Sunday, July 27, 2014

I got PRANKED!!!

I'm back.  Took a break from blogging - had a busy end of the year and summer.  At school, I can be known a bit for my pranks - just like to keep things interesting.  On the last day of school, I was out-pranked.  Out-pranked by the sweet, innocent, quiet teacher across the hall.  WHO KNEW she had it in her??  I've always said it was the quiet ones you have to watch out for and this time that was certainly the case.   It just was too good not to share - if you are ever in search of harmless prank, here you go!

Holy Moly!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is right around the corner.  I always have my kids make a book and paint a pot for Mother's Day.  The book will melt any Mom's heart.  I LOVE the clip art in this pack - the Mom's are s cute!  I found them at Lettering Delights.

You can purchase the pack at Teachers Notebook or Teachers Pay Teachers

Try a Freebie here...Google Docs Freebie

Monday, April 21, 2014

"Create A Sentence" Headband Packet and Freebie

Students will use picture clues, beginning and end punctuation, and sounding out words to help create a sentence. Have students do this on a sentence strip (colored ones are REALLY cool). Once they do this correctly, they add the correct topper on their sentence strip and this makes a headband! The topper says "I am a sentence king/queen". My class LOVED this activity and I am sure yours will too. This makes a super literacy station.

Friday, April 18, 2014


I'm still having to remind students lots about putting an uppercase letter at the beginning of a sentence and a punctuation mark at the end.  So...when students were doing their phonics dictation sentence, I challenged them by saying, if everyone in the class remembers to do both of these, we're take our shoes off and walk around sockfooted for the morning.  It took about 2 weeks but GUESS WHAT?  A picture is worth a thousand words...

Of course, we had some safety rules, no running or sliding.  But the kids LOVED it.  It just reminded me that you don't have to have costly awards.  The wackier, the better!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Farm Math and Literacy AND Freebies

Finally finished a this packet but I wanted to make sure it was packed with things you could use right now.  Below, is a preview and some freebies.  Enjoy.

Teachers Notebook or TPT

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Guess My Number!

I can't wait to share this with my class tomorrow!  They are such great "detectives" and will love solving for the "mystery number"!

I am going to have my students mark out the clues with a different color as shown above.  This way, if they make a mistake, I'll be able to say, (for ex) "You colored in the 3 during clue #1 even though it says the mystery number is even".  Freebie included if you'd like to try.  I would LOVE to hear your comments.
Teachers Notebook or Teachers Pay Teachers
Freebie at TN or TPT Freebie
class freebies and TBA

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Math and Literacy

Just what you need for spring.  Here are some pics of this unit in action so you can see what it's all about:)  Happy Spring (if only the weather would cooperate with the calendar!!!)

ABC order

BUILD Station graphing

Create a Sentence

Magnified Words

Ending Sounds

Clothespin Addition

 And much, much more!!