Most of you guys know that Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida is waiting on Hurricane Isaac to hit us tomorrow. I live in the panhandle and we're just starting to see the wind and rain coming from Isaac. They closed our schools for Monday - Wednesday but plan on reopening on Thursday. We've boarded up the windows and now we just wait and see what happens.
In the meantime, we're all starting to get a little antsy! The kids have already said they're bored at least 25 times today. My husband has finally finished watching the last of Heroes. I've scoured the internet looking for great teaching materials and have 3 blisters on my fingers from all the cutting I've been doing! Hopefully, we can survive sitting here for one more day!
I did go ahead and make something that has been on my to-do list for awhile. I've been wanting some visual material cards to display on my board, so my students would have a reminder of the supplies they will need. I made these cute cards with a chevron pattern, and they're FREE in my TPT store. Click on the pictures to get your FREE cards!
I've also decided to start the year by focusing on color words. I found some great units on TPT for learning color words. My thinking is that if my students can learn color words it will not only help their reading but also help improve their ability to read directions and work independently. I'm also thinking this will be a good unit to start the year while I finish all of my assessments and establish baselines.
I bought this super cute unit from Doodle Bugs Teaching.
Doodle Bugs (I love her stuff) also just posted this super cute freebie on her blog! Perfect timing!
And I bought this Color Day Fun unit from Made for 1st Grade which has great lesson ideas with accompanying books.
And to give my kiddos a visual reference for colors words, I made these super cute Color Word Posters that you can check out in my TPT store. Click on the picture to get yours.
I hope the hurricane isn't too bad and everyone in its path stays safe!