Saturday, February 18, 2017

Spring Super Sentences in a Snap: Mentor Sentence Printables

Do you use mentor sentences in your classroom? If not, it's never too late to get started! Actually, I think now is a perfect time to try them out to know if it's something you would like to fully implement next year. 

I'm excited to have just finished and posted the spring edition of my Super Sentences in a Snap pack! It has everything you need (minus the books) to teach your students about sentence structure, grammar skills, and writer's craft using mentor sentences! In just a 10 minute daily lesson, you will cover so many ELA skills! The best part is that these mentor sentence lessons are designed to support all levels of learning. The sentences included were selected from popular spring themed books (see the list below). Everything is print and go ready to save you tons of prep time! 


What's included?
Print and Go.....
*Teacher Guides
*Sentence Posters
*Sentence Pocket Chart Cards
*Sentence Journal Strips
*Sentence Building Strips (two options: in order and mixed up)
*Editing Eyes activity (for each sentence)
*Journal Labels
***Students will need a composition book for their "Super Sentence Journal".

Monday, February 6, 2017

TpT 2-DAY SALE!

Did you hear? Teachers pay Teachers is having a 2-day sitewide sale starting tomorrow to show you some teacher love! You can save up to 28% off everything (including bundles) in my store using the code LOVETPT. This is a great time to stock up on discounted resources to help you get through the rest of the year! 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Valentine's Day Activities

It's hard to believe it's already time to start thinking about Valentine's Day! I wanted to share a few activities with you that I LOVE to do with my students to celebrate this sweet holiday! 

Compliment Posters
These compliment posters make my kiddos feel the love! I mean who doesn't like a good compliment, right?! You could really do these posters anytime of the year, but I think they make the perfect class valentine's gift! To make them, I just glue a large black & white picture of each student onto a large piece of construction paper. Super simple! Then, the kids and I walk around the room to write a "heartwarming" compliment on each poster! After they are all completed, I laminate each one for the students to take home! They are always so proud of them!  

My Heart is Full Writing Activity

To start this activity, I ask my students to tell me what fills their heart with love.

My first graders:
"my family"
"Jesus"
"books"
"the world"
"friends"
"school" 
"pizza" 
"chocolate"
"my teacher" 
"my dog"
"my cat"
"my mommy and daddy"
"tacos"
"my house"
"my Barbie jeep" 

This has to be one of the BEST discussions of the year...seriously love every single minute of it!! 

After sharing with each other, I give each student a big, pink heart to illustrate their ideas. To go along with it, they also write about what makes their hearts full and why it was special/important to them. You can download the writing printable here!
So simple and sweet!!!
I just can't help but to smile every time I see these precious hearts! 

Happy Valentine's Day! 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

To kick off the new year, I'm having a sale in my TpT shop! Grab what you need in 2017 for 20% off! Even my already discounted bundled resources are on sale. Just click on the button below to head to my store! 

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Cheers to a new year FULL of health and happiness! Bring it 2017!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

My Favorite Holiday Brain Breaks!


It's here! The last week before our holiday break..
Sweet treats galore, ornament crafting, letters to Santa, gingerbread house decorating, elf madness, jingle bells, hot cocoa mustaches & so much more! It's one of my favorite times of year, but in the spirit of keeping it real, it is also EXHAUSTING managing a class full of kids hyped up on the holiday fun!

 One thing I do to survive the craziness is give my kiddos a few minutes in between activities to get their wiggles out. Today, I just want to quickly share with you some of my favorite brain break videos that are perfect for this time of year! You can find them all on YouTube!













Hope you found a brain break you can use with your class as you countdown to your well deserved break! 

Happy Holidays! 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Holiday Math Scoot Games and CYBER MONDAY SALE!

It's right around the corner, y'all! DECEMBER!!
With the holiday buzz that is currently taking over my classroom, I have been trying to incorporate movement as much as possible into my lesson plans. Since we are learning about solving addition and subtraction equations, I made a couple of holiday themed Scoot games to use during math workshop. They'll be a lot of fun, but also a great formative assessment to see how everyone was doing with addition/subtraction facts, mental math, and applying strategies. 
      
Click here to download your free copy of Santa Scoot!

Click here to download your free copy of Gingerbread Scoot! 
The Dollar Tree is one of my favorite places to shop this time of year! Last week, I found these adorable Santa and Snowmen candy holders that I turned into dice shakers. They made the cutest addition and subtraction math stations! Maybe your Dollar Tree has them, too! If so, you can download the recording sheet I used to go with them here

Have you heard the big news? 
Teachers pay Teachers is having their annual cyber sale on Monday and Tuesday! You can save up to 28% off on your favorite classroom resources using the code CYBER2016. This is when I like to stock up on new resources to help me prepare for the holiday season and into the new year!