Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giveaway in time for a Cyber Sale

I have a new home away from home :)
I'm so excited to work with some amazingly talented and beautiful friends.
Please hop over and check out these ladies... and...
while you are there... enter to win some fabulous prizes
just in time for ...

It's a wonderful time of the year!!
I love it!! 
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you... all over blog-land! xo
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Adorable ELF Freebie!!

The very sweet and talented Krista at Creative Chalkboard is up to good again!!
She's created Operation ELF and it is now officially in force.

Isn't it a great idea?
Sneaking in some random acts of kindness into each of our 
crazy days is just what we need to do!!
Thanks for the reminder Krista!!

Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate... blogger or no blogger.
More kindness = happy people ;)

Using Krista's adorable elf...
 I created a couple of simple, one page math games for those quick finishers, 
homework, sub plans, etc.
There is a subtraction and a multiplication board available.

Join in on the fun!!
I think I might hit a drive thru for lunch so I can do #1 today ;)

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Monday, November 24, 2014

WONDERS - weekly trifold

I'm still wrapping my head around the new McGraw Hill Wonders Reading Program.
I began these trifolds in Unit 2 and they have been really helpful.
It helps me cover all the strategies and skills and expose the kids to various graphic organizers and practice.  As of right now... unit 2 and unit 3 are the only trifolds completed and posted... I'll keep working on them!!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Thankful for easy, productive plans!

It was a great week... but, Friday afternoon feels SO good!!

 This is what I did this afternoon for Monday-Tuesday planning!
Yep... the whole 2 days!!
Next week is a 2 day week and we are focusing on Thanksgiving...
finally!!  I remember in years past we celebrated the holidays a bit more.
It seems like we hardly have any time for anything than our standards...
so... Thanksgiving + standards = Feast of Fun!!

We are reading quality Thanksgiving literature...
working on Comprehension skills,
Place Value,
Fact & Opinion,
Punctuation and so much more!

It was easy to prepare, will be fun to do and take us into Thanksgiving break!!
If you are looking for a Feast of Fun... it's a deal, too...
I marked it down for the weekend here.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Adjective Freebie

I posted an ADJECTIVE literacy mini-lesson for November.

This is a bit of my Literacy Centers - NOVEMBER.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Scholastic Thanksgiving & Free Printables for the Lessons

 So I've heard wonderful things about Scholastic's The First Thanksgiving Lesson Plans and Materials.  I've never used them or explored them until this weekend.  Wow!!

I am so excited to share this part of history with my kids this year.
We have a few Ipads in our classroom now and I'm planning on grouping them around the technology.  Scholastic has provided many links for the kids to explore.
I also plan on using the projector to discuss and share some of the material whole group.

The lesson plans are quite nice also.  I've printed it off and plan to follow the K-2.
It invites the kids and class to create various T charts, Venn Diagrams and share the thoughts and new knowledge.  I love the for easy management (for me and the kids ;)  I created this booklet using the information from Scholastic.

I obviously haven't used it yet,
 but would love to share it with others
 that are planning to use the Scholastic site.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

12 Days of Math Class

This weekend I updated my 12 Days of Math Class file.
My daughter and I sang it all Saturday long... my husband and son very kindly said that if we wanted to celebrate the holidays to stop singing about math class... immediately!!

Wait until we get the keyboard and guitar out tomorrow!!

I also bundled 2 of my favorite winter files for a discounted price.
You can find it here!

You can find other great Sunday Savings here at All Things Apple in 2nd!
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