Sunday, January 18, 2015

Five for Friday...on a Sunday :)

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for a little Five for Friday  Sunday fun!

Can't believe we celebrated the 100th day of school on Friday! Some of the highlights were making our annual 100th day snack, building in small groups using only 100 legos, making words with the letters in one hundred, and of course our 100 year old portraits! I also found the cutest cookie tags over at First Grade Fancy's blog here. They made the sweetest ending to a wonderful day!! 
Click here to download the 100th day making words activity! 

We also learned about verbs this week.. 
I just loved how our verb flip books turned out! 
We watched a Brainpop Jr. on verbs....
and enjoyed these verb songs on YouTube!!

Our January Scoot games have also been a big hit this week! With the rain and freezing temps, scootin' around while we practice math and literacy skills has kept us from going crazy! 
We are also loving our no-prep January printables for morning work! They make the perfect morning work activities! 

I'm so excited to have an extra day home with my babies tomorrow! I hope you are off, too!!
Happy MLK day!! 


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Five for Friday....on a Saturday! {

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for a little Five for Friday fun!

It got very cold in Georgia this week!
Thank you, Jesus, for GoNoodle! 

 In less than a couple of weeks, I will be at THE RON CLARK ACADEMY!!! 

 After having a two week break, I was SUPER proud at how hard my students worked during the Daily 5!! Isn't the growth that takes place between August and January AMAZING to witness?? My kiddos are becoming such wonderful, independent learners!! 
Look who turned 4 months old on Wednesday!! Time needs to slow down right NOW! 
Love my sweet, fast growing Ella!! 

I posted my newest packet this week! It's a set of January/winter themed Scoot games to get your students up and moving while working on important skills! Click here to check it out!

 Hope you have a great weekend!! 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cheers to a NEW YEAR!!!

Wow, 2014! You were an amazing year. So much to be thankful for as I reflect on all the highlights... my precious daughter Ella was born, Parker turned 5 and absolutely loves kindergarten, my husband got a new job that he enjoys, my maternity leave was stress-free, my first graders this year are the sweetest bunch of kids, and much, much more! 

I'm excited for what 2015 has in store! Looking forward to getting fit and healthy{starting Weight Watchers tomorrow}, staying organized {this is a goal EVERY year}, spending lots of time with friends and family, blogging and creating, and keeping a "blessed not stressed" attitude at home/school.  

To kick off the new year, I'm having a sale in my TpT shop! Grab what you need in 2015 for 20% off today through Friday! Even my already discounted bundled resources are on sale. Just click on the button below to head to my store! 

Cheers to a new year FULL of health and happiness! Bring it 2015!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Freebie Math Activities for the Holidays!

It's been a busy few weeks! After being out on maternity leave for 3 months, I returned back to my sweet class. Not going to was HARD leaving my baby girl, but it's getting easier every day. I've loved getting to see my students, catch up on their progress, and TEACH! I really missed it. Yes, sometimes being in the classroom is just pure craziness, but mostly I love the challenge and excitement of teaching little ones and being a part of public education. 
With the holiday buzz that is currently taking over my classroom, I have been trying to incorporate movement as much as possible into my lesson plans. Since we are learning about solving addition and subtraction equations, I made a couple of holiday themed Scoot games to use during math workshop. My students loved them! They were fun, but also a great formative assessment to see how everyone was doing with addition/subtraction facts, mental math, and applying strategies. 
Click here to download your free copy of Santa Scoot!

Click here to download your free copy of Gingerbread Scoot! 
The Dollar Tree is one of my favorite places to shop this time of year! Last week, I found these adorable Santa and Snowmen candy holders that I turned into dice shakers. They made the cutest addition and subtraction math stations! Maybe your Dollar Tree has them, too! If so, you can download the recording sheet I used to go with them here

Hope you enjoy these activities! 
Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Spelling Practice in a Snap & Cyber Monday SALE!

My students were getting bored using the same activities to practice their spelling words, so I decided to spice them up a bit during my maternity leave. I just finished and posted my Spelling Practice in a Snap packet... just in time to return to my classroom on Tuesday:) It includes 20 print and go activities that are sure to keep students engaged and excited while working with words all year long! 
Here's a little sneak peek of the packet....
 You can grab it for 28% off tomorrow and Tuesday during the Cyber Sale! My entire store will be on sale, too! Make sure to use the coupon code TPTCYBER when you are checking out! 
Happy Shopping!!!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Five for Friday

Happy Friday!! 
I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for a little Five for Friday fun!

My November Ready, Set, Print packet is on sale for the next 24 hours or so! It's full of fun no-prep activities to get you through the rest of this month! They're great to use for morning work, homework, sub plans, centers, small groups, etc. You can check them out here!

I just posted my December Ready, Set, Print packet! It's on sale, too:) You can check it out here!
 Excited that this packet completes the bundle!! Yippee!
 I'm giving away this bundle to 3 lucky people on my Facebook page this weekend. Make sure to follow/like my page! 
Baby Ella turned 2 months old today! I can't believe it. 
Time needs to slow down. 
Ella and I visited my sweet first graders yesterday. It was their first time getting to see Ella face to face. It melted my heart seeing how excited they got when they saw her. I just love them! 
With only 3 weeks of my maternity leave left, I'm doing a lot of this right now. 
Snuggles and naps make everything better!

Hope you have a blessed weekend!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Meet Ella

Hey Friends! Crazy that the last time I posted here was on Ella's due date! I remember hoping that Currently post would somehow magically induce labor. It didn't. She stayed put until her grand entrance into the world on September 7th at 12:55 am. We're so in love with our sweet baby girl and excited for y'all to finally get a proper introduction!
So Blessed.
As many of you know, mommyhood with a new baby is very, very  busy. If you don't see me posting much, please know that I'm most likely snuggling/playing with my two babies, changing diapers, nursing, taking a much needed nap, etc. and that I WILL be back when things settle down a bit. For now, I just want to savor these precious moments..even the dirty diapers, 3am feedings, sibling rivalry, spit up ones. Life just goes by too fast, you know?!?  

With that said, I wouldn't be telling the truth if I said that I didn't miss being in the classroom. What can I say?? Teaching is just in my blood. To get my teacher fix while on maternity leave, I plan to create a few new things to add to my TpT shop that I'm excited about! More on that later...Baby Ella is calling for her mama:) Before I go, I want to thank y'all so much for all of your love and support!! You're the best!!