Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sharing Sunday: Resources for February 2016!

Hey there!

I'm finally back in business to share a fantastic set of resources with you this month! There are LOTS of freebies, some recommended reads, and a few product highlights as well.

If you already own my Groundhog Day unit, go download the newly refreshed version right now! There are several new pages, including a rhyming game that connects with the poem the unit is centered around. Make sure to check out Michelle's compound word freebie as well!
If you want to pump up your students' background knowledge for Groundhog Day, I found 3 awesome and short videos you can use NOW in your classroom!

Finally, 2 more freebies - one you can use NOW for Groundhog Day and one you can save for President's Day to review parts of speech!

I'm also showing off my best-selling writer's workshop unit that is perfect for the last few weeks of winter. And I'm highlighting the newly updated Apply the Adjective: February Edition! There are now 30 noun cards and 6 differentiated practice pages you can use immediately in your classroom.

CLICK HERE or on any of the pictures above to grab the jam-packed PDF of this resource collection!

I know my Peachie friends have collected more amazing resources for us to use this month.I'm off to check them out... Won't you join me?  :)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

25 Days of Giveaways - My Turn!

Hey y'all!!

My Sparkies and I have been working hard to give you 25 Days of Giveaways, and today it's my turn!

I'm giving away one of my FAVORITE things - $10 to Dunkin' Donuts! If you're headed back to school on Monday, you're definitely going to need a pick-me-up, and if you're already off like me why not use it to treat yourself while you're out shopping??

Hop on over to enter --- you only have 24 hours!

See you there!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Uncommonly Awesome Gifts for Co-Workers

How many of you are still shopping for Christmas presents like me? I refuse to stress out over Christmas this year. I am going to do as much shopping as possible from the comfort of my couch. :)

So when the folks at Uncommon Goods contacted me about a sponsored post, I was really excited. When I started to click around on their site I realized I had shopped with them last year --- and the year before that, too!

One of the things I love about Uncommon Goods is that they are dedicated to selling products that are do not cause harm to people or animals. They ask their suppliers to be socially and environmentally responsible, and they make sure to do the same thing themselves. 

Let me show you some of my *favorite* things I found while I was shopping for this year's gifts!

As much as I used to enjoy being crafty and baking for others at the holidays, I just don't have time this year. Not even a little bit. Maybe next year when my little man is a little bigger. So this year I've been on the hunt for some gifts I can give to my teammates at work that don't break the bank. Here are a few of my favorites from Uncommon Good's Co-Workers Collection...

I love the set of Pop Top glasses. Split them up as individual gifts by filling them with candy and  a matching flair pen. Best of all - they're on SALE! The staple-free staplers and iPhone Charger Sticker sets would also be easy-to-split purchases that would make fun and unique gifts for your teammates.

Also, Percy the Pencil Porcupine?? I die.Can you imagine this in your classroom?? I used to buy a "class gift" and if I was still in the classroom, this would definitely be this year's winner. ;-) 

Last year, I found the perfect stocking stuffer for my husband AND my brother-in-law.

My husband keeps ticket stubs from just about every event that he's ever been to. When we met, he put them all in a shoe box. Every. Single. One. When I saw the ticket stub diary, I knew it was perfect for him! Friends, it kept him busy for HOURS one night while he organized them chronologically. Do you know how many episodes of Gilmore Girls I watched in peace??? You're welcome. ;-)

This year, I'm thinking about a Solar Powered Phone Charger and a Hobo Roll Stuff Sack for his hiking adventures. However, he just pointed out the razor sharpener and a wooden beer caddy... perfect for BYOB parties!

They also have their inventory organized by gifts for the family if you're still looking for someone!

Here are a few more finds I discovered for my littlest man, my sisters, and maybe even ME!

My little guy has a sock monkey nursery, so when I saw the sock monkey blanket I may or may not have *squealed*! He's also a big fan of learning to hold a crayon these days, and the Playon Crayons are perfect for his little fingers! Also pictured: chalkboard placemats, construction plate set, and shapes tablet game.

Do you SEE the family cameo portrait?? That would make SUCH a good grandparent gift! It makes me want one for my house too --- those are PRECIOUS!

For my sisters, I'm loving the upcycled sari jewelry roll. I really like that each one is unique so that we can tell them all apart.

I'm definitely getting a set of those baby milestone cards --- only for my sister it'll have to be the TWINS set. How cool are those?? No more sticker fights with the baby!!

Now get your shop on! I'm ready to click "checkout" on those baby milestone cards and a few other goodies as well!!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Christmas Task Card FREEBIE! NEW!

People, it is Sunday.

My pile is WAAAAY too high, but I have an amazing husband who has entertained our baby, done laundry, and kept me sane so that I could bring you a brand new freebie.

There are twelve task cards covering addition and subtraction with 2 and 3 digit numbers. I've also added a recording sheet you can use. Put them on a ring at a math center, or if your kids are like mine, spread them out around the room and hallway and LET THEM MOVE. ;-) All the sugar bugs in the world are in your classroom right now, am I right? I swear they are all eating gingerbread men for breakfast.

You could also put out 4 different cards each day for 3 days. Break up the work, but they still get extra practice and you can collect it for a grade if you need to!

Hope this is a fun new freebie that's helpful for you. Click on any of the pictures above to grab it from TpT. Leave some love for me in the feedback!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sharing Sunday: December FREEBIES and More!

Hey there!

The bloggers of The Primary Peach are back again for Sharing Sunday! There are SO MANY goodies collected in each post. Make sure you check them all out! 

My collection of literacy resources this month will be perfect for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade friends.To find out how to grab any of the freebies and products in the pictures below, just click on any of the pictures.

I love freebies that work well as a whole group lesson and small group practice - and both of the freebies listed above can do that! I also highlighted a new game I released last week. My RtI sight word kiddos are LOVING it!
There are also a couple of comprehension freebies I found. I really love Jessica's Christmas Comprehension pack. You'll be able to use it all month long. Her post on unwrapping a book each day is also really brilliant! Click on the picture to check it out!
This gingerbread resource pack is FULL of content you can use for a week or more! Reading fluency, comprehension, book lists, grammar centers --- it's all there!
I start moving into adjectives and verb tenses in December. I also make sure to review nouns and action verbs so that when we come back from Christmas break the kids haven't "lost" as much! :)
 Writing is one of my favorite things to teach in December. There are SO MANY fun freebies out there. These are a few of my favorites!

December is also a great time to promote kindness! Teaching Maddeness and Everyone DeServes to Learn also have great blog posts and freebies on bringing your classroom elf into the mix! And of course, Rachel Lynette's "Would You Rather?" questions are my favorite part of morning meeting!

I hope you've come away with some great ideas for next month! Make sure to visit The Primary Peach and check out what my other friends have for you!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

7 Apps That Save My Mama Sanity!

Hey Mamas!

Today I am blogging about life as a mama over at See Mama Teach. Life with this little toot is so much fun! 

I have 7 apps for you that make our life together a little easier and little happier. If you're interested, click any of the pictures in this post to travel over and join us! 

See you there!

See Mama Teacher

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sharing Sunday: Planning for November!

Hey peeps!

I can't believe it's almost November! Why do I already feel behind on Christmas shopping??!! :)

I'm getting together today with my Primary Peach friends to help you plan for the month ahead. Our posts are packed with FREEBIES, tips, and teaching ideas for November! We call it Sharing Sunday and I hope you'll join us!

My collection of teaching ideas is great for 2nd and 3rd grade teacher friends. If that doesn't fit you, check out some of the links below --- I know that there will be something for everyone today! To find out how to grab any of the freebies and products in the pictures below, just click on any of the pictures.

I love to read seasonal books with my kiddos. My year-to-year favorites include The Ugly Pumpkin (early November), The Candy Corn Contest (late October through November), A Turkey for Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving Is... (nonfiction!). There are also several freebies here perfect for Reader's Workshop!

I spend a good week working through the activities in The Ugly Pumpkin. If you're looking for a fun read-aloud for the first week in November, make sure you check it out! There's even a fun writing craftivity included!

Got verbs?? I combed through Thanksgiving resources on TpT and found these two gems! They are PERFECT for introducing and assessing your kiddos' verb knowledge. I'm also including a link to my newly updated Apply the Adjective game! Your kids will LOVE playing and you will love the adjectives and descriptive phrases you start to see pop up in their writing!

Just a few fun freebies to close out this party. :) I LOVE Rachel Lynette's Would You Rather questions for my morning meeting --- and my kids do too!! There's also a gratitude journal I gave to my kids at the end of each week. It was a fun in class quick write (or time filler??) and I loved it so much I brought it back at least once a month. Their responses could be funny, sweet, or sad --- but I loved the feedback they gave me and the "peek" I got into their lives at home.

I hope you've come away with some great ideas for next month! Make sure to visit The Primary Peach and check out what my other friends have for you!


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