Friday, January 30, 2015

Groundhog freebie!!

Will this furry fellow see his shadow?
I sure hope not!

My class certainly hopes it is Spring soon!

And check out our activities for Monday!!
If you have not read this book it is a MUST READ!
Perfect for creative writing.
Will he see his shadow???

Will he meet Santa?

He even wakes up at Halloween.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

February Freebie!

Perfect for your writing center.

Last school day for January!!

Last school day for January!  Bring on February...
Chinese New Year
100th Day
Valentine's Day
President's Day
What else can you think of?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Super Bowl Frenzy ... Freebie

Plan a class party with this free packet.  Many activities for reading, writing, word work and math!  Wonderful way to get in the "spirit"!!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Common Core Math Assessments ...Exit Slips

Wish I would have thought of these at the beginning of the year.
Still time to get through them all and make sure we are on the right track!
Each standard has three exit slip assessments.
The packet also includes:  Standards,  Simply Put...I can statements

Friday, January 23, 2015

Punctuation...and a freebie!

This book is delightful...if you have not read it to your class yet please find it in the library and get started.  It is perfect for sharing the idea of punctuation.  My class just loved the story and it really has made a difference with punctuation in the classroom and in our writing.
Because the kiddos enjoyed the story so I created a packet to support practice and activities for our writing rotations.  I can't help but say...Try it!  You'll like it!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Our Arctic Adventure

So excited for the upcoming study.  Teaching is so much fun when you use a theme.  It really helps bring the real world into the classroom.  Bundle could get "chilly" in here!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Making lists...encourage writing and grouping!

Here are two new products I am excited about.  The first is a complete packet of ...making a list and it is followed by an extended writing activity.
Perfect for centers.
Perfect for those extra minutes.
Enjoy the freebie!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Comprehension Freebies

I created these and thought you might enjoy them. Perfect way to get kiddos talking about books!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jan Brett's The Hat and The Mitten

Today we opened with The Hat!
Loved the vocabulary cards and craft.  Perfect for our winter days!!
On Jan's website she has a delightful video about how she got the idea or the story.
YES!! Show this as it is adorable.
Click here...
We focused on story elements and problem identification.
Love how the kiddos illustrate Hedgie and his hat.
Finally we ended with a Reader's Theater.  We worked on expression and fluency!!
More tomorrow!!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

"Lower Temps" EQUALS "Lower Price" SALE

It’s a “lower temps”  “lower price” store sale!
Hope you’ll stop by and find some items of interest.
I’m especially excited about all my updated February products and freebies. 
Bundle up everyone! It’s a bit chilly out there.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


What better on a cold, snowy day?
It was a "fist bump" day!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Yikes one day back and a SNOW DAY!
I was so disappointed because with too many days off the students really start to lose the momentum we are building.
So...........I decided to create a "snow day" or it could be a "sub day" packet for the kids!!
It is filled with activities to practice, reinforce, and enrich all built around the story I Wear A Jacket in the Snow.  Even if kiddos don't have the book it is online and activities can be completed without it.  For some it may encourage a trip to the library.
I just want to keep them focus and making progress!!
Hi all!  This is a "for purchase product".  Here is the link.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Gingerbread Friend Travels

Check out all the places our Gingerbread Friends have been.
More are still coming in!

First Day Back!

Welcome 2015!
The kiddos were excited to be back and once I got my room back in order from the cleaning crews I was ready too!
We had so much fun talking about the New Year 2015.
 We read Squirrel's New Year's Resolution.  Following the story we identified the Problem, Character, and How the problem was solved.  Some students chose to use text to get the answers.
Students then wrote their own New Year's Resolutions.
I just loved them.  

My favorite was the little Korean girl who wanted to learn to read her book.
Can you tell what is is written in?

We also talked about ways New Year's Eve was celebrated and read about New Year's Traditions.
All in all a great day!

The day also included other activities from this packet like ABC Order, and writing.
Can't wait for Chinese New Year.
Oh and don't forget the Happy New Year Cootie Catcher Freebie!!