Wednesday, February 29, 2012

BIG SALE TODAY ONLY!!

Today's the day!!  Hop on over to TpT and check out all of the sales.  Don't forget the enter the coupon code to get an additional 10% off.  Happy Leap Day!
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dr. Seuss Freebie

I hope everyone is enjoying their week.  I have a great freebie for you today!  It is a smartboard attendance file.  It has some super-cute graphics!!  I hope you enjoy it!!











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Monday, February 27, 2012

Dr. Seuss Dress Up?

Are you having a dress up day on Friday?  Our school is dressing up as your favorite storybook character.  Last year I dressed up as The Cat in the Hat.  I had a momentary memory loss about a student's fear of costumes.  When she walked into my classroom, she dropped everything she was carrying and tried to run out of the room.  I immediately began taking the costume off to help her calm down.  (Yes, I was wearing jeans and a tee underneath!)  She finally calmed down after I was in my regular clothes.  Since I have my students until they move to the middle school or "graduate" to resource, I have the same students for several years.  I decided that I didn't want to terrify her again, so I made Dr. Seuss tees for both of my daughters and myself.  We will be wearing these on dress-up day instead of costumes.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Leap Day Sale


Happy Leap Day!  To celebrate, TpT is hosting a sale!  It is for one day only!!  If you use the coupon code L2P9Y, you will receive 10% off of your total purchase.  I will have everything in my store on sale on 2/29/12 for an additional 20% off which will give you a total of 28% savings!!  Stop by TpT and fill up your wish list/shopping cart now so you can checkout even quicker when the big sale begins Feb. 29!!  Many teachers will also have their sores on sale for an additional amount.  Happy Leap Day!
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pin Me!

If you find an idea you like on my blog you have my permission to Pin It. Read more about the terms of use for pinning and Pinterest {HERE}. Happy Pinning from my blog to YOU!

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Happy TpT Birthday!

I can't believe that I have been with TpT for a year already!  I am so glad that I found TpT.  I have learned so much from all of the amazing teachers who share not only their resources, but their knowledge and support.  In honor of my TpT birthday, I am having a sale on all of my Dr. Seuss related products!  Check back throughout the week because I will be posting several freebies for you to use in your classroom with your students to celebrate Read Across America.
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dr. Seuss Day and Workstations

I think most teachers just love Dr. Seuss and all of his wonderful books. I recently stumbled across a new blog (The 3am Teacher) that I already love and has made my life so much easier.  She has so many wonderful freebies and amazing graphics.  Her graphics are so wonderful I had to buy them FULL PRICE!!  (I never pay full price for anything!!)  My husband gives me a hard time, because I am such a sales stalker!  Anyway, I used her amazing graphics to create my new March Themed Workstations.  I created a bundle and I also have them each listed separately.  I hope you will check out both!!
(I did use a few graphics from scrappindoodles.com and http://amandacreation.com/  and https://www.thistlegirldesigns.com/shop/ as well.)


Now a freebie for you! Monster pointers you can make using craft sticks.   Click HERE!! 

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Flower Parts Collage

We started a new unit on plants in science this week.  We began by learning the different parts of a flower. We created ripped paper collages of flowers and labeled the parts.  The kids enjoyed it and it was a great fine motor activity as well!



This is only 1 of the activities in my newest unit.   It contains:
5 mini books
graphic organizers
4 science experiments with journal pages for each
1 poetry lesson
2 workstation activities
2 art lessons

Here's the Table of Contents:
pg. 4-8  Plants mini book
pg. 9-12 Parts of a Flower
pg. 13-14 Graphic organizers
pg. 15-18 Trees mini book
pg. 19-20 Graphic Organizers
pg. 21-24 Plants We Eat mini book
pg. 25 Graphic Organizer
pg. 26-29 Fruits and Vegetables mini book
pg. 30-32 Graphic Organizers
pg. 33-34 Cinquain Poetry Mini lesson
pg. 35-37 Fruit and Vegetable Sort
pg. 38-39 Experiment 1
pg. 40-43 Experiment 2
pg. 44-45 Experiment 3
pg. 46-48 Experiment 4
pg. 49-53 Art activity
pg. 54-57 What's the Buzz Syllable Sort Workstation

Hop over to TpT if you are interested!  It will be free until Sunday afternoon so download quickly!  I would appreciate any feedback on the unit!
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Fraction Paintings

We are still working on fractions.  As a fun "test" the students painted a fraction flower arrangement.  First, each student rolled a die to determine what their denominator was.  They sketched out a vase and drew the correct number of flowers in the vase.  They rolled the die again until they rolled a smaller number than their denominator.  That number became their numerator.  They painted that number of flowers any color they chose.  Then they painted the remainder of their flowers and added details to their vase.  They titled their painting using a fraction of a color.





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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Yipee!

Have you visited the newest site created by Charity Preston?  It is AMAZING!!  Classroom Freebies Too is dedicated to providing teachers a wide variety of quality freebies in all subject areas.  Hop over and check it all!  We all LOVE freebies!!


Classroom Freebies Too

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