Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Houghton Mifflin JOURNEYS Smart Board Lessons!!


   I'm finally done with my Smart Board Masterpiece (I think...)!!  I've literally been working 12 and 13 hour days on the weekends in addition to work after school getting these done (Can you tell I don't have kids?? haha), but now they are here for you all!  My school district adopted a new reading curriculum this year, Houghton Mifflin Journeys (the new 2012 Common Core Edition), and it has really been a big change for a lot of teachers, including myself.  Thankfully, though, I had taught a similar curriculum in another district (SRA Imagine It!) and had some experience using a more scripted curriculum.  However, at my old district I had made Smart Board lessons for each lesson to help me pace myself and make things more interactive for the kids, and I found myself starting Journeys this school year wishing I had the same!  So... even though it meant starting from scratch, I have started making Smart Board lessons for each Journeys lesson for 1st Grade, and it has been fabulous!  I am really keeping my kids engaged and also making sure that I am pacing the lessons well and getting everything in that I am supposed to in order to ensure my kiddos reading success.  I am SO excited about these lessons and I couldn't wait to share them with you!  I am kind of backtracking right now, because I just finished  Lesson 4 (Lucia's Neighborhood) and I am working on Lesson 5 now (Gus Takes the Train)..... so I will have to go back and do Lessons 1, 2, & 3.  But from this point forward, I will be making these each week and posting online to TPT.  So if you teach Journeys, stay tuned!!  I hope you find these as helpful as my team members and I have!  
    If you are a 1st Grade Teacher and teach JOURNEYS, please visit my TPT store.....just click on the picture.  I would love some feedback too from those of you who teach Journeys!  God Bless!
      Love, Beth

11 comments:

mrs. m said...

Where did the smartboard lrssons go on TPT for Journeys?

Boldy Go Where Ones Go said...

I don't think the Smartboard Lessons are available on TPT yet. Or am I mistaken?
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hayden13 said...

If anyone makes these for Kindergarten; I'd love them! becky_hayden@roseau.k12.mn.us

Karen said...

Is this still available? Karenkrl72@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

Are these still posted to your tpt site? I will be we to first grade this year and these look like they would be super helpful

Sarah said...

Are these still posted to your tpt site? I will be we to first grade this year and these look like they would be super helpful

Teacher's Corner said...
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Teacher's Corner said...

I'd like this product, too! Is it still available? It would help me as we are using Journeys for the first time.

Brand Spanking New Teacher said...

Hi. This looks fab! I'd love to purchase. Is it still available? I can't seem to find it on TpT???

Christine Poulsen said...

Has anyone made any of these for 4th grade? I can't see re-inventing the wheel.

Kiley Isaac said...

Are these Smartboard lessons on your TPT site?? Just started using Journey's and looking for some fun interactive things to add to our lessons.

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