Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber TpT Sale!!

I can't believe Thanksgiving Break is coming to a close and it's back to the grind tomorrow.  But in 14 more days, we will be on Christmas Break!  This year is flying by for me, how about you?  I'm pretty excited for the TpT Cyber Sale on Monday and Tuesday, I have been scouring the latest products that I need for my classroom and am ready to purchase them for 28% off.  I am putting my store on sale for 20% off and if you use the code CYBER, you will get a total of 28% off.

Click on the picture to take you to my store!!  Don't forget to put the code CYBER in when you checkout!!
Graphic is from Creative Clips!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Enter to Win!!

Quick post tonight!!  Just leave a comment below with your email address and I'll pick a winner sometime this evening.  You can win my latest packet called, "Walking in a Winter Wonderland."
You can check it out by clicking on the picture!!
Good Luck!  Don't forget to leave your email address!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Walking in a Winter Wonderland!

I can hardly believe that Christmas is just 6 weeks away.  Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and then Christmas comes quickly!!  I just love this time of year, I can't help but be in such a happy mood!!!  I finally had a little bit of time to create some fun Christmas themed math activities.  These will for sure keep your kiddos intrigued through those busy weeks leading up to Christmas.  The best part is, I have put it on sale for $3.00 until tomorrow, so hurry up and go snag yourself a copy.  Here's a few snapshots of what's included.

Click on any of the pictures to check this out in more detail!
Remember, you can get it for a discounted price until tomorrow!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

All things Fall!!!

We have been knee deep in all things fall with my family.  I love the season of Fall, cooler temperatures, the food, and of course all the fun cute activities and ideas!!!  My kids and I started the week making caramel covered apples at my mother in laws!!

Last weekend, we went to a pumpkin patch with all of our family.  The kids loved it and it was beautiful outside.

And finally, my 4 year old has to take snacks to her preschool class so I got to spend the last 2 hours making these beauties, but I hope they LOVE them!!

Hope you are all getting in some good family fall time as well!!  Have a great rest of the week!!  We have conferences next week, so I will have less family time. :((

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Shape Book

O.K. so I really have no excuses for my lack of posting and creating other than life has just taken me over.  Between my own three kids and keeping up with lesson planning, preparing, etc.  I have zero time to do anything extra.  I hope that it will soon slow down, but with the holidays quickly approaching, I don't see that happening!!!  If you have any time saver tricks, please be more than happy to share!!! 

Well we are starting our chapter on shapes tomorrow, so I created this little booklet to go with it.  The best part is that it is FREE!!!  Here are some of the pages that are included!!

You can pick and choose which shapes you want to include in your student's booklets and with two books per page, you can print and save paper all at the same time. 
To view this in more detail, click {HERE}!!!
Please leave me some feedback love if you download it!!
Have a great week!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Back to School 2013

Holy Moly!  I feel like I'm swimming with the sharks and I can't keep my head above the water.  Somebody please tell me things will slow down!!!!!!  We started back last week Thursday and then a full day on Friday.  My friends I am out of  "school shape." Is there such a thing?  You know the shape you have to be in to be a happy, energetic, stand on your feet all day, be ready to change plans on a moment's notice shape, yep I'm out of that shape!! Is anybody else?
We started last week with a fun reading activity using "Pete the Cat." Then I quickly make up a writing craft for my firsties to do!!
I took a few snapshots of my classroom to show you!

Walking in through the door!

This is how my tables are set up. I had Home Depot cut wooden blocks and then a friend cut the slits in the middle, I spray painted them five different colors {which will be my reading groups} and then their name tags fit in them.  They are turned around so I didn't give away any of my kiddos names.  The pink basket will hold supplies and any packets we will work on in class.
 Another shot of my tables!
 My calendar area!  Many of these items came from Erica Bohrer's Packet and can be found {HERE
 This is my classroom library area!  The poster came from Lesson Plan SOS!
Another view of my library area!
That's all for now, I have to go and fill my wish list for the huge TpT Back to School Sale.  Come on over and get your shop on, my store will be on Sale.
Graphic courtesy of The 3AM Teacher!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

CVC Winners plus a flash freebie!!

O.K. so I had my husband and four year old choose a number between 1 and 8 to pick my winners.  My husband picked #6 {Christy} and my daughter picked #8 {1st Grade Fireworks}!!  So I will be sending you the packet via e-mail.  Christy, please leave me your email so I can send it to you!!!

If you didn't win, no worries, I am going to put this as a flash freebie for the next 30 minutes, so please go download.  All I ask is if you download it, please provide me some positive feedback for the product. 

Just click on the picture below to go download!!! 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

CVC Activity

I just finished a packet that I plan to use with my first graders at the beginning of the year in my guided reading groups.  This packet deals with the CVC spelling pattern.  Students will demonstrate an understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds.  They will isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds in spoken single-syllable words.

 Each student participating will need a CVC work mat.  You choose which skill you want to work on by giving them their picture card.  There are a total of 40 CVC pictures where you can focus on the beginning sound, the medial vowel sound, or the final sound in the word.  I also included cards where all three sounds are missing so they have to fill in all three sounds.  This also works great when working on one to one correspondence for those kiddos that need that.

Here's a sneak peak at what is included.  You can check out the whole packet {HERE}!!!

Want to win this packet.  Leave me a comment below telling me when you start school.  I will choose one winner on Sunday, August 4th.  This is my last week of summer vacation, AGGHHH!!!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Dum-Dum Sucker Winners

Thanks for all those who guessed how many Dum-dums I used to make my sucker tree and there were many wonderful titles to use for my label.  I had a hard time to pick the best title, they were all so good. 

O.K. here are the two winners!!

The tree used a total of 219 suckers!!!  So Lori Raines, you guessed the closest with 225.  Email me with your choice from my store.

And the title I liked that would fit onto the container and sweet and simple was, Crystal Shepherd with "Lolli Tree!"

Congratulations ladies!
Email me at with any item you would like. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Guess How Many Dum-Dums!!!

Wow!  I feel like summer has just passed me by!!!  I don't even really feel like I have had a vacation.  With the three kids in activities and taking my last ESL class, I have been BUSY!!!  I want to apologize for my lack of blog posts and lack of TpT products!!
Among all that, I also switched schools this year.  I am super excited about the move for many reasons.  Much closer to my house, kids can go to school with me, and finally having a teaching partner.  You guys, in my 10 years of teaching, I have never had a teaching partner and boy am I excited to finally have one.  It was the perfect move for me and my family and I was able to stay in first grade.  How PERFECT!!!
So I have been working in my new classroom all summer long and am in love with what I have done so far.  I will post pictures once it's completely done.  But I wanted to show you one thing I made for my classroom, and this is your chance to WIN anything from my TpT store!!! 
I will choose two winners, here's how to WIN!!
1.  Guess how many Dum-Dums it took to make my sucker tree!
2.  I need a name/label to put on the canister, if you come up with a clever title and I pick yours, you will win!!  You can leave two entries, one for the number of suckers and one for the title/label. 
Maybe you want one of these from my store!!

O.K. here is the sucker tree!  Remember you can enter two times!!  Good Luck!
I will choose the winners sometime on Monday!!


Sunday, June 30, 2013


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Friday, May 31, 2013

Writing Dictionary!!

How many of you teachers get tired of your kiddos always asking this question, "How do you spell .....?"  I do, I do!!!

So I tried to figure out what all they always ask me and in comes this latest product.  It is a writing dictionary that covers many areas.

This dictionary includes:

1.  3 Cover pages {Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade}
2.  Each letter of the alphabet gets its own page.  I also included the top 200 words children in K-2 will most frequently see when reading text.  There is also plenty of space to add words throughout the year.
3.  A page where you can add all the students in your class.
4. Months of the year
5. Days of the week
6. Number Words for 1-30
7. Number Words for 10, 20, 30, and so on...
8. Colors
9. Family {mom, dad, brother, sister, etc., plus lines to add specific names}
10. Important Holidays

BONUS!!! I also included a section on Common Core Math terms with space to add a picture or write the definition of each.  If you purchase it and there are words you would like me to add, just email me and I will add them free of charge.  Check out a few of the pages below that are included.  Click on any of them to take you to my TpT shop for a closer look!!

If you are still with me, I would love to give away a free copy to the first person who comments below.  You can comment about anything, I love comments!!  Hurry!!

Don't forget to enter {Here} for a chance to win my Common Core Math Work Mats

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Math Work Mats for the Common Core

If you are anything like me, I am always needing something just real quick for any given lesson.  I can't count how many times I needed to make student copies of math work mats for my firsties to use.  Unfortunately, I never made a class set and laminated them for future use. 

Here enters my latest packet.  I am determined to get organized this summer so I know exactly what I have and where it is.  I am switching schools next year, same grade, but moving across town.  I am very excited for this move,  but now it gives me a reason to organize, organize, organize. 

I created this packet specifically to make a class set, laminate, and file away for any given day.  They come in 8 different colors in chevron, stripes, and stars. 

Work Mats Included:
**Double Ten Frames
**Part-Part-Whole Mats
**Place Value Mats in both ones/tens and ones/tens/hundreds

I am in love with them!!!  For a more detailed look, click {HERE}!!

I would love to give a free set away to ONE lucky winner.  Just enter using the rafflecopter below.  Contest will run until Sunday, June 2!!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Types of sentences {FREEBIE}

We did a quick little review today over the types of sentences.  I had my kiddos make a flipbook with three sections.  We labeled each section with the three types of sentences.  They had to fill out the end mark on the sentences and then cut them out and place them under the correct sentence type!!
The firsties loved making the flip books and it was an easy assessment tool for me to see who knows their sentence types and what they each end with.
Click on the picture below for some sentences your kiddos can mark and glue in their flipbooks!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week {Freebie}

Being a teacher myself, I know how important it is to make our teachers feel loved.  I have two daughters in 3rd grade and preschool and this is what we did for their teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week!

How cute are those ladybug pots??  I also included a Sonic Gift Card, who doesn't love a delicious drink from there.  The little sign says, "Thanks for helping me BLOOM this year."  If you would like the tag click on the picture below!! 
Thanks to all teachers out there who make me love my profession!!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Graphic by Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah-Designs
I love TpT's Teacher Appreciation Sale!!!!  I went in today and wishlisted all the items I have been eyeing lately.  It's a great time to stock up for next year, be sure to check out all the sales many fabulous teachers are throwing. 
Click {here} to check out my store!!
I'm down to 9.5 days of school left!!!  AGHHH!!!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Teacher Talk Tuesday!

O.K. so I am finally getting the hang of this Instagram thing! It's a pretty cool thing once you get the hang of it and I'm sure there are many other things you can do with it, just need to learn the ropes!! 
Here are my photos for #teachertalktuesday, click on the pictures to follow me on Instagram!!!
This is our gumball math from Made for 1st Grade!  I created the large gumball machine to go with their little gumball machines.  Once a student passes a level, they get to add a gumball. 

We finally got our seeds planted, they are morning glories and I am hoping they germinate before we are out of school in 13 days!!! 
Are you on a final countdown to summer?  How many days do you have left? 
Don't forget, come follow me on Instagram!!