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


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!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Plural Packet revised

I just revised one of my favorite packets- Sweet Treats. I added 2 new practice pages and changed the border on the chart. 

If you have bought this you can go download it again and get the revised packet for FREE.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

December Math Centers

I had a great Thanksgiving break and was able to get some packets finished.
My kiddos LOVED the Thanksgiving Math Centers I made so I decided to make some for December.
Very easy prep. Just print, laminate if desired and cut.
The best part is it's on sale! 
Super Cyber Sales are going on now!
And TpT's sale starts tomorrow.
Hope you have a great week!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Super Cyber Sales!

It's that time of year to shop, shop, shop!
There are some great sale going on at my teacher shops.
You could get my cute Christmas packet for 30% off.
Or my non-fiction Polar Pals pack.
 Stock-Up and be ready for the rest of the year.

Teacher Notebook SALE has already started. My shop is 20% off but when you check-out use the promo code: TG2014 for 10% more.
My TeacherPayTeacher Shop goes on sale Monday -Tuesday. It's 20% off too with an additional 10% at check-out with the promo code: TPTCYBER
300 × 250
Have FUN! I hope you pick up some great classroom helps!

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!