Friday, March 30, 2012

Birthday Freebie & Sale!

Here’s a little birthday freebie! It includes 1/2 pg birthday certificates, birthday bookmarks and templates for a “Birthday Book.”  Enjoy!!
Happy Birthday

Get it FREE
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Also don’t forget about the sale!!! It ends April 1st at midnight!
And yes, I changed it from 5% to 15%!! :) Feeling the love!

Happy weekend!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday Randomness :)

First off, I updated my Daily Five Anchor Charts on TpT & Teacher’s Notebook today.  I used Scrappin’ Doodles’ adorable reading and writing kids clipart!
Daily Five
Get it here for $2.00:
Teacher's Notebook 2

Includes what the Daily Five calls I-charts (or anchor charts) for: Listen to a Book, Read to Self, Read to Someone, Word Work, Work on Writing and Computer.

Now for a SALE!!!
Birthday Sale

All items in my TpT and Teacher’s Notebook stores will be 5% off Saturday and Sunday! Smile
So head on over and check out my stores! And remember if you buy at TpT and leave feedback you’ll get some of those coveted TpT credits!!
I’m hoping to get my Ocean Science unit up by then too!

Happy Thursday!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Feedback and Proofer!

My From Seed to Plant unit with science experiments and my Oviparous Animals units have been a huge hit!  I’ve had great feedback wanting more science experiments and things of that nature.  I’m currently working on an Ocean science unit.  I’m going to need a proofer (or two!) to read over it before I post it, and that’s where you come in!  The first two people to comment will get it for free when it is finished (hopefully in the next few days) in exchange for their feedback! Smile 

Also, I’m planning to create some summer fun math and literacy activities too!  I’d love to hear what types of things would be useful to include…or what your class is working on right now.  Feel free to comment about things you’d like to see in those activities!

Here’s a picture to brighten your day! Smile


My sweet pup enjoying the sunshine!  It’s been gorgeous here lately!

Thanks & happy Wednesday!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Technology Tuesday-Pin it!, Number Rack and Scholastic Sale!

Okay.  This is going to be a long one!  I’ve got a few different things to share.

First off…I figured out how to put a “pin it” button on each blog post!  I googled it and found this site:

Grunge Pinterest Logo

There are step by step instructions on how to add it.  The only change I had to make was adding a “break” after the code so that the button didn’t overlap with my post text.  To do this you just have to add <br/>.  Let me know if it works for you or if you have questions!

Next is a technology activity that can be used in the classroom and to share with parents!  It’s a number rack.  It looks something like this:

It is available for iPad, iPhone and there is a web app that can be used in the classroom.  And, it’s free!  It would be great for subitzing (seeing numbers quickly), addition or subtraction.  It would also be a great visual manipulative to use with story problems.  There is a resizeable “shade” to hide beads too. You can read more about it, access the web app, and download a free activity book here:

On to other things!  We all know about Scholastic…but they are having a SALE on their downloadable professional resources!  I think it ends today or tomorrow so be sure to check it out!

Here are three things I bought!  I had the hard copies of one of them but wanted them in a digital format.

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I LOVE these things and so did my kiddos!  I put them in my writing center and kiddos could pull them while writing.  For example, if a kiddo was writing about school, they could choose the school file folder and use the words to help them with their writing.  I love the idea of a portable word wall for different subjects/themes.  The books above also include story starters and book links for each letter/theme/word family!

For each subject/theme there is a word list included.  I typed these up, printed them and put them inside of the folders before laminating. I’m sharing them for free via Google Docs.  Click on the pictures below to download and use with yours!

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I’m also linking this up with The Lesson Plan Diva’s Word Wall LinkySmile Go check out the great ideas being linked up!

Okay…I think that’s all!  Be looking for an announcement about a birthday sale…that’s right, I said birthday sale!  Here’s a hint…my birthday is this weekend.  Smile  I may just feel like spreading the love with a sale Winking smile


Monday, March 26, 2012

Domino Fun! & A Fun Verb Pack from a Friend

Sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately!  Spent some great time with family this past weekend.  Made some of these:
Snickers Cheesecakes! Yes they are as good as they look. Smile Maybe better!
Anyways…my kiddos loved working with dominoes in math!  We would use them for number recognition by matching the correct ends and actually playing dominoes or we would use them for addition by adding the two sides.  My higher kiddos even used them for subtraction towards the end of the year by having to identify which number was larger and then subtract the smaller. But they always got a little bored with everyday dominoes!  So, I thought why not use some of the adorable clipart and make some fun ones!!
Here’s a free set of dino dominoes!  There is a recording sheet included for addition using dominoes.
Dino Dominos
Get it FREE here:
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Here are two other sets I made.  I made a princess set for the girls and a superhero set for the boys! Smile They have sorting mats to sort the dominoes by sum.  They’d be great for centers or for small group games!
Princess Dominos
Get for $2.75 here:
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Superhero Dominos

Get for $2.75 here:
Teacher's Notebook 2

How do you use dominoes for math practice?  Or maybe for other areas?  I’d love to hear your ideas!

Also, don’t forget about the anchor chart linky party with a twist!  I’d love to get tons of anchor charts to include.  Remember, if you don’t want to take the time to link up you can email me to give me permission to use charts from your blog and I will go find them! Smile  Click on the picture below to go to the original post!
Anchor Chart Linky Party

You should ALSO check out Marie's Verb Pack from The Hands on Teacher!  It's on sale for $2.50 for the next two days!
Get ready for Technology Tuesday tomorrow!  I’ve got TWO things to share Smile

Friday, March 23, 2012

Giveaway with The Hands On Teacher!

I’ve partnered up with Marie from The Hands On Teacher for a giveaway!

The first place winner will receive a $10 TeachersPayTeachers gift card from Marie!
TeachersPayTeachers  - Lesson Plans,Teaching Materials and Other Teacher-Created Resources
The second place winner will receive my Spring Into Math and Literacy AND Oviparous Animals packets from my TpT store! (see pics below)

Head on over to


to see the rules & enter!! Smile

Drawing will happen this SUNDAY night, 3/25 and winners will be announced MONDAY!


Also, don’t forget the anchor chart linky party!! Click image below to see the post and link up!

Anchor Chart Linky Party



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