Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween Eve!!

TPT Store
Happy Halloween Eve everyone!  I am going to give a treat to the first 5 people who make comment about this entry, just let me know in the comment which item you would like from my TPT store.  Don't forget to leave me your email address!  Thanks to everyone who follows me.  Also don't forget about Miss V's Giveaway.  It will last another 8 days!  Everyone be safe tomorrow and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!


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Miss. V is having a HUGE giveaway.  Wait, hold on, not just one, or two but FIVE Giveaways!!  Please make sure you check her blog out and enter in these fabulous giveaways!  There are some awesome prizes!  Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered my Spooktacular Giveaway! Congrats to Kelly at Owl Inspire You.  She is the big winner of my giveaway!
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I am super excited, for the first time my husband and I have decided to take our son to a NBA game!  I know he really enjoys watching basketball on television and can't wait to see his reaction tonight to a real live game.  Go Grizzlies!!
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Also blogger friends, I am needing your help.  I am wanting to create my newsletters in an editable format.  Here is a preview of a November Newsletter but I am needing the software to create it so people are able to type in the areas.  Please let me know if you know which software I would need to get!  Thanks for helping me in advance!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

enVision Math and a Freebie

This is my second year to teach using the enVision math series, however, this is my 1st year teaching 1st graders so it's really like teaching it again for the first time.  I really do not care for the assessments they provide with the series, so I have decided to make up my own.  Some multiple choice, fill in the blank, etc.  My kids will be taking Topic 6 test next week and this is the assessment I will be using.  Grab a copy for yourself.

Multiplication Math Facts

I have also created a version of my Addition Bubble Gum Math Facts to Multiplication Bubble Gum Math Facts.  Check it out in my TPT store.

Don't forget about the Spooktacular Giveaway that I am having.  Only one day left to enter, winner will be announced on Saturday!

The Robin's Nest

And Speaking of Giveaways, Lory from Fun for First, has a new fabulous blog called The Robin's Nest and is having a super Etsy giveway! So make sure to take a peek and follow this blog as well!

I hope everyone is having a great week!  Only two more work days!!   =)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Gumball Math & Old MacDonald

I have been very busy today, I was able to finish two items.  My Gumball Math and Old McDonald Sight word game.

Gumball Math
For my Gumball Math, I used basic facts from zero to nine.  I created flash cards, assessment tests for each and a game.  The game is similar to Candyland.  There is also a gumball machine. These are to be printed off for each individual child. Once they pass their test, they are to put a gumball on their chart.  What better way to celebrate than to give them a piece of bubblegum!

Old McDonald Sight Word

For my Old McDonald Sight word game, I used pre-primer to third grade dolch list words.  Your kids will draw a card.  If they can read the word, they get to keep it.  However, there are some thunderstorm clouds in the mix.  If a child draws a cloud card, they are put all cards back at the bottom of the deck.  Also in the mix are animal cards.  If they happen to draw this card, they are to act out the animal and keep the card and draw again!

Don't forget I have a SPOOKTACULAR giveaway happening now, so make sure you enter that.  You might just be the lucky one to win a few items from my TPT store and a $ 25.00 visa gift card.

Best of Luck and enjoy the rest of the day!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Taking Time to Thank!

Just a quick post.  Here is a cute way to thank someone in the education field!  Just attach this to a bag of M&M's!
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Night everyone, it's been a long day!

"Nouns" and Blog Giveaways!

We have been studying nouns this week. I decided to make a cute center for my kiddos to use and I must say they loved completing it. I took a look at their completed work only to find my kids know how to sort nouns and use them in a sentence. Here is your Friday Freebie (sorry it's a little late!) I also found there are a ton of blog giveaways ( thanks to Stephanie Ann for posting) along with mine! Check them out...I found so many new blogs and fantastic teachers!

Second Grade Smartypants

Crisscross Applesauce in First


Tales from the Outside Classroom

Mrs. Hoffer's Spot

Fourth Grade Lemonade

Reading Toward the Stars

Oh yeah here is your Friday Freebie too!

Hope everyone has a fantastic day!

Friday, October 19, 2012


It has been a long week!  I am so glad it's Friday and I am so excited about my first giveaway! Please share and pin if you are willing!  Thanks and Good Luck to ALL!!

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Have you been "BOO'd" lately??

Last year at my school, we played a game around this time of year called "Boo".  I am sure you have all heard about it.  In case you haven't it's where you leave a ghost on someone's desk or mailbox along with a treat.  Let's do the same by sharing love from our stores...

Here's how to play:  Choose a fellow blogger that has MORE followers, another that has about the SAME number of followers, and last someone that has LESS followers.  Highlight their blogs with links to encourage others to check them out.  Don't forget to let your fellow bloggers know that you shared about them.  Lastly, leave them some love by offering them a goody from your store as their "treat".

Here are my three picks: Just click on their name to check out their blogs!!

Deanna has some amazing ideas that are well aligned with CCS in her store.  I have found myself purchasing several thing this month and last month to help me with my drop in evaluations!  If you haven't been to her blog, it worth the stop!

Kristen, at a teeny tiny teacher, also has some amazing ideas in her store.  She has currently linked up with several other bloggers to create a freebie sight called freebie-lious.  This is a sight where you will find the best CCS freebies!! Make sure to visit both sights, they are a must!

Finally, Stephanie Ann, at Sparkling in Third Grade.  She has some amazing ideas for those precious third graders.  She showed me love by following me last winter.  Now, I want you all to help me encourage her by showing her  some love by becoming a follower and just see for yourself how her creative mind works with the CCS!

Now it's your turn to pass on the BOO to 3 of your favorite blogger friends, tell us about them and link up!  For more about this Spooky, Fun, Booing..check out Cynthia, at Welcome to Second Grade Pad!

As always, Happy Blogging or in this case, Happy BOOing!!

Wow, What a colorful day!!

Today I experienced the best walk/run of my life.  It was colorful, fun, and full of laughter with friends and family!  I completed the Color Run with my 2 1/2 year old son!!  If you have never experienced this race, look it up and see if its offered near you...I promise you won't regret it! You get a powdered/chalky color thrown, dumped, etc. on you as you are walking/running.  It reminded me of being in a classroom where about 20 students have dusted the erasers.  You can see this color throwing extravaganza 1/2 mile in front of you.  My son almost crawled out of his stroller as we were approaching the second color station.   Here are the pre and post pictures!  Have a great rest of the weekend and as always, Happy Blogging!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Praises, Praises!!

Well, today was a very happy day.  My grandfather finally came home from the hospital after being there over 3 months. God is so good!  I was also able to complete another unit called " Life Cycle of a Frog" so make sure to check it out.  Also I created a freebie to go along with it.  Don't forget if you follow my blog, make a comment telling me which item you would like out of my TPT store! As always, Happy Blogging Everyone!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Having a Break!!

A lot has been going on for the last couple of months.  To sum it all...  I had the opportunity to move down a grade level, which brings me to why I have a totally new blog look.  I am having a wonderful time teaching my new age of students and have been wondering to myself, why did I not try to make the change any sooner!  I absolutely love teaching First graders!!  I am sure you have all been under the pressure with all the new evaluations going on.  I am currently waiting on a drop in, which should take place between now and Thanksgiving break.  I created two new things for my TPT store.  (1) Bubble Gum dolch words and (2) Blooms Questions. Check them out!  I also have two freebie, both are math two digit addition/subtraction with and without regrouping.  So make sure you get these as well.  Also, if you follow my blog, I will let you choose between the blooms or Bubblegum words for free.  Just leave me a comment below.  As always Happy Blogging!!