Saturday, February 13, 2016

Galentine's Day

Happy Galentine's Day!  I have a special Stella and Dot offer for you today!  Treat yourself to something for yourself!  With a $75 order, recieve a free pair of stud earrings of your choice!  I love our stud earrings and wear them to school almost daily!  Follow the directions below to get your free studs!

1.  Shop HERE:

2.  Email me at with your stud selection!


President's Day

Man, is February jam-packed or WHAT!?  So many holidays and a short month, too!  Today I have a few President's Day ideas that I do each year.  This is going to mostly be photos because I am getting ready to enjoy my weekend!

1.  Graphic Organizers-these get us thinking about both men and activating our schema.

2.  Brain Pop Jr.-a fantastic, paid site with short videos about all kinds of things.  They have both Washington and Lincoln on there and I show them to my class each year.

2.  Browsing books about President's Day, Lincoln, and Washington-The kids LOVE looking through thge "Biographies" bin in our classroom library and finding books about these men to read during quiet reading time!

4.  After our unit of study, we wrap up with some writing.  We also do Washington and Lincoln {not pictured} crafts.

5.  Comparing and Contrasting-Also as a review, we compare and contrast both Washington and Lincoln.

6.  Looking through pictures of prior presidents-the kids LOVE these cards.  I found them at the Dollar Spot at Target many years ago.

7.  Assembling and reading a book about Presidents Day-mini-books are great ways to get grade-appropriate information to your young readers!  This is in my "Hooray for President's Day pack" but you can also find it as a separate purchase HERE.  I will tell you the pack is a better value right now because it's on SALE THROUGH MONDAY!

8.  Making connections with President's Day centers-The week after we've learned about an important person, people, or event, I like to use thematic centers as a review.

Enjoy your 3-day weekend!

Friday, February 12, 2016

5 for Friday 2.12.15

Happy Friday!  I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs again for another 5 for Friday!  Enjoy!

I found these Junie B. Valentine cards on clearance after Valentines Day last year and picked up several packs.  My kids are going to FLIP when they see them!!!  I also made them treat bags with some goodies from Target's Valentine section.  On Thursday, we made our Valentine bags.  This year I went with simple-purchased bags at a craft store, had the kids make hearts, and added a glitter monogram.  The kids LOVE them!

On Tuesday, we had a snow day!  This is our third one of the year.  It was followed by a 2 hour delay on Wednesday.  I spent Tuesday working, having lunch out with my hubby {what a luxury, hahah!}, going to the gym, and shopping at Target!

I updated all of my fun Phonics Jeopardy games to include black and white versions!  Just print on colored card stock, laminate, cut, and play!  My kids play with their dry erase boards.  These Jeopardy games are so engaging!  The kids love them!!

We just wrapped up our place value unit on tens and ones.  The kids did really well!  I made a pack to go along with our unit of study.  It's great for:  whole-group lesson ideas, Math tubs, guided Math, early finishers, or RTI.  I especially love the review pack that's can be done with students on their white boards as an end of unit wrap up/review.  Click the cover below to check this pack out. Over 150 pages!

President's Day is Monday and because we had a snow day, delay, and Valentine festivities this week, we'll be learning all about George, Abe, and President's Day on Tuesday.  I've marked my pack down through Tuesday for you!  I especially love the Venn Diagram we do to compare the two men as a review.  Click the cover below to check it out.


Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine's Day

Hi, friends!  I hope you had a great weekend full of football, food, and relaxation!  We went out for pizza with friends Friday night.  Which speaking of-is it just me or is it SUPER hard to go out on a Friday as a teacher?  I am seriously exhausted and I hate doing anything but lying on the couch on Friday!  On Saturday, I went to see my bestie from college and her new baby girl.  We met for brunch and shopping.  Sunday was full of TpT, blogging, picking up my *many* piles around the house, and having our annual Superbowl reading In Touch magazine on the couch, him watching the game, and us both pigging out on dips, wings, and pizza.  Good times!

Today I am taking a few minutes to showcase what I have available for you for Valentine's Day in my TpT shop.

Daily Sentence Editing-This is perfect for morning work, fast finishers, or just as good practice to help meet those language standards.  It contains enough "Fix it Ups" for the month of February.  Most February holidays are included.  There's one sentence to a page with a spot for a matching picture. The most fun part of these is the "checked by a friend" box at the bottom of each page.  The kids love checking to see that their peers have the sentence edited correctly.  Click the cover to grab this little ditty!

Valentine Literacy & Math Centers-Make the week of Valentine's Day a breeze with my center pack!  It contains 7 literacy centers and 10 math centers.  Print, laminate, and have fun learning!

Valentine Party Pack-This is a cute little pack full of things you can do during your Valentine party...BINGO, how-to writing and snack, Valentine friendship notes, and more.  Simple activities that can all be completed in about an hour.

FREE Valentine Water Bottle Labels-Just buy some bottled water and flavor packs.  Add the cute, free cards from below, and place in a cute bag for a simple student gift!

FREE Mustache Measurement-A fun freebie to practice non-standard measurement!


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