Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year!

My main resolution for the New Year is to be a better blogger!
Things have been really crazy with school this year and I 
have been neglecting blogging because I have been so overwhelmed.
I promise to be better in 2014!
Hang in there with me!

To start off the new year, here is a new Fan Freebie!


Made with love from Michelle's brand new graphics set.
I just love it and knew I had to create something with it right away!
Head on over to her store by clicking the image below and grab a set for yourself!

Another goal for the new year is to discover some new blogs to follow.
To that end, I am linking up with Simply Kinder for her
Teaching Blog Round Up.

Head on over and join us!
You might find some new ones too!





Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snow Much Fun!

I have created another fun math practice page for you!
This one is a winter theme (no Christmas)
2-Digit by 2-Digit Subtraction with Regrouping.


It is a freebie for the next 24 hours so grab it while you can!

from me!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Rompin' Reindeer Freebie!

The other day I had the fabulous luck to win my dear friend Michelle's newest clipart set!


Isn't it just ADORABLE?

Tonight I played around with it
(instead of grading the papers I need to grade,)
I and made this fun math freebie.

Click on the image and grab your copy!

 from me!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Oh, Christmas Tree!

A last minute addition to the Cyber Sale!

This week long holiday writing activity takes students through the complete writing process to compose an expository paragraph about which type of Christmas tree they prefer. File includes step-by-step instructions, editing and revision checklist, and grading rubric.

And if you hurry, you can still grab it on sale!

New Fan Freebie!

Happy Holidays!

I just added a new holiday fan freebie over on my Facebook page!
A holiday themed newsletter template with completely editable text


Head on over and grab it while it lasts!
(Free to Facebook Fans only!)


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Currently, a Cyber Monday Sale, and a Little Holiday Hoopla!

Wow!  
What happened to November?
I cannot believe it is already 
DECEMBER!

I had this past week off for Thanksgiving and spent the week with family in San Antonio.  
Even though I took things with me to work on for school, I didn't touch them all week.
(I'll be sorry about that next week though.)

Now that I am home, I am getting ready for the big TPT sale!
Thanks to Krista Walden for this adorable button!

I am loading up my cart in between working on some new products for my own store.
I can't wait to do some shopping tomorrow!

Here's what I have been working on today...
First I revamped this old file and spruced it up.  My kids had such a blast last year writing their letters and had some great questions for Santa.  You can read some of the letters from last year here.

My kids love all the coordinate graphing games that I have made, so I am treating them with this Gingerbread Man one.  It will keep them busy and hopefully encourage those slow pokes to get a move on so they can play too!


And finally, I revised this persuasive writing activity to give it a little gift wrap too!



All three of these goodies are easy, no fuss activities to have at the ready during this busy season!

I am hoping to have a few more ready next week too!

So, What's in YOUR cart?
Please share!  
I might need want have to have it too!

I am also linking up with the One and ONLY, Farley from
for this month's Currently.


OK, so I am off to put away all my laundry from the trip, and get ready for tomorrow with my kiddos.
Plus, I need the sleep to be in good shopping form!




Sunday, November 17, 2013

File Folder L♥ve! - A Product Review

If you're like me, you have 
LOTS
of file and folders!

I had the opportunity to try out some office supplies from Smead and Shoplet.

I have just discovered some new folders that are going to make my life 
SO much easier!

I love hanging file folders.
I use them to file student work for the week.
What I don't like about them are the tabs that are forever falling off!
Well, Smead Fastabs to the rescue!
I absolutely l♥ve them!

I cannot wait to change out my old system with these new folders.
The are heavy weight and very sturdy.

I also got these Supertab folders with a 90% larger label area.

No more trying to squeeze my info into that tiny space.
I am going to be one happy, organized teacher!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fourth Grade Studio Giveaway

Did you go by the 
yesterday and register to win the Grade 2-3 package?

You still have one more day to enter.

But check out today's goodie!
It's a 3rd-4th grade package!
I don't know about you but I could definitely use $120 to spend at TPT!

What are  you waiting for?
Head on over there
NOW!

I'll be back to blogging as soon as I rid myself of this awful crud I have had for the past week.
It's knocked me on my butt, and I have a LOT of catching up to do.
In the meantime, head on over to the giveaway and get yourself registered!

Monday, November 11, 2013

It's a Huge Giveaway!

My dear friend, and fellow fourth grade teacher, Meg from Fourth Grade Studio
has a brand new blog design, 
and a
HUGE GIVEAWAY 
to go along with it!

Each day you have a chance to win $120 worth of goodies!
(But you only have 2 days to enter for each package, so don't delay!)

Today is a grade 2-3 package!
Brought to you by...
Check out the 12 featured grade 2/3 bloggers/Teachers Pay Teachers "creators" 
who have graciously donated $10 worth of products to their store. 

Come back tomorrow and see what else she has in store!


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Glow and Grow Tuesday!


For this installment of
Glow and Grow Tuesday,
I am all aglow over Math Notebooks!







I am loving how my kiddos are using the math notebooks!
Some of my favorite resources include...

From Create, Teach, Share
 

From Jennifer Findley
  
  

From Math Mojo


I am really wanting to 

and do more with my ELA Notebooks,
but hey,
BABY STEPS,
right?

So, what's working well for you this week?
Grab the button and link up below.
Share your successes, 
and we'll cheer you on and help you grow too!



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Trick or Treat!

Naw, just a TREAT!
A flash one-day sale
in my TPT store on
Thursday, Oct. 31!
Fill up your treat bag with all the goodies on your wish list!
Thanks to the AMAZING Krista Lyn for her adorable graphic!

An Ooey Gooey Problem Solved!

I have had a BIG, ooey gooey problem in my classroom!
GLUE!
My fourth graders CANNOT seem to grasp
DOT - DOT - NOT A LOT!
They were really making a mess with the glue.
So I had to nix it.
No more glue.
Only glue sticks.
Problem is,
I hate them!
They don't stay stuck, 
and I end up with little pieces everywhere 
that should be stuck to something!

So after being frustrated with the mess and then with stuff not sticking,
I stumbled across these little gems...
They dispense the glue one drop at a time!
Don't know how I missed them before,
but boy am I glad I found them!
Cheapest place I found them was Discount School Supply.






Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Glow and Grow Tuesday - A New Weekly Linky

Based on an idea that I got from Jen Runde over at Runde's Room
I  started having my kiddos reflect on the work in their weekly folders 
using a Glow and Grow strategy.
You can read Jen's post about the strategy  here.

Using her idea, I made this form for the kids to use to assess their weekly work.
You can click on the image to download a Word document that you can use too.

It got me thinking that, as teachers, we should do the same thing.
And so, Glow and Grow Tuesdays was born.


Each week, think about one or two things that went really well for you.
It could be a lesson that went really well, a great idea you had, any positives from your week.
Then think about one thing you did that you think you could improve, or grow.
Come link up and share your GLOWS and GROWS with the rest of us!
We'll help celebrate the Glows, and maybe offer suggestions for your Grows.

Hopefully we can plant some new ideas and watch them grow too!

Remember the rule of three.
Check out the two entries before you, and one after,
and let's share some celebration and encouragement!

Grab the button above, and link up below!

Let's get this party started!

I am finally getting my groove back and getting some creating done!
My kiddos really enjoyed the math presentations
I made last week!




Must get better at lesson planning!  
The ideas are all running around in my head, 
but I REALLY need to sit down and get myself more organized.

Now, it's your turn!

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