Friday, February 12, 2016

5 for Friday 2.12.15

Happy Friday!  I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs again for another 5 for Friday!  Enjoy!

I found these Junie B. Valentine cards on clearance after Valentines Day last year and picked up several packs.  My kids are going to FLIP when they see them!!!  I also made them treat bags with some goodies from Target's Valentine section.  On Thursday, we made our Valentine bags.  This year I went with simple-purchased bags at a craft store, had the kids make hearts, and added a glitter monogram.  The kids LOVE them!

On Tuesday, we had a snow day!  This is our third one of the year.  It was followed by a 2 hour delay on Wednesday.  I spent Tuesday working, having lunch out with my hubby {what a luxury, hahah!}, going to the gym, and shopping at Target!

I updated all of my fun Phonics Jeopardy games to include black and white versions!  Just print on colored card stock, laminate, cut, and play!  My kids play with their dry erase boards.  These Jeopardy games are so engaging!  The kids love them!!

We just wrapped up our place value unit on tens and ones.  The kids did really well!  I made a pack to go along with our unit of study.  It's great for:  whole-group lesson ideas, Math tubs, guided Math, early finishers, or RTI.  I especially love the review pack that's can be done with students on their white boards as an end of unit wrap up/review.  Click the cover below to check this pack out. Over 150 pages!

President's Day is Monday and because we had a snow day, delay, and Valentine festivities this week, we'll be learning all about George, Abe, and President's Day on Tuesday.  I've marked my pack down through Tuesday for you!  I especially love the Venn Diagram we do to compare the two men as a review.  Click the cover below to check it out.


Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine's Day

Hi, friends!  I hope you had a great weekend full of football, food, and relaxation!  We went out for pizza with friends Friday night.  Which speaking of-is it just me or is it SUPER hard to go out on a Friday as a teacher?  I am seriously exhausted and I hate doing anything but lying on the couch on Friday!  On Saturday, I went to see my bestie from college and her new baby girl.  We met for brunch and shopping.  Sunday was full of TpT, blogging, picking up my *many* piles around the house, and having our annual Superbowl reading In Touch magazine on the couch, him watching the game, and us both pigging out on dips, wings, and pizza.  Good times!

Today I am taking a few minutes to showcase what I have available for you for Valentine's Day in my TpT shop.

Daily Sentence Editing-This is perfect for morning work, fast finishers, or just as good practice to help meet those language standards.  It contains enough "Fix it Ups" for the month of February.  Most February holidays are included.  There's one sentence to a page with a spot for a matching picture. The most fun part of these is the "checked by a friend" box at the bottom of each page.  The kids love checking to see that their peers have the sentence edited correctly.  Click the cover to grab this little ditty!

Valentine Literacy & Math Centers-Make the week of Valentine's Day a breeze with my center pack!  It contains 7 literacy centers and 10 math centers.  Print, laminate, and have fun learning!

Valentine Party Pack-This is a cute little pack full of things you can do during your Valentine party...BINGO, how-to writing and snack, Valentine friendship notes, and more.  Simple activities that can all be completed in about an hour.

FREE Valentine Water Bottle Labels-Just buy some bottled water and flavor packs.  Add the cute, free cards from below, and place in a cute bag for a simple student gift!

FREE Mustache Measurement-A fun freebie to practice non-standard measurement!


PS-Did you get my first newsletter?!?!?  It went out yesterday morning!  If you haven't signed up yet, do so at the top of my blog {see photo below}.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Super Bowl Special!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  In honor of the big game, you can grab my 1st grade guided reading bundle on sale!  Sale price good through today, Sunday, February 7 only!  Click HERE to get one!


Friday, February 5, 2016

5 for Friday 2.5.16

Happy Fri-Yay!  I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching again for this.  Have a fantastic day and weekend!

I posted all about the order in which I teach Phonics/Word Study on Monday.  You can see more about it HERE.

We learned about Polar Bears this week and did some research!  This first time around, we completed our book together but next week, the kids will be in groups for their research project on a different animal!

We are having our Valentine party this next Friday and I've been getting everything printed and ready!  If you saw/purchased my "Twas the Night Before Winter Break" pack, you will want to check out my new Valentine's Day party pack.  It's smaller but contains fun and easy activities for your kids to do as a Valentine party!

Ladies!  Are you familiar with Stella and Dot jewelry?  I recently became a stylist and am selling it.  I will tell you this about S & D:  It is great quality!  I am a jewelry snob.  I LOVE costume jewelry.  I have a HUGE collection to show it!  I don't like paying a lot for said costume jewelry.  I also don't like my costume jewelry to look cheap.  Stella and Dot looks super expensive but it's affordable!  We have a great selection right now...our current collection is to die for!  I want it all!  Half of our line is $50 or less.  

Flowers or chocolate for Valentine's Day?  No way!  One will cause extra time in the gym and the other will die.  Why not treat yourself to a new piece of jewelry?  Just shop THIS link.  Through the weekend, any Stella and Dot order that I receive will earn you $15 credit to my Teachers Pay Teachers shop.  Just shoot me an email ( letting me know what you purchased and what you would like from my TpT shop!  Orders must be received by Sunday at 12:00 am. EST.  Happy shopping!!!

Our listening center reports have been pretty pathetic lately.  We had to sit down and have a little chat last week.  We went through the 3 examples and talked about quality work.  Let's just say that they are much better now!  To get my listening center pages, click HERE.