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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Meet Up - 3 Random Things!

I am linking up with The Teaching Tribune for Monday Meet Me.

Here are 3 random things about me:

Click on the picture below to read about random things about some of your favorite bloggers or maybe find some new faves!

I know there are a few of you who visit regularly.  I'd love it if you left a comment telling me something random about you!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Let's Have a Scavenger Hunt!

The last two weeks we played games on Facebook, this time we thought we would play on our blogs.
It’s time for more Fun and Games and this one has a prize attached to it!
This week’s game is a Scavenger Hunt! 
In order to play, find the picture below somewhere in another post on my blog.  After you find the picture, record the title of the blog post and enter it in the Rafflecopter at
This is the picture that you’re looking for:

One lucky person will win a $20 TPT gift card.
You can earn extra entries for pinning this post.  Copy your pin and enter it into the Rafflecopter.
Be sure to visit all of our blogs for the most chances to win!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Two for Tuesday!

It's time for Tuesday Tuesday!

For today only I am offering two of my TPT products for 50% off.  You can pick up my Insect Literacy Centers for half price HERE.

and my 100 chart puzzle activities HERE.

There is a HUGE list of other TPT sellers who have some Two for Tuesday deals today as well.  Click on the picture below to find some deals.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Two for Tuesday!

It's Two for Tuesday time!

I have set two of my products at 50% off for today only.

My How-to Writing unit (you can find it HERE)

and Bubbles Literacy Stations (you can find them HERE)

You can pick them up for 50% off but only for today :)

Are you looking for more deals? Head on over to The Teaching Tribune to see who else has linked up with two daily deals!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday Meet Me ... some things you might not know :)

I've linked up with my friends at The Teaching Tribune and am excited to learn a little more about my friends.  If you have a blog we'd love for you to link up too and let me know you did so I can learn about you too!

So, here's a little about me!

I teach - First Grade - it is my absolute favorite and am amazed at how much my firsties grow and change each year!
I have - Two amazing, wonderful teenagers!  My oldest just turned 19 and my youngest is 14.  They are turning into such independent young adults and I am so proud of them.
I watch - I have a few shows that I watch faithfully.  My PVR fills up through the busy school week and then I enjoy them on the weekend.  I was sooooo disappointed to hear that next season will be Parenthood's last.  I feel as if I know the Bravermans personally.
I listen - I bought my daughter and I tickets to see One Direction in August so I am really making an effort to listen to and learn their songs.  Now she tells me that the opening act is great too so now I need to find out who 4 Seconds of Summer are ?!?!  (I'm going for the best mom ever award!)
I read - We all have educational books we are reading, but when I just want to escape from the real world I read anything Nicholas Sparks and Debbie Macomber.  I was so excited to find Cedar Cove last summer and am anxiously awaiting season 2 in July :)
I do - obviously with 2 teenagers (one being a girl!) I do ENDLESS laundry.  I'm sure I wash clothes that haven't even been worn since they were washed the last time!  AND, did you know that I love to do cross-stitch?  It is such a relaxing past time.  Here are a couple of my recent projects :)

and one that took me two years :)
For those who are not familiar with cross stitch I start with a blank linen and follow a pattern (these ones are Paula Vaughn) and make teeny tiny little Xs like this.

Be sure to head on over to The Teaching Tribune to link up and/or find out more about your teacher friends.

Have wonderful Monday!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

I've missed you :)

I know you'll understand why I've been MIA for a few weeks.  I've had one teenager writing exams, graduating (sigh!) and starting a new job and another who I needed to get ready for a five-day grade eight field trip and I am on the committee organizing her middle school farewell dance not to mention school report cards and everything that goes along with them - LOL

Anyway, I'm BACK and promise I have lots of ideas that I will be sharing with you soon!

In the meantime, did you know that I am on Facebook?

If not, you might want to check out my page soon because tomorrow I am having some giveaway fun!

You can find my page HERE.

I have ten more school days left this year.  When is (was) your last day?