Tuesday, October 30, 2012

You've Got Cooties!

Hello, dear friends!

Just kidding...you don't have cooties!

My kids LOVE playing with those cootie catcher/fortune teller things, so I made one to help us review the place value unit I taught a few weeks ago.  If my students finish their independent math center early, they usually get flash cards. I thought, I should make one of those cootie catcher things for early finishers. They'd love that.  SO...I did!  Click the picture below to purchase the Place Value Cootie Catcher.  I'd love to make some more of these, if anyone is interested.  The first person to comment and let me know if you'd like me to make one for another topic gets a copy of the Place Value Cootie Catcher for free. I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL day! :-)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Why, Yes! Teaching Landforms Can Be Fun! :-)

Happy Friday, friends!

I've had such a fun week with my kiddos teaching landforms.  We made a landform book.  They had to use their social studies book to find the definitions, draw a picture, and then create the landform with playdough.  I didn't even think to get my camera out!  My kiddos love when we use playdough.  We are going to continue reviewing landforms next week by playing lots and lots of games.  YAY for games!  I added my landform packet to my TPT store. 

The packet includes:
Landform Posters
Landform Concentration/Matching Game
Landform I Have...Who Has
Landform Scoot
My Landform Booklet (students will create)
Landform Cootie Catcher/Fortune Teller
All games and activties come with a cover page and a direction sheet.
**Please download the preview to see all of the games and activites included.**

Click on the picture below to go to my TPT store.

AND...Since Halloween is right around the corner, I've decided to have a FLASH sale on my two Halloween themed packets.  They will be 50% off.  Click on the packet below to get these fun packets half off! 


Have a wonderful weekend, friends! The first two people to comment will get my Landform Fun packet for free :-)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Freebie: Halloween Bingo

Hello, dear friends!

I plan literacy centers for my teammates and wanted to do something fun for one of our "choice" centers.  So, I made a Halloween Bingo game and I am giving it to all of my amazing followers for FREE! :-)  I truly appreciate all of yall's support.  I have the best followers!  Click on the picture to dowload this free Bingo game from my TPT store. 

Don't forget that, I am also having a sale this weekend.  Everything in my store is 15% off this weekend.

Friday, October 19, 2012

I've joined Facebook land!

Hi, friends!

I hope everyone's had a great week. I've been working on 2 election packets.  One is the Presidential Election and the other one is going to be a Clemson vs Carolina election packet. Such a big rivalry in my state. We've already had the "which team is better" arguments in my class (Clemson of course!!!) know my kiddos will have a blast voting for the best team..  I'll post my rivalry packet as soon as possible.   My good friend, Ginger from Ginger Snaps: Treats for Teachers, is working on some football clipart.  I'm so excited to see what she comes up with.  She's such an amazing teacher.  If you're not following her blog, you should be! I finally finished the Presidential Election Packet. 

The packet includes:
The President: Is, Has, Can
What makes a good president?
2 kid friendly versions of short biographies of both candidates
Bubble Maps for both candidates
Double Bubble Map to compare both candidates
3 Making Words Activities (words included are Republican, Democrat, and Presidential Election)
4 Writing Prompts- If I Were President I Would (version with picture and lines, version with just lines), Barack Obama Should be President Because... (version with picture and lines, version with just lines), Mitt Romney Should be President Because... (version with picture and lines, version with just picture), I'm glad I live in the United States
Ballots (one full page, one page with just ballots-4 to a page)
Vote "Buttons"
I Voted "Buttons"
Blacklines to decorate ballot box
                                           Click the picture below to go take a look at my Election Packet!

 Other news, I decided to have my blog join Facebook. I'd love for you to come "like" my page. To celebrate my blog entering Facebook land, I'm throwing my first sale this weekend. It will run from Friday the 19th to Monday the 22nd. ALL of my TPT items will be 15% off including my Election Packet. WOOHOO!! Click on the picture to go to my TPT store. 

I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!

Monday, October 15, 2012

OOPS! and a New Blog

Hi, friends!

I hope everyone had a wonderful MONDAY!  It definitely felt like a Monday.  My munchkin' had to go get a check up today and he had to have his iron checked.  I hate when they make him cry.  I cry every time.  :-(  He was pitiful!! Since he's busy napping from his rough visit at the doctor's office, I thought I'd share what I've been up to.  I had a couple of request to make an OOPS game for other grade levels.  I made one for popcorn words (words that keep "popping up" when the kiddos read) and one with 1st grade word wall words.    My kiddos have been playing OOPS as one of their choice centers in my literacy stations.  They love it. I can hear them saying "OOPS and then "AW MAN" and "Not Again".  I love listening to them interact with each other when they are playing games.  Such fun!  Click on the picture below to go to my TPT store. 

Also, I have teamed up with some AWESOME bloggers on a collaborator blog called Tips for Top Teachers: A Smorgasboard of Teaching Resources.  You need to go check it out.  Such a talented group of teachers.  Imagine all the fun and creative ideas you'lll get from just one blog!  Click the button below to go check it out!  I just posted a main idea freebie! 

Tips for Top Teachers: A Smorgasboard of Teaching Resources 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Place Value Review and a Freebie

Hello, friends!

I've been super busy this weekend working on review games for my class next week.  We are taking our place value test on Wednesday.  I created a Place Value 'I Have...Who Has' game to review.  My kiddos LOVE games and so do I.  We haven't played 'I Have...Who Has' yet in my room, so I'm excited to see how they do.  My students last year loved to race to see if they could beat their time. I hope your students enjoy the game. Let me know how your students use 'I Have...Who Has' in your classroom.  I'd love to hear from yall! Click on the picture to go to my TPT store.

Now, a freebie! :-)  With Halloween just around the corner, I made a set of Halloween words for my kiddos to put in the writing journals and I wanted to share it with all of my fantastic followers. I can't wait to see what stories they come up with.  Halloween always brings out such creativity in my writers.  Click on the picture to download your free copy. 

I hope that everyone has a WONDERFUL week!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Trick or Treat...Smell my Feet

Hi friends!

I am so excited that it's Friday and we only have a 3 day work week next week. (2 days of professional development). I am ready to spend some quality one on one time with my munchkin'.

I finally finished my Halloween Math and Literacy Centers packet.  I've had to do most of it at work.  The husband gets upset if I do school work at home, so that means long hours at school.  However, I am super excited to be finished with it and can't wait for my kiddos to use it.  The packet contains 3 math and 3 literacy centers for $5. Included are:

Skip Counting by 2s, 5s, 10s
Ghost Fact Family
Spider Place Value Match-Up

3 How many words can you make (trick-or-treat, halloween, halloween candy)
Monster 'H' Brother Sort
Read/Write the Room-Halloween Words

Click the picture below to buy some fun Halloween activities for you class. 

Time for a giveaway...the first person to comment on what my munchkin' will be for Halloween will get the packet for free! :-) Hint: He's going to be sort sort of animal.

Happy Friday, y'all!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Lanier's Lions Giveaway and a FREEBIE from me!

Hello, friends!

My friend Nicole from Lanier's Lions is having a giveaway for reaching 300 followers. Woohoo! I am donating one item from my TPT store to celebrate her big news!  So, head on over and follow her blog and enter to win LOTS of amazing stuff from other bloggers.  Click the picture to go enter her giveaway. 
Now, on to a freebie! :-)

Yesterday, I posted my Working with Words is Sweet Fun packet.  I am giving all of my fantastic followers a freebie from the packet.  I ask that if you download, that you comment and let me know.  I love reading your comments.  They make my day.  If you like the freebie, take a look at my packet. Click the picture to grab your freebie.  :-)

I also had a giveaway over the weekend to celebrate the Magical Product Swap.  The winner was Tania.  Tania, email me and let me know which 2 items you would like from my store. 

I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL Monday!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Oh, How I Love Sweet Treats

I made a working with words activity packet centered around sweet treats.  With Halloween coming up, I was trying to brainstorm ideas of things to do that aren't strickly Halloween related as some people can't use that type of material in their classrooms.  So, I decided on candy. Who doesn't love sweet treats? This packet comes with 2 how many words can you make activities, a short/long vowel sort, a picture/word match-up, 3 ways to write spelling words (funky, rainbow, different supplies), and an OOPS game centered around 2nd grade word wall words. Click on the picture to go to my TPT store to see my Working with Words is Sweet Fun packet. 

The first person to comment and guess my favorite candy bar will get a copy of my packet for FREE!

 I also added just the OOPS game to my store for those of you intersted in the game but not the whole packet.  Click on the picture to go to my TPT store to see my OOPS game for 2nd grade word wall words. 

I was thinking of making an OOPS game for other grade levels.  Would anyone be interested in an OOPS game using their spelling words/word wall words?  Just let me know and I'll get to work.  I am still working on my Halloween Math and Literacy Packet. I have a super sweet munchkin' who has learned that he can pull up on stuff.  So, I'm having to keep an extra eye on him now.  We are getting so many bumps and bruises now. :-( I'm hoping to have it finished toward the middle of this week.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway from the Product Swap. The winner gets to choose 2 items from my store. It ends tonight....so click here to enter now!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Welcome to the Magical Product Swap!!!

Thanks again Michelle from The3amTeacher for creating our ever so lovely button

I had the honor of getting to work with Krista for the Magical Product Swap.  She is such as sweet girl and GENEROUS!! Check out her blog here and follow her. Her blog is called Reading Olympians.  This program is designed to teach roots in a fun and engaging way.  My students definitely need help with root words along with prefixes and suffixes.  The more they know about words the better readers they became. I have all of the Resource students for 2nd grade in my room this year and I CANNOT wait to use her packet to help them increase their reading level. :-) Krista and her teaching parnter have SEVERAL great AMAZING items for sale She has some amazing items in her TPT shop for reading.  Krista sent me her Primary Greek and Latin Root Prefix and Suffix Vocabulary Program for primary students.  If you teach intermediate, no worries, she has amazing stuff for y'all too! Check out the pictures for more information!

Talk about being generous...this packet has lots and lots of wonderful ideas and even awards to give out to the students.  What kids don't like getting awards?!?!  I can't wait to start their program in my room.  Go check out her product now.  You'll LOVE it. 

Guess what?!? If you go to her store now and buy her packet this weekend you'll get 20% off of the price. YAY! Click here to go purchase this amazing product.


Isn't her button just cute.  Head over to her blog to see what product she swapped of mine. :-)

Also, enter to win your choice of 2 items from my store.

And the winners are...

Congratulations to Juli from Simple in Second and Tracey from Third Grade All Stars!  These fabulous ladies have won my Place Value to 1,000 Go Fish and my set of phonics cards.  Thank you to all who entered my first giveaway.  I appreciate all of your kinds words and comments.  You can buy both of these in my TPT store.

Congratuations ladies, make sure that I have your emails so I can send you your free copies! :-)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Freebie Friday...WOOHOO

It's Freebie Friday!

It has been such a busy and LONG week here in 2nd grade.  I am SO ready for the weekend! I finally have time to blog and give all of my wonderful   AMAZING followers a main idea freebie.  This week in 2nd grade we have been working on place value, weather, and main idea and supporting details.  I created a yummy main idea activity for my kiddos to practice main idea.  My students loved building an ice cream cone.  They put the main idea on the cone and their supporting details on the ice cream.  Then, they added sprinkles and a cherry just for fun. I forgot to take pictures while they were busy creating.  :-(  Click on the picture to download your free copy.

My kiddos LOVED playing Shark Attack! Check out all of the fun we had!



Don't forget to enter my giveaway.  Today's the last day to get a free copy of my Place Value Go Fish Game and my set on phonics cards.  Click here to be taken to my giveaway. I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL weekend.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Hello, friends!

I didn't leave school until 6:30 today.  Crazy, I know.  I had a faculty council meeting after school and then I got to talking to a teacher friend and before I knew it, it was 6:30.  So, I didn't get to upload my pictures of my students playing Shark Attack.  They had a blast though.  I'll definitely get it done tomorrow and get my freebie posted. 

I wanted to let yall know that my blogging friend, Sara Soucy, from Smiling in 2nd Grade is giving away a $25 gift card to Hobby Lobby.  I love Hobby Lobby!! Go check out her blog and enter her giveaway.  Don't forget to wish her a happy birthday! :-)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Hello, friends!

Tomorrow, I will be teaching greater than and less than.  I made a Shark Attack Game to help teach the concept.  I'll post pictures tomorrow of my little ones playing. You can purchase my game for $1.50 at my TPT store. Just click the picture below.  The first person to comment and let me know your favorite way to teach greater than, less than will get a free copy of the game! :-)

Also, I am working on a math and literacy centers Halloween packet.  I'm hoping to have it finished by this weekend.  I am so excited!  I love holidays and all of the fun holiday clipart. 

Don't forget about my giveaway to celebrate my new teaching blog.  You have until Friday to enter to win my Place Value to 1,000 Go Fish Game and my Phonics Cards. 

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week so far.  I'll be back tomorrow with pictures of my kiddos playing Shark Attack and a FREEBIE. :-)