Earlier I shared my K-1 Hawaii HCPSIII standards freebie. And like I promised, here is another grade added on! By the end of the week, I'll have added all grades K-5!

Now the freebie has:
  • Kindergarten - 
  • First Grade - 

  • Second Grade - 

I've included standards for:

  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Health
  • World Languages
  • Physical Education
  • Career and Technical
  • Fine Arts

Head on over to my Google Drive and download!

And don't forget that I'm having a sale until the end of the day on Tuesday to celebrate going back to school on Wednesday!

Over in Hawaii, we all go back to work this week! In my district, kids start Wednesday! So to help everyone out, a bunch of other Hawaii teacher bloggers and TpT sellers have decided to throw a little sale!

And to sweeten the deal, I've updated my Hawaii HCPSIII standards sheets for you! Here are Kindergarten and First Grade:

I'll have the rest of the grades up throughout the week! 

Head on over to my store to see the sale! 

I'm teaming up with my gals from Owl-Ways Be Inspired to bring you an awesome Back 2 School Giveaway! 

 Once you hop over there, you can enter to win 1 of 3 gift cards from Amazon, Target, and Walmart!

And SURPRISE! The giveaways don't end there! Each of these Owls authors are having their own giveaways, as well!  Make sure to head to each blog to enter their individual giveaways! You can find the blog links over on the main Owls blog, or you can just google blog names from the image below :)

I'm giving away some swag from Hawaii that all teachers need: COFFEE!! 

A lot of visitors to the islands love the Hawaii-exclusive cups that Starbucks carries.  But they also love all the awesome varieties of coffee that are grown right here.  So, I am going to mail the winner this adorable Starbucks travel mug and a bag of Maui Blend coffee beans from my fav local coffee shop: Maui Coffee Roasters.   Then, as you are getting ready for school in the morning, you can picture some swaying palm trees in the wind and lovely sounds of ukulele music in the distance.  Instant calmness!

To win, enter the Rafflecopter below! 

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I'm joining my friend Tonya at Tonya's Treats for Teachers (and a bunch of other TpT sellers!) for a big Christmas in July sale!

Head on over to my TpT shop and snag up some resources for next school year at 20% off! 

Back in May I shared that I had accepted a transfer position at my neighborhood school in 5th grade.  I also shared my newly updated resume that I bought from Pappermint on Etsy.

Well, that post received a lot of views and several of you even headed over to Pappermint Design Studio and bought some of their awesome templates for yourself! So much so that the kind people at Pappermint noticed! And because I have the best readers ever, one of you will win a resume and cover letter template! 

Here are my favorites!
I chose the Roberta template.  I love the teal on the side and the clean looking fonts.  It also comes in a two-page resume called Claudia

The Jessica is pretty.  I love the round picture at the top. This one a a two-page that has the objective, work experience, skills, and education on the front and any continued information, achievements, and references on the back.

I love the Brenda because it seems to be a combo of the two templates above!

The Rachel is adorable with the yellow chevron and coral name at the top!

In order to win a resume template of your own, just enter the Rafflecopter below.

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This past year I finished teaching a full year of Reading Wonders in First Grade! Phew! It's been a rough learning curve! Luckily for you, I'm creating my unit focus walls to make implementation easy!

What I've learned along the way is that the weekly tests emphasize concepts that aren't necessarily focused on if you are following the Teacher's Edition book to teach.   I realized my kids were bombing the tests because I was focusing on comprehension, spelling pattern, sight words, and grammar.  Most of those elements are represented on the test, but there are usually 3-4 questions based on the structural analysis and vocabulary.  And some concepts only have one practice book page and no other lessons tied to it! 

One week the structural analysis focus was final stable syllable:  RF.1.3e  Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.

I didn't even know what that was! And I've been teaching lower elementary for over 10 years and have a Reading Specialist certificate!  Luckily, I found out what they were on Pinterest.
Via A First Grade Teacher's Passions and Obsessions

A final stable syllable comes at the end of a word (final) and is always pronounced the same way (stable).  Examples are -le (table, apple, single) and -tion (contraction, motion).  

I also found this video to help introduce the concept to students:
Via Turtle Diary
The vocabulary focus that same week was inflectional endings -s, -ed, -ing: L.1.4c  Identify frequently occurring root words (e.g., look) and their inflectional forms (e.g., looks, looked, looking). 

For these lessons, I turned to a favorite blogger, The Teacher Wife
Via The Teacher Wife on TpT
My students have been practicing writing words with -ing and -ed in their reading notebooks.  We'll do some more activities from this pack throughout the week.  

Luckily, there are some amazing lessons on blogs and TpT that can be used to supplement some of these skills and standards!
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If you are a Wonders teacher, how has it been going for you?