Tuesday, July 31, 2012

100 at last and a "freebie"!

I thought you all might like these tools for math and language.
Here you go:  Click here!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Thank You!!

Well I had three comments and I awarded packets to all three.
I think I agree that you have to do linky parties and hop around.
I have no clue how to do the "linky" parties.  Guess that really is
telling my age.  UGH!!
Okay but here is something I am pretty good at . This is a picture of my tennis buds who I wake up every Saturday morning at 6AM and then drive for 1 hour just to play tennis with them at 8 AM.
It is a great group just like all of you although they are a little more vocal.
Enjoy the weekend and my SALE. Michele

Friday, July 27, 2012


Just added this cute "mouse" for A New House For Mouse.
This character would be cute for any mouse or apple topic!

100 Followers...HELP!

Okay I am looking for a creative way to get to 100 followers.  Not that I don't appreciate all of you, because I do, BUT I look at other blogs and do they get that many followers.  Even many of you have 100's as I visit your blog.
Best idea gets a FREE packet of choice.
Ready, Set, Go!!
This picture looks about how I am feeling!  Can you say "old and frazzled"?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lilly and her purple plastic purse!

SAIL into August with a SALE!

Get ready for "back to school"!
20% off all items in my store.
Happy shopping!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Welcome back "goodie" bag ...a freebie!

Enjoy this little packet.  It contains the poem for the Welcome Back "goodie" bag.  A parent/student quiz for getting to know each student. A form for encouraging parent volunteers and a dismissal note to clip on students.  I think I am at "getting ready"...set and go are a ways ahead!

Monday, July 23, 2012

A "freebie" hot off the press!

A little something just for you!!  Eight pages of fun with this little mouse and his adventure to find a new home!  After all..."there is no place like home!"  

Informational Text for the Common Core

I changed my mind and I DID add Informational Text to my full ELA package or it can be purchased individually.  It was just way too important SO if you purchased or got for free the ELA package go back and download it again for the addition of this piece.  Michele

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Three Little Pigs and a "freebie"!

I worked this weekend to finish this up.  I am so excited to use it as we head back to school.  As I rewrote this unit I really focused on the common core standards for building literacy. My favorite though is the cute little "piggie" I came up with for a craft.  

and the "freebie" for you!
What fun for the class.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Energy and a "freebie"!

Thank you to all my kind followers for your comments and your news.
I will stop by a couple of my new followers later tonight I hope.  Need to take a break now and go enjoy some of that "sunshine" outside and fill up with some "energy"!

And for you here are a couple of "freebies" from the packet.  
Enjoy your Friday evening.  Michele

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Communities, Neighborhoods and places we call home! Plus a "freebie"

YES, finally in my community we got a few drops of rain.  I am so thankful.

I am trying so hard to get the first month of school finalized!  I think today I did just that!!
I finished the unit on communities.

AND because I am so excited only for my followers I am posting this for you!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Back to School with Officer Buckle and Gloria

A favorite of mine to start off the year...and check out the cute pattern for Officer Buckle and Gloria.
I can't wait!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday, Sale, Set of Calendars for "free"!

It's Sunday and I am having a SALE until Tuesday on all my new Common Core Products!
Just an FYI!
And for you if you can use them here are August and September to get you organized for what's soon to come! I am just amazed at how fast the summer is flying by.  I have not been to see my room at school yet but that will have to be done soon to see if it has been cleaned yet and whether or not I can get in to start working in the near future.  Put all my bulletin boards up before school was out.  That is always helpful...BUT there is still so much to be done before the school year begins.  Hmmmm I wonder if parent's think we walk in the day before school and "POOF" we are ready to begin?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Community Helpers and a "freebie"!

Did you always know you wanted to be a teacher?
The packet I just finished allows the students an opportunity to explore career opportunities and why they are important to each of us.

Here is a sample of the "freebie".  If you like click below!
Just a little thank you to my followers.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

How did you spend your summer vacation? and a "freebie"

I have spent most of my vacation at my cottage.  I was so lucky over the 4th to have all the "men in my life", three sons and husband, together at the lake. Oh and how dare I forget Jack my year old lab!!
Where I spend a great deal of time with a good book.
All have graduated and are now living and working in Cincinnati

This is him as a puppy.  He now is 95 pounds and spends every minute he can in the lake.

So this idea spurred me spending time to create a packet for students to share when we return to school what exciting things they did over their summer vacation.  As I prepared it I took time to match activities to the Common Core goals.  So here is what the end result was:

                     And I thought you might appreciate a little "freebie".  Hope you enjoy it.  Michele
                                                                          click here to copy

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Cynthia and Lisa R. I will send you each one too just for commenting.
Bless you.

Challenge Complete!

Okay so I sent out packets to Michele, Amber, Jenny and Lisa!
Ladies as you go over these please check for mistakes.
I tried but the ELA was 305 pages.  YIKES!!
Thanks for the comments.
That's the most action I've had since I started my blog.
I was beginning to wonder if anyone even took a peek at it.
LOL  Michele

Common Core Complete!!...and a challenge!

I have to say that the hours of preparing these really has been worth it as I have really explored what all is meant to be mastered by the end of 1st grade.  Okay here is the "challenge".  The first four...since I have never had more than comment will get to choose either the Math or English Language Arts package for FREE!  So the challenge is on.  I will need your email to send you the packet of your choice so send it
Ready, Set, Go!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

What do you think of that??

Common Core Listening and Speaking!
One more to go...Language.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Writing and a "freebie"!

And for you my followers as a celebration of my finishing this set!!

 Click here for "freebie"  Editing Activities

Monday, July 2, 2012

Skill Rings and Assessments

This is an idea of what the skill rings will look like.

Johnny Appleseed "freebie"

Hope you "pick" this Craft and Activity to download because I appreciate your following me.
I also love the comments coming.
YIPEE!!  You are there and reading.

Patterns are included.

Click Here  to download.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

More Common Core

Once I get all the assessment strands complete for the Common Core Language Arts I will share.
Just put up part 2 which pertains to the Foundational Skills.
I am confident that the "I Can" cards will help strategies for grouping, center work and technology practice.
More to come...