Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Famous Janiel Wagstaff

My dear friend, Janiel Wagstaff is a very talented lady. 
She teaches, is an administrator, mother, daughter and published author many times over.
Check your Scholastic shelf... I'm sure you'll find many of her books in your own classroom.

Janiel just posted this poetry file in her TpT store!!
It's fabulous, easy to use and adorable... and... it's
aligned to Common Core Standards!

This K-2 resource includes sixteen perfect, kid-approved, cross-curricular poems you’ll love! Teach about health, safety, holidays, life cycles, plants, animals, insects, weather, seasons, and subtraction with delightful rhymes and rhythms! Use the accompanying pages to practice fluency (each poem’s lines are numbered and there is a grid at the bottom of the page for recording reading rate for up to five repeated readings).

You’ll also get ready-made rime/chunk flash cards you can use to teach and reinforce words right from the contexts of the poems. These can be used for all kinds of word work and for posting on your Word Wall.

Everything you need is ready to go!
 Just print and teach!

*Poem Titles: Colors; Take Care of Yourself; Five Fat Peas; Winter Months; Animal Voices; The 100th Day of School; Stop! And Spot a Tadpole; Precipitation; A Brand New Year; Earthland; Safety, Safety; Signs of Spring; Seeds! Oh, Seeds!; Insects, Insects; Parenthood; I’m a Scientist

Check it out... you'll love it!!

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Teacher I'm Done!!!

I've vacationed with teachers,
I've camped with the young women of church...
Now, I'm at home enjoying summer laziness with my family!
I missed them and love them with all my heart.
Here's to a family fun weekend!!
I hope you enjoy your down time too!! xo

Monday, July 14, 2014

Vegas Baby!!

Wow!! Just had a faBuLous time in LasVegas meeting talented, fun people and learning the ins and outs of TpT. So grateful for the opportunity and new friends. Xo

Thank you Natalie and Rachelle (What the Teacher Wants)
 for an amazing teacher Meet Up (and pictures;)
Krystal Plott (Good Enough Teacher) for being a darling roommate
 and travel partner... and
Paul Edelman for creating TpT and allowing so many teachers 
to create and share their talents with each other all over this world.

The summer continues... I'm  trading my Venetian Hotel suite in for a ...
campground in the beautiful Utah mountains with 27 adorable youth!!
Counting my blessings!!! xo
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Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July Sale

I am so grateful to be an American...
and thankful for the many heroes that keep this country safe!
Enjoy your 4th of July!!

adorable clipart by Nikki at Melonheadz

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Math Fact Fun!!

PIG Math just grew... with  fun practice pages!

I created these quick printables for partners to work on after they complete their morning work (Daily Math/Language).  The kids know where the dice are stored in the classroom... they can choose a partner that is working on the same math fact and practice away in a quiet place in the room. 

The pages correlate with the PIG MATH board I have enlarged and hang in my classroom.
Each student has a ID number (1-28... I'm 0;) and each student has a magnet with their ID number on it.  As they pass their Pig Math we move their magnet.
This provides a bit of privacy but information for partners (and me) at the same time.

You'll see the first PIG Page above is +1... it is the 2nd quiz on the pig row... so it has 2 pigs in the corner. The next sample is the chick... it is +7... the 2nd quiz on the chick row so it has 2 chicks.  I'm such a visual person and it helps the kids keep track of where they are.  We'll see how it goes!!!

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

50% off - Daily Deal - Day 8

Today's deal means my vacation is over!! BOO!
I hope you've had fun this past week in your own way and that you've been able to 
find a few Daily Deals that might help out in your classroom!

The final  daily deal is PIG MATH!!
Nothing stinky about this file... it is awesome!
The goal of PIG MATH is to help our students master their math facts!
They do and they LOVE the simple set up and challenge.

I've posted about PIG MATH here and here!

Next up... Las Vegas Baby!!!
TPT is having  their 1st Annual Conference.
I'm so excited to put cute faces to blogs and their writers!!

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

50% off Daily Deals - Day 7

Who doesn't love to learn with a bit of a snack!!
It is great fun to review math skills with a small treat to manipulate, add, subtract, graph and more.
Today's 50% off deal is on all of my FOOD MATH activities.
I'll posted a few below... but there are more, too !
I've posted about some here and here.

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