Sunday, January 10, 2016

Take a Closer Look Linky: January Edition!

Jessica and I are bringing back Take a Closer Look! 
We are starting with the month of January.
This will be a great way for everyone to participate

I'd love for you to take a closer look at one of my favorite January products.

Its my Winter Printables that are great for lower primary grades K-2.

This packet contains all the practice you need for the month of January to review Common Core ELA and Math skills. It can be used for morning work or classwork or homework. Just Print and go!! There are 50 pages included to make your life much easier. I have included a bonus Snowman mini writing unit. 
ELA Skills
Editing Sentences
Word Endings (-ed and -ing)
Short Vowels Sort
Beginning Blends(2)
Sight Words
Short O
Ending Digraphs
Capitalizing Dates
Long O
ABC Order
Compound Words
Using Commas
Color Words
Word Families
Printing letters
Long vs. Short Vowels
Beginning Sounds

Math Skills
Fact Families
Doubles +1
Making Ten
Adding 3 Numbers
Counting On
Missing Numbers
Even and Odd
Tens and Ones
Numbers to 120
Fact Families
Time to the Hour and Half Hour
Data and Graphing
Addition Models
Subtraction Models
Counting by 2s
Comparing Numbers
Before and After
Ordering Numbers
Ten More Ten Less One more One less

Snowman Writing Mini Unit
Snowman Bubble Map
Snowman Circle Map
Snowman Are can have paper
Snowman Writing Paper with picture space
Snowman Writing paper without picture space
Label the Snowman
Making Word
How to build a Snowman organizer
How to build a Snowman Writing paper

This packet is aligned to first grade common core but could be used for higher kindergarteners and lower second graders.

Click the picture below for a freebie from the unit!

I'm throwing the pack on sale for a few days!
Click to picture below to check it out!

Now here is your chance to participate!!!!

Here are the images you will need!

Monday, January 4, 2016

FREEBIES for Returning to School after Winter Break!!!!

Activities for returning from winter break

I cannot believe it is time to go back to school already.  I feel like we just got out for break.  I am excited to see the teachers and students and get back into the coaching routine.  
I hope you enjoy these activities and FREEBIES that can be used this week for fun as we get back into the swing of things.
I hope you have a wonderful time back to school!!!

Letter Writing
Students can pair off in groups of twos.  Each student will write a friendly letter to their partner explaining what they did over winter break.  When finished, students can share their letters with their partners.  
I also attached a writing template if you would just like to do a partner writing activity.

4 Corners Game
This is a favorite game in my classroom.  It will get students up and moving out of their seats.  I am putting a twist on it to make it engaging and academic.

How it Works:
Use these 4 numbers below and put one number in each corner of your room.


Then tell the students to choose a corner of the room(number) and stand in that corner. The teacher will say a math fact.
For example "Teacher says 12+0" Any students in the 12 corner are out and must return to their seats.  Remaining students can then pick another corner of the room(number).  Then "Teacher says 7+8" Any students in that corner are out and must have a seat.
The game keeps going until there is only one student remaining.
When students get out have them use the recording sheet below to write equations that match the correct sum that they hear the teacher say as the game is completed.
This is going to be a lot of fun!!!

Set Goals for 2016
Set goals with your students.  You could do whole class goals first.  For example:
Learn all sight words.
Learn math facts.
Read with fluency and expression.
Next, have students set some individual goals.  Students can use the template below to write 4 goals for 2016.

I hope these activities will be beneficial in your classrooms this week!!!

Click the picture for the freebie!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Let's do the Turkey Trot!


Welcome to “The Chalkies” Turkey Trot! We hope you enjoy a jog through our blogs gobbling up freebies, ideas, and recipes for some holiday joy!

We have a new blog name!  We switched out the word "Primary" for "Elementary". We want to meet the needs of any teacher K-6. Our blog has been thoughtfully designed to help you find what YOU need for YOUR classroom level!

I love those grade level tabs {seen above} that help me grab what I need. This trot will also take you through the grade level blogs of your choice.

We hope you enjoy this little meal from appetizer to dessert!

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Freebie from my Turkeys unit in my TPT store.
Click the picture to grab it!


Here is an old freebie that is perfect for a Thanksgiving activity for you kiddos.  Get them writing about what they are thankful for.  Its a great way for them to reflect about their lives and who means a lot to them.
Click on the picture to grab it in my TPT store.


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Here is an awesome recipe for pecan cheesecake!  Yum Yum!! Click the picture to see it!

Cheesecake layered with a pecan pie for a fun and delicious pie that everyone will rave about!:

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Click my picture to go over to my tpt store!!!
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Back to School FREEBIE!!!!

I have been so busy lately.  I wanted to find time to give away a freebie to my friends!
Here ya go!
Back to School FREEBIE!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Nashville Teacher Bash Recap

Hi Friends!
I have been working with some of my favorite local area bloggers for the past few months. 
We had been planning a Nashville blogger meet up to celebrate the end of the school year.  It was held this past weekend and we had a great time!!!  Take a look at some of the things we did!!!
Friday Night - Nashville Sounds Baseball Game
Saturday Afternoon - Main Event Blogger Meet Up

Saturday Night - Outlet Mall, Dinner, and Lounging

Sunday Morning - Brunch at Monells

Click on any of the links below to see some more fun posts from this weekend!!!