Monday, May 2, 2016

TpT Sale!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! TpT is having a sitewide sale and all my products are on sale as well! Click the picture below to check it out!

720 × 90
160 × 200

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Super Shapes!

Oh my LORD, it's a miracle! I've finally created a new product. And not just any new product....stuff that can be used in 2nd and 3rd grade!! I've only been working in these grades for over a year now. Took me long enough! :)

In case you don't know, I am now a 2nd and 3rd Grade Academic Interventionist. That means I pull small groups to work with students on improving their reading and math skills. I love teaching math and have enjoyed learning new ways to teach math! (I'm so used to the little kiddos in K/1)

I'm working on math units that include lots of fun games and activities. My first one is Geometry! Yay for shapes!! I've only used the flashcards and 2D shape book with my kiddos so far. Here's a peek at their work:

      
 

 



My unit also includes a 3D shape book, sorting mats, composing shape puzzles, decomposing shape activity, and quadrilateral games and activities! Click on the picture below to check it out!



First two people to comment, will get their own copy! (Remember, this is for 2nd/3rd grade students. It's possible you could use some of it in 1st.)

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Need Holiday Ideas?

Hi everyone! Can you believe Christmas is just a few weeks away?? I sure can't! I wanted to share some of my resources for Christmas and other Winter Holidays in case you are in need of something to keep your kiddos occupied! I know this time of year can be exhausting. Check out my units below for some ideas!

Up first is one of the first units I ever created (don't worry, I've updated it since then! haha)! It's all about Winter Holidays and includes great activities to get your kids talking about their family's traditions. Check it out by clicking the picture below:


This unit has literacy and math games related to Christmas and Santa's reindeer! It includes sight words activities, making words, pattern games and word problems. Check it out below:


I love all the fun versions of the Gingerbread man and I loved to read them with my classes. I created a fun Gingerbread unit that includes both literacy and math activities. Check it out below:
                                 
                                        

Do you like freebies?? Of course you do! Click on the link below for some free activities!



Happy Holidays to you and your families! Only a few weeks until freedom!!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Thanksgiving Units

Hi friends!

Thanksgiving is coming up so I wanted to share a few resources I have for this wonderful time of year! The first resource is a unit about thanksgiving and being thankful! It was actually one of my first TpT products ever! Click on the picture below to check it out:



My second Thanksgiving resource has more reading and math games than the first including sight word game, crossword puzzles, place value matching game and word problems. Click on the picture below to check it out:



Finally, here is a fun freebie! It includes a fun class book where students can write what they would do if they were a turkey! There is also a student book where students can draw different places for a turkey to hide on Thanksgiving. Click on the picture below to download it! 


Finally, if you want to see what I did with these units when I was in the classroom during Thanksgiving, check out these posts:






Monday, October 26, 2015

Super Sight Words - new product!

I FINALLY uploaded a new product! It's fun activities to help your students learn their sight words. I've started like 5 or 6 things but it is taking me forever to get them TpT ready. Fortunately, I was able to finish this one! I'm really excited about it and hope it will be useful for you!

* Flashcards of first 100 words from Fry's list
* Flashcards of phrases
* Graphs for students to track progress
* Read it, Write it, Stamp it activity
* Crosswords puzzles
* Sight Word Sentence books

Click on the picture below to check it out in my TpT store!


First two people to comment with their emails will get a free copy!!


Friday, August 14, 2015

My Classroom

Hey friends!!

I am SO SO SO sorry I haven't updated in so long. No matter how hard I try, my blog always gets pushed down on my to-do list. I'm hoping to do better this school year. Believe it or not, I just finished my third week of school! We are a year-round school so we start in July. Even though we have a shorter summer I love it because we get a long Fall Break and a longer Spring Break. Two thumbs up from me!!

As I said in my last post (which was FOREVER ago....) I am no longer a K/1 teacher. I am actually not even a classroom teacher anymore. My new position is a 2/3 Academic Interventionist. I work with students in small groups supporting them in Reading and Math. I also work with students who have Dyslexia and support their reading growth. I absolutely LOVE IT! It is hard work, but it is work I love. I am very fortunate.

Since everyone is heading back to school (or already there) I thought I would share with you what my classroom looks like. I moved from my old classroom into a small office since I only see small groups. It was hard downsizing but it was also a blessing. It helped me go through stuff and really get organized. I worked all summer organizing and I am really pleased with how it turned out. Here is my classroom/office:

This is where my small groups meet:


I made a place to hang anchor charts next to my small group area. I use this to display the skill of the week we are working on in Math. 




Here's my huge filing cabinet (which is stuffed...next project is to organize that! haha) with all my classroom pictures on display: 


This is my desk area where I do lesson planning and record progress monitoring data for my small groups. I also reorganized my classroom library books and teacher books:




Finally have two bookshelves where I store all my resources and games:



My old classroom had a pirate/ocean theme so I incorporated it into my office. Hope you enjoyed the pics! Stay tuned for more updates and new products!!



Thursday, March 26, 2015

Where Have I Been??

OK, OK. I know I have been gone WAY too long. I promise I have a good reason.

I am no longer a Kindergarten teacher.

Shocking, I know. ;-) But don't worry. I'm still a teacher. Just made a position change at my school in January. I am now the 2nd/3rd Grade Academic Interventionist and Dyslexia teacher. I officially started in January so I've been trying to figure out what I'm doing so I didn't have much energy to devote to my blog and TpT store. It was a huge change and I'm still getting a hang of things, but I am loving it! The spot opened up in my school in November and I couldn't pass up the chance.

However, I do miss my Kinder babies. It was a tough decision, but I feel like it was a time for a change. And now I get to get my feet wet in teaching 2nd and 3rd grade! And that means....

NEW PRODUCTS!

My plan this summer is to create reading and math products for 2nd and 3rd grade. Stay tuned for more info! And all my K/1 teacher friends, don't you worry! I will be updating and adding new K/1 products as well. My heart will always be with the little ones so I won't forget you.