Spring Cleaning Sale!!!

Friday, March 29, 2013
Thanks so much for the graphic, Krista!!
It's finally my SPRING BREAK! Yeah!! Yeah!! Yeah!!
 To celebrate, everything in my TpT store will be 20%  off tomorrow and Sunday!! Click {here} to hop on over and save some $$$!!!
I hope y'all have a wonderful Easter!
Many blessings to you and your sweet families!!

Common Core & More Word Wall Fun!!!

Friday, March 22, 2013
I was thrilled when Julie from First Grade Critter Cafe contacted me about my Common Core and More Word Wall! She gave me the wonderful news that her students voted it as their favorite Common Core classroom material! Yeah, I LOVE it! Especially since I'm one of those people who NEVER seems to win anything!!! 

She was also so sweet to share several pictures of how she uses them with her kiddos. Let's just say that Julie knows how to rock out these vocabulary cards!! WOW! 

She also sent this picture of how she posts my Common Core Essential Questions! Click {here} to check them out!

Thanks so much for sharing, Julie!!!
If you're interested in purchasing a kindergarten or first grade Common Core & More Word Wall, please click on the images! 

Hope you have an amazing weekend!!! I'm celebrating my son's 4th birthday tomorrow!!  Seriously, where in the world does the time go?!?! I feel like it was yesterday when this picture was made and he was only 2 weeks old! *sigh* 

Happy Birthday, Sweet Parker! 
Mommy & Daddy love you to the moon and back!!!

Short and Long Vowel Flap Books & Freebie {Common Core Aligned}!!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
I'm still alive, y'all!!! So sorry for my absence! It has been an extremely busy year to say the least, but all is well!

I've been dying to get on here to share my latest Common Core creation with you! 

Do you use flap books in your classroom?

My sweeties and I use them all the time! They are wonderful {and easy} to use as independent work, centers, small group lessons, homework, and formative assessments.

I usually have my kids make their own flap books using just plain white paper, but I decided to take it up a notch & create my first set of interactive {cut, sort, paste} Common Core flap books!

 In this first set, students cut, sort, and paste the words into their flap books by distinguishing the vowel sounds! All the flap books have the "I Can" statement {I can distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.} on the front to keep  students focused on the learning target.
 Flap books included are:
Short Vowel Sort {a,e,i,o,u}
Long Vowel Sort {a,e,i,o,u}
Short and Long A Sort
Short and Long E Sort
Short and Long I Sort
Short and Long O Sort
Short and Long U Sort
Short and Long Vowel Words Sort {a,e,i,o,u}

For more info, click HERE!

And grab a FREEBIE flap book{here}!

Have a wonderful week!!!!