Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Sale!

Happy Memorial Day!! 
To celebrate, my entire TpT store is 20% off today and tomorrow! 
This includes already discounted bundles:) 
Click <here> to check it out!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

End of the Year Gift {free download}

I can't believe tomorrow is my last day of school!! Sad to be saying good-bye to my first graders, but excited about having fun and relaxing with my family this summer! Wooohoooo!!! 

Last night, I quickly put together end of the year gifts for my sweet class. Waiting until the last minute made it absolutely necessary for them to be simple. I bought sidewalk chalk at the Dollar Tree and made a "I hope your summer is "CHALK" full of fun!" tag to go along with them. Easy Peasy! Feel free to use:) 


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Five for Friday: Countdown to Summer!!

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for some Five for Friday Saturday fun tonight! 
Mother's Day

Celebrating Mother's Day with my two babies and family was the perfect start to my week! Love them BIG!

Field Trip
Our Field Trip to the local zoo was a success! So much fun!!!

Field Day

Field Day was a blast this year! I might have enjoyed the slip-n-slide more than my students...HA! 
Countdown to Summer

This resource has made life so much easier when planning end of the year review activities for my students that require little to no prep! It's full of math and literacy activities/games to get your students up and moving around while they sharpen their skills! Check it out here!

This year has flown by, but I'm ready for summer...

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Countdown to Summer- Math and Literacy Review Games and Activities

The last few weeks of school can be CRAZY! You've taught everything on your curriculum map and summer fever is taking over BIG time! A few weeks ago I decided to start working on a resource that would make life a little easier when planning review activities for my students as we counted down the days until summer vacation! I've always found that my students' behavior is so much better when I plan lessons that allow them to move around as they work. This was the inspiration for my newest packet...

It's full of math and literacy activities/games to get your students up and moving around while they sharpen their skills! My students have loved them, and they've made lesson planning a breeze as we survive until summer! 

All of these summer themed activities are ready to use...just print, laminate, cut, and play! For more details about this packet, click here! It's on sale for the next 24 hours or so!! 
Happy *Almost* Summer!! 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Sale!

Teachers...I hope you know how AWESOME you are and how much you deserve to feel appreciated of the year. A big thank you to all the teachers who have helped me grow, the teachers I work with, the teachers that teach my babies, and all of YOU!!! 

To celebrate, every resource in my shop is 20% off, but you can save an additional 10%  with the code THANK YOU

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday- Smart Board Word Work Station

I'm linking up with Miss DeCarbo for Wordless Wednesday for the first time today...YAY! 

Here's my picture for the week: 
SMART Board Word Work Fun!!!

Do you let your students use the SMART Board for Word Work? My students love using it! We are working on spelling words with suffixes this week. You can find the fridge magnet Smart Board file shown in the picture here

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Let's Practice Telling Time! {with free download}

I began teaching telling time to the hour and half hour a few weeks ago. While I was lesson planning, I felt a huge need to pull all of my favorite games and resources into one updated, fun telling time packet. Most of the activities we used to become time experts were always in some sort of hands-on game format. This is my #1 strategy for engaging my little learners...who doesn't like to play a game?? Here are some examples of the activities and games we played while learning and practicing how to tell time! They are all from my Let's Practice Telling Time (to the hour and half hour) unit.
Click on the picture for a closer peek into this telling time unit.

One of our favorite activities from this unit was playing "I SPY Telling Time". Click here or on the picture to download a free copy for your class! 

Here are some of the other online resources I used while teaching time... 

BrainPOP Jr. has a couple of short videos we loved watching...I typically use these at the very beginning of a lesson to "hook" my kids! 

And YouTube was packed with lots of goodies that I sprinkled throughout and over & over while teaching time...

My sweet friend, Amy from Step into Second Grade, also has some great ideas for teaching telling time...check them out here