Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

More March Madness With a Final Freebie


I am so sad that my team, the
lost their round yesterday.

I have had so much fun keeping up with the action of all the games,
and I am sad that it is over for me.

But I will leave you with one final freebie.
It's a favorite with my kiddos.
BUMP is a fast and easy game perfect for math centers or fast finishers.

BUMP is a 2-player game perfect for reinforcing or reviewing concepts previously taught. It is a fun and engaging way for students to practice what they have learned.

It is easy to prepare and set up. All you need are some dice, counters, and the playing mats and you are good to go.

This bundle includes the following files:
Shape Up! BUMP Game for Math Centers or Fast Finishers
Line Up! BUMP Game for Math Centers or Fast Finishers
Shape Up! BUMP Game 3-D for Math Centers or Fast Finishers

Click on the image above to grab the freebie.
Remember, this file is only FREE during March Madness.
If you miss it as a freebie, it is available in my TPT store here.

Don't forget the BONUS FREEBIE you get when you sign up for my email updates.


It's part of a new bundle I am working on.
This one uses 3rd Grade academic math vocabulary, perfect for test prep!
Students match the vocabulary words to the correct pair of dictionary Guide words.

This one will be emailed directly to you when you sign up for email updates.
If you are already signed up, don't worry!
You'll get a copy too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Want to Know Who Else is Playing? 
And Who Is Already Out?
Very Perry Classroom cheering on Arizona
First Grade Buddies cheering on Iowa
Miss Case's Classroom cheering on Georgetown
A Grace-Filled Classroom cheering on West Virginia
The Class Couple cheering on Xavier
More Time 2 Teach cheering on Georgia State
Owl-ways Learning cheering on UCLA
Second Grade Stories cheering on Indiana
Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten cheering on Coastal Car.
Miss Johnston's Journey cheering on Maryland
The Creative Classroom cheering on San Diego State
Lessons with Coffee cheering on Arkansas
The Kinder Garden cheering on Notre Dame
Exploring Elementary cheering on NC State
Inspired Owl's Corner cheering on Oregon
Learning in the Little Apple cheering on Michigan State
NC Teacher Chick cheering on Utah State
Sara J Creations cheering on Oklahoma
ELA Everyday cheering on Duke
Rock & Teach cheering on Albany
Create Teach Share cheering on North Dakota State
One Happy Teacher cheering on Gonzaga
Sounds Like Fun cheering on Louisville
Confessions of a Teaching Junkie cheering on Cincinnati
Year2tastic cheering on Kansas
One Sassy Teacher cheering on Villanova
Coach and Teach 24/7 cheering on St. John's
The Whole Wheat Class cheering on Oklahoma
Teaching Maddeness cheering on UAB
Its Elementary My Dear cheering on Ohio State
Live Love Serve Teach cheering on Providence
Education Kingdom cheering on North Carolina
A Dab of Glue Will Do cheering on Dayton
Learning to be Awesome cheering on Kentucky
Kovescence on the Mind cheering on Butler
Mrs. D's Corner cheering on Robert Morris
Bright Concepts 4 Teachers cheering on North Iowa (UNI)
Lucky to Be In First cheering on Wisconsin
Fifth in the Middle cheering on Wichita State
Learning with Mrs. Langley cheering on Belmont
A Trendy Teacher cheering on Valparasio
The Neat and Tidy Classroom cheering on UC Irvine
O-H So Blessed! cheering on Virginia
Where the Wild Things Learn cheering on Buffalo
A Kindergarten Life for Me cheering on Georgia
Frampton's Fundamentals cheering on New Mexico State
Sparkling in Second cheering on Wyoming
Hardcore Teacher Resources cheering on LSU
Tales of Teaching with Tech cheering on Woffard
Third Grade Cupcakes cheering on SMU
A Tall Drink of Water cheering on Baylor
The Blessed Teacher cheering on Lafayette
Mrs. 3rd Grade cheering on VCU
Mixing It Up In The Middle! cheering on Mississippi
Blossoms of Blue in 2 cheering on Northeastern
Technology Timeout cheering on Harvard
Brittany Kiser cheering on Texas
Making Meaning with Melissa cheering on Purdue
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas! cheering on Iowa State
First Grade Roars! cheering on SF Austin
The Learning Chambers cheering on Hampton
Teaching is Sweet cheering on Eastern Washington

Remember, any team that is out of the bracket has a teacher who is giving away a Freebie! 
Be sure to check out their blog!
Good luck to the rest of the teams!

Friday, March 20, 2015

March Madness Continues Blogger Style!

So my team is
and they won last night!
So that means
YOU WIN too!

Here is the freebie I promised yesterday.
Remember that it will only be free here on the blog 
and only during March Madness!


Click on the image above to grab your freebie!

Here's a BONUS FREEBIE you get when you sign up for my email updates.


It's part of a new bundle I am working on.
This one uses 3rd Grade academic math vocabulary, perfect for test prep!
Students match the vocabulary words to the correct pair of dictionary Guide words.

This one will be emailed directly to you when you sign up for email updates.
If you are already signed up, don't worry!
You'll get a copy too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Make sure you check back to see if I win tomorrow's game and have another freebie for ya!

Want to Know Who Else is Playing? 
And Who Is Already Out?
Very Perry Classroom cheering on Arizona
First Grade Buddies cheering on Iowa
Miss Case's Classroom cheering on Georgetown
A Grace-Filled Classroom cheering on West Virginia
The Class Couple cheering on Xavier
More Time 2 Teach cheering on Georgia State
Owl-ways Learning cheering on UCLA
Second Grade Stories cheering on Indiana
Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten cheering on Coastal Car.
Miss Johnston's Journey cheering on Maryland
The Creative Classroom cheering on San Diego State
Lessons with Coffee cheering on Arkansas
The Kinder Garden cheering on Notre Dame
Exploring Elementary cheering on NC State
Inspired Owl's Corner cheering on Oregon
Learning in the Little Apple cheering on Michigan State
NC Teacher Chick cheering on Utah State
Sara J Creations cheering on Oklahoma
ELA Everyday cheering on Duke
Rock & Teach cheering on Albany
Create Teach Share cheering on North Dakota State
One Happy Teacher cheering on Gonzaga
Sounds Like Fun cheering on Louisville
Confessions of a Teaching Junkie cheering on Cincinnati
Year2tastic cheering on Kansas
One Sassy Teacher cheering on Villanova
Coach and Teach 24/7 cheering on St. John's
The Whole Wheat Class cheering on Oklahoma
Teaching Maddeness cheering on UAB
Its Elementary My Dear cheering on Ohio State
Live Love Serve Teach cheering on Providence
Education Kingdom cheering on North Carolina
A Dab of Glue Will Do cheering on Dayton
Learning to be Awesome cheering on Kentucky
Kovescence on the Mind cheering on Butler
Mrs. D's Corner cheering on Robert Morris
Bright Concepts 4 Teachers cheering on North Iowa (UNI)
Lucky to Be In First cheering on Wisconsin
Fifth in the Middle cheering on Wichita State
Learning with Mrs. Langley cheering on Belmont
A Trendy Teacher cheering on Valparasio
The Neat and Tidy Classroom cheering on UC Irvine
O-H So Blessed! cheering on Virginia
Where the Wild Things Learn cheering on Buffalo
A Kindergarten Life for Me cheering on Georgia
Frampton's Fundamentals cheering on New Mexico State
Sparkling in Second cheering on Wyoming
Hardcore Teacher Resources cheering on LSU
Tales of Teaching with Tech cheering on Woffard
Third Grade Cupcakes cheering on SMU
A Tall Drink of Water cheering on Baylor
The Blessed Teacher cheering on Lafayette
Mrs. 3rd Grade cheering on VCU
Mixing It Up In The Middle! cheering on Mississippi
Blossoms of Blue in 2 cheering on Northeastern
Technology Timeout cheering on Harvard
Brittany Kiser cheering on Texas
Making Meaning with Melissa cheering on Purdue
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas! cheering on Iowa State
First Grade Roars! cheering on SF Austin
The Learning Chambers cheering on Hampton
Teaching is Sweet cheering on Eastern Washington




Remember, any team that is out of the bracket has a teacher who is giving away a Freebie! 
Be sure to check out their blog!
I'll have a final prize too, but as long as I keep winning, 
YOU keep winning too!

Good Luck to Everyone!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

March Madness Blogger Style


Here we go!
Help cheer on your favorite bloggers and basketball teams as we compete for some FABULOUS prizes and many great TPT products will be shared by our favorite bloggers on their blogs and Instagram. Good luck!

When I win, YOU WIN!
Each time I win, I will post a freebie here on my blog.
The product will only be available FREE here on my blog, and only for the duration of March Madness!

So, if I win today, You will win


Check back tomorrow to see how I do and grab your freebie if I win!




Want to Know Who Else is Playing? 
And Who Is Already Out?
Very Perry Classroom cheering on Arizona
First Grade Buddies cheering on Iowa
Miss Case's Classroom cheering on Georgetown
A Grace-Filled Classroom cheering on West Virginia
The Class Couple cheering on Xavier
More Time 2 Teach cheering on Georgia State
Owl-ways Learning cheering on UCLA
Second Grade Stories cheering on Indiana
Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten cheering on Coastal Car.
Miss Johnston's Journey cheering on Maryland
The Creative Classroom cheering on San Diego State
Lessons with Coffee cheering on Arkansas
The Kinder Garden cheering on Notre Dame
Exploring Elementary cheering on NC State
Inspired Owl's Corner cheering on Oregon
Learning in the Little Apple cheering on Michigan State
NC Teacher Chick cheering on Utah State
Sara J Creations cheering on Oklahoma
ELA Everyday cheering on Duke
Rock & Teach cheering on Albany
Create Teach Share cheering on North Dakota State
One Happy Teacher cheering on Gonzaga
Sounds Like Fun cheering on Louisville
Confessions of a Teaching Junkie cheering on Cincinnati
Year2tastic cheering on Kansas
One Sassy Teacher cheering on Villanova
Coach and Teach 24/7 cheering on St. John's
The Whole Wheat Class cheering on Oklahoma
Teaching Maddeness cheering on UAB
Its Elementary My Dear cheering on Ohio State
Live Love Serve Teach cheering on Providence
Education Kingdom cheering on North Carolina
A Dab of Glue Will Do cheering on Dayton
Learning to be Awesome cheering on Kentucky
Kovescence on the Mind cheering on Butler
Mrs. D's Corner cheering on Robert Morris
Bright Concepts 4 Teachers cheering on North Iowa (UNI)
Lucky to Be In First cheering on Wisconsin
Fifth in the Middle cheering on Wichita State
Learning with Mrs. Langley cheering on Belmont
A Trendy Teacher cheering on Valparasio
The Neat and Tidy Classroom cheering on UC Irvine
O-H So Blessed! cheering on Virginia
Where the Wild Things Learn cheering on Buffalo
A Kindergarten Life for Me cheering on Georgia
Frampton's Fundamentals cheering on New Mexico State
Sparkling in Second cheering on Wyoming
Hardcore Teacher Resources cheering on LSU
Tales of Teaching with Tech cheering on Woffard
Third Grade Cupcakes cheering on SMU
A Tall Drink of Water cheering on Baylor
The Blessed Teacher cheering on Lafayette
Mrs. 3rd Grade cheering on VCU
Mixing It Up In The Middle! cheering on Mississippi
Blossoms of Blue in 2 cheering on Northeastern
Technology Timeout cheering on Harvard
Brittany Kiser cheering on Texas
Making Meaning with Melissa cheering on Purdue
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas! cheering on Iowa State
First Grade Roars! cheering on SF Austin
The Learning Chambers cheering on Hampton
Teaching is Sweet cheering on Eastern Washington




Remember, any team that is out of the bracket has a teacher who is giving away a Freebie! 
Be sure to check out their blog!
I'll have a final prize too, but as long as I keep winning, 
YOU keep winning too!
Good Luck to Everyone!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cloudy, With a Chance of...


Resources for Teaching About Weather

This week, Thematic Thursday is all about
the WEATHER.

I love teaching about weather because the kids are so interested in it.  
Maybe that's because here in Arizona where I live, 
we don't get much in the way of weather.
I love teaching it, and they love learning about it!

I have put together a bunch of resources for you:
ANCHOR CHARTS
BOOKS,
ACTIVITIES,
VIDEOS,
and a whole lot more!

The original links to each of these individual anchor charts are be found on my Pinterest Board link below.

LOTS of resources to help you with your weather unit planning in the elementary classroom.  Fiction and non-fiction, covering weather in general, clouds, extreme weather, and the water cycle  with links to purchase the books for your own classroom, links to videos, classroom activities, and more!



There are so many great books about weather, both fiction and non-fiction, that I cannot possibly share them all, but here are some of my favorites.

30+ books to help you with your weather unit planning in the elementary classroom.  Fiction and non-fiction, covering weather in general, clouds, extreme weather, and the water cycle  with links to purchase the books for your own classroom.


First up are some fun fiction books to introduce your weather unit or to have available in a Weather Book Box.



This is a collection of general non-fiction weather books.



This blog post has some great activities to try with your kiddos!

This one has more simple ideas and include a free printable.

Here are a couple of my weather vocabulary activities that are perfect for this unit.

LOTS of resources to help you with your weather unit planning in the elementary classroom.  Fiction and non-fiction, covering weather in general, clouds, extreme weather, and the water cycle  with links to purchase the books for your own classroom, links to videos, classroom activities, and more!  LOTS of resources to help you with your weather unit planning in the elementary classroom.  Fiction and non-fiction, covering weather in general, clouds, extreme weather, and the water cycle  with links to purchase the books for your own classroom, links to videos, classroom activities, and more!


Are you a cloud watcher?
I AM!
I l♥ve looking at the clouds and trying to find pictures in them.
I love being on the playground when students notice interesting cloud formations and point them out.  It's one of those little things that just makes me happy.

Here are some great books and resources for teaching about clouds.

Here are some of my favorite cloud activities.
From Amanda at Teaching Maddeness...


I looked Like Spilt Milk was one of my favorite books when I taught kinder.  Here are some fun activities from The Techy Teacher, including the recipe for cloud dough.

LOTS of resources to help you with your weather unit planning in the elementary classroom.  Fiction and non-fiction, covering weather in general, clouds, extreme weather, and the water cycle  with links to purchase the books for your own classroom, links to videos, classroom activities, and more!
Want to really WOW your kids?
Try this!


This fun class book activity is a great tool for assessing students' understandings about clouds.

LOTS of resources to help you with your weather unit planning in the elementary classroom.  Fiction and non-fiction, covering weather in general, clouds, extreme weather, and the water cycle  with links to purchase the books for your own classroom, links to videos, classroom activities, and more!


Most kids, but the boys especially, get pumped about extreme weather anything.
Here are some great books about extreme weather.


Here are som fun weather kits for your science enthusiasts.

Finally, here's a list of some videos I found on YouTube that you can use in the classroom.

This PDF file contains links to weather videos found on YouTube that are perfect for use in a  K-6 classroom unit on weather and or clouds.

This one,
Amazing  Weather Video from Discovery Weather
60 Minutes of HD Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Lightning!!!
 is just pictures, but it give kids great visuals.  It would be great to have playing while kids are working on weather poetry to provide some inspiration.


And from Schoolhouse Rock...


Click here to download a PDF list of more weather videos.

Click on the image below to download the organizer with all the links.

LOTS of resources to help you with your weather unit planning in the elementary classroom.  Fiction and non-fiction, covering weather in general, clouds, extreme weather, and the water cycle  with links to purchase the books for your own classroom, links to videos, classroom activities, and more!

Follow my Weather Board for more ideas.

Follow Confessions of aTeaching Junkie's board Weather on Pinterest.

Now, head on over to Comprehension Connections 
for EVEN MORE weather ideas!

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