Sunday, November 25, 2018

TpT Cyber Sale!!!

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Everyone loves a sale!!!  Pop over to my TpT store to find everything on sale.  Be sure to use the promo code: CYBER18 when you check out.

Don't forget to watch for my new freebies at 
The site where everything is always FREE!

Back to school on Monday.  Just like you I'm not ready to give up my Thanksgiving vacation yet!  Maybe watching Christmas movies will ease my Sunday blah feeling.

Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Freebie - The Infamous Ratsos

Here is a freebie I created just for you! 

The Infamous Ratsos  live in the big city, where there is always something to do.  How do Louie and Ralphie occupy their time? You and your students will enjoy the kindness twist in the story!

Sharing a book with a close group of friends is a special time in my classroom. Students love the closeness of the small group and reading a book chosen just for them!

Included in the packet:
 -comprehension questions for each chapter
 -vocabulary word/s for most chapters (9 total vocabulary words)
 -answer key for chapter questions

The Infamous Ratsos is an AR level 3.5 book.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving vacation!


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Jigsaw Jones & a Freebie

Good Sunday Evening, Teacher Friends!

I just want to share a literature packet I put out this week.  Jigsaw Jones is a favorite character in my classroom.  I have to admit I enjoy reading the Jigsaw mysteries too.

Grab a copy of The Case of the Mummy Mystery at my TpT store.

I also have a freebie for you!  My kiddos needed more practice with 3- and 4-addend equations. So rather than assigning a worksheet, I created a scoot activity for the class.

An added bonus, one of my students who almost never finishes his math work on time was able to complete almost all the scoot cards!  Win for me and the student!

Enjoy your Halloween week!


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Freckle Juice

Happy Saturday, Friends!

Just a quick post to let you know about a new literature packet I put out this week.

Freckle Juice!  If you haven't read this oldie but goodie book, you must.  It is a great story about second grade life.  I can totally see this happening in second grade.

Hop over to my TpT store to get your copy of this literature packet today!

Until next time,

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Math Mountain - Ice Cream Cones

Happy Sunday, Friends!

Like many of you, I enjoyed the warm relaxing days of summer.  Sipping coffee instead of gulping cold coffee on the run, reading novels in the sunshine instead of correcting papers while trying to stay awake on the couch, playing with my grandchildren, ahhh remember summer!  Well, back to reality and the school groove.

Here in northeastern Wisconsin we have been blessed with beautiful weather and warm sunshine for the past week and a half.  I know our bad weather is coming, so enjoy it while it lasts.

I finished a math product and wanted to share it with you!  I hope you find it as helpful as I have for my math kiddos.

Math mountains are an important tool to show the total and two partners for addition problems.  When using a math mountain tool students look for partners/addends of a given number.
Math Mountain Ice Cream Cones will energize your guided math groups.  Students will assemble/arrange the scoops to make a math mountain arrangement.  The activity cards are open-ended and can be used in various ways.  

Students can play a go fish type game with the cards.  Student pairs can work together to make an array of math mountain ice cream cones. The scoops can be dealt out to play an old maid type game.

Two versions are in my TpT store - a free version with only numbers 0-10 and a full version with numbers 0-20.  The full version also includes ink saving blackline masters.

Thanks for visiting,

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Teachers Pay Teachers Sale

Happy summer days!!!  

Ahhh, sunshine, relaxation, spending time with my family!  Those are all the things that I've been doing instead of blogging.  This summer for some reason I needed to step away from all things work related.  It has been wonderful!  I'm sure that many of you have done the same thing.

Now that the school year is looming just around the corner, my brain is starting to engage in work related tasks.

Starting August 1 Teachers Pay Teachers is having a site wide sale.  Visit my store to grab great deals on all my products.  Be sure to use the code when you check out to get the biggest discounts.

Also, stop over at Classroom Freebies to check out tons of free resources.  This summer I've been putting many freebies on the site.  Additionally, I have also gathered many great resources for the upcoming school year. 

Enjoy your summer days!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Sunday 6

Hello, Teacher Friends!
Thank you, Mrs. Wheeler for hosting Sunday 6.
Worms - Our worm project has officially begun.  Even though we only have a short time left of school the students are digging the worm project!  It was an exciting day when the worms arrived.  Who knew the worms would arrive in a bag!  My husband and I will be babysitting these 2,000 little ones for the summer.  Next year the kiddos will be ready to begin the year with these little guys.

3 Million Words - I'm so proud of one of my students, Gabby.  She has read 3 million words this school year!  Whaaat - that is an outstanding number of words.  Gabby was awarded this medal for her efforts.

Newspaper Towers - This week the second graders completed a STEM challenge - build a tall tower out of newspaper tubes.  I was fortunate to have a sub on Monday who had time to roll lots of the tubes.  
STEM time is one of my favorite times in the classroom.  The ability to work with a partner is an important skill for everyone.  As I wander around the room during STEM challenges, I listen in on conversations.  I've found the successful partners take time to listen to each other and have the ability to take direction from each other.  We all know the partners who only want to do things their own and then check out when their partner does something in a different way.  Oh the joys of learning!

Newspaper House - Last week brought challenges in our classroom, with only 6 days left how does a teacher keep students engaged?  We started building a house out of newspapers!  Rather than recycle the newspaper tubes after our tower challenge, I asked students to help me build a house!  Many students have met their reading goals, their Lexia learning minutes, and completed all their work, rather than tell them to read another book or read with a buddy, they became part of my construction crew.  
As we worked, I talked to the construction crew about strength and using triangles to make the various walls stronger.  Once we had the walls at a fairly secure stage, we started adding paper bag walls.  The bags also helped with the strength of the walls.  Hopefully, our house will be finished on Tuesday so the students have a coupe days to enjoy the house before our last day on Friday.

Field trip Fun! -  Our field trip to the lake was so much fun!  Each year our second grade class uses the facilities at Lake Lundgren Bible Camp.  It is so relaxing, I know some field trips are stress filled with trying to keep everyone corralled and accounted for, we have worked at getting the trip to be just as enjoyable for the staff as the students.
This year one of our speakers was able to attend, so in a pinch a retired middle school science teacher (dad to my co-worker) visited with the kids.  The students went on a scavenger hunt in the area around the lake.  This student really took her time to find all the items and make them just the right size for her egg carton.

Enjoy the short week!  Only 4 days of school left for me!