Helllloooooo 2015

Hellloooooo 2015!  Many happy joys and blessings to you and your family for 2015 and to infinity and beyond! :) I wanted to finish my last 2014 project and I did it!  Yippee!  So here it is... just click on the picture to visit my store directly!  All the best!



Verbs Signs & Interactive Journal Activities Foldables

So I just finished revising this great little verbs interactive journal activities.  I'm so glad to get this off my To Do list and now I'm off to well... another project! ;)

Take a look  (click here) and let me know what you think.... How do you teach verbs?







Pumpkin Unit

Wow!  We had an amazing 2 weeks of our pumpkin unit!  I used several fiction and informational texts to study all about pumpkins.  First, we learned about the parts of a pumpkin.  I have to give credit to First Grade Blue Skies.  Then, we learned all about the pumpkin life cycle.  Of course, we had to read The Legend of Spookley, the Square Pumpkin and How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin.  The students got to chose if they wanted to be in the Twos, Fives, or Tens Counting Club.  This was a great activity because they were enhancing their speaking and listening skills while convincing the others to be a part of the club they were thinking about.  After they decided which club they would count the seeds by, we pulled out the guts from the pumpkin!  Honestly, I thought I was going to have this huge mess, but my students were awesome!  My little firsties handled it so well!

As a culminating activity, we had Snoopy's Scoop and Shake.  Parents donated items like popcorn, skittles, M & Ms, marshmallows, sugar, goldfish, Oreos, ... The students placed their choice of snack in a lunch bag and shook it.  They enjoyed a delicious popcorn trail mix snack with some of Lucy's Lemonade.  We watched the movie It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown while they ate their snack.

This is my second year of doing this activity and I just fall in love with it more and more each year!  I didn't get to create my own TpT pumpkin products, so I used some freebies that I found.  I would like to thank those TpTers for their goodies!






Door Decoration

I have to thank my 2 great moms for creating this door! My students are so hooked on Minecraft, that this is just perfect! Of course, Mom was inspired by a Pinterest post, so credits to that creative person as well. 

How are you decorating for Red Ribbon Week? 

Sign Up Genius

This is an awesome cool tool that you can utilized to get parents to sign-up for any of your class activities.  The best part, yes, you guessed it... it's FREE!  We all love freebies, so you just enter your info and voila!  I used it last year and it worked like a charm.  This saves so much on paper and sending home notices.  Of course, I print and send home to those that I know would benefit from a hard copy.  I just finished creating my fall holiday event as we will end our pumpkin culminating activity with the all time fav... It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!

So, what activities are you planning?

http://www.signupgenius.com


Writing Characteristics-LAFS-FREEBIE


Enjoy this FREEBIE that lists all of the characteristics for personal narrative, informative, & opinion (persuasive) writing.  This is great to keep in your teacher binder and/or give out to parents. 

Punctuation Power Signs & Interactive Journal Activities Foldables


Would you like to help your students master the difference between a statement, question, and exclamation sentence?  This Punctuation Power pack helps students analyze the differences between these kinds of sentences.  The file has various activities to last a week and/or cover a small unit on different kinds of sentences. 

This file contains the following based on a superhero theme:

-Small size charts for students’ journal detailing what constructs a statement, question, and exclamation sentence (color and black and white)
-Small size charts for students’ journal detailing what constructs a declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentence (color and black and white)
-8 ½ X 11 size anchor charts/posters signs detailing what constructs a statement, question, and exclamation sentence (color)
-8 ½ X 11 size anchor charts/posters signs detailing what constructs a declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentence (color)
-3 different foldable activities for students to complete (directions and examples are included).  These are great for their interactive journal.
-1 Punctuation Power Scrabble- There are 2 kinds of scrabble documents: one activity uses the words statement, question, and exclamation while the other scrabble activity contains the words declarative, question, and exclamatory.  Answer keys are included.

The different activities suit all learners so students are able to make a connection with each type of sentence and its corresponding punctuation mark.  These activities could be used for whole and small group, centers, and differentiated instruction.  Likewise, the activities are suited for advanced and gifted students. 

Just click here to go directly to my TpT store.  

Thank you again! Happy Teaching!







My TpT Products

Wow!  I have been so caught up on the first week of school that I abandon my blog! :(  New goal... keep up with my blog!  I hope your first week was awesome!

I have recently posted lots of goodies on my TpT store.  Click here to go directly to my store or click on the pics below to go to the files.

Thanks so much for your support!  :)




















Reading Bunting Banners


Would you like to add some pizzazz to your reading center and/or classroom library? Check out my adorable reading bunting banner! Click here to go directly to my store or click on each picture to go directly to my file on TpT.  I made buntings featuring the zebra theme and polka dots.  I just love it! 

Please post your picture with the bunting!  I would love to see it!