Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Best PHONICS Giveaway Ever!!!

Hi Everyone!

Are you ready for the BEST Phonics Giveaway Ever!!!!

I am teaming up with some fabulous teacher bloggers and friends to bring some lucky teachers our favorite phonics products.  

Check out all of our posts to get some helpful tips for teaching phonics in the classroom.

A Phonics Freebie

Up For Grabs!!!
You can click on the pictures below to go to their blog!!!

 You can enter everyday. There will be 3 grand prize winners.  Remember the giveaway will end Sunday at midnight!!! Good Luck! 

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

3 FREEBIE NO PREP Activities to Complete the Week you Return 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 my kiddos and get back into the classroom 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 2015
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 2015.

I hope these activities will be beneficial in your classrooms this week.  I cannot wait to do them with my kiddos!!!


Before you go....I want you to check out a freebie from one of my newest packs!!!

Friday, January 2, 2015

It's Currently a NEW Year!!!!

I am linking up with Farley for her monthly linky party!!!
One of my resolutions is to link up each month.  I hope I can do it!!!

So here's my currently!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Take a Closer Look December Edition!!!

Hi everyone!

I am teaming up with some great teacher
bloggers to bring you another Take a Closer Look blog hop featuring one of our
favorite December/Winter Themed products.  We want to give you a closer look and a FREEBIE from the unit to try out with your class.

I wanted to give you a closer look at my December Printables Packet.

Here is a Closer Look at the Unit!

This packet contains all the practice you need for the month of December 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 47 pages included to make your life much easier. I have included a bonus Reindeer mini writing unit. 

ELA Skills (19 pages)
Editing Sentences
Word Endings (-s)
Short Vowels Sort
Beginning Blends
Sight Words
Short I
Ending Blends
Capitalizing Dates
Long I
ABC Order
Compound Words
Using Commas
Color Words
Word Families
Printing letters
Long vs. Short Vowels
Beginning Sounds

Math Skills (21 pages)
Fact Families
Doubles +1
Ten Frame Number Quantities
Adding 3 Numbers
Counting On
Missing Numbers
Even and Odd
Tens and Ones
Numbers to 120
Time to the Half Hour
Data and Graphing
Addition Models
Subtraction Models
Counting by 5s
True or False Equations
Comparing Numbers
Missing Numbers
Ordering Numbers
Ten More Ten Less One more One less

Reindeer Writing Mini Unit (5 pages)
Reindeer Bubble Map
Reindeer Circle Map
Reindeer Are can have paper
Reindeer Writing Paper with picture space
Reindeer Writing paper without picture space

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

Here is a freebie from my unit!

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And now, I'm sending you off to another amazing freebie!
Hop on over to my my pal Jessica's blog.  

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Getting ready for the BIG sale!!!

Have you heard the news?! TpT is having a Cyber Monday Sale! 

Thank you, Michelle, from The 3AM Teacher, for the beautiful graphic! 

I'm joining in on the fun too! Starting tomorrow, my entire store will be on 
sale for 20% off. 

Use the code TPTCYBER to receive an additional 10% off for a total savings of 28%! That's almost 30% off, peeps! 

Now, in addition to those HUGE savings, you can use your TpT credits from previous purchases to save even more! 

Be sure to leave feedback! Even just a few dollars in savings goes a long way this time of year.

Here are some favorites of mine that you may want to give a try!!!

Here are some things on my wishlist!!!

Haley of My Silly Firsties

Lots of clip art from Whimsy Clips!!!!

Tamara of Mrs. Russell's Room

No Prep Math Intervention Binder from Miss DeCarbo

December Interactive Activities from Jessica of Second Grade Nest

December Writing from Faith Wheeler

That is just a few!

I can't wait until tomorrow! What are you hoping to snag during the sale?! I'd love to add to my wishlist! 

My friends are having a sale too, be sure to stop by their pages to check out what goodies they've got on sale AND what's in their cart this holiday season!