Thursday, December 29, 2011

New freebie

It has been a LONG time since my last post. (New Years Resolution...get better at this) I have truely enjoyed my Christmas break with my family. I am now starting on a few things for school. We go back January 3rd and it will be here sooner than I want it to.

I have made a freebie that goes along with our Scott Foresman Reading Series. This is a center activity for the students to work on r-controlled sounds making -ar words. I hope you find it helpful.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sweet Science

I am going to fit in a science experiment this week that I found on Teachers Notebook. Its from StayAndPlay. The experiment is to see if different candybars float or sink. I made a worksheet to go with the experiment.

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Freebie- ornament word sort -or -ore words

This week in our Scott Foresman book the skill is reading -or and -ore words. I created an activity and worksheet for the students to do at word works station. I cant wait to see how the students like it.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Gingerbread Men Cookies

A sinus infection has kept me home today since I have no voice. So I am working on some school stuff. One thing we are doing this week is making gingerbread cookies in the classroom. I have made a cute recipe to display while making this recipe. I hope to get a chance to create a writing page to go with it too. Lets see how productive I am today. If you would like the Gingerbread Cookie Recipe click here.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Here is a quick freebie. This week we are working on compound words and needed a way to get the kids up and moving. I will give each student a word and they need to find their partner to make a compound christmas word. If you would like it click here.

I knew it was late last night, just noticed I put the wrong year on it. LOL!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Grinch Unit

My kiddos loved The Grinch Unit by Deanna Jumps. Every Friday I do some kind of food project. We made "Who Hash" Mixture- which is just like trial mix. Here are some things we did this week.

Also from Mrs. Jumps unit. Love the text to self and Character change pages!

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Yes, it is Pajama Day for having 20 compliments
I did put scoopers in to elimenate the "how much" question.

I can't wait to get started this week on our Gingerbread Man Unit! Our Scott Foresman reading series is covering Plot, Summarize, Compound words, and final endings -nk, -ng. I'll share how we tied all this together. Thank you to all you teacher bloggers who inspire me to make teaching FUN!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Where has the time gone!

I can't believe it is almost December, this year has flown by. I am trying to get more organized and prepare my kiddos for some fun learning in December. I am using Deanna Jumps Mr. Grinch unit this week. I will post pictures on Friday.

Every Friday we do an art project and cooking craft. My students cant wait to make their own snack. This week to go along with our Grinch unit, we will be making "Who Hash"- mixture of cheerios, raisins, m & m's, dried fruit, marshmellows, etc...

Each month I send home a family project for the students to work on with their parents. They love this. For December we will be decorating a tree using patterns. I found this wonderful idea from here Christmas Tree there is also a printable tree pattern. I cant wait to see how the students do.
Here is the letter I send home. December Project letter home

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Sorry its been a VERY LONG time since my last post. Between moving into a new home at the beginning of the school year, my family, and new evaluations at school, to say the least its been a very busy year. Here are some pictures of what we have been doing. (I really need to take more pictures, on the to do list!)

We made chef hats to go along with our FRIDAY FUN DAY! After getting in our tests on Friday, we have a craft and cooking project to go along with our science/ social studies unit.

We made a lifecycle pumpkin craft.

As we were learning about dinosaurs, we got a chance to excavate dinosaur bones. (Yes, those are chocolate chip cookies and toothpicks!) My students worked so quietly and did not want to stop for lunch.
When we talked about living and nonliving things, we used this worksheet (sorry I cant remember which blog it is from. If its yours please let me know) and we went to the playground to record our data. 

Thank you for all the great ideas and inspirations. I have became a better teacher because of you all!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Classroom Update

First of all I need to share these really cute water bottles I found for my kids to use in their lunchboxes.

Ok here are some classroom pictures. I went with the fish theme and added a few pirate things.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Registration Day

Registration Day went well! I am so excited to start a new school year on Monday! I forgot to take pictures of my classroom. I will post them tomorrow. I have learned so much in these past few months from fellow blogger, that I cant thank you all enough for the wonderful ideas and inspirations.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


If you are anything like me, I forget to write down songs I make up and then the next year cant remember the tune of it. My kids would help me make up songs as the year went on and they really loved the songs. I love it when they are taking a test and you see them singing the song in their head. I am sure I have more, but this is all that is coming to my jumbled mind at the time.

Classroom songs

Friday, July 29, 2011

BBQ Literacy Stations

I just finished my BBQ Literacy Stations packet. I gotta say, I think its pretty cute! There are 27 pages with Word Works short a and short e, Writing station, Reading station has 3 differentiated leveled books, Science station, and Creation station. I have posted it on Teachers Notebook. Check it out. Here is just a sample.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

BBQ Literacy Station and Math Stations Coming Soon!

I started working on a really cute BBQ theme for Literacy and Math Stations. Graphics are from Give me a few weeks and it should be done. Here is a preview.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Power Towers

Saw this GREAT idea on called Power Towers. Gotta check him out  I am so making these Power Towers. I saw some printables and I downloaded but cant remember where the site was. I will load them here and if they are yours please let me know so I can give credit to you. Awesome labels.

Scott Foresman Reading Street

I am working on ideas to go along with our reading series for Literacy Stations. My kiddos love playdough so what better way to practice spelling words than to create them. Here is a playdough mat to go along with Unit 1 Week 1.

We are using I can... statements this year and I thought if each student had their own I can statements on their desk or in a reading folder, I would be able to assess quickly and stamp/ check off what they have accomplished. I can also send this home to show parents what we still need to work on.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What Do Pets Need?

I just finished working on this activity that you could use in a science station. Students have to choose a pet, food, shelter and decide what else is a need for a pet. Then they draw the pictures in the boxes. You may want to print two pages out of the My Pet Needs page so one can be laminated for station use and the other can be copied and written on for assessment/ turn in.
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