Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Cleaning Sale on TPT and Common Core Math Centers
I decided to join the Spring Cleaning Sale!  So if you want to check out some of my newest math centers, this would be a fabulous time to pick things up!  I know I have a bazillion things on my Wish List, so I'm headed over to TPT myself to load up!
I finished my Spring is Sprung Math Centers this week!  I have them listed together and separately.  I want to make it easy for people to try out my products without a huge commitment.  How many times I have bought something and then wished I hadn't?  So I listed things two ways!
Just Measuring with my Peeps!
Getting my Ducks in a Row!
Rain, Rain Go Away!

Turtle Time
What Does the Fox Say?  Oh My Gosh, my little firsties begged me to make this one!!  Too Cute!
Want all of these amazing math centers??? They are currently on sale for $4.00!!! That's right, $4.00!!  Take advantage of the Spring Cleaning going on!
I will give away one tomorrow!! Follow my blog and leave me a comment!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

A Spring Break Miracle -- I finished one week of Journeys Lesson Plans! (29 to go!)

Can I get an AMEN?

I managed to finish O-N-E week of lesson Plans for the new Journeys series that we adopted for the Fall.  I thought I'd get a jump on planning and prepping materials.  Goodness knows that beginning of the year can be absolutely overwhelming.  I plan to make my days very structured and consistent.  My kiddos thrive on what they know is coming next.  So I planned this with them in mind.  Monday, word wall activities, Tuesday HFW tic- tac- toe, Wednesday HFW Roll-Say-Keep, Thursday Cheering HFW, Friday assessment.  I also have posters to support new terms.  I got the Anchor Charts ready to go --- ok I put the Title together and found the items needs to sort (animals/people).    I decided my kiddos need some serious following directions experiences so I plan to do a Friday writing (I have writer's workshop everyday.) and craft each week.  Trying to tie it all together.
It's on sale for half price, $2.50.  I'd love for someone using Journeys to give me their thoughts.  If you use Journeys, leave a comment and I will pick one person to preview it for FREE!!
What series do you use?  How do you fit it all in??


Friday, March 21, 2014

Trade and Grade Blog Hop

We are trading products and grading them hard!  Putting the product to the test in our own classroom.

I had the pleasure of trading with Dianna Radcliff of Sassy-Savvy-Simple Teaching.  She gave me the most AMAZING interactive notebook to try out!


I put the 1st grade E.L.A. Interactive notebook to the test!

I printed off the unit and took it to school.  My testers were anxious to get started!  Everything was super easy to use and all inclusive.  No need to run around and find other parts.  Everything is ready to go!


Writing the beginning sounds!


 Lifting the flaps to practice those letters!



This is fun!  And I have a quick check to see if my students can identify beginning sounds and form the letters correctly!  I love it when I can streamline assessing student learning.


On to identifying sentence types.

 Students took 3 different sentences and determined the ending punctuation. 

 It was a fabulous review of questions, exclamations, and periods.


Writing describing words.
How can we describe a birthday cake?
How can you describe flowers?
How can you describe a frog?
What a wonderful way to check to see if my ELL students are understanding what an adjective is.  A great way to activate prior knowledge. 
and.... the kiddos absolutely love the activities!
Every day they ask what they will be adding to their notebooks!

I know you are can't wait to try this out for yourself!!  Here is a FREEBIE for you!  Please go and see Dianna at her TPT store, the link is above.  She has all kinds of wonderful interactive notebooks, as well as many other can't live without activities!!

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Fundraiser for March of Dimes!

I'm helping out Primary Possibilities!  I contributed towards there Math bundle.  Check it out!

Over 40 TpT sellers have come together to create bundles to benefit the March of Dimes.  We decided to put these bundles together in honor of Taytum Connor.  "Teachers for Taytum" will donate all of the profits made from the bundles in Taytum’s honor to help support the research of the March of Dimes, March for Babies.  Please check out the bundles that are available below.  There is something for everyone.

Taytum Connor was born at 29 weeks.  Taytum received medications that are available because of research promoted by the March of Dimes.  Taytum's care in the NICU would not be possible without the research and funding March of Dimes has dedicated to preterm babies.  You can read more about Taytum and the Connor family's story here.
There are several different bundles that are available for purchase.  Check out the different options below.  Click on the bundle picture below for purchase.  Each bundle is only $10... an incredible value and an incredible cause!

Thank you for helping the March of Dimes, March for Babies!

These are some awesome bundles at a great price that you just shouldn't pass up... plus the proceeds benefit a great cause in the honor of a sweet little girl!  Here is a sneak peek of what you can get in each of the bundles!

Thank you so much for your support!
Stephany, Stephanie, & Kathi
Primary Possibilities