Saturday, October 11, 2014

Problem and Solution FREEBIE

It looks like I have been neglecting my blog for a little while. I've been very involved in life for the past month and blogging has not been on top of the list. So sorry.

I'm teaching Problem and Solution this week and just made a little practice sheet to go along with my Smartboard slides. I hope you can use it in your classroom.

Click HERE for a free download.

I also finished reading one of the best books I've read in a looong time.  'Crash Course' by Kim Bearden is very inspiring. It's not just for teachers. A lot of blogger recommended it this past summer when it was released. So I thought I'd give it a read. Boy am I glad I did. I loved the format with 'Class Notes' and 'Homework'. It will make you want to be a better teacher as well as a better human being. I'd sure LOVE to visit the RCA and see Kim in action.  

Well, thanks for stopping by. I'll try not to be a stranger and post more often.
Have a great week!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Good-Bye Dear Friend- Yolanda Arnold

I just jumped on to check my emails and catch up on all my friends on bloglovin' when I read about the passing of Yolanda Arnold from Oceans of First Grade Fun. I'm in a state of shock. 
Hers was the first blog I read. She inspired me to start blogging. She was such a creative and talented teacher. She has always been so generous and willing to share her ideas. She did a guest blogger post for me a few summers back and was so fun to work with. Yolanda has touched a countless number of students and colleagues with her amazing inspiration and talents. She will be greatly missed. 

(This picture was taken from Blog Hoppin's site)
You can head over to Blog Hoppin' and read all the awesome comments from teachers and fellow bloggers about this wonderful lady. You could even leave one of your own.

Blog Hoppin
The world has lost an exceptional educator!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Teacher Week: WHERE & TPT Sale!

Today I am sharing my 'dig'! This is where I teach.
I really liked my camping theme from last year, so I didn't change much from last year.
Check out some other great rooms on Blog Hoppin'.
Blog Hoppin
TpT is having a ONE DAY Sale!
Wednesday, August 20th!
(Button by Room 213)
Everything in my shop is 20% off, even my bundled packages. Plus enter the Promo Code: BOOST at check-out for more savings!

Monday, August 18, 2014


I am linking up with Blog Hoppin' for their annual Back to School Teacher Week Linkyl!
Each day a different topic will be posted. It's a great way to find new blogs to stalk. Plus great new ideas to use in the classroom. Just go to Blog Hoppin' for the link.
Blog Hoppin
Today's topic is WHO! This is where I tell you all about myself.
Mmmm! If you'd read my blog before there is really nothing new to tell. You can skip to the end of this post. But if this is your first time on my site then here goes:

 I'm married to the love of my life, my BFF and my high school sweetheart!
 I have 4 awesome children!
 I have 10 grandchildren soon to be 11.
We have two Miniature Schnauzers- Bella and Sammie.
 I love to vacation in the beautiful mountains.
Actually, I LOVE to vacation anywhere!
 I LOVE my alma mater Brigham Young University Cougars! 
 I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was in the first grade!
 I've been teaching for 37 years and still LOVE it!

Well, there you have it, a few facts about me.
Head over to Blog Hoppin' and find some more incredible blogs and fantastic teachers!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Teachers Are SPECIAL!

I found this cute story several years ago and ran across it again last week. 
It's a good reminder- TEACHERS ARE SPECIAL!! 
If you'd like a copy, click HERE.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

WOW! Another Sale!

If you missed last week's sales you definitely don't want to miss this one on Teacher Notebook.
August 9th-12th
My entire shop is 20% off. Plus another 10% from Teacher Notebook for at total of 30% off!
Even my bundled packets are on sale!

Happy shopping!

Friday, August 8, 2014

FREE Ideas for Writing Lists

The countdown is on. I'm about to begin another exciting year with my wonderful first graders!
I have 2 days of summer left not counting my weekend. I can't believe how fast it has flown by.
I'm excited to begin a new adventure!

One of the first things I like to do with my firsties in writing (after procedures have been established) is to write lists. It's a fun engaging activity. I try to find things they can connect with.
(It's a good thing I teach first grade because I draw like one. I am NOT an artist!)
 Here is a fun little picture chart that I put in my writing center to give them ideas. I like pictures because some of my littles can't read all that well yet. It even helps them springboard their own ideas from the pictures.
Very EASY prep, just print the picture chart on card stock then laminate. There are 2 different writing pages for the kiddos to write their ideas on.
I hope your students enjoy it as much as mine.
Click HERE for a free download.
THANKS for stopping by!