Friday, March 16, 2018

I Spy Digraphs

Happy St. Patrick's Eve!  As much fun as we had with our leprechaun door this week in grade one I am secretly happy that St. Patrick's Day falls on a Saturday this year!  

Yesterday, I posted a new I Spy learning pack in my store and I must say that it's my favorite one yet!!!  I Spy Digraphs!! When Whimsy Clips came out with Donut Shop clip art I was instantly in love and new that it was just the clip art I was waiting for!!

Add a magnifying glass and this literacy station is ready to go!  I have included both color and black and white options because if you're like me ... colored ink at school is not an option and I use an abundance at home!

I added this to my I Spy Bundle so if you own it .. you can re-download it and pick up this pack for free!  It now contains 20 I Spy activities!  

You can find I Spy Digraphs HERE in my TPT store.  

As always, I'd love to give away a few copies of my newest pack.  The first 3 people who comment on this post will receive a copy.  Don't forget your email!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Spelling activities for any word list - no prep!

Hi all!
Happy March!  Here on the east coast we are anxiously awaiting spring!  The snow just keeps on coming!

The upside of snowdays is that I usually spend some time puttering on my computer.  I just compiled some of my word work activities into a new learning pack and posted it to my store.

These activities can be used with any word list - spelling, words walls, word families ... choice is yours!
There are 16 activities included: 
Watermelon Words
Show Me 4!
What's the Number?
Bubble Words
Secret Code
What's it Worth?
Word Tic-Tac-Toe
Graffiti Wall
Newspaper Hunt
Ghost Words
Opposite Hand
Word Cloud
Playdough Words
Word Maze
Box it Up!
Lightning Words

I use and like them all but my faves are probably the Graffiti Wall, Box it Up! and the Word Maze... students stay engaged for sooooo long!!!!  Each one is ready to print in black and white and includes both a color and black and white student instruction 'I can' page.

You can find it HERE - take a peek at the preview for a closer look!

I have posted this in my TPT store for a discount until midnight. I will also give away 3 copies to the first 3 people who comment on this post.  Please remember to include your email!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Valentine`s Day Subtraction

Who else is loving the Olympics???  My only wish is that the time zone in PyeongChang was a little closer to mine!!

This week coming up is going to be super busy!  We have Valentine's Day, Olympic activities and because of the crazy weather this year and school cancellations we also have 100th Day!  Ahhhh ... overwhelming!!!

I needed one more math activity to add to my math work stations this week so I created this subtraction from 12 game.  I have yet to decide if I will use dice or a spinner so added both in my pack.
As you can see I have included 'I can' student instruction cards to build independence and provided a black and white option.  You can find this pack HERE in my TPT store.

As always, I'd love to give a few copies away ... so, the first 3 people who comment on this post will get a copy!  Don't forget your email!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

February Freebie and a HUGE Update!

Happy February!!
I'm not sure about you, but I am soooo over winter!! I think it's snowed everyday for the past 3 weeks! Friday, they sent us home early which was a crazy time to get ahold of all afterschool caregivers by phone before students were put on busses.  CRAZY!!!!!!!

One good thing about the weather is that I feel a little housebound which means ... product updates and creations!!

First up  ... a little freebie that you'll find in my store.  A little subitizing review for some and much needed practice for others ... perfect for early finishers.  You'll find it HERE.
Next up ... this week I was planning some Corduroy activities for my class and realized that this learning pack needed an update .... so I recreated, from start to finish!!!!!
This book by Don Freeman is a classic, must have for every classroom!!!
You can find this HERE in my TPT store and remember, if you purchased it previously you can download the update for free!
Have a wonderful week!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Winter Olympics Dice Activities

Happy New Year!! I hope that you all had a FANTASTIC, RELAXING and AMAZING winter break! In our occupation is much needed!!

Just a quick note to let you know that I have posted an Olympic math resource in my TPT store.

There are 12 just print and go dice activities that will be perfect to use during the Winter Olympics (or any other time).

I have also added this to my Dice Activities Bundle which now includes 14 learning packs!  So, if you own the bundle head on over to TPT to download your update!

You can find my Winter Games Edition HERE in my TPT store.  As a thank you for visiting my blog (even though I have been slack at posting!) I will send a copy to the first 3 people who comment on this post - don't forget your email!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Win a TPT gift card (just in time for a sale!)

I hope you're all enjoying your weekend!  I know that I sure am!  I am spending a little time prepping lesson plans but mostly just spending time with family.

A few of the learning packs I am getting ready for the next few weeks include:


Can you tell that I LOVE Christmas??

Back to business ... TPT is having a Cyber Sale on Monday and Tuesday.  My entire store will be 20% off and with the code CYBER17 you'll get even further savings!

Download for your TpT Store Page Leaderboard - 720 × 90

Now, I;m sure your shopping cart looks like mine ... overflowing with goodies!  I'd like to help you with your shopping so enter below for your chance to win a $10 TPT gift card.  No hoops to jump through just enter!  I will choose a winner on Monday evening.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Rudolph Place Value

Hello!!!!!!!!!  I hope the fall is treating all of you well.  I might be on of the few, but I enjoy these dark, cozy evening sitting by the fire and puttering on my computer.

Just posted to my store an new Mystery Picture in time for your holiday planning.

Just like the others students are given the number of tens and ones and need to solve then find and color the number in the hundreds chart.   My students love when I print the 2 pages on one large 11 by 17 paper - they think they're working on a poster! LOL  You can find it HERE at my TPT store.

I have added this to my growing Mystery Picture Bundle.  So, if you won the bundle you already own this new picture and can download the update for free!

The bundle now has 31 pictures! Wowzers!!! You can find the bundle HERE at my TPT store.

I know many of you own the bundle, and you can get your copy for free, but if you don't and would like a copy of the Rudolph Mystery Picture I will send a copy to the first 3 people who comment on this post - don't forget your email!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Halloween Adding 10 and a freebie

Please read to the end for the freebie :)

Hello!!  I'm not sure about you, but I am AMAZED that we are only 8 days from Halloween! 

In time for your planning I have added an Adding 10 Halloween themed math station to my store.

This math work station game focuses on the skill of adding ten. Students roll a dice, add ten and then cover the number.

I have included an "I can..." student instruction card to build student independence. To help a couple of my students who need the extra support I have added included a page with a pumpkin ten frame. I will encourage them to say the number on the dice then use the ten frame to count on to get to their number.

I have also added a Roll, Add 10 and Color activity complete with an I Can... card.

Since I struggle with never have enough colored ink, both color and black and white versions are included.  You can read more about this HERE.

I've also been working on greater than, less than and equal so here's a little freebie for you.  You can download a copy by clicking on the picture below.

This can be easily differentiated by using different sided dice or rolling more than one.  There is also an 'I can" card included.  I use the student 'I can" card in a math station but this week I am using this as a whole class activity and will put the instructions on the Smartboard so everyone can see it.

As always, I'll send a copy of my newest learning pack to the first 3 people who comment on this post. :)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Happy October!

Hi all!
Well we've done it! We have survived back to school!  My class has settled into routines and expectations allowing me to have a little energy when I get home!  That should give me some 'get up and go' to finish up some products I've been working on. 

First up ... a freebie to apologize for my absence!

This Halloween writing freebie includes a writing brainstorm web, a choice of two writing line styles, a self-check rubric and a word list with pictures.
You can find this HERE at my TPT store.  All I ask in return, if you download it and like what you see please leave me feedback in my store - it's your feedback that encourages me to create!

I'll be back in a few days!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Reading Strategies

Like many of you, I've used Animal Reading Strategies in my classroom.  I needed half page posters to hang in my classroom ... wall space is limited and I REALLY wanted to use these adorable graphics from The Pink Cat Studio so made some for myself.  I was so thrilled with how they turned out that I created even smaller ones to have on hand on my guided reading table.  I may put them on a ring ... I've yet to decide.

Anyhow ... since I had them made, I thought I'd offer them to you as a free download.  You can find them HERE in my TPT store.