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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Groundhog Day

Is it necessary... probably not... however... to a little 7 year old... furry animals on the news making predictions is a huge thing... so... I've learned to embrace it and do something constructive with it ;) I've collected a basket of books and added the idea of Groundhog Day to important concepts that we need to review. They're happy... I'm happy... it's a happy day at school. If your interested in joying in on the fun... I've place my Groundhog Day unit on sale... it has 5 math and 5 language arts activities.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dr. Seuss Day Giveaway

We always have a fun day in March as we celebrate Dr. Seuss Day / Reading Across America. I just updated my file and I'm wanting to share it with a few of you. I'd love to hear a Dr. Seuss idea from your classroom... leave a comment and we'll draw names on Friday!! Happy Hump Day!!
Toot!-Toot!... The 5 winners are comment
#21- Mrs. Ann Green
#26- Sarah
#15- Briawna
#8- Clove
#13- Chrissy
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Toad-ally In Love

I love the pink, I love the hearts, I love the kindness... come on February!!!
I'm Toad-ally in Love with this clipart!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Groundhog Day Freebie

...out my window today!!
Why was I ever looking for snow???

Groundhog Day booklet

Those looking for a full day (or two) of academic fun for Groundhog Day... I've uploaded a Groundhog Day unit containing this booklet, 5 math activities, 5 language arts activities and a bit of Groundhog Day poem fun!!
I'm praying for a cloudy day :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine Freebie

I'm feeling the love in the air ;) Actually, I'm trying to ignore the chilly, cold, dreary day outside my window... for those of you that have found the Betty Crocker Valentine Shapes at Walmart, Target or Sam's... grab this my little Valentine Shapes Math for free tonight and have a 30 minute activity for February!

and 1200 followers and friends... wahoo.... thanks so much for your kindness, friendship and support... my store is set for 20% off everything ;)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Word Families

My class has worked on a word family each week of school this year and we've really enjoyed the 20 or so minutes each day reading a fun book (with a -ock / -ine / -ake word in the title) and completing the word family activity. Yesterday the kiddos were trying to guess what word family would be up on the board for next week... didn't want to disappoint so I had to make a few more units...

Friday, January 6, 2012

Winter Game Board FREEBIES

While creating my Common Core Snow Much Fun Centers I made a silly mistake during the creative stage.... Each of my stations has a math fact game board for the students to work on after they complete the station requirements (to serve as a buffer and help those kiddos memorize their math facts ;)... like I said ... I got into the creative part of creating and didn't realize the games that I was creating for 3 stations were NOT math fact games BUT games dealing with the station concept... OOPS! They were pretty good game boards, just not was I was supposed to be doing... so I'd love to share them with anyone needing a few free winter game boards...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Synonyms, Antonyms, Oh My!

I love this time of year... the kiddos are familiar with the routine and schedule... they know they expectations... love it... it's also a great time to review some of those earlier language units. I pulled these activities out this week and the kids have loved them (so have the substitutes... I had a horrible head cold).

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Math Freebie for the RETURN...

This weekend I was at the Dollar Tree and happened upon a childhood favorite treat... Tootsie Pop Drops. Yippee! With only 1 more day of Winter vacation... I thought that I'd better sweeten things up for the kiddos for the first day back... so here comes

If you're needing a colorful treat for your students pick it up for free (until Wednesday the 4th ;)

New Years Booklet and Centers