Saturday, November 29, 2014

Planning for December and Beyond...Cyber Monday Sale

Teachers Pay Teachers is having another wonderful sale for Cyber Monday!  My store will be 20% off and when you 10% discount that makes it 28% off your purchases.  What a great deal!!!

These are some of the Holiday and Winter items I have planned for December and the beginning of the new year. 

For Candy Cane Day, we will be wearing red and white stripes.  I created a few items for activities for the day.

One of my fellow teachers is using my set of books. They are going to start Stanley's Christmas Adventure on Monday.  Maybe they will  have several Flat Stanley's traveling around the United States for the holidays.  I just love these books!!!


I am also excited about the writing activities I have planned for the students before Christmas.  I can't wait to see how their writing has improved over the last few weeks/months. 


Let it SNOW!!!  We will be having some snow filled activities too!  We may wait and begin these after the holidays.

Yummy Hot Chocolate will be treat after our break too.  Something to enjoy during assessments.

One of my favorites, New Year's Resolutions! This is awesome a great thing to do with the class.  It always surprises me to find and what some of their hopes and dreams are! 

I hope you have a great time shopping and planning!
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fall Fun Literacy and Math Activities

I am ready to begin some of my Fall Fun Literacy and Math Activities this week.  I created seven Make Words Activities, How to Make a Pumpkin Pie Writing Activity, Fall Fun-Math Around the Room Review Activity, Descriptive Words page, two bump games (Fall Fun and Halloween), and two ABC Order Activities (Fall and Halloween).  I can't wait to use this with my students.  We have been busy with other fall activities and I know the kiddos will enjoy some of these treats over the next two weeks. Let me know what you think!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Free Fall Treats

I love this time of year!  Living near the mountains of North Carolina, I am able to enjoy the fall foliage.  It is such a beautiful season, wonderful weather, and fun get togethers.  In the area I live, we have lots of Chicken Stews in the fall too.  All I can say is YUMMY!

I thought I would share some free treats I have for the fall season to use with your students.

There once was a little witch that decided to go to school, but something terrible happened.  She lost her broom!  Well, not really but it worked for my kiddos.  Checkout the Pinterest inspired craft and writing activity I created to go along with it.  I made a quick template, got some paint swatches (or whatever you call those things), glue sticks, some stickers, and of course the students and began creating.  Here is the freebie writing activity.

Another treat I have is Candy Corn Adjectives!  Yummy!!! This Fabulous Fall Freebie can be used inn any classroom. I saw a bulletin board on Pinterest and now can't find it. That board was my inspiration for this activity. The bulletin board was a big piece of candy corn. The students were filling in adjectives to show why they like Halloween. So I created my own activity for my class to do with it. I hope you can use it.

Have a Happy Fall!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Open House Freebie

Last year I need something for open house.  I wanted a cute way to ask for ask for supplies for the classroom so I created this freebie.  I simply copied the circles on colorful paper, cut them out, and added a Hershey's Kiss to each one.  I printed the display and put it on a black frame I had and displayed it on a table in my classroom.  I didn't take a picture, but you can put this together easily and get some of the needed supplies for your classroom and students!  The best part is you may have a little chocolate left for you to enjoy!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Ready Set SHOP!

My store will be on SALE!  

I am excited about this SALE!  I have some great items that would help you out throughout the year.  Check out some of the items and see what might fit your needs.  Happy Shopping and BTS14!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
I am joining in on the great TPT sale!  There are tons of great resources I need for the end of the year and summer school that I will be purchasing.  Some items from my store that your students would enjoy are

Summer Bucket List

Prayers for all teachers and thank you for all you do!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day Fun

This year we are on Spring Break (jumping up and down) for Earth Day.  My class enjoyed lots of fun activities before Easter to learn more about helping protect our planet.  We listen to the Lorax by Dr. Seuss.  We also watched the original Lorax video.  After that we wrote stories about how we would help save the Earth.  We even made our own Truffla Trees. They were yummy and super easy.  I forgot to take pictures so here is a pinterest photo.

Truffla Trees...saw this and thought super cute! Can not wait for Kobe's party!!
All you need is white chocolate or vanilla candy coating, sprinkles, candy sticks, and marshmallows.  I used my Crock Pot to melt the candy coating.  Then we dipped the marshmallows on the sticks into the candy coating, and after that in the sprinkles.  We let them cool and enjoyed.  Quick, easy, and yummy!!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Getting into Shapes

Math is always more fun when you use food.  This week we have been learning about two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes.  After learning about vertexes, edges, and faces, we decided to make some three-dimensional shapes.  We used mini marshmallows for vertexes and toothpicks for edges.  We made several shapes, and learned why we could not make others.

I also read one of my favorite books to the class about angles.  I just love this book!  I found a copy of it on YouTube read aloud too.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fluttering and Hopping

I can't wait to expand our study on life cycles after spring break.  Yes, we have a few weeks before it will arrive, but I thought planning now would save me time over spring break.  I love studying butterflies and frogs.  I have created a couple writing activities I will be using:  The Life Cycle of a Butterfly and The Life Cycle of a Frog.

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly Writing Activity
The Life Cycle of a Frog Writing Activity

I also found this awesome resource from Amy Lemons on tpt.  I will be using it too!

Frogs and Butterflies {Life Cycle Fun!}

I have also loved making symmetrical painted butterflies in the past.

I know my class will love exploring life cycles more and watching our caterpillars become painted lady butterflies.  I can't wait!!!

Come on Spring Break!!!