Friday, July 18, 2014

I just might like collecting data this year!

The expectations for collecting and using data increases every year in my district.  I am very good at keeping running records, writing rubrics, etc in student binders, but last year I also kept a 'teacher copy' - a go-to binder that listed current running record levels, behavior notes, etc.  But ... it wasn't pretty.  This year I'm keeping this one on my desk on a place for everyone to see!


I'm not loving my inkjet printer right now ... so while I dream about a new one I had these pages printed at Staples.  Seriously, I ordered it online and it was done before I got there!  I also included black & white pages not only as a save your ink option but wouldn't they be ADORABLE if they were colored in by your students???  Here's a peek:
I've posted this in my TPT store HERE as a zipped file.  It contains a PDF version and an EDITABLE Powerpoint (with instructions) for you to personalize your own.

I'm heading out to run some errands, but when I return I'll send a copy to 3 RANDOM people who leave a comment on this post.
We have 3 winners!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

School Tools Mirror Words

I still have more than a month before back to school, but like you I'm always thinking about it!

I just put the finishing touches on a word work activity I'm going to use when I get back.  My mirror words started with a Tricky Leprechaun activity and my students loved it so much that I have included a few more since.  My latest will be the first that this year's students will see - school tools!

Students will use a mirror (I've picked up mine at the dollar store) to read the backward words.  There is a choice of recording pages to help with differentiation and all pages are included in black and white to save your ink :)


You can read more about it HERE at my TPT store.

I will send a copy to the first 3 people who comment on this post :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Two For Tuesday!

With my power outage last week I wasn't able to post my Tuesday deals, but I'm back online and ready to share (and find) some deals.  

the following 2 products are on sale today only for 50% off.
You can find my new Tornado pack HERE

and Popcorn Digraphs word work station HERE


Be sure to click on the picture below to score more deals, but hurry, it's only for today!


Happy shopping!!!




Sunday, July 13, 2014

It's here! A personalized I Spy pack!!

You've asked so you shall receive!!!

I have made a few of you an individual I Spy pack and sent them to you so this year I have decided to include the option in my TPT store.

My students LOVE it when I get the magnifying glasses out and what could make it even more special?  Why finding their own names of course!!

Here's what you get:


and here's how it works:

With your purchase you will download a set of questions for you to answer and email to me.  I will send you your personalized product within 72 hours (although usually much sooner!)
If you receive a new student within the 2014-15 school year I will make the addition to your product at no cost to you.
Due to the personalized nature of this product it is not included in my I Spy Bundle.
If you have not seen my I Spy packs before click HERE for a free one to see what all the ‘fun’ is about!!
Any questions? Just ask!  

I'm giving away a personalized copy.  If you win once you get your class list for this year just send me the answers to the questions I will send you.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tornado in a Bottle!

Ironically in the middle of finishing up this pack about tornadoes I spent more than 3 days without power because of Hurricane Arthur!  Perhaps I was creating about the wrong wild weather?!?!  Regardless, I have a new appreciation for both electricity and running water!!

Have you been following any of the bloggers who are the TPT conference in Las Vegas?  They look like they are having so much fun!  I'm just a tad, okay a lot, jealous of the fun they're having!!

Back to my new unit.  Your students will have so much fun with a Tornado in a Bottle.  Just add two 2-liter pop bottles and either a tornado tube OR duct tape and you're ready to go!


Here's a peek at what you'll get :)

Your students will learn about tornadoes, storm chasers and how to make a tornado in a bottle.

You can find this learning pack HERE at my TPT store.

I'll send a copy to the first 3 people who comment on this post and I am also giving away a copy on my Facebook page.

Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Two For Tuesday

I'm linking up with The Teaching Tribune for another Two For Tuesday.  This is where you'll find products at 50% off for today only!  

Let's start with my recent update - Estimating Through the Year.  Today you can pick it up for 50% off.




Click on the picture below to find many more 50% deals - I know I will be!





Monday, June 30, 2014

Estimating Through the Year

I've spent the last few days updating my Estimating Through the Year unit.  I've used it for a couple years and just thought it needed to be 'spruced up' and I'm thrilled with the result!!!!


I've filled it with everything you need to run an estimation station (or use as whole class activities).  My plan is to add more pages to it as the school year goes on so don't be surprised if the pack grows :)

Here's a peek:

As you can see all the pages have a black and white 'ink friendly' option.

Here's what's included:
An anchor chart to use for instruction and to keep at your station as a reminder of what an estimate is.
Jar labels to put on your jars.
A variety of mini-posters that include holidays, to keep your station fresh and inviting.
Ballots for students to write their estimates



You can find it HERE at my TPT store.
If you already own this you can head over to 'My Purchases' at TPT and download it for free.  

Enter the Rafflecopter to win one of 2 copies, but hurry - this one ends tonight!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hopscotch Freebie Blog Hop

Oh how I loved to play hopscotch when I was younger!  We have a hopscotch painted on our playground, but although I've showed many of the kiddos how to play I never see them playing which makes me so sad.

However, today we are going to have some hopscotch fun!


This game is easy but VERY rewarding.  All you need to do is hop from blog to blog to pick up freebies along the way!

You have arrived at 

and I have a domino math FREEBIE for you :)


You can find my freebie HERE at my TPT store.  

I have 2 companion packs in my store one uses dice and the other dominoes.   The freebie activity IS NOT in the unit so you'll want to download it too :)




Now that you've downloaded my freebie click on the button below to head to the next stop.


Happy hopping!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Print, Roll and Play Dice Activities!

It's been awhile, but I finally have a new product added to my store!

I'm excited about these NO-PREP, just add dice, ready to use activities.



You'll get 12 activities.  Here's a peek:



1. Before and after
2. What comes next?
3. Number bonds
4. More number bonds (reverse)
5. Greater than, less than or equal to
6. Roll to 100
7. Roll to 120
8. Roll a fact family
9. Make 10
10. Make 12
11. Roll and Add
12. Bubble Doubles


I have included an "I can..." student instruction card with each activity so I can quickly add them to my math work stations.

All pages are in black and white, so you can save your ink :)

You can find this unit HERE at my TPT store.

I know it's been awhile since I posted something new, but as usual I'll send a copy to the first 3 people who comment on this post.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Two for Tuesday!

Are you ready for a deal?  I'm linking up with The Teaching Tribune again today to offer you two of my products at 50% off for today.  Hurry, the deal is for today (Tuesday) only!

You can pick up my Numbers 0-20 Math Stations. I use them in September as my first set of stations :)
You can find these HERE.

You can also pick up my Mirror Magic Contractions for half price. 
You can find this HERE.

These deals won't last long!  You can also find more deals by heading over to The Teaching Tribune!



Did I mention today is my last day?!?!?!?!?!?!  Come on summer vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!