Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"Not Now!" Said the Cow Book Unit and a popcorn FREEBIE!!

 Well summer is almost upon us and I know that everyone is super busy!!

Do you need some plans to help you finish out the year?

I just completed my new unit and it is a book study!

Have you ever read the story "Not Now!" Said the Cow?  Well, it is a cute story that is similar to The Little Red Hen. 

This is a preview, but it does not show everything! It has 49 pages complete with lesson plans!
If you would like to check it out, click on the pic!!

For the next 48 hours this item with be half price---50% off!
Get it while it is on sale!! It is $4.00 on sale!!

Here are some pics of the popcorn craft that goes with the story.
I also have a different version of the writing that is in the unit and I am going to give it to you!!
This is used after reading the story and after the students have eaten regular popcorn, cheese popcorn, and caramel popcorn. They then write about which was their favorite! 
Use this as a fun end of the year activity!! Eat some popcorn and write about your favorite!!
 Something BIG coming up this weekend!! Wait until you see it!! 
                             Here is a little look see!

Better come back Sunday and check it out!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

It's My Birthday and a BOGO at my TpT Store!

 It's my birthday!! Happy, Happy birthday to me!!

To celebrate I am having a FLASH SALE!!

From now until midnight whatever time I get up on Saturday morning, I am offering my Daily Language and Math Review for 50% off. That's right!! HALF PRICE! Not only that, but if you buy it at half price, you get 1 more item from my store FREE! Just leave me the name you ordered under and your e-mail address so I can send you a freebie! Who doesn't love a BOGO!!

 Sorry the pic is a little fuzzy!! Don't know what happened there!! If you would like to see this product and pick out a freebie to go with it, just click on the picture above!
Not only is this product great to use for morning work, it can be used for stations in reading, for independent work, small group work, or as a needs based lesson. It can also be used for a summer review if you want to keep your children from suffering from a summer slide(where they forget some of the things that have learned throughout the school year). Go and check it out!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Take It and Make It Thursday and Free Summer Poem!

 Are you winding down the school year?!!

I know that some of you are and summer is almost here!

I have linked up with Cynthia over at 2nd Grade Pad for the Take It and Make It Thursday!!

 If you would like to see all the great things that have been posted or if you would like to link up, just click on the picture above.

This week I have a summer poem and scavenger hunt that goes with it to share with you.
I love to write poetry and all these sunny days really gives me inspiration.  My poems are just simple and are easy for most students to read.  I thought if you are finishing up testing and want something fun to do with poetry, this might just hit the spot!

                                    This is the poem.

                This is the scavenger hunt to use with the poem.
To get your copy, just click on the picture above!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Classroom Pictures and a Freebie!!

 Happy Tuesday!!

Hope the week has started off great for you!

I know school is starting to wind down for some of us and as teachers we are already thinking about school for next year. I know, it is crazy dedicated of us right!
So thinking of next year, I wanted to share some more pictures of my first grade classroom where I taught before I moved to 2nd grade.

Here is a picture of some of the student desks and my desk. On the shelf with the blue material I had a white board and marker baskets that were purchased from Really Good Stuff. On the whiteboard I had a crayon pocket chart which is where I posted our reading and math stations for the week. Notice my pig cookie jar on my desk, this was a gift from a student years ago and I keep goodies in it. I also had student folders with all the school year info and any forms for parents to fill out on the student desks, so when they came in for Meet the Teacher Night, parents would have all they needed on hand.

Here is another angle of the front of my room. I have a basket for daily folders that students take home daily and a pencil and scissor can. This is also used later as a big book station.

This is a picture of my calendar board, this is before I learned how to make all my pig calendar items for the board. The big pink moon chair could be used by students that were reading a book together.
 I will be sharing more pics later!

Now for a freebie! This Friday I will celebrate my birthday!!
So in honor of my birthday, I made some birthday ribbons for students to wear on their special day, while they are at school. Just copy the ribbons on to card stock so they will be nice and sturdy.  You will need to hot glue a pin and fastener to the back and PRESTO! you have a birthday button! Take the ribbon off of the student at the end of the day and save for the next birthday celebration. I always like to recognize students for their special day and I thought this would be cute.

 Just click on the picture above to get your freebie!

Speaking of birthdays!! Come back on Friday for something special that is happening for my birthday!! It's a SURPRISE!!
Hope you and your students enjoy these ribbons!

Oh! I almost forgot! My good friend Lesley over at Practice Makes (almost) Perfect used my Fun With Tic-Tac-Toe games in her classroom!! Click on the picture below and check out her blog! You might decide you need the games for some end of the year fun!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Take It and Make It Thursday and an Animal Sort Freebie!

 Hey! Hope you have had an awesome week so far!! 

Tomorrow is Friday!!

Today is Take It and Make It Thursday!! 

I am linking up with Cynthia over at 2nd Grade Pad for her Linky party!!
If you haven't linked up yet, go to her blog and get started!

  Before I show you what I have to share, I want to show you my new item that I have in my TpT store. It is so cute!! It is a dinosaur ABC match game and it is so much fun! You can use this for centers, small groups, needs based groups, for students that finish early and need more practice or as flash cards for an oral assessment. The response sheets could also be used for assessments.

 Check it out by clicking on the pic!

Now on to the take it and make it Freebie!
I love sorts!! I always use some type of sort in my literacy stations!

 It might be a word sort, letter sort, phonics sort, etc. My students love doing the sorts as much as I love making them. Today I have a science sort to share with you. It is an animal sort! Students cut out the pictures of the animals and glue them under the correct category: mammal, bird, amphibian.

 Just click on the picture below to get your freebie!

Hope you enjoy!!  

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cupcake Math Stations and a Freebie!

Hope you are having a Terrific Tuesday!!

I have been busy creating something new!!

A set of 10 math games and worksheets to use in math stations, as independent work, small groups,
or as a needs based group.

The games are differentiated so they can be used for high or low students!

For 48 hours you can get this new product at 50% off!!

Just click on the picture above to find it!

These are pics of just one of the games included.
2-digit subtraction match

Here is a freebie from the packet!!

Use it as an assessment or as an end of the year review.

Click on the picture for the freebie!!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Poetry Linky PARTY!!

 Happy Sunday!!

I have linked up with The Peanut Gallery for a Poetry Linky Party!!

April is National Poetry Month, so check it out!!

There are some freebies!!

Just click on the picture above!!

This is the Poetry Packet that I am featuring!

Go to my TpT store to check it out!! Just click on the pic!


Friday, April 12, 2013

Take It and Make It Thursday with a Mother's Day Freebie!

 It is another Take It and Make It Thursday Linky with a FREEBIE!!

I can't believe it is already April 12th!!

Today is my grandson's 15th birthday!!

That's another thing I can't believe--He is 15!! Where did the time go?!!

Here he is playing golf .

                      Okay, now on to the Take It and Make it!

I have joined up with my good friend Cynthia over at 2nd Grade Pad for some fun!!

                            Here is what I have for you today.

  The Best Mom Award!

First, you need to copy the 2 pages back to back on card stock .
I made the award in 3 colors so students could choose which one they think mom will like best.

Next, cut it out.

 Finally, have students complete the handwriting activity on the back. They tell mom why they think she is the best!

Here it is for Free just for you to use for Mother's Day!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Classroom Library and A Freebie!

  Wow!! Can't believe it is already Tuesday!!

It is a gorgeous day here in Georgia and I think spring has decided to show up!!

 In previous posts I have been blogging about the classroom library and posting some pics of some of the classroom libraries that I have had and how they were set up. I have two more pics to share. One pic is before I sorted my books. I just had them labeled as fiction or non-fiction. The second pic shows the books after I labeled them by themes such as animals, patriotic, ocean, etc.

 This is the before photo, all labels have fiction and non-fiction on them. (As you can see, I do not have a shortage of books!)

This photo shows the books after they have been labeled by theme. It makes it so much easier for my students to find the book they are looking for especially if it is a certain topic they are looking for such as animals or Fairy Tales.

I will have more class pics later! If you are like me, you love to see how teachers set up there classrooms. I can always use new ideas!!

Now for the freebie I promised!!

  Hope you like it!! Just a little fun addition page for your kiddos!!

Freebie Fridays