Accelerated Reader (AR) Quiz Line


Do your students love to take AR quizzes?  Well this quiz line will help manage students take turns taking the test(s). I use this with my students and they love it!  I love it too so my morning can start off with a smile! :) I place the numbers on a pocket chart by the computers and the students know their number based on their alphabetical order.  They place their number on the pocket chart when they are ready to take an AR test.  After they finish taking their test, the student looks at the chart to see who they have to quietly tap on the shoulder.  

I created these AR Quiz Line posters with number charts based on the following themes:

zebra theme (green and blue)
chevron theme (green and blue)
polka dots (red and black)

Click here to visit my TpT Store or click on each picture to link you directly to each file.  

Just print/copy on card stock and laminate.  :) 

So how do you manage your AR test taking? 





Pens

I bought the pens and the tape for $1.00 each from Office Depot. Could you believe it? I put a decorative tape around each pen so that those who borrow it will hopefully return it. This is a great idea for open house so hopefully, I will get all my pens back.  What do you think? 

100 & 120 Hundred Charts

I had fun creating these 100 & 120 hundred charts!  I implemented the outer space theme and I think it looks adorable!  I plan to create others based on other themes.  Wish me luck!

-a set of 120 charts in portrait layout. Each chart takes up the entire page and there is a chart that starts with the number zero to 120 and the other chart starts with the number 1 to 120. 
-a set of 100 charts in portrait layout. Each chart takes up the entire page and there is a chart that starts with the number zero to 100 and the other chart starts with the number 1 to 100. 
-a set of 120 charts in landscape layout.  There are 2 charts on one page in an effort to save paper/copies.  One set of charts start with the number zero to 120 and the other set of charts start with the number 1 to 120. 
-a set of 100 charts in landscape layout.  There are 2 charts on one page in an effort to save paper/copies.  One set of charts start with the number zero to 100 and the other set of charts start with the number 1 to 100.  

Click here to go directly to the file or click here to go directly to my TpT store, it's only $1.60! :)











Lunch ID Card Tags


Would you like some cute lunch cards for your kiddies instead of those old and boring index cards?  These are great to use for the beginning of the school year to help students remember their lunch number.  Just print/copy on card stock and laminate.  :)

This file contains 4 different types of lunch number ID cards that you can choose from. Click here to go directly to the file and/or click here to go directly to my TpT store.  Thanks for looking and downloading.  Please let me know how it goes.... :) 




Vocabulary Maps

Well, here is another form of the vocabulary maps.  There are 6 different types of maps to choose form. Each pair has one map with lines and the other map without lines.  Pick your choice and viola!  Click here to go directly to the maps and click here to go directly to my TpT store.  Thank you for looking, referring, and downloading! :)  Don't forget to follow me on my blog, Pinterest, and FB.  What suggestions do you have?

Outer Space Classroom Pack

I did it!  I did it!  I created my FIRST ever classroom pack!  Wow, that was out of this world! :)  I have to thank my friend and great colleague who asked me to make this for her.  I took the challenge and realized that oh boy, I had my hands full!  I have dedicated the past week to creating this wonderfully and bright classroom decor.  I'm just so proud of myself! :)

So, if you are thinking of creating your classroom using the outer space theme, I have everything you need to reach infinity and beyond! This file is available to download in my TpT store, just click here or click here to go directly to the file.  The file includes word wall letters, alphabet, numbers (0-20), calendar months and days, days of the week, binder spine labels, binder cover pages, happy birthday sign, happy 100th and 120th day of school sign, and so much more.  Don't forget to leave your feedback after you download it.  Feel free to tell your friends!  Don't forget to send me pics of your new out of this world classroom! Now I'm blasting off to my next mission............ but first,
how did you accomplish your first ever TpT massive project?







How to Get Started,FREEBIES

If you are like me and getting started with your blog and especially your TpT products, click here to view and download a great handy dandy tool from First Grade Blue Skies and you can also click here to view another great resource from yes, you guessed it, First Grade Blue Skies.

So what do you think?

4 Days Left to Double Donations

Hi Friends,

I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed.  So I've created a classroom project request at DonorsChoose.org, an award-winning charity.

I'm asking for donations of any size to help my students.  For the next FOUR days, any donation you make to my project will be doubled (up to $100).  If you know anyone who is passionate about education, please pass this along.  Your donation will brighten my students' school year, and you'll get photos and lots of thank you from our class.

Please click here, iTeach, iLearn to go directly to my project site.

To have your donation matched dollar per dollar, enter promo code INSPIRE on the payment screen.  This awesome match offer lasts through July 17.

My students and I greatly appreciate your support.  Please pass along!  THANK YOU!

Alphabet Graphic Organizers

So I have been thinking about my little friends and I became inspired to create these cute graphic organizers.  This product includes all letters of the English alphabet.  Each letter has 4 different graphic organizers.  Please feel free to click here to go directly to my TpT store.  I hope this helps!  Thank you for your preview and especially your download.  Pass the word.... and please don't forget to leave feedback!  Stay tuned for my alphabet graphic organizers with the Spanish letters! :)





iTeach, iLearn

Whoop-Whoop!  Great news... My project was approved by Donors Choose! I'm so excited and ever so THANKFUL for this great opportunity from Donors Choose! In an effort to upgrade my classroom technology, I have decided to see if I can receive an iPad for my classroom!  Just the thought makes me tickle!  :)  So please read my post by clicking here and PLEASE, PLEASE forward the information to your family and friends!  All the help is greatly appreciated!  Stay tuned for updates......

Giveaway!

Learning Lab is giving away this great giveaway! ($30 TpT credit to her store, $25 credit to Edu-clips, & $25 credit to thirty-one).  I already entered!  Good-luck! :)

Close Reading

Do you know about Close Reading?  It's a great and awesome teaching and learning strategy! :)  I found this really cool website where the teacher explains step-by-step how to successfully implement close reading in the classroom.  She also has great resources!  Enjoy!

So, how do you implement close reading?

http://ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com/2014/03/close-reading-for-beginners.html?m=1


Enjoy this freebie! 120 Chart with zebra print!  There are two types of 120 chart: one chart starts with a 0 and the other chart starts with 1.  Each set of charts comes in the following zebra theme colors: lime green, pink, orange, dark pink purple, & red.  Please click here to enjoy the freebie or visit my TpT store.

Please follow me on my store, Pinterest, and my blog! :) Thanks for your support!


Vocabulary Maps, Chevron & Zebra Theme


Hi everyone! :)  So here I go again... I'm creating, creating! ;)  I created these vocabulary maps thinking to only create one or two formats. But my little coconut kept on going and I ended up creating SIX different vocabulary maps.  Of course, I started creating my zebra theme ones and then I said, "Wait, I have to do some with the chevron theme."  Voila!  Please feel free to click on my TpT store or you can click here for the zebra theme vocabulary maps or click here for the chevron theme vocabulary maps.  If you have a suggestion, please let me know.  I always love to hear your thoughts.  

Please don't forget to follow me on my blog, my TpT store, and on Pinterest!

So how do you incorporate vocabulary maps? 




  

Note Taking, Note Making Fact & Opinion Graphic Organizers

So here is another one of my products... I'm working hard this summer!  Who said teachers have long summer breaks??!!  Please find the product on my TpT store or by clicking here.
This file contains graphic organizers to be utilized with students as they learn about facts and opinions.  I use this so students may record facts about a certain topic or during a movie/video clip.  The students are to write one opinion for each fact that they wrote about the topic, movie, or video.

This product includes the following:

-3 Graphic Organizers: These have a space for the student to write the name of the topic they will write about.  One organizer has the numbers listed with no lines to write; one organizer has the numbers listed with lines to write on; and the last organizer has empty boxes without numbers or lines to write on.

-3 Graphic Organizers: These have a space for the student to write the name of the movie they will write about.  One organizer has the numbers listed with no lines to write; one organizer has the numbers listed with lines to write on; and the last organizer has empty boxes without numbers or lines to write on.

You will be receiving a total of 6 graphic organizers.  Please feel free to pick and choose the graphic organizer that best meets the needs of your students.

These documents support the Common Core Standards.

Please review the preview file for an image of all the documents in this product.

Thank you for previewing my file. Thank you for downloading my product! I utilized these organizers with my students and they loved it! I hope this product helps you!

Please follow me on my store, Pinterest, and my blog.

Please provide feedback and any suggestions.  Please always feel free to email me if you would like me to modify this product for you.

Thank you again!  Happy Teaching!

Rocks Graphic Organizers & Data Writing Analysis



I created these graphic organizers to help students learn about rocks.  Please find these useful tools on my TpT store or by clicking here.  Clip art and borders created by Creative Clips.  The entire file is worth $2.00; however, I have posted the individual organizers as well that may be purchased separately  by clicking here.  

This file contains graphic organizers to be utilized with students as they learn about the various features of rocks. This product includes the following:

-1 chart for students to record the size of each rock in inches and centimeters, the color of each rock, and the texture of each rock

-1 chart for students to record the size of each rock in inches only, color of each rock, and the texture of each rock


-data writing analysis where students will have to compare the size differences in inches and centimeters, draw a picture of their favorite rock, and write a reflection describing which rock they prefer and not prefer while also explaining why

-data writing analysis where students will have to compare the size differences in inches only, draw a picture of their favorite rock, and write a reflection describing which rock they prefer and not prefer while also explaining why


-2 Venn Diagrams, with and without lines for writing


-4 different organizers to choose from in which students will have to write a sentence and picture describing how rocks are used
These documents support the Common Core Standards.  Thank you for previewing my file.  Thank you for downloading my product!  I utilized these organizers with my students and they loved it!  I hop this product helps you! Enjoy your rock adventure! 



OREO Writing Anchor Chart

My students LOVE this! It was so easy for them to remember how to write a constructive opinion piece. I also taught them a song that I made up. It's a rap song which I hope to post soon. How do you help your students write an opinion piece?