Friday, June 1, 2012


We still have a week and a half day of school left, and this is the time of year that I am already in gear for next year.  I'm reflecting on what is working and what needs fixed.  As you may know from my earlier posts, we started grouping our firsties by ability for Math and for Reading.  I have the advanced group for both.  I found it hard this year to do what I have always done, since they were advanced.  I relied heavily on the common core, which hasn't been integrated into our curriculum yet (next school year it will).  I have this wonderful flip book that my district bought us that I relied on, but I still felt like I could use a little more to help me make sure that I'm covering the standards.  It was also a request of many of my coworkers too, so I started brainstorming ways to make my own. 

And so.... my Super Heroes Checklist was born!  Of course, this is something that I'll check off, not on my computer, but it'll be something that I can record to make sure that I'm hitting the standards.  I'll have documentation (since that is HUGE at my school).  After completion, I am VERY excited to give this a try next year!  I just love the superhero graphics too---I do wish they would have a GIRL super hero too!!  Ah, until they do, the boy will do.  Once they do, I'll be updating with some girl power! ;)

Check out my checklist on my Teachers Pay Teachers site!  I pinned it last night and it was repinned more than 100 times in less than an hour!  I felt like I was going viral! lol  I just love when I can help out others and make life easier, all at the same time!

And, since I do have those advanced firsties------I worked on the Second Grade one tonight so that I will have that handy too (I don't have a flip book for second grade).

Click on the pictures to take a peek!

I'll be back on Monday with a fun activity I did with my math group on their last day with me today.  I started out with a plan, but abandoned ship half-way and they had such a great time with it!!!!  I can't wait to share it with you BUT I left my camera at school.  We had a retirement social after school and there was also a storm/tornado watch/warning that was going to start right after---and there's not much that I hate more than picking up my kids in torrential downpours..... buckling in the 2 year old while the backside is getting soaked... not my idea of fun! :P  Luckily I made it there and it was just scattered rain---nothing drastic yet.  Have a wonderful weekend.  For those of you already celebrating your summer-----lucky you!  Those ending this week---hope you have a great week.  I can't wait to join you for some extra special family time. 


  1. Such an awesome idea!!!! :)
    Those checklists look great!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First

  2. I love these you have any plans to make them for kindergarten...please!
    I am your newest follower!
    Jen's Kinder Kids
    Please come & visit!

    1. I'm working on them tonight!! :) I am hoping to be finished tomorrow. (possibly tonight, but that depends on if my sleep walking 6 year old comes out again....) :/


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