Visual Plans and TpT Sale Finds

Here are my visual plans for the week.  We are still trudging along with our penguin informational writing.  I forget that I have five more students than last year and that many of the kids get pulled in the afternoon. Things just take a lot longer this year!  I am hoping to have the students finish this week.   Click to download :)

Also, a big SHOUT OUT to my friend Cheryl of Primary Graffiti!  She helped me get those cool little pin hover buttons over the photos.  Thanks Cheryl, you are the best!

*This plan book format is called "Erica."  Click here to check it out in Ms. M's A Teacher's Plan Store.
**My visual plans are inspired by DeeDee Wills' visual plans.  


Some new packets utilized this week: 
I am using the friendship craftivtity in Amy's packet as my art center for the week.  It goes perfectly with Valentine's Day and the friendship story in the students' reader. 

Jodi's fluency packets work well as a morning job.  I loved that I was able to find penguin themed passages. 

We continue to work on nouns and complete sentences.  This packet by Made for 1st Grade is an amazing value. 

My students LOVE this activity.  They create the craziest sentences and then record their work.  I have had this game for 10 years and it has held up! 

I am linking up over at Blog Hoppin' to show you what I bought during the sale. 

Click on the covers to check them out yourself! 

Borders Gallore!!!

Hop over to Blog Hoppin' to see everyone's purchases or to link up with your own!


  1. Oh, Erica... you are NOT helping with my clip art addiction!! LOVE!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

  2. Thank you for the shout out! We are hitting your penguins this week!:)

  3. That CVC set from Ashley is SO useful and versatile! I have used it on probably ten products already since I bought it!

    Great stuff, Erica!

    Second Grade Nest

  4. I love, love that Silly Sentences game!!! You picked up some fun stuff from the sale. Pink Cat Studios is one of my new faves for clip art...there are so many super cute graphic artists popping up everywhere!

    Kindergarten Kel

  5. Can you share how to add the pinterest hover button?

    1. I don't know how, that is why Cheryl had to help me. I would go to her blog and ask her.

  6. Great clip art items!!!! MUST.STOP.FILLING.MY.CART!

    Literacy Without Worksheets

  7. Thank you SO much for including my fluency passages!!!!! Your virtual lessons look amazing!

  8. Thanks girl! I can't wait to see what you come up with using those cvc words. :)

  9. Always enjoy your visual plans....gotta learn how to do that, especially since I'm so visual. LOL!
    BTW, thanks for offering your pack on the awesome giveaway at First Grade and Fabulous!


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