Monday, March 6, 2017

Spelling in a Snap Through the Seasons

Are you ready for another Spelling in a Snap pack? Well, it's here!! Spelling in a Snap Through the Seasons was designed with a special seasonal/holiday twist! It includes over 20 no-prep spelling activities that will keep your students engaged and having fun while working with words during each season. You'll never have to hear  them complain about practicing spelling again! 

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


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"
"the world"
"my teacher" 
"my dog"
"my cat"
"my mommy and daddy"
"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!