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Monday, April 7, 2014

Counting down to summer!!

It isn't exact, but I believe we have Spring Break next week and then only about 30 more days until school is out!  How many more days do you have left?

I am gearing up for summer right now....I am working on record keeping, getting rid of things I know I won't use...but most of all.....I am shopping for my daughter so that she is ready for the summer.  She goes to a school that requires uniforms so her summer wardrobe is important, but at the same time I don't like to pay a lot for her clothes.  But...she and I worked together to make this t-shirt and she picked the colors...which is virtually every color you can think of.  The good thing is that it will match anything she puts on!  She is so proud of it!

We are changing over from Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading to the type of groups that Jan Richardson recommends.  So, today, I worked with my kids on Elkonin boxes.  Finally, those vowel teams are making sense!

I found this cute little freebie that helped my kids a lot in understanding how the boxes work and thought I would share it with you.

Good luck as you get ready to end this year.  Didn't it go by fast??

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

When's recess?

It has been a while since I just seems to be moving too fast these days.  It seems like I spend more time filing papers and testing than I do teaching.  I just don't know how to fit everything in!

If you haven't been to my store lately, be sure to drop by and see what is new.  My kids are loving my new  multiple-meaning packs and I can see a real difference in vocabulary with my ESL kids.  I have such a hard time 'marketing' myself and pushing the things I make, but this pack is making a huge difference with my kids.  Here is the link.   Go check them out!

I also wanted to share this cute little t-shirt that a friend of mine designed.  She was recently unemployed and is trying to make ends meet until she finds a new job.  When she showed me the design I just started laughing....I think every teacher I know feels this way right now!  Go grab this t-shirt!  Right now the shirt is only available in this color.  If you have other color choices let me know in the comment section.  If there are at least 10 requests for the same color, Lainey said she would be able to add the additional colors and I will put the new link back here on the blog.  At least 10 shirts have to be purchased so that the order is printed.  Personally, I love the coral!

Can't you just see yourself in this?  
Boy....I am hating the cold, wet days we are having!

Until next time!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Come SEA what keeps me AFLOAT at TPT!!!

All this week there has been a building excitement!  Sellers from TpT were informed that there are now 3 MILLION Teachers working together on TpT!!!  Can you believe that!

So, my blogging group, Owlways Be Inspired got together to talk about how we could best help all 2.99 of you out there in Teacher Land.  We decided to blog from the heart and share resources that keep us going....the packs that we fall back on because they are just plain awesome!  I am going to be short and sweet because I know you don't have a lot of time if you are like me!

Be sure to go check out my store and see what all you need!  

Here are a few of my favorites!

This is my ultimate favorite!  I use this all the time to keep track of mastery of common core standards.  This helps me with my sanity!

Jen Ross has this AWESOME money pack that I have been pulling from.  Money isn't technically on our schedule for another few weeks.  <What were they thinking when they did that??> But, I have gone ahead and introduced it and this is the ULTIMATE pack for beginning with money.  I don't know what I would do without it.

I think I own every packet that Denise has ever created!  I have been following her for years and my kid's even ask 'Is this Denise's?'  haha!!  The Ready, Set, Print packets that she has in her store are great for warm-ups, content checks, and even sub packets.  I honestly couldn't live without them.

Amanda Madden has been one of my favorites for years.  I have been purchasing from her for about 10 years now...before TpT was even thought of!!  I love this Graph a Week Unit because it has all sorts of bar graphs and they are easy to use.

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