Friday, July 11, 2014

Space: The Final Frontier

Hi, friends! I wanted to share with you my latest projects! I found the cutest space clipart and it inspired me to begin working on a Final Frontier pack for you to use in your classroom. Here is what I have completed so far but I am working to finish complete sets as soon as I am back from my trip!



I can't wait to share some of the great ideas that I learn at the conference! I hope you enjoy looking at the new set! There will be more to come.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Throw Back Thursday Teacher Style!

Welcome back to another #TBTTS! Throw Back Thursday Teacher Style!

As I explained in my first #TBTTS post, I am sharing with you resources that aren't new but have definitely gotten a fun facelift! Today,  I am going to share a freebie that I created to help students reflect as they read. It has activities that focus on before, during, and after reading skills like visualizing, vocabulary, summarizing, and opinion. I offer two versions in this freebie, one for picture books and one for chapter books. I hope this helps you students to not only read, but think WHILE they read.

As always, feel free to pin for later and click on the picture to download your FREE version!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Kagan Conference: Travel Time!

Hello, friends! I wanted to let you all know of some very exciting news! I will be out of town all this week as I will be attending the Kagan Conference in Orlando, Florida!!! Woohoo! I am so excited to be learning about all of the great collaborative strategies that I can use in my classroom. I have heard wonderful feedback about the strategies and how there will be so much that I can automatically integrate into my lessons.

I hope to take mental pictures this week and maybe even share some pics! 

Are you familiar with the Kagan Cooperative Learning strategies? Which one is your favorite? Comment below! I would love to hear about them!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

God Bless America Sale!

The fun and excitement began yesterday, but I wanted to celebrate a little longer with a "God Bless America" Sale. My store will be have everything at 20% off through tomorrow evening! It would be a great time to snag a few of my bigger packs for a deep discount!  Just click on the link to explore!

Right now, I am preparing for my week long conference next week! EEeekkk! I am so excited. I hope to snap some pictures and share some of the ideas that I feel really stand out to me about the Kagan method of cooperative learning. I have been brainstorming so much for next year. I have been wanting to turn my classroom into a more cooperative learning setting and less lecture. I plan to utilize Kagan structures, the Daily 5 and Math Clubs to do this. I will update you with any ideas that I have. My pinterest has been blowing up the past few weeks!! I think we should get in-service credit for that! Don't you? LOL


Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Birthday America!



I hope you are all having a fabulous Summer! I am enjoying it although I feel like I might be even busier now than I was during the school year! How does that happen? Today is one of my favorite days. It is my country's birthday and I love it. It is a day to celebrate freedom, family and friends. I plan to do all of those today!

Before I jump in on the festivities (the ribs are smoking as we speak!), I wanted to share an updated version of a freebie that was one of the earliest additions to my store: Learning 4 Keeps. At the beginning of every year, I strive to create an environment of respect for my students. I remind them that they should not only respect their classmates and teacher, but also their classroom and themselves. Here is a set of posters that you can use to establish these expectations for the rest of the year. I hope you enjoy it!



Have a fantastic holiday weekend to all of my fellow Americans!

"America: Land of the Free and Home of the Brave"

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Throw Back Thursday= Updated Teacher Binders!

Hello, friends! I am so thrilled to be working on my blog and store this summer. Have you ever felt like you were on a ride that was full of bends, twists, even flips and it didn't seem to end? Yeah, that would be my life right now! I am so thankful that God has been with me through every stage, step, and scary moment. I would never had kept my sanity without His help. Once again, I look to Him today as I went to the doctor and received news that I wasn't expecting. A quick procedure could potentially be major surgery. I am once again looking at something beyond my control and simply trusting that God knew about it before I ever got here. :)

BUT, let me share with you my #Throw Back Thursday: Teacher Style!

This will be a series that I will do as often as possible that shares with you my resources that have been revamped and made to be even more fun. Today I want to share my Teacher Binders that have been updated with new calendars for 2014 and 2015! If you have already purchased these binders, you can redownload to get the newest versions. Let me share just a bit of the feedback that I have been receiving. It truly makes my day.

Julie G. ~ Thank you! Big help to all teachers! And so very cute!

Jennifer K. ~ Cannot wait to print and set up for this school year!!

Tana W. ~ Love utilizing this in my beach themed classroom.Thanks

I am so excited to hear that teachers are loving them! Here are the binders that I currently have available. As always, feel free to pin and just click on the picture to visit them in my store! :)





And here is my newest pack for the sports fans! 




I will be adding more themes soon. I am thinking about a cute space theme. 

What do you think? Do you have a theme you would like to see? Comment below and perhaps that will be next! 

Monday, June 30, 2014

New MVP Sports! Pack

Hi, friends! I have been working on my store this past week and hope that you will like a few new items you will see! As a special request, I worked on a sports classroom pack. It was such a fun pack to work on! Here are a few things you will find! Be sure to scroll down for a brand new freebie!

Here is the new sports banner that can be hung in a hallway or classroom and welcomes your student with a sports flair! It even includes pennants that can be personalized with your students' names! 


This pack I am really excited about!! It is a behavior management pack that cheers for good behavior! Students work to be MVP's of behavior in your classroom. A behavior clipchart, forms to send home to parents, a student record as well as a parent letter to explain the process at the beginning of the year is included!


Here is my word wall pack that includes 300 word cards that align with the dolche words.


Primary poster pack that includes the chevron, football and basketball decor. 



Here is my teacher binder that includes the fun sports theme. The table of contents is above so you can see all that is included. 

 

Here is the classpack that includes everything listed above. Be sure to click on the pictures to preview the packs in my store!

You can also purchase these sets bundled!


I hope you liked the packs! As promised, here is the freebie that I created to go along with them perfectly. It includes 12 different nameplates that can be used for older and younger students! I hope it is something you can use. Have a fabulous day everyone!



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Jumping In with a Two For Tuesday!

Hello, my bloggy friends! If any of you are still hanging around, THANK YOU! From my last few posts, you noticed that changes have abounded for my family. Unfortunately, I just simply could not keep up with my little bloggy home. Getting back into the swing of teaching 3rd grade has been a HUGE learning curve. I tried so much this year, some things worked and some didn't. I was encouraged on some days and discouraged on others. I would have a fabulous teaching day and then a disappointed data day. Can anyone relate?

Now that I have officially jumped into to summer, I am so excited to slow down long enough to write, create, reflect, and collaborate. I have greatly missed you all! My creations have been sporadic even though my ideas have been constant. I hope to put many of these ideas out there for you to enjoy next year! I am so excited about them.

Today, I wanted to join the Teaching Tribune for their Two for Tuesday! This is where I place two of my products on sale for 50% off! Since I have been MIA for months, I thought I would put my two best-sellers on sale for HALF OFF! Check them out and click the links to purchase them at this discounted price! *Offer expires June 11, 2014.

This Martin Luther King, Jr Pack has been incredibly popular! It is full of activities that you can use with your young learners. This pack is best suited for first and second graders.For the next 24 hours, you can get this pack for only $1.00! Check out the feedback and the product description to get a better look!

This next pack is my History Makers pack for Black History lessons. Again, it is best suited for first and second graders and is filled with activities, posters, and writing templates for you to easily integrate into instruction. You can get this pack for only $2.00 for the next 48 hours!

I hope that you are all enjoying this Terrific Tuesday! Be sure to hop on over and peruse the other wonderful Two For Tuesday deals at the Teaching Tribune! I am off to create! :)