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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year Portfolio Page

 Happy New Year friends!!!
I hope it is a wonderful year for you personally and for your classroom!!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

New Year Step Book

Are you ready for the New Year?  2017 will be fabulous!!
This step book just might be what you are looking for to complete the first day back from Winter Break.  Celebrate the New Year with curriculum and FUN!!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!!

Thank you for a fun year in 2nd Grade!!!
Love, Lory and family

Friday, December 23, 2016

Black and White Math Stations ALL YEAR

This project is COMPLETE!!  If you are looking for Math Stations for the entire year... 12 stations each month WITHOUT color printing... this is your gift.  Less than $5 a month and your kids will love their math time and you'll love your math organization!!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Winter Break Officially Begins

Not only was it the last day before Winter Break...
it was a SHORT day with
an hour sing-a-long assembly!! 

I can't wait to play around and relax with my fam!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Polar Express Day

One of my favorite days of the whole season...
with cocoa, and knit hats, and silver bells... it's magical!!
We read the book before we watched the video.
We compared the differences and completed the step book.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Grinch Day

The day isn't actually until tomorrow but I'm feeling very grinchy today....

maybe just prepping for the day????
Pull it together Lory!!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Days Before Christmas

We are spending the days before Christmas celebrating various traditions,
 symbols and many fun Christmas stories.
We were looking to do something a bit different this year.  
I needed a break from Christmas Around the World and wanted something a bit more simple for my class this year. (I have many VERY active kids)
So... the 7 days before Winter Break... we've been celebrating a different day.
We read Christmas literature about the topics,
use our BrainPopJr. membership,
use YouTube,
Google for facts or to answer our questions,
create an art project or two...
but otherwise use these booklets to guide our day 
and help us complete our standards.

Christmas Tree Day is coming up tomorrow...
They are $1.99 during our December Daily Deals!!






Monday, December 12, 2016


Literacy Centers are such a wonderful way for students to practice and master many ELA skills.  I have had such great success with these sets for the past few years. 
They are simple to prepare, store and use with small children.
Read a blog post about organization here. 


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Grade 1 WONDERS - Bingo

Using McGraw-Hill Wonders series, help your students practice their spelling and high frequency words while playing BINGO.
Each week students have 30 different BINGO cards.
All cards are labeled with Unit and week for easy organization.

Print the cards in color and laminate for yearly use or print and hand out for a one time use. These cards can also be printed in different sizes. Just check your printer... print 1 to a page, 2 to a page or 4 to a page for smaller cards.

Calling cards included for each week!

Friday, December 9, 2016

#freezingfriday FREEBIES

It's FREEZING FRIDAY in Utah today....
#freezingfriday on TpT!!
Grab Freebies all day long using the hashtag!!

Thursday, December 8, 2016


It's #thriftythursday!! Bundled resources for an additional DEAL!!

#thriftythursday  An amazing deal on Daily Math for the entire year!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

#WinterWednesday December Daily Deals

Print It and Teach... just that.
These printables are a great review, assignment, activities for a substitute.
In fact, I print them back to back at the beginning of each month and leave them on the corner of my desk for those 10 minutes you didn't expect.
More than just a paper, pencil printable...
the kiddos get to pull out their crayons and complete a colorful review.
Use #winterwednesday to pick up December for 50% off... $2!!

"Teacher, I'm Done!"... What should I do now?
Words that rub me the wrong way!!  It was always so hard for me to hear.
We always have activities, assignments, good things to do.

I also wanted to provide a challenge to my higher students.
I blogged about these easy to prepare lifesavers here.

I even included a set for FREE to try out.
Using #winterwednesday... you can get this WINTER set for 50% off.
A great addition to your classroom for winter time!!

Monday, December 5, 2016


The fun continues!!!
Today is #2forTuesday!
I've bundled a couple of my favorites...

I created this product new for the school year and LOVE IT!
It's simple, quick and a great review for kids... plus I love the easy transition it provides in the schedule!!  Buy Term 1 and Get Term 2 FREE ;)

 The products that started my whole store.
Debbie Diller style Math Stations... over 140 pages per month.
12 stations for partners or small groups to work through.
Buy December and get January FREE ... a $10 value!!

Who doesn't love The Lady who swallowed TOO MUCH!
These packets are fabulous for a day designed around the literature book.
Terrific for a substitute also.  Everything is ready to go!!!
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow...
Buy it and get There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose for FREE!!

Don't forget to use your hashtag #2forTuesday!!

December Daily Deals

 Who doesn't love a DOLLAR deal and without going to the Dollar Store to purchase it.... Fabulous!!! 

Use your hashtags... see the DEALS that are awaiting you and your little ones!! Hope your Monday is Merry!!

 I have discounted my brand new THUMBODY Loves You Calendar.It is actually my parent gift from my students. EASY, easy, inexpensive, not time consuming but full of personality and lasts the entire year. I blogged about it here: http://bit.ly/2gScuaA.

THUMBODY Loves You - http://bit.ly/2h49qHL

Another product I added to #merrymonday was one of my gifts that I give to my students prior to Winter Break. They love the challenge, new crayons and parents appreciate a bit of routine during the holiday. It's on my blog here: http://bit.ly/2h8RJuR Simple is my middle name ;) 

 The final #merrymonday is for all year long in the classroom. Another simple product that is used and referred to everyday by my little friends.
ELA Posters here: http://bit.ly/2g1bKyi