Common Core-Writing Narratives All Year Long in First Grade

Monday, August 27, 2012
I can't believe I've already been in school for 2 weeks! WOW! Time flies when you are having fun!! I'm loving that routines and procedures {for the most part} are in place! That means it's Common Core time!! Woot! Woot!

I'm so excited to start teaching my little writers about narratives next week! I'll be supplementing my lessons with my new Common Core-Writing Narratives All Year Long in First Grade resource.

 It includes graphic organizers that can be used for organizing ideas for any narrative, writing prompt sheets for the entire year {all major holidays, seasons, etc.}, personal and fictional narrative task cards, editing checklists, and reflection sheets.
Here's a sneak peek.....
For more info about it, click {here}!

And here's a freebie for you! Click the picture to download a sample of fictional and personal narrative task cards that are included in the packet! 

Stay tuned for the informational and opinion writing packets that are coming soon!

Have a GREAT week!!!

Sneak Peek {part 2}

Monday, August 20, 2012
I'm *finally* back after being knee deep in back to school fun to share the rest of my recent TpT purchases!!

Rachelle over at What the Teacher Wants made life SO much easier for all of us when she posted her Common Core Galore Checklists! It's a HUGE favorite of mine! Check it out {here}!

And Natalie, the SWEET other half of What the Teacher Wants, made these ADORABLE student awards of the month!!! LOVE them and know my students will LOVE them even more!!! 

Can you say GENIUS?!?! I will be using this Sticky Note Research Project resource when implementing the Common Core research standards in my classroom!!! SO creative and something only the one and only Sarah Cooley could come up with!!! Check it out {here}!

Want the cutest calendar wall??!! Growing Kinders did the work for you!!! This is so sweet and colorful & can't wait to replace my boring calendar space with it!!  Check it out {here}!

Michelle over at Fabulous in First put together a wonderful sight word packet that I couldn't resist!! Trust me, it IS super!!! Love it!!! Check it out {here}!

I had to get these CUTE Back to School craftivities from Amy over at Step into Second Grade!!! They are precious and the patterns are SO easy to use!!! Check it out {here}!

Last... but not least, I grabbed a copy of these Place Value Mystery Pictures by Cara over at the First Grade Parade! LOVE!!! Check them out {here}!

As you can tell, I'm loaded with amazing goodies!! Love starting the school year inspired to make learning FUN!!! It's easy thanks to TpT!!!


Sneak a Peek {Part 1}

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I love finding amazing products to use in my classroom on TpT! I took advantage of the Back to School sale & loaded up on a ton of goodies!!! Very therapeutic during my first full week of school!!!

Check out my fabulous purchases!!
I love Erica Bohrer's Thematic File Folder Word Walls!! These are going to be a perfect tool for my little writers!!! A must have!!! Check them out {here}!

I was SO happy to get this amazing Back to School unit by Lindsey over at The Teacher Wife! We just finished the parent letter and are almost finished with the All About Me craftivity!! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!! Check it out {here}!


Seriously, the title of the next product I scooped up says it reader's workshop time is about to BLAST off with this gem!! Oh MY!! I can't thank Kim and Michele enough for sharing their expertise with us!! Check it out {here}!

Hope King's Cloudy with a Chance....unit is one that I should have put in my plans a looooooong time ago!!! So useful and fun!!! Check it out {here}!

These adorable comprehension skill strategy posters were created by Cheryl over at Primary Graffiti! They're going to be a BIG help to me AND they are super duper cute!! Check them out {here}!

I love when two of my favorite sellers join forces and make an incredible resource! I'm so glad that I now have Writing Through the Year- Unit 1 created by Deanna Jump and Deedee Wills!!! Yeah!! It's packed full of great information to help me launch writer's workshop in my classroom!! Check it out {here}!

I don't know how I ever started the school year without Babbling Abby's Fun with Firsties resource!! It is full of FUN to kick off your school year! My students just LOVE it!!! Check it out {here}!!
And finally....

I have a goal of being more organized for sub days this year!! Amanda over at One Extra Degree has helped make this goal become a reality for me with her wonderful Sub Tub resource. I have everything I could possibly need & more to prepare for being absent!!! Check it out {here}!

Y'all, let me just say that I love to shop!! HA!! I will be back tomorrow to share part 2 of my TpT purchases!!! 

Happy Friday Eve!!!

Back to School Sale!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

It's that time again, sweet friends!!!

On August 12th and 13th, all of my products will be 20% off!!! Want an even better deal?!?! Take an additional 10% off with the promo code BTS12!  
Click {here} to check it out!!!

Can't wait to load up on a ton of TpT goodies at such an amazing price!! 
 Happy Shopping!!!


Silhouette Cameo Giveaway & Linky Party

Thursday, August 9, 2012
I was SO excited when my Silhouette Cameo arrived at my doorstep!!! I'm in love obsessed with it!!! The best part- I can't believe how simple it is to use!!! Seriously, anyone can use this if I can!!! 

The Cameo projects I'm sharing today were made with adhesive vinyl & are super simple to create. Baby steps, right?!?! I'm super inspired to take it a little further with my future projects after checking out the Blog Hoppin' Cameo linky party!! Wow!! Y'all are just AMAZING!!!

Project #1

I've wanted an organizer like this for a long time. I'm using it to store material/supplies for each day of the week in one place! I can't wait to use this tomorrow as I get ready for next week's plans!!!

 Project #2

I needed a place where my parapros could come in my room and have everything at their fingertips without having to find me!! Thanks to Mr. Cameo, I have just what I need to make that happen this year & it's too cute {in a simple kinda way}!

 Project #3

I also used the Cameo to cut vinyl numbers for my students' desks!! Good-bye black sharpie marker!!!

My favorite things about the Cameo are.....
  • It's super easy!
  • You can use the fonts on your computer.
  • You can buy designs a la carte!
  • They support teachers and offer a BIG educator discount!!
 {click on the picture below for more details}
Don't have a Cameo??
My friends and I over at Blog Hoppin' are having a contest where you can WIN a Cameo!!! If you have a Cameo, we want YOU to link up your masterpieces {here}!!! 

Back to School Must Haves EMagazine!!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012
I'm super excited to share this Back to School Must Haves EMagazine with you!!!! It's a back-to-school must-have list that was put together by some of my favorite teacher bloggers. Grades Pre-K to middle school, style, organization, technology, special education, etc. are all featured!! 
 Click on the picture to check it out!!

 A HUGE THANK YOU to April from A Modern Teacher & Melanie from Schoolgirl Style for your vision, hard work, and dedication to making this EMag happen!