I am so sorry that I have been so MIA lately.  I have no excuses other than one really good one:  I have been loving up on my adorable girl.  We have had lots of some good together time.

I have also been hard at work on two new items.  I am about to send them off to my editing “team” (that sounds sooooo cool, but really it is a a group of volunteers from my Facebook page!  If you would ever like to edit in exchange for free products make sure to follow my Facebook page- I randomly ask for volunteers when I am nearing the end of a project).

The first project is one that has been in the making FOREVER.  I am so ready to get these bad boys DONE!   I am one editing approval away from posting my Second Grade MATH Common Core “I Can” Statements and More packet!  Yahoo!

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Here is a description:
I created this packet to display Common Core Standards for
students. This packet includes several different items. 
Teacher resource list comparing the Common Core
Standards to the “I Can” statements
Math “I Can” statements and header cards for
Editable math Common Core checklist for student
The first list is a teacher resource list comparing the
Common Core Math standards to the “I Can” statements. I will keep this in my
planning binder for easy reference.
Next are the “I Can” statements. The “I Can” statements are
color coded by area.  The Math standards
need much less editing than the ELA standards and it was much easier to
preserve the language of the standards. 
Bolded, colored words on the “I Can” statements are vocabulary words I
intend to explain and teach my students so they better understand the standard.
The last item in this packet is an Excel document.  I have typed a spread sheet that includes all
the standards and four boxes to use as checks for mastery for EACH
student.  The teacher can use as a plus/
minus system noting if a student has grasped a skill or by actual percentages
on the assignments.  A sample page is
included.  This document was purposely
created in Excel so that teachers can edit the pages and type in each student’s
name rather than hand write. The font is Comic Sans and should be a standard
font.  It may not be as pretty, but
hopefully it is effective and more time efficient for the teacher! J
And on to the second item…
My second *this close to being done, just needs final approval* item is my RTI Sight Words kit.  I created this kit to (hopefully) take some of the guess work out of the RTI system. This kit is targeted at improving basic reading/ decoding skills. This 71 page kit contains Dolch sight word lists, checklist assessments (to use as probes), word cards, games and activities to use as RTI strategies  graphs (for the almighty Tier meetings), and a parent letter for a sight word book to keep parents involved.  Each level of the sight words is coded by a zoo animal and this organizational system is carried over into the cards, lists, checklists and graphs.
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Here is a description of the kit:
RTI often seems like a maze of paper work and data.  I have created this packet to help organize
your RTI data for basic reading by providing materials for interventions and
tracking. I used the Dolch Sight Word Lists Pre-Primer to Third Grade to create
this kit.
in this packet:
Games and activities to practice sight words
before giving the students the assessment.
Teacher assessment checklists for each level
Student lists for students to use during
Ready made graphs for each level
Sight word cards for each level
Blank sight words cards to reduce printing if
the teacher does not need all the cards
Parent Letter
Sight Word book for home practice (two lists per
page to reduce printing)
Game and activity directions (same as the first
bullet, but presented for students) for center practice
Two simple board games
Tic-Tac-Toe game materials
Each list is color coded by a zoo animal to keep the lists
and cards organized.  I hope this makes
the RTI process a bit less stressful!
* Please note that I refer to the RTI probe as an assessment
throughout the packet.
To win please leave a comment below of which item you would like to win- and how you would use it/ or why you would use it!  Please make sure to include your email address! 🙂 
I will choose TWO winners.  Winners can choose one of the two items above!  Winners will be announced  Friday, October 12th!  I hope to get these items posted by this weekend!

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  1. Karyn October 8, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Wow! I love them both! What a thorough job you did! It would really be a hard choice for me as I could use both but I don't have second graders this year so I would probably choose the Dolch word RTI unit. I would use it as part of my Tier II and Tier III instruction.

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  2. ceehce October 8, 2012 at 3:42 am

    I would love the RTI sight word kit. I would use it with my ESOL students that need extra support. RTI can be so confusing.


  3. Suzy Q October 8, 2012 at 3:42 am

    I would love to win the RTI sight words packet. I need this since I have a few students who do not have a firm grasp of words that they should by now…hence the need to go back and learn those words.

    Both products look great and it is obvious how hard you worked on each!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  4. Rachel October 8, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I would love to win the RTI Sight Words Kit. I would use it for my students who are still struggling to read the sight words.


  5. Diving Into Learning October 8, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I would love the RTI sight words kit, it looks amazaing.


  6. Miss Emily October 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I would love the sight word kit. I am currently tutoring a ninth grade who is reading at a 1st grade level. I'm trying to pull as many resources as I can to get this kid reading.

  7. Tracey Schimke October 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I really love your RtI sight word kit. What a great idea! teachtb@sbcglobal.net
    Third Grade All Stars

  8. heathear franks October 8, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I cannot wait to check out the RTI kit. I teach an inclusion 3rd grade class and have a large number of ESL students. This kit would greatly help each of my students, as well as me during our 30 minute block devoted solely to RTI. Love everything you do! It is so helpful to me!

  9. mrsyoung October 8, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I love the RtI Sight Words Kit! I teach 5th grade and it would be awesome for our remediation groups.

    Young Daze in 5th Grade

  10. Third Grade Is Tremendous October 9, 2012 at 12:43 am

    ahh…this is just what I have been looking for! I just got a new student TODAY who does not speak ANY english! I need somewhere to start with him and this would be perfect!!!! 🙂


  11. hcarp October 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I would love the RTI sight word set. This would be great for my groups. hcarpenter@ebrschools.org

  12. Anonymous October 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Wow, you did a lot of work and it looks amazing! I would be honored to receive any of the above! I'm a new teacher and I need more resources in my classroom. I could use the RTI sight word set for my students in remediation. I teach Title I students, who are struggling in reading. My email is bryne6@gmail.com

  13. Christina Pruitt October 10, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Hi Mandy- incredible job getting your thoughts into a visual! I am Tina, a learning support teacher who started our math inclusion program in grade 3. I have been trying for weeks to create my own common core checklists for my co-teacher and I to use as a guide. We have also been incorporating essential questions but I love your kid friendly I
    CAN statements! I ended up reading the rest of your blog and realize that we have a very similar philosophy! Your guided math starter sounds so much like our room! I just know your organization will help me do what is most important; work with kids! I too love the Daily 5. Huge fan of the sisters! The fact that these are editable is the best. I hope to win! Thanks for sharing Mandy- Tina P. cpruitt@chichestersd.org

  14. jordan October 10, 2012 at 12:24 am

    I am new to second grade this year, so this pack would really help out!

  15. Mrs. Slyter October 10, 2012 at 1:04 am

    They both look awesome! I would love the RTI kit. It would be so helpful with all of my small groups.
    Thanks for the chance! –Christy

  16. Julie Laing September 13, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Wow! What a choice! I would have to pick the RTI kit. It's so difficult to have everything you need for RTI right at your fingertips. You've taken the guesswork out of what to use and how to assess. I am so excited for the change to possibly win this kit.

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