Sunday, April 26, 2015

$100 Teacher Appreciation Giveaway!!!

Us folk at iTeach Second have teamed up to bring YOU $100 worth of amazing gift cards out of appreciation for doing what you do! 

Here is what I would buy with each of these amazing gift cards! 

Gosh, what CAN'T you buy there!? It's hard NOT to spend $100 every time I step foot in there. Well, I probably would head to the dollar spot and buy little craft items. Next, I would go over to the workout section and check out the clearance clothes there. (They have the best clearance!)
Target Workout Clothes

Umm... definitely Americanos... Yes! The best!

Just like Target, what CAN'T you get on Amazon? Lucky for me, I have Amazon Prime membership, so free shipping is an added bonus! (And another reason I have to resist buying stuff just because!) I personally LOVE buying Quest protein bars on Amazon! Have you tried Quest bars?
Check them out here!

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Wow! That would be a really hard decision! I personally have a slight obsession with clipart! So, I would probably stock up on some cute clip art with my $25 gift card! My favorite stores are Melonheadz and Graphics From the Pond!

Well, now that I showed you what I'd buy, I'm curious how you'd spend the gift cards! Please tell in the comments!

To enter is easy... just head on over to iTeach Second to enter through the Rafflecopter! 

Remember... What you do... day in and day out... 
it is appreciated, admired, and noticed! You are changing lives!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Reading Skill: Inferencing

My students LOVED learning about inferencing the past two weeks, and the best part is... they TOTALLY mastered the skill. I smiled as I overheard them saying, "I infer that we are going to have indoor recess today because it is raining out." They sure did love looking through my purse to see what they could find. They used those items to infer about me as a person! It was cute to read their responses :) 

They loved learning a reading skill by looking at pictures! 

They loved playing "detective" as they read these case file task cards. It sure was powerful that some of the students in the group didn't infer correctly based on the lack of their prior knowledge regarding that topic. For example, one student had never had s'mores before, so they didn't understand what was going on when they read, "marshmallows, graham crackers, and sticks". It made for good conversation! 

I was so pleased with the success of this mini-unit! 
If you're interested, check it out by clicking on the picture below! 

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Skittles Math Exclusive FREEBIE!

Skittles Math Exclusive Freebie for TPT Followers!

Once you're a follower, you'll get an exclusive freebie EVERY month on or around the 17th delivered straight to your Teachers pay Teachers inbox!

So head on over to my store and click on the green star that says, "Follow Me". Once you do that, please email me at and I'll send you this exclusive freebie! After you've followed me, your once a month freebie will be automatically inboxed to you!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

2 Dollar Sale + 4 AMAZING Gift Card Giveaways!

I'm so honored to be apart of Sparkling in Second's 2 Year $2 Sale! Tons of amazing teachers have linked up to bring you some of their favorite products for just 2 DOLLARS for the next two days! Plus, there is a HUGE gift card giveaway! See below to find all the two dollar sales and enter for your chance to win 4 different gift cards! Good luck :) 

Here are my 4 products that are NOW listed for $2 for the next two days!

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

March is Reading Month!

Head over to our collaborative blog, iTeach Second, to read my "Show-N-Tell" about our school-wide Reading Month!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Currently April

I'm linking up with Farley over at "Oh' Boy 4th Grade" for her April edition of, Currently!

Listening: I am currently still at school, sitting in the teacher's lounge, BY MYSELF!! (Heaven!) I have a meeting at the end of the day. So, I'm enjoying having my sub in my classroom while I get work done. (Well, supposed to be getting work done!!!)

Loving: Spring break starts at 3:42... HALLELUJAH! Enough said :) 

Thinking: About April Fool's Day yesterday. We had such a fun day in my classroom, so I have to share it with all of you! I started the day by turning some of the students' desks (and name tags) around. It was HILARIOUS watching them use all their strength to pull it open! Only to find it was a trick! I also turned my "April" month heading upside down on my calendar. (The kids thought that was so silly!) But my favorite part was tricking them with an April word search. After about five minutes (and seeing their frustration sky rocket), I asked them who had found some words. Everyone looked around... "April FOOLS!" It was a trick word search with NONE of the words actually in the word search! HE HE! Then, my students who LOVE Go Noodle, I told them that Koo Koo Kangaroo was NO longer. They freaked out.... only to be tricked.. ONCE again! But, the tables were turned on me when one of the kids turned in their homework BLANK. Come to find out, it was invisible pen. What a stinker!! :)

Wanting: To see my mom! My parents were in Asia for 3 weeks, and now are back home. It's been almost a month... Sure can't wait to see them both. I'm definitely a mama's girl :)

Needing: A vacation! Time OFF to recoop and relax!

Eggs-Plain your Name: "Third in Hollywood" came because previous to this year, I taught third grade. Now I'm in second. I have a Hollywood themed classroom :) 

Now it's YOUR turn to link up!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter/Spring Math FREEBIE!

Hop on over to my Teachers Pay Teachers store to grab this fun freebie using jelly beans!