Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Elf on the Shelf Student Journal

Do you do Elf on the Shelf in your classroom? 

If so, here is a FUN student journal for you kids to document the elf's activity!

My kids are LOVING our elf of the shelf! They look forward to coming to school every day to see where the elf is hiding and what he is doing!

Click HERE to check out the student journal!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Winter Writing Bundle Pack-- Plus FREEBIE!

Winter Writing Bundle Back

Fun Writing Activities to Keep the Students Engaged During the Month of December!! I plan on using mine during Daily 5 Writing Center!

-How to Writing: 
How to Build a Snowman, How to Make Hot Chocolate

-Persuasive Writing: 
Why I Deserve to Get That Gift

-Creative/Descriptive Writing:
If I Lived in a Snow Globe + Craftivity

-List Writing:
My Christmas List, Gifts I Want to Buy for Others, Ways to Help Others

-Acrostic Poem:
Christmas, Reindeer, Winter

-Card Writing: 
Happy Holidays, Thank you 

-Story Writing: 
Winter Story, Christmas Story

-Writing Template Paper

PLUS, head to my store to grab your Christmas Writing Paper FREEBIE!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thanksgiving Literacy and Math Centers and Activities PLUS FREEBIE!

Thanksgiving is ALMOST here... seems so hard to believe! My kids are so excited to learn when it things are centered around a special theme. I have designed some awesome Thanksgiving math and literacy activities and centers. They are guaranteed to keep your students engaged before the exciting break from school.

You can either purchase them separately or as a bundle (saves you MONEY!)
PLUS... they are ALL on SALE right now!!!!!

What’s Included in Math:

Telling Time
Expanded to Standard Notation
Addition/Subtraction Story Problems
Place Value Matching
Equation to Answer Center
True or False Equation Sort
Place Value Matching Center

What’s Included in Literacy:

Word Builder
ABC Order
How to Catch a Turkey Writing
Noun/Adjective/Verb sort
Top 10 Thankful List
Roll and Write Sentences
Synonym/Antonym Sort
Turkey Disguise Craft & Writing

Here is your FREEBIE! 

I hope you and your students have a great Thanksgiving break!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

New and Improved Poetry Unit!

My Poetry Unit is my BEST selling item in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

I was recently looking at my products for sale. I am always looking to see how I can update my products to make them easier to use, more effective for the students, and even CUTER! Although my Poetry Unit is a big seller, I realized it still could be cuter than it was. So, I decided to update it with some of my newest purchased/free doodle borders that I have inquired since creating this unit. I also updated the fonts! It looks so much better!

The little things really make a big difference! Have you updated a product of yours to make it even better? If so, what did you do to change it? 

My NEW and improved Poetry Unit is on sale for 20% off today and tomorrow! 
 CLICK HERE to check it out! 

You may also be interested in my Poetry Unit Bundle 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

TpT Shop Hop Givewaway

I've teamed up with some AMAZING women/ teacher friends to bring you a FUN giveaway! 

Join me and the following teachers in our TpT Shop Hop Giveaway from now (October 29th) to Saturday, November 1st. You DON'T want to miss this!

Bailey from Lights Camera Educate
Renee from Kindergarten Garden

There are 10 teachers, 10 prizes, and 10 winners! 

I'm giving away $20 to my Teacher Pay Teacher store!

Here's how to enter:
Head to my Instagram for an EASY and fun entry! 

1. Follow me on Instagram
2. Like this post
3. Comment on my Instagram post with your answer to the question I am a
4. Tap the photo to see where to go next and repeat! When you get back to me you’ve completed the TpT Shop Hop Giveaway!

This giveaway starts now and ends November 1st. Be sure to follow, like and comment on each photo to be entered. Winner will be announced by each sponsor within 48 hours of the giveaway ending. Good luck!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Learning Multiplication

If your students are anything like mine, they are still counting on their hands. Yet I know multiplication is still right around the corner. I created a new product to help transition those addition learning students to the beginning steps of multiplication in a FUN way!

Includes several strategy posters!

 Interactive Journal Pages

 Matching or Memory Game

Check it out HERE at my TpT Store!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Classroom Tour

This post is SO overdo! Forgive me as I have been so busy this start of the school year. I updated several pieces in my classroom simply to make it more user friendly. As soon as I made these changes, I thought, "Why has it taken me so long to do this?" Things that in the long run save me SO much time and energy! I also spent my summer months making things for my TPT store which I implemented in my own classroom this year! I hope you enjoy your mini tour! 

My rolling cart next to my desk... perfect for extra copies, things I need to file for each subject, or things I plan on making. 

This is one of *those* novel ideas that have saved me so much time and has helped me get organized! I used hanging folder with tabs with the days of the week. After I make copies or get mail in my mailbox for my students, I file them in the folder for which day I will use it or send it home. 

History bulletin board. I like to put up vocabulary words with definitions for some of the words we learn in each subject. 

 Here is my science bulletin board. We are studying life cycles.

 Another novel idea!  Instead of checking off each students' homework and spending half my day figuring out who didn't turn it in or put their name on their homework, students simply highlight their name and flip their clip to say they turned it in. 

Word Wall. I am teaching second grade this year, so a word wall is certainly needed. The words on the pole off to the left are our current week's words. After the students are tested on those words they go on the word wall.

My reading library with labels by genres and authors. 

 Daily 5 board. These signs remind students of the expectations for each station. The clip chart determines which station each student is at.

 Oscar's Hall of Fame  Students love answering higher level questions for a chance to make it in the Hall of Fame. They get so excited to write their name on the Hall of Fame!

 Math bulletin board displaying problem of the week (POW), posters, and current topics of study!

Math manipulatives... FINALLY organized. Why has it taken me so many years to get organized?

 Reading bulletin board- currently displaying reading genres. Love my posters from Cupcakes n' Curriculum!

Writing bulletin board is currently displaying my sentence writing posters from my Sentence Writing Unit. Kids loved learning how to write properly written sentences with this unit! 

 My Writing Center! This is one of my new additions to my room. I spent several weeks over the summer creating this and it has quickly became one of my best sellers! Kids LOVE choosing their own writing project during our Daily 5 rotations. In one of the green trays you'll see our Whole Class Writing Journals. Kids get to write a journal entry (a fictional or nonfictional piece in the class journal. Students love reading their peers' entry and then adding their own!

 This is how I organize the writing center activities.

First day of school cake by my sweet, talented mother-in-law! Anti-gravity cake! How cool is this?!

 First day of school set up! Ready for my Hollywood Stars!

I hope you enjoyed! Hopefully I'll get better at this blogging thing :)