Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WINNER!! CVC Short o packet

Congratulations Christine, my husband chose your number, lucky #1!!!  Check your email!!  Thanks to all who entered and don't forget to shop the big sale this Thursday and Friday!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Rockin' CVC Words {short o}

I just posted my Short o CVC packet.  These have been a hit in my classroom with those who still struggle a little with these words.  Here's a little sneak at what is included!!

To get a closer look at this packet, you can check it out {HERE}!!!  It's only $2.00!!!

Also, have you heard about the big TpT sale this Thursday and Friday!!!  My entire store will be on sale for 20% off for a total of 28% off!!!  All my latest CVC packets will be included in this sale!!  I can't wait to empty my wish list finally!!  Click on the picture to visit my little shop!!

If you are still reading, leave me a comment below for a chance to win my short o CVC packet.  I will choose a winner Tuesday evening!!  Thanks.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Math Work Mats

So ever since we switched to common core math three years ago and dove big into five frames, ten frames, double ten frames, and part-part-whole mats, I have tried to make my life easier!!  The first year we started with our new math series, I was always running around frantically trying to get copies made every lesson of a ten frame or a double ten frame.  I got so tired of always having to get them copied that I finally smarted up!!!  I made a set of these popular work mats and printed myself a class set of 25, laminated them, and cut them out.  Now all I have to do is pull my file of ten frame mats and they are ready to use!!!  Let me tell you, it has made my life so much easier!!!

Here we are this week using our double ten frame mats to subtract larger numbers.  It was so easy to just grab this file of mats and we were ready to learn!!

Here are some of the other mats that I also included in this file!!

5 Frame Mat

10 Frame Mat

Double Ten Frame Mat

Part-Part-Whole Mat

Ones/Tens Mat

Ones/Tens/Hundreds Mat

As we start using these in the next couple of weeks, I will be posting how we use them and what we do with them.  I'm telling you, these make my life a little more sane!!!

I'm posting these as a FLASH FREEBIE in my store for the next 30 minutes, so if you read this in time go and snag these work mats up {HERE}!!

Please leave me feedback if you download!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day!!

Valentine's Day is getting closer!!  Are you a lover or a hater of Valentine's Day?  I don't mind it, I do love the pretty pinks, purples, and reds for sure that brighten up my classroom!!!  Anyways, I put together my 3 kiddos gifts for their teachers at school.  My inspiration came from {HERE}, but I tweaked it a bit to better fit me and my kiddos.  You will need these supplies:  mason jar, Valentine M&M's, mini marshmallows, and honey teddy grahams.

 Mix all these ingredients together and then fill your mason jars, put the lids on attach label!!  VOILA, an easy and fun Valentine's Gift for your teachers!!

If you would like the labels, click on the picture below to download.  Graphics and fonts were courtesy of: Cara Carroll, Ashley Hughes, and Krista Wallden!!

Hope this helps you out!!! 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

CVC Packet {Short i}

The flu has hit our house hard since Wednesday!!  Only two left to get it and I'm hoping they don't!!!  I finally felt a little better yesterday and today to work on another short vowel packet for you guys!!  This packet is 63 pages long and includes all the following.....and it's only $2.00!!!

 Click on any of the pictures to go check it out closer!!  

Want to win this packet!!!  Leave me comment below with your email address and I'll pick a winner tonight!!  

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

FREE CVC Packet {Short A}

I have been able to stay nice and warm in my pajamas for the last two days because of snow days!!!  It has been wonderful, got my house cleaned, laundry done, and finally got time to create some goodies!!   On a sad note, this little guy woke up with the flu this morning and has not been able to keep anything down and I'm on the third round of laundry because of it!!

I hate it when they are so little and don't know what is happening, let's hope this is just the 24 hour bug!!

Well, while he is taking a nap, I wanted to let you sweet followers know about my latest creations!!  I have put the first one up for FREE!  I'm in the process of creating some Short Vowel CVC packets to help my littles that are still struggling with it.

The Short A packet is up for grabs and here is what is included:

CVC Read/Write the Room with recording sheet
I included picture cards with and without the words so you can differentiate!!

CVC Puzzles with recording sheet
Students will piece together puzzle pieces to made a CVC word.  This also helps practice those word families!

CVC Clip It
Students will look at a picture and then "clip" the CVC word that matches the picture!!

CVC Read It, Write It, Build It Interactive Book {letter tiles are included}
This is a fun little interactive book where students will read the word, write the word, and then build the word using the letter tiles included.  After all pages have been completed it can be stapled into a book!

To go and grab this FREEBIE, click on the picture below.  If you do snag it all I ask is that you leave me some sweet comments!!  

I have finished the CVC Packet for the Short E as well.  Click on the picture to go and check it out!!

If you are still following along, I would love to give the Short E packet away to one sweet follower!!  Just leave me a comment below with your email address and I'll choose a winner tonight!!  

Now I'm off to finish the laundry!!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Snow Day Ice Cream!!!

Wahoo!!!!  We finally had our first snow day today!!  It was wonderful, no alarm clock, staying in my PJ's all day long.  The kids and I decided to make some snow ice cream and they loved it!!  We of course had to put some chocolate syrup on top!!!

Want to make snow ice cream too!!  It's easy, here's what you need:

8 cups of fresh, clean snow
1 cup of whipping cream
1/2 cup of sugar
1tsp. of vanilla

Stir it all together until it is blended add your toppings and enjoy!!!

Good News, I just received word that we get tomorrow off also!!!  

Is anybody else out there getting snow days!!  I would love to hear how you spend them!! 

Sunday, February 2, 2014


Sorry I'm late, I got a little busy trying to get my kiddos off to bed before 8:30.  Anyways, the winner of the packet which my husband picked a number is Michelle!!  Thanks for all your wonderful comments, it's still on sale until midnight tonight so go and grab it!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Super Bowl Sale!!

So I'm going to be honest, I am excited for tomorrow's big game day!!  But not for the actual football, more for the food and great company I will be in.  So in honor of tomorrow's big day, I will be putting my little store on sale.  This would be a great time to purchase any of those items that are on your wish list!!

Just click on the image to visit my little store!!
The cute graphic is courtesy of Teaching in the Tongass

You might want to check out my latest additions to my CVC packet!!  

Here's a fun Valentine's Packet

Don't forget to go and enter for a chance to win my CVC packet.  Contest ends tomorrow!!

Have a great game day!!