38 more days…but who’s counting?!

  1. Sarah Paul

    April 11th, 2012 at 3:11 am

    I always love your anchor charts! I was just thinking today how I needed to re-teach this skill. Thanks for the inspiration! I may have to copy your anchor chart. 🙂 Thank you so much!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  2. Sarah Paul

    April 11th, 2012 at 3:12 am

    And oh my goodness, Becks is adorable. What great shots! They grow up way too fast.
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  3. Lory

    April 11th, 2012 at 3:29 am

    OMG… you are hilarious (& very talented) I would give my left big toe for your anchor charts! Thanks for sharing 😉


  4. Runmissnelsonsgotthecamera

    April 11th, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Love your chart. Thank you so much for the common core questions.

  5. Booky4First

    April 11th, 2012 at 3:33 am

    How did you know what I would be teaching after my student teacher's week of soloing???? I have ONE week before the dreaded Stanford 10 test.

    BTW, Becks is looking so much like your hubby!!! He is so cute!–Becks I mean because I'm not hitting on your hubby. 🙂

  6. Lori Faas

    April 11th, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Thanks SO much for the great posters Abby! We are all getting geared up for Common Core and things like this are terrific.

    Your boy is adorable. They grow up fast. Enjoy EVERY minute!

    Lori @

  7. Anonymous

    April 11th, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your son! The time is so precious with our children….


    April 11th, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Oh my heavens…Becks is SO unbelievably charming and adorable. That first picture SERIOUSLY melts my heart. I must agree that having yesterday off was delicious.

    That anchor chart is perfect.
    Seeing you pop up on my blog roll always makes me smile! 🙂

    Enjoy the rest of your week…I know it'll fly by!

    A Year of Many Firsts

  9. Ann

    April 11th, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Hilarious. I love your wine comment.33 days for me!!!!!!!!

  10. Ann

    April 11th, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Hilarious. I love the wine comment. 33 days for me, baby!!!!!!

  11. kym

    April 11th, 2012 at 6:36 am

    I love your anchor charts. I wish my handwriting and art is as wonderful as yours. I hope you don't mine me pinning your chart. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas with us.

  12. Steph

    April 11th, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Thank you for sharing! I love all of your charts.

    We have 29 days left, but again, who's counting? 🙂

  13. Kimberley

    April 11th, 2012 at 9:55 am

    You are the real deal. Your anchor charts blow me away. I try to be like you, but just cannot make it look nearly as cool. Jealous.

    Your son is precious. It does go fast, doesn't it? Mine are 4 and 6. I cannot believe I will have a Kindergartener and a Second Grader next year. Wow.

    Thanks for the posters!

    First in Maine

  14. Lovely Nina

    April 11th, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I love your charts…you just have the neatest and coolest handwriting! Thanks for sharing your questions 🙂

    Lovely Little Learners

  15. Clutter-Free Classroom

    April 11th, 2012 at 10:10 am

    I always have such anchor chart envy when I see your work! You've got so much talent lady. 🙂 Jodi from the Clutter-Free Classroom
    Blog: http://www.CFClassroom.com
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    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clutter-Free-Classroom/315473991802373

  16. Mrs. Saoud

    April 11th, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Hey Girl!

    I just prepared my countdown days. We are near the end too! I couldn't be more excited!!

    Talk with you soon!


  17. Jodi

    April 11th, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Definitely counting down!
    Becks is adorable!!


  18. Mrs. Anderson

    April 11th, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Children do grow up too fast! Mine are 22 and 19!! It seems like yesterday they were little kids! I love your reading anchor chart and question cards. Thanks for sharing, as always!

  19. Ms. Patterson

    April 11th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I sure am counting down!
    We have about 45 more days to go!

    This year went by so quickly but I am ready for it to be over

    Ms. Patterson

  20. Deb

    April 11th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you so much for these! We've been talking a LOT about intentional questioning with reading groups and these will be perfect to keep in the reading tubs!

    I *think* we have 32 1/2 days left. I probably should check. . .

    Oh My Little Classity Class

  21. Sue

    April 11th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I have 36 more days….have have my little ones counting backwards in their math journals how many day until they are a first grader. Enjoy your son they grow up fast!

    Love your chart…my charts are never cute. Thanks for sharing the cards.


  22. Jessica Hubble

    April 11th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    You ROCK! NUFF said!

    Your lil' man is a cutie!

  23. Across the Hall

    April 11th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    The posters are great, and the anchor chart is as adorable as ever.

    I have anchor-chart envy.

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  24. Stephanie

    April 11th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    These are GREAT!! Thank you!!

    XOXO, Stephanie
    First Grade Fabulous Fish

  25. Tanya Solano

    April 11th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    You're Becks is just adorable!

    Thanks for the chart idea and the CCS freebie! I'm right there with Jodi and the anchor chart envy! ALWAYS love your stuff!

    Ms. Solano's Kindergarten

  26. Nicole

    April 11th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Love these posters!! Your little boy is SERIOUSLY adorable!! Love those pictures with the pinwheel!

    I love the frames on the posters – where did you get them?!

    Ummm YES I'm counting, too! Wine is ALWAYS a good idea! 😉

    Rowdy in Room 300

  27. Courtney

    April 11th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    love these thanks

  28. Tara

    April 11th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Absolutely LOVE your anchor charts! It always seems like you do them on a computer. Your handwriting and drawing is awesome!Such envy here!
    We have 29 days left here! I'm so excited and can't wait!

    Your son is adorable. They grow up so fast. I have 2 daughters and a son. 7, 4, and 1. Time is FLYING by. Enjoy him!! 🙂

  29. Mrs. Cupcake

    April 11th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Great freebie! Thanks!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  30. luckeyfrog

    April 11th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    These signs are pretty perfect for a constant review. Thank you for sharing!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  31. Rhonda

    April 11th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I LOVE your Anchor Chart.
    I am new to the bloggy world and I just found your blog, so glad I did.
    You might like to take a peek at my blog sometime.
    Classroom Fun

  32. smorss99

    April 11th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Seriously, your charts always look amazing! Mine start out cute and neat and then I am suddenly in a crunch for time and the bottom of the chart looks like a ten year old did it.

  33. Kelley Cirrito

    April 11th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing Abby!! I have to ask if you have made up your mind about teaching next year?? I am just dying to know. Your little young man is so cute!!

  34. Heather's Heart

    April 12th, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Beck's is adorable!

    Your anchor charts rock!

    Cheers to you….as I drink my wine too!

    I thought of you the other day when I heard Darius Rucker's song "It Won't Be Like This for Long". Cherish these moments with your little man! =)

    Heather's Heart

  35. Judy

    April 12th, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Cute pics of Becks! 🙂

    Thank you for these questions!! I was looking for inspiration and you already had it made! I really needed this for whole/small reading group work!

    Seriously you're the best!!


    Teaching Little Apples

  36. Traci

    April 12th, 2012 at 3:02 am

    That Becks of yours takes the most adorable pictures!

    Thanks for the common core question cards. As always… I'm pinning your chart!
    Dragonflies in First

  37. Carolyn

    April 12th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Thanks for sharing your question cards and chart. I am now your newest follower. I wish I was able to draw like you do! But alas I can't. So I have made an electronic version using some of your questions to use when school goes back. I have put it on my blog to share.


    Sowing Seeds of Learning

  38. Laura Wanke

    April 12th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    29 more days! Love thus chart and that it is tied to common core. I am new to the blogging world. My blog this month is about the daily 5. If you have time check it our. http://WWW.spoutinabout2nd.blogspot. com

  39. Anonymous

    April 12th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Your son is ADORABLE! And then, your anchor chart is TOO CUTE!! I loved having a student teacher a few years ago, too, because I was able to do some planning ahead. I LOVE the reading questions you posted for free, too!! Beautiful! I'm definitely going to use them! Thank you for sharing!!
    I am so jealous that you are out next month! We still have to go until June 16th!! UGH!!
    Enjoy your last month.

    Thrills in Third Grade

  40. According to Ashley

    April 14th, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Those pics of Becks are ADORABLE! He totally IS a little man and I predict that he's gonna be breaking hearts left and right someday. 🙂 Sidenote: Life got crazy for a while and I had to cut out some of my daily blog reading, so unfortunately I stopped reading "teacher blogs" for a while. I couldn't figure out why you rarely posted on Babbling Abby until it finally clicked – DUH! Apparently you've been over here all along and I've been missing out bigtime! I'm now officially reading ONE "teacher blog" – hehe. In a non-creepy way, I missed you!

  41. Sophia

    April 14th, 2012 at 3:03 am

    LOOOOOOVE your anchor chart Abby!!! So creative and very helpful to the kiddos and as a reminder to myself during small group GR lessons. Thanks for sharing your reading questions printables too! So generous!!

    🙂 Sophia

    Fanciful First Grade

  42. Chrissy

    April 14th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I am definitely adding more chart tablets to my wish list for next year :-)!


  43. Mrs. Bond's Blackboard

    April 14th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    You had me until "cats won" 🙂 heehee

  44. Patty Strong

    April 20th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I love your set of questions! I find them very useful! Thanks for sharing your great ideas 🙂


    give me an apple

  45. Brittany

    April 27th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Love these for my guided reading groups and partner reading center!

  46. Jen C

    September 3rd, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Love your anchor charts!

  47. Elizabeth Kile

    August 19th, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    I downloaded the questioning cards after seeing them used on the teacher wife's blog. Thank you for sharing!

  48. Laurie Resetar

    October 20th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂 Perfect addition to my reading groups this year!

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