Monday, February 13, 2017

Five for Friday! Valentine's Day Finds!


I cannot tell you how much I LOVE the Dollar Tree!  I am always amazed at what I find when I shop there.  I went to do some last minute Valentine's Day shopping there today, and absolutely loved what I found.  My 3 and 4 year go to the same in home daycare.  I am that mommy that just loves doing little things for the kids that go there and their teacher.  I know how much I appreciate parent donations in my classroom, so I like to spread the L-O-V-E!  Anyway, lets get onto what I found!

Drum roll please!!!
 #1 Jumping Frogs
 #2 Mini Play dough Tubs
#3 Ninja Turtle Gummies

These were just perfect for my daycare!  The jumping frogs were 6/$1, the Play Dough was a pack of 8 for a dollar, and the Gummies were a package of 15 for a dollar!  I also bought goody bags that were 40/$1.  That is a TOTAL of $4 folks!  I am supper excited!

I really feel like I could use the jumping frogs in my Third Grade classroom for a measurement activity.  Be on the look out soon for that post! :)

I also have a Valentines Word Problem FREEBIE in my TPT store for all of my Kinder peeps!

                                                February Word Problems
Happy Valentines Day!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Arctic Animals Research


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Well, Christmas is coming to a close and my mind suddenly goes to my January units!! This year I am in Third Grade.  There are so many options to do during this time of year!  I love to teach using thematic units.  Integrating literacy, math science, and social studies is so much fun!  My kids are working on writing research papers, so what do we research? Arctic animals!!  I use Google Classroom a lot in my classroom.  I chose a few websites to the student to look through and linked them in Google Classroom.  National Geographic for Kids has a wonderful website.  The kids really enjoyed the polar bear cam.  Click HERE to view the web page.

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 I created a graphic organizer so that the students could write down facts while researching polar bears.

 We then talked about how to write a research paragraph and what they looked like. I showed the kids different paragraphs from books so that the kids could really see and understand how to write their paragraph.
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I also use this book so that we can compare/contrast fiction and nonfiction text.  There are so many options!

Below is the final product of one of my student's paragraph.  They had so much fun!

Grab my Arctic Animals Graphic Organizer pack for just $1!! Click HERE to view on TPT!
                                         .Arctic Animals Graphic Organizers

Friday, December 23, 2016

Last Minute Gift Idea

Well, Christmas Day will soon be here!  I just wrapped up the last bit of Christmas shopping I needed to do.  I wanted to get my babysitter a nice little Christmas gift, so I had an idea....

A Basket of Goodies!!!

I went to my local Boutique and bought a CC infinity scarf from Frenzy and then went to Dollar General for the rest!  I picked up a cute basket, mug, and hot chocolate to finish up the gift. Here are some photos of the finished product!
I also snapped some photos of my Christmas decorations at my house!  I just love Christmas and my mom does a lot of my decorating!  Like the lantern in the photo below was totally her!  I am HORRIBLE at making bows!  Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Write the Room Freebie

                                     Christmas Write the Room

Well, I just have one week left until Christmas Break!  I am so excited to able to spend it with my family!  I wanted to hop on for a little bit and link up my Christmas Freebie!  It is a write the room Freebie.  Your kiddos are sure to love it whether its your last week before break or its just a few days before break! You can find it HERE. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

An Oldie But a Goodie and Sale!!

It's that time of year again!! Christmas is finally here! There are so many things to do! If you are looking for an addition to your Christmas unit, look no further!  I have the perfect little pack for Kindergarten! Grab it in my TPT Store!
Christmas Literacy Activitiesl

Check out the TpT sale tomorrow! HERE is a link to my blog.  Everything is 20% off!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Monday Made It!

Hello all! Well I am a little late on my Monday Made It, but here it goes.  First of all. my summer break is flying by!! It wont be too long before I have to start getting my classroom ready.  Anyway, I found a lot of goodies at Dollar Tree last week!  My Dollar Tree is on the other side of the town that I live in, so half of the time I forget that I have one! Below are pictures of what I found!

Here are some books that I picked at Dollar  Tree as well.Can you believe that? Books like this for $1?
Now here are some things I picked up for writing activities.  The "My Story" templates open up so that the kiddos can write their own story.  There are 10 to each package!

Amazon Deal!! I love Amazon!! I am a Prime Member, so I receive 2-day shipping for FREE!  You can try out Amazon Prime for 30 days HERE
These pencils are only $1.99 for a box of 12! HERE is the link to purchase.  

Our school has adopted a new math curriculum. So, I am trying to plan my activities that will go with it.  Let's talk Math Workshop for just a minute.  Here is how I have done it in the past:
Warm-Up(5-10 min.)
Mini lesson(20 min.)
First Small Group(15 min)
Second Small Group (15 min)
Wrap Up (5 min.)
I have used a schedule like this when I only have 1 hour for Math.  Now there a million ways to teach math.  I have done a little differently each year.  Now that I am in third grade, I will be able to have a longer math block. What do you do during your math block? Please comment below!!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Monday Made It!

Well, my husband and I just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary!  I can't believe its been that long!  We have been through so much together, and I am thankful for him everyday!


I have been working like crazy to get some TpT products finished.  I have just finished this Apple unit for Kindergarten.  Here are a few pictures of the unit:
I love Write the Room activities!! I normally have my students rainbow write the words once they complete writing the words. 
I have also included a Life Cycle activity in this unit. 
Click HERE to view on TPT.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Differentiation Cubes!  Its my new obsession!  I have taught every grade K-4(Yes, I know, Whew!) and I can see these being used in all of them.  I am currently teaching 3rd grade and I am planning on using them a lot!  Ill do a separate post later about my ideas.  I purchased mine from Mardel.  I used their app and got 20% off!!
I created a simple CVC game to show you just one of the many ways these could be used.  HERE is the link for this FREEBIE!  

The theme of my classroom will be Superheroes this year.  I am so excited!  I am creating different things for my kiddos and I wanted to share this one with you.  Isn't so cute!  Anyway grab this FREEBIE HERE.  Please provide feedback!! Happy Monday! 

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