Saturday, November 15, 2014

Consonant Blends

Just finished a FUN little Scoot game for blends.
You can get it on my shops HERE

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Thanksgiving Math Centers

I needed a little something NEW to jazz up my math stations for the month of November. So I made a little packet. It turned out kind-of cute.
Isn't that the cutest dang TURKEY? That is from Barbara Leyne's new autumn design packet. And I was lucky enough to win a copy. You can check out her cute blog HERE.

Barbara Leyne Designs
And be sure to follow her TpT shop. She has darling creations all the time.

Anywho, back to my packet.
Hot out of the laminator. I just got it all printed, laminated, cut, and bagged. It took just about an hour. But now I have 8 new activities for my little firsties to do the rest of the month in math stations.
Here is a peek at what it contains. 
It's perfect for my kiddos. This will be great for Even & Odd and Tallies. The numbers only go to 25 so it won't be too hard. There are a lot of subtraction games which my kids need lots of practice on. It also reinforces ten frames and comparing numbers. I can hardly wait to dive in on Monday.
You can check it out at my shops.
If you head over to TpT, this packet is on sale for the weekend!

Happy Fall Ya'll

Sunday, October 26, 2014


For some unknown reason our firsties are having a hard time with digraphs this year.
Our speech teacher came to our team meeting and said that a lot of them didn't pass their digraphs on the speech test. So we've been working HARD on them! 
Just thought I'd share some of the things we are doing.
This is a packet I created last year and we've been working hard at it the past few weeks.
I also put together a little scoot game that I just uploaded to my shops. (check it out at my shops on the side bar)
And here is a little FREEBIE from the packet.
It can be used as a practice sheet or assessment.
Check HERE to download a FREE copy.

I'll be doing another assessment this week to see how they are doing. I hope they have finally mastered it.

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!