Sunday, October 27, 2013

Thanksgiving is just around the corner....

I know it seems strange to think about Thanksgiving because it isn't even Halloween yet will be here before you know it! I created a little FREE activity that includes Thanksgiving vocabulary cards and a Thanksgiving book. This book includes two versions. The first one is interactive and focuses on the word "have." My students always struggled with reading and writing this word. The second book allows students to practice basic reading skills. This freebie is geared towards grades K-1. Just click on the document to download it through google docs or visit my TPT store to download

Friday, October 25, 2013

Five for Friday { Doodle Bugs Linky Party}....October 25th

NEW BUTTONS!!! Who knew these silly buttons could take so much of my time:)!! This week I revised my blog a bit and decided I wanted to add some new sidebar buttons. For a gal who just learned to text a few years ago this is a HUGE task! I still cannot figure out how to get rid of the black behind my TPT button but decided I needed a few mental health days off from these crazy buttons!!
  I got to go on my first field trip with my son! I think I was more excited then he was! It was such a blessing to get to spend an entire morning with just him! With three kids I don't get a lot of one on one time with them so I cherish every time I do!
It finally got cold enough to wear jackets...I had to put this in because I think my daughter is a HOOT with her super star sunglasses on!
 I just finished my "I am Thankful for...." {Thanksgiving Craftivity}
and I think it turned out pretty cute... thanks to Krista Wallden's AMAZING clipart. Just click on the picture above if you would like to view it in my TPT store!
 I got some new candle cubes from Walmart this week and I LOVE them! They only cost two bucks and are pure bliss! I am a candle girl and love burning them especially during this time of year...they are butterscotch maple in case you need a new scent:)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Progress Monitoring Tools....

It's that time of year...Conference time! With so many different needs and levels in the classroom I often found it hard to make a game plan or intervention for every kiddo that needed it! That is why I created a few progress monitoring tools. This helped me communicate a clear plan and goal to parents. I also  always tried to keep them up to date on their child's progress so they were never SURPRISED at conferences. I never liked when this happened:) If you are needing help with this, check out a few of my easy-to-use tools in my TPT store. Just click on the pictures below for more information!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday FAVE book FREEBIE....

I found two fun rhyming books this week that I have NEVER read before! The first one is Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson and Will Hillenbrand. This book is great for vocabulary, retelling and rhyming. It is one of my new favorite books! The second one is Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas. This is an easy read and is perfect for rhyming. It is also very funny!
I made a thumbs up and thumbs down EPR card set for a rhyming activity. All you do is say two words that may or may not rhyme to your kiddos. If they rhyme students will hold up the thumbs up card and if they do not they will hold up the thumbs down card. Super simple and fun! Just click on the image to download it through google docs.

Five for Friday {Linky Party... October 18th}

 I have been preparing for a little "Extreme Couponing" trip to Target! It takes me all week to get organized and geared up! This often happens with my three kiddos so it can get a bit crazy!
  We got a new POTTY! This is not a good thing....My precious third child threw a toy down our old one. We discovered after hiring a plumber, that this is the worst thing to get out. So.... we just spent $200+ on  a new one. Not the way I wanted to spend that money but you gotta have one!! I won't share a picture because it is not that attractive BUT I will show you what we predict got stuck....a Little People figure!
 We participated in our first 5K run/walk as a family! My husband took 1st in his age group WOOT WOOT! He took 8th overall but I prefer to say he took 1st because he did actually....:) Anyway, it was a great family event and I was so proud of  my kiddos!
I just finished my Sooo Thankful {Thanksgiving Craftivity}
and am pretty proud that it was completed early! That doesn't usually happen in my world! Click on the picture above if you would like to view it in my store!
 We went to the pumpkin patch with our cousins and had a great time! We have already painted a few and now we just need to carve them. Hopefully that will happen this week.
Hope you have a FABULOUS weekend!
Thanks for visiting my Five for Friday!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Great Pumpkin Schoolwide Writing Activity.....

We have a fun neighborhood tradition where we "BOO" our neighbors. This is a time when we sneak to a neighbor's house and leave treats on their doorstep. The kids LOVE it and it is just a fun way to bring our community together. So, we did our first "BOO" this last week. This is a picture of my precious kiddos getting ready to deliver the treats.
So....after doing this I decided to create a similar activity for school! It includes an opinion writing and narrative writing piece for grades K-5. It is a fun way to get the kids writing and excited about learning! Your kiddos will LOVE it! A Halloween and Fall format are both provided just in case your school doesn't celebrate holidays:) You can check it out at my TPT store or by clicking on the picture below!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Letter Recognition Intervention.....

This bundle includes two of  my FAVORITE letter recognition interventions. I saw amazing results after using these with my Title One Reading Kindergartners. It includes a letter tracing intervention, key letter intervention and progress monitoring forms. Check it out at my TPT store by clicking on the picture below!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Surprise TPT SALE!!!!

WOOT WOOT!!! TPT has hit 100K likes on Facebook and is having a surprise sale! They are celebrating with a 10% off sale today and tomorrow only! Just use the code FB100K to get your 10% off!!
I am also having a  sale in my store for 20% off during this surprise sale. I am linking up with a lot of other great sellers at Freebielicious. So click on the pic below and head over to see what other great TPT sellers are joining the sale!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday FAVE book FREEBIE....

I just discovered this AMAZING new book titled, Friday My Radio Flyer Flew by Zachary Pullen. I love the illustrations and great vocabulary with simple text. Here is a picture of my sweet baby girl reading our new favorite book! So....I decided to come up with a fun vocabulary tool to use with this book. It is a vocabulary rating scale that is easy to use and kid friendly! This freebie includes a graphic organizer, rating scale and sample lesson plan for my Friday FAVE book! Just click on the picture below or visit my TPT store to download!