :)

Monday, August 1, 2016

Ebook and TPT HUGE Sale!!! :)

Hello everyone and welcome back!
Today I am blogging in a flash mode! :)

I just want to remind you that TPT is having a huge sale today and tomorrow!! Have those carts fill up with goodies and enjoy your 28% using your code!! :D

Last, but DEFINETLY NOT least!! Some AWESOME Sapanish teachers have come together and created an EBOOK! This Ebook has tons of freebies and product descriptions that would help you to get "new ideas"!!!

Click on the picture HERE to take you to this FREE Ebook!!!

ok my friends! This is it! Hope you are enjoying your days and you have tons of goodies in your cart to purchase between today and tomorrow!! I'll be posting real soon with more ideas so stay tuned! :)