Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Teachers Are Heroes SALE!

You won't want to miss the BIG TeachersPayTeachers SALE!
My whole shop is 20% off. Plus use the promo code: HEROES and get an additional 10% off.

Even my new packets are on sale!


Happy Shopping!


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Milestone SALE and a FREEBIE!

I'm feeling very blessed and grateful today for this awesome profession that I belong to. 
Teachers are one in a million!

I never dreamed I'd ever make my milestone with TeachersPayTeachers.
But I DID!!!

You can check out all the other amazing TpT milestoners HERE.

So to say THANK YOU and to celebrate, I'm having a SALE!
Everything in my TpT shop is 20% off until Wednesday.

Also as a THANK YOU, here is a little February FREEBIE.
It's a fun little game for adding ten. It's simple and easy to prep.
Click HERE to download.

Again, THANKS everyone!


Monday, January 19, 2015

Retelling

We've been working on retelling HARD and HEAVY the last two weeks.
 I'm trying to get my kiddos ready for the winter DRA testing.
I put together a little retelling packet with an ice cream chart and rubrics.
It's been a fun resource. I like to use the "to-with-by" model of teaching. I read several stories aloud and demonstrated how to retell. I showed them the rubric and what a great retelling should contain. Then I had my students score me according to the rubric. Sometimes I left a part out or mixed up the order to see if they could catch my mistakes. Then I read a story and had them help me do the retelling. After that, I had them try it with a partner. The packet has 2 cute little stories, one is called 'Anna's Book'. I put it on my document camera and we read it together. Then with a partner they got together and retold the story to each other and gave each other a score on the recording sheet. We did more stories on other days the same way from their leveled reading books. My firsties are loving it!

A few days later, we discussed Important Events and Connections. Then we did the whole activity again with the other rubric that added these components.

Next week I'm going to have my more advanced readers do a writing response to their guided reading books so they can get ready for the 2nd grade testing.

This is a great activity I'll use for the rest of the year to review retelling.

It's been fun to see how much better they are at retelling. I'm getting excited to give the DRA and see how well they do.

You can check out my new retelling packet HERE.


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Hearts for a Heart Warrior Fundraiser

If you want to support a REALLY good cause and get some REALLY great clip art, you need to CHECK  this out.
Natalie over on What the Teacher Wants has put together a wonderful fundraiser for an AWESOME family.
Jessie Cannon is a sweet and very talented teacher that I got to work with at Meadow Elementary when I was there several years ago. If you go to Natalie's blog HERE you can read Jessie's heartbreaking story about her darling little Ryder who was born with a Congenital Heart Defect. 
The financial burden has been huge and the bills keep coming in.
 There's nothing better than teachers helping teachers.
For your $25 donation, you will receive "The Ultimate Valentine's Day Heart and Love Inspired Graphics Mega Bundle with over 300 graphics! Natalie got several of her TpT friends together and put together this amazing bundle.
You can go to TpT and check it out HERE.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!


Barbara Leyne Designs
Blinkie courtesy of Barb at BL Designs!

Barbara Leyne Designs
I'm planning my first week back in January and needed a few more math stations.

I just uploaded them to my shops. You can check it out by clicking on my side bar.
It is on sale for 20% off at TpT this week!

I hope everyone has a wonderful NEW YEAR! 
And here's hoping I can stay up to ring it in!


Monday, December 29, 2014

FLIP FLAPS!

WOW! You've got to love the holiday break. 
I'm getting so much done and feeling very recharged!

I just finished a fun little packet. My kiddos love 'FLIP FLAPS'!
 (That's the name my firsties gave them) 
So I made a bunch more for a fun math review.
You can use them in math centers or as a weekly review. There are 37 different pages that align with most of the first grade math common core. 
You can check them out at my shops. 
There is a FREE download in the PREVIEW.
It is on sale at TpT this week for 20% off!

I hope you're all having a wonderful break!
Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

Feeling very blessed this Christmas season.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
from our house to yours!