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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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Friday, July 1, 2016

CVC game FREEBIE!!!


 

Hello all!! Happy Friday!! Well I have been out doing a little shopping this week!  I have purchased some little goodies that I love!  First of all, I purchased more lap trays from Hobby Lobby.  I started using these last year and my kids love them!  They are not that expensive at all! Here is a picture...



I also bought some Differentiation Cubes from Mardel!! I have always wanted some of these!  Oh the activities you could do with these! I have created a little FREEBIE as a start of many projects I will be completing this month.  Download the copy below and tell me what you think!
CVC Roll a Word Game



Enjoy and Please provide some feedback!!
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Monday Made It!

I absolutely love SUMMER!  My kids and I have had so much fun! Between water parks, swimming pools, and the Buffalo River, we have stayed busy!  I am so blessed to live where I do.  I am minutes away from the Buffalo River(if you haven't been you need to go and enjoy it).


I have been able to get a little crafty this summer with help from Brittany at aDOORable Life. First I made a really simple American Flag flower pot.  Then, I made some flameless fireworks.  Super simple, but so CUTE!



I also made some Flameless Fireworks by aDOORable Life.  She has such fun ideas!  It was very simple!   You can watch her video on how to make them HERE.




Since the 4th of July is about here, my store will be 20% off!! Happy Fourth! Click HERE to view my store!




Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Day Sale and St. Patrick's Day activities

Happy Leap Day!! I hope you are enjoying your day.  I am home with my kiddos.  My oldest has got the flu!   Anyway, I am throwing a SALE in my TpT store.  Everything is 20% off today only!  My best selling Sping Math and Literacy pack is now just $4.80.  It has over 80 pages full of centers and activities.

 

 


Also, my St. Patrick's Day pack will be the perfect addition to your St. Patrick's Day unit! 








Here is also a Freebie! 








Sunday, February 7, 2016

Five for Friday, with a FREEBIE!



I have been attending a lot of training for the new Next Generation Science Standards here lately.  I recently discovered an awesome resource!  Mystery Science, is an online resource of science units for K-5th grade.  The K-1 units are being created right now.  Some of the 2-5th grade units are up.  I am currently teaching fourth grade, and my students and I love them!  Its free through June, if you want to try it! 

As most of you know, I have taught grades K-4.  I made some TpT packs when I was in Kinder.  My students loved them and were totally engaged!  It has over 60 pages of Literacy and Math activities.  It will be half price through Valentines Day! Click HERE to check it out!



!February Word Problems


Click HERE to download my Valentine's Word Problem FREEBIE!.  They are perfect for Kindergarten!
Happy Valentine's Day!