Friday, November 30, 2012

Let It Snow: Literacy Centers for Winter {Common Core Correlated}

Hi, friends!  I just wanted to write a quickie to let you know that I wrapped up my winter-themed centers, just in-case you're not able to do any Christmas related centers!  :) I was planning on waiting until January to work on this, but I had a little extra time now that grad school is finished.  My students are LOVING centers this year, and I am SO excited to be able to share my center packs with you!  Plus, TODAY through SUNDAY you can snag it for 20% off! ;)

In other news, we are still working on our study of Communities, and my students have been hard at work as "City Planners".  I will share lots of photos when they are complete, but in the meantime, this is an anchor chart that has helped my kiddos distinguish between the three different kinds of communities.  :)  It was a quick-draw, so it's really nothing remarkable, but it did help my visual learners. 

Honestly, I don't have a lot of pictures to share from this week.  I've been battling my THIRD upper-respiratory infection so far this year.  I'm also starting to get a tummy ache... and considering that my students have been dropping like flies... that's not a good sign.  The flu definitely has a stronghold in my classroom right now...and strep.  You can only imagine how much hand sanitizer has been used in my classroom this week.  Clorox wipes too!  We will see if I can avoid catching anything else! Ha!  It's like I am a brand new teacher all over again this year! It's crazy! 

So, since I don't have a LOT to share, I'm going to leave you with this little note from a student.  It's yet another reminder that what we do MATTERS each and every day!  Happy weekend, friends!  This tired teacher is going to BED!


  1. Amanda,
    Your new center looks great! I will add it to my wishlist immediately! Hopefully you can get some rest this weekend so you'll be "bright eyed and bushy tailed" come Monday!
    P.S. Can you believe this Ohio weather?

  2. Awwww...what a sweet letter! That's what makes it all worth it, right? I LOVE your blog and all your creative ideas! :)

  3. Looks adorable! Quick Question! What font do you use to get the litters highlighted in different colors? Like on the " Let It" on your front page! Love your blog!!

  4. What a sweet letter!!! Love your blog...thanks for sharing your talent!

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  5. Your new centers look great!! I can't wait to check them out!

  6. I love your centers! They are adorable! Do you do Reading or Writing Workshop? When do you use these centers?
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