Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Back To School Theme-Revised!

Hi! Those of you that were interested in my Getting Piggy With It- Back To School Theme, I have added several things and revised some things. I made the days of the week and months of the year a little smaller so there is more on a page( I know how scarce paper and ink is right now), I added pig color words, and a regular version of the behavior chart(with pigs of course), and also pig themed library label cards to use in your classroom library. Check it out below!!

You can find this and other products on my TpT store. Just click on the picture and you will be there!

I am enjoying day three of my summer vacation. Have been doing some cleaning that I have not gotten to in awhile. BOY!! Are we a messy bunch of people!! We had some friends over last night and we played the Scene It Jr. game.  Really fun game!! It is much easier for the kids because it is geared more toward movies and shows they have seen. If you are still in school, Hang In There--It will be over soon!! If you are already free for the summer--ENJOY!!


Saturday, May 26, 2012

A little late to the party!

Although I am a little late to the linky party, I am linking up with EnRiching Kinders for a end of the year, graduation linky!! She wants to know how graduation and awards are handled in your classroom. My grade level did not have awards this year, but in the past I have had awards in my classroom and had a slideshow with pictures that had been taken throughout the year for parents to enjoy. LINK UP!! Click on the picture below and go to EnRiching Kinders to join the party!!

How do you celebrate graduation and awards in your classroom?
Oh!! I forgot one important thing!! There are PRIZES!!

 Wow! Found another linky party over at Little Proiorities! What do you use an  iPad  for in your classroom?
I do not have one that I get to keep in my classroom, although next year we will have an iPad Lab that we can use in our classroom. I did get to borrow my ESOL teacher's iPad when I gave the end of the year DIBELS test to my students and it was awesome! The test went much faster and I could actually see the screen compared to the Palm Pilot I was using. Go on over and link up to the party!!

Well, I think I am through with the linky parties for tonight!!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Say It, Write It, Draw It,--New TpT Item

Hey!! I only have one more day of post planning and then it is summertime for me!! Looking forward to relaxing and getting some of my ideas finished for my classroom next year and for TpT. Oh--I just posted a new item to TpT!! Take a look at it and see what you think!!

Just click on the picture and you will find yourself on the page!!
While you are there, check out my other items and see what you think!!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!! One more day!!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New TpT Item!

Hi! Do you need something fun and educational to do with your kiddos for Memorial Day? I have just posted  Making Words With America on my store. It could be used for any patriotic holiday and my students love to see how many words they can create!! Guess what!! It's FREE!! You can find it at my store by clicking on the page below!!

Go and get it FREE!! Hope your kiddos love it as much as mine !!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Monday, May 21, 2012

New Blog Design!

Well as you can see I have changed my blog design! I wanted something with pigs since my blog is 2nd Grade Pig Pen. My good friend and colleague Cynthia Vautrot at 2nd Grade Pad helped me do it. She is so awesome and patient with me because I am not computer "savvy" as I have said before. I am still working on my blog button, but tomorrow is another day!! Still have to tweak some things here and there, but it is coming along!
Thanks Cynthia!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Last Day--"OINK"

Well today was the last day of school for the kiddos. When all the students were on the bus, all the teaches gathered on the bus pad and waved goodbye! One of my students even blew me a kiss out the bus window!! I wanted to cry!! It was so sweet!! Although there were times that I had a few "ring-tail tooters" (this is what my mama would have called them), I am going to miss them.
On another note, I have made something new for TpT!! It is the "OINK" 100 Instant Word Game!! I know everyone is saying --"Why do most of her things have pigs!!" Well at my school I am the pig lady!! My room is decorated in pigs!! Here is the game.

Click on the picture to go directly to the page!!
Tomorrow I am spending the day with my two sisters! I can't wait! I am the baby and they spoil me rotten! We are going to spend the day together, eat lots of good food, and then catch a movie. We haven't been able to spend the day together in while and I am so looking forward to it! Enjoy your weekend!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

One More Day of School!

I only have 1 more day of school left! Can't believe summer is about to begin!! I plan on making lots of TpT stuff this summer! I have linked up with Farley's Linky Party Currently May!

What a fun linky!!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New TpT item-Melon Match With Watermelon Blends

Hi! I posted a new item on TpT last night! Thought you might like to see it! It is called---Melon Match With Watermelon Blends!  Check it out!

 If you think you might like this click here and go straight to the page at my store!! Go and window shop!!
I love to window shop, that must be why my husband does not like to go shopping with me! HaHa! When he goes shopping he goes directly to the item he came in for and is ready to go. Not Me!! I have to look all through the store! My friend told me one time that she loved to watch me shop because I have to touch everything. ONLY 2 MORE DAYS LEFT!! WOOHOO SUMMER!!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Field Day

Well today was our field day and I must say it was a complete success!! We were supposed to have it yesterday, but unfortunately the weather did not cooperate with us. Today it was nice, not too hot or cool, but "Just Right".We had a bouncy house and all the 2nd grade teachers each had a different activity and we ended the day with a tug of war between classes!! The kids had an awesome time. I was so busy, I didn't even get to take pics! Hopefully some of my colleagues captured some photos for me to share later. My activity was the "Shoe Fly". I found this on Pinterest and OH MY GOODNESS!! The kids loved it and it is so simple. There is nothing to prepare. The kids had to loosen their shoe and hold it with their toe and when I counted to 3 they all tried to throw their shoe farther than anyone else. It was a hoot!! After the excitement of the bouncy house wore off, I stayed pretty busy! Can't wait to see what tomorrow holds!! It is board game day!


Sunday, May 13, 2012

New TpT item: Getting Piggy With it!

Hi! Hope everyone had an awesome Mother's Day and got to spend some quality time with your family. Tomorrow begins my last week of school with my kiddos. I can't believe it is almost over!! Where does the time go?! Wanted to let you know that I have finished a new item for TpT! I have created a Back To School Pig theme for the classroom! It has desk name plates, calendar numbers, months of the year, days of the week, posters for specials, name tags,a pig themed behavior chart, and pig birthday charts for each month of the year.  My classroom is decorated in pigs, and I am always having problems finding just what I want to use to continue the pig theme throughout my room so I thought--Why not make some!! So I did!

Here it is! Go to my store and check it out! Just click here!

Well, it has rained here the entire day, and tomorrow is supposed to be our field day. Not so sure that is going to happen! I must be off! Bedtime is near!! 


Friday, May 11, 2012

Linky Party

Hi! I have linked up with Cynthia Vautrot at 2nd Grade Pad! We are blogging about how we pack up at the end of the year and what we get ready in advance for next year. Here are some things I do to get ready for the end of the year.

1. I have not done this yet (took pics in a colleagues room) but I am going to put clothespins around the top of my room to hang anchor charts that we are using through the year. This gives my students something to refer back to throughout the lesson and the year as we review. I will hot glue them on the wall. ( thank goodness for hot glue!!)

2. I put rolling coasters on my bookshelves so they will be easier to move. Every year we have to pack up our rooms and make sure every thing can be moved out of the room for the custodians to come in and wax and polish our floors.So if I have a bookcase that does not have rollers, I have to remove all the books and put them somewhere??!! Coasters on the bookshelves remedies this problem!

3.I take down my curtains in my classroom and take them home to be washed or I might find some new material for some new curtains over the summer!

What are some ways you get ready for the end of the school year!!
Join Cynthia's linky party and maybe we can all get some new ideas!!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Reflexive Pronouns!

Hi! Only 7 more days to go!! Wow! This year has really gone by fast! The older I get, the faster they go!
We are winding down this week and have a lot of fun activities planned for next week. The kids are getting so EXCITED!! Our school has given lots of treat this week for Teacher Appreciation Week. Monday the PTO feed us Chik-Fila breakfast, Tuesday, we had a chocolate fountain. Needless to say, I could have drown myself in the chocolate! Today we had lots of treats to munch on and tomorrow--I don't know. Can' wait to see what awaits us for tomorrow!! Hope you are having an awesome Teacher Appreciation Week!

HEY! I have posted a new TpT unit!! REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS! This is new for 2nd grade here in Georgia! So you might want to grab it for next year!  Check it out at my store!!

Just click here and go straight to this unit!!

Lots of activities to help you teach reflexive pronouns in your classroom. This can be used as station work, independent work, whole group, or as a needs based lesson! Lots of Fun!!

Have a great evening and tomorrow!!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

8 More Days and Counting!

I can't believe I have only 8 more days with my kiddos! Boy are they getting "Antsy"! We have been finishing up some end of the year benchmark tests and they are trying so hard to stay focused--But School is almost OVER! 
On another note, I have a funny that happened in my classroom. I have a student that is diabetic and sometimes he wants to eat things that he nor I am sure that he can have, so off he goes to the school nurse. Yesterday he wanted something that we were not sure about, so instead of sending him to the nurse, I called her cell number and gave him the phone to talk to her. It started ringing and I handed him the phone so he would be ready when she answered. He said hello and began to ramble on about why he was calling and how many carbs were in what he wanted to eat and he kept talking, so I thought everything was alright. Well, then he hangs up the phone and tells me that it was the wrong number!! But he talked forever! Evidently the person couldn't get a word in edge wise!! I apologized and dialed the correct number and he had to start the whole conversation over again!! I wish you could have seen his face when he told me it was the wrong number! Priceless!!
Only in my classroom! While I am at it, let me share this one with you! I have a SPED student in my class. The sweetest little boy you will ever meet. One day as we were going to specials we stopped at the bathroom and I told everyone to go quickly. Well, he was still in the bathroom when we started to leave, so I thought he would just catch up with us. Well when he FINALLY did catch up to our line, he said and I quote--"Mrs. Williams, I turned around and "POOF" you were gone! I tried to "sniff" you out with my nose, but I couldn't find you!" How precious is that?!! Maybe I need to change perfumes if people are "sniffing" me out!!

Don't forget the TPT SALE!! Ends at MIDNIGHT!! Check out my store here!! You might find something you like!! 20% off pus an extra 10% with this code TAD12!!


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Sale at TpT!!

Hi! Hope you are as excited as I am about the Teacher Appreciation Jackpot on TeacherspayTeachers! I am participating in the K-2 section and this is my freebie for you!

Here it is!! Just click here and you will go straight to the freebie! This item is usually priced at $6.95, but you are getting it for free. It contains 32 pages of vowel, blends, digraph, and r-controlled vowel sorts.
It contains lots of word sorts that can be used in reading stations, small groups, or as a needs based lesson. Hope you enjoy it! Come back all next week because the Teacher Appreciation Week is just getting started!!

All items in my store will be 20% off May 6th - May 8th!! Plus with the promo code you get an additional 10% off the price!! Go here to check out other items in my store!! What a great sale!!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Jackpot!

I am so excited!! Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and to show appreciation for all the educators, administrators, and all those involved in the teaching profession over 150 bloggers have joined in to give away an item worth from $3.00 to $8.00 on Sunday, May 6. You can only download them fromTeacher Pay Teachers  If you don't have an account there, set one up so you can be ready to download like crazy! That means there will be over $450 worth of free products for One day only!

Because so many bloggers are participating, this event will be divided into three grade level groups. Each of those smaller events is being coordinated by one blogger as shown below:

I am in the PK-2 Products!                   While you are waiting to see the rest of the details why not go to my TpT store here and see what item you would like for free!! I would love to get some feedback on the items you would like to have.


Here is my Freebie!!
Click here to go straight to the FREEBIE!!

While you are there check out some of my other times in my store:
Clichere to go to my store!!
Hope you like the Freebie!!