Classroom Loves Linky!

The Primary Powers gals are celebrating this beautiful month of love with a linky of the things we love in our classrooms! Check out my post then head to Primary Powers to link up! 
I've said it before and I'll say it again!
I love love love the Phonics Dance!
It is a series of phonics chats and movements that can be worked into any reading program. 
We use Reading Street, but we also Phonics Dance each day! 
You can read more about it on their website here
Every year I question 
"Will they love it as much as last year's kids?"
"What if they don't know what to do?"
And every year the magical Daily 5 fairy flies through the room and it all works out! 
If we ever have a day where we don't do rounds I with out a doubt get a few kids asking, 
"Are we doing Daily Five today?".
That tells me they love it!
Teacher score!
I really love these reference folders I started using in my class as few years ago!!
The kids know right where to go for a math question or how to spell a word. 
I really try to get my first graders to be independent problem solvers.
These folders foster that independence.
The yellow folder contains math resources. 
Check them out by clicking this cover. 
The green folder has our Spelling Dictionary.
This is in my top 5 favorite Tpt products!
Check it out by clicking this cover. 
You can read more about everything inside these folders here

Time to visit Primary Powers to grab these slides and link up your classroom loves!!


  1. Do you find it easy to do Daily 5 and Reading Streets? We just adopted the series this year, and a lot of the primary teachers feel like they can't get away from the book.


  2. I've never heard of the phonics dance before, but I went to the link you provided. That's so cool! I can't believe how fast the kids in the video said their sounds! What a great idea!

    Kindergarten Teacher at the Wheel

  3. I'm totally asking my principal for the Dance! LOVE D5 too and your reference folders are fab! My class loves your Math Maniacs :)

    ☘ Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

  4. I have never heard of phonics dance! I'm going to check that out! I bet it's a blast for the kiddos!! Thanks for linking up!!
    Mrs. Richardson's Class

  5. Phonics Dance sounds like so much fun! I bet they look forward to that time each day!

    Primarily Speaking


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