Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I'm on a roll!

Horrible Harry and the Dragon War is complete! This is cute book. I have to say I did like it more than the Holidaze. This packet is 11 pages. There is a comprehension page for each chapter, a story map, a character traits page and a comprehension test with answer key. You can find the packet at our TPT store. Ok what book to do next!!!!

Horrible Harry and the Holidaze

I have always wanted to go through my chapter books and create book reviews for them. The time is now! So far we have done Flat Stanley Christmas Surprise and both Horrible Harry Holiday books.  Here is what I have done for Horrible Harry and the Holidaze. IT IS FREE! The other two are for sale at our TPT store but this is a freebie. I plan to start working my way through all my chapter books.Most of them will be for sale in our store but we will continue to add freebies on here also!

The Snowman emergent reader

It seems like no matter how many books the school purchases there are never enough! Especially emergent readers that the kids will want to read. Then when I do find them I have a very hard time finding a readers response that can go with the book. I made this cute snowman reader that has a sight word page to practice the main sight word in the book. It also has a comprehension page that a student on this level will be able to complete. At our TPT store we have a pack that has three books; The Farm, The Circus and The Zoo. Each reader has sight word pages and a response page. There are 21 total pages in the pack. If you like The Snowman check out The Circus Pack at TPT.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Baby on the Way!

Well, it's been a secret from the blog world for awhile now, but Lauren has a "bun in the oven"! Big sister Elise is getting exciting. We will have another sweet girl around April 8. Here are some pictures of my growing belly. I regretted not taking pictures when I was pregnant with Elise. Hopefully I can stay on top of this throughout the pregnancy!=)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise

Just created a great new packet on Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise. I just posted it on Teachers Pay Teachers!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Flat Stanley's Christmas Adventure

Last year my class loved Flat Stanley. We read every Flat Stanley book we could get out hands on. Everytime a scholastic order form would come the kids would look to find Stanley and then inform me I needed to buy. I'm a sucker for books and especially when kids get excited about them so of course I bought everyone of them. So I figured we have to have Flat Stanley Christmas on here. The packet contains a readers response to go with each chapter and then a few activities for the whole book. There are a variety of topics such as inferring, character traits, story plot, summarizing, predicting and vocabulary.  I have a sample page to one of the chapters. If you like it go check out the rest of the packet at our TPT Store.

Flat Stanley Chapter 3

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Literacy Activites

Christmas themed similes, how much is your name worth, and ABC order included in this free packet! Enjoy!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Winter Math Packet

I am really excited about this one. I just bought some really cute clip are from ScrappinDoddles and could not wait to use it. This math packet had tons of great activities. It is has some great station ideas as well as worksheets and games. Here is a preview. You can find the packet at our TPT store.

Teachers Pay Teachers Store

Monday, December 3, 2012

Polar Express Syllables

Today I had so many errands to run and two children in tow. We started out doing pretty well. We headed over to Target to get more Christmas lights, because you can never have enough, and that's when things went south! I decided to drive to the farthest Target from my house because they always have better stuff. I got the kids out and into the gigantic two seater basket and headed into the store. We walked in and after a few steps I stepped into a puddle of red juice, slipped and broke my favorite pair of flip flops! It was awful! I now had a broken shoe and could not finish shopping or I would have had to do it barefoot and did not feel like buying a pair of shoes for no reason. While all this was happening and no one that worked there seemed to concerned a very nice lady came over asked if I was OK and offered to buy me a new pair of shoes! It was so nice. She said, "It's Christmas can I please buy you a new pair of flip flops." Just another reminder why I love this time of year! For a stress reliever I came home and made an activity. Its a Polar Express Syllable sheet. I hope y'all kind find it useful! Happy holidays!

Friday, November 30, 2012

2013 Calendar

Have students color and add their own dates in for the next year! Great activity for first week back to school on January!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Dolch Sight Words

Tis the season for sight words! Your 2nd graders should be able to go through these flash cards quickly! A great challenge for first and even some Kindergarten students. Print them out on card stock and have them laminated. Put them in a station or use them during guided reading. Enjoy!

The Polar Express

We just put a great Polar Express Activity on Teachers Pay Teachers. It is 45 pages long. It includes:

ABC order
synonyms and antonyms
addition cards with recording sheet
story map
story summary
creative writing
hot to writing
character traits
odd an even numbers
long vowel sort
comprehension test short answer
comprehension test multiple choice
elf glyph
movie and book Venn diagram

Here is a preview of the pack. If you like it and want more check out or TPT store!
Polar Express Preview

TPT Polar Express Pack

Monday, November 26, 2012

Another Guided Reading Pack

Here's another pack. This pack has levels D-K. It is similar to the last pack. It has goals and questions to ask for each level as well as word work and reader response pages. Here is a sample of it. If you like it you can find it on our Teacher Pay Teachers site.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cyber Monday Sale

Teachers Pay Teachers is having a cyber Monday sale. Products will be up to 28% off! Check it out. There are so many awesome things on this site. We will have put everything in our store 20% off and then the website will be adding an additional 10% off. We will have our kindergarten and first grade guided reading packs and some great Christmas activities up!

Friday, November 16, 2012

I'm ready for Christmas!

It's not even Thanksgiving and my fall decor is going back into the attic tomorrow and Christmas is coming out! I posted this great Holiday activity to TPT today. It is a 30 page ELA holiday packet. There are word families, rhyming words, visualization, compare and contrast, Bingo, beginning letter match and homophones! Check it out it is super cute! Christmas LIteracy Pack TPT Store

Here is a preview. Christmas Literacy Pack

Sunday, November 11, 2012


One more day to enter for the give away. If you haven't done it already it's very easy! Just start following the blog for a chance to win. If you already a follower just sign up. Holidays coffees are out and I think a salted caramel mocha or a caramel brulee latte is calling your name!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Guided Reading Activities Level A-G

 We recently added a great guided reading packet to our TPT store. Each level A-G has a page of goals and a page of questions to ask before, during and after reading. Then along with each level are pages of readers responses and word work activities.  We will be working on a packet next gear for first grade levels and then second grade levels. Here is a free sample of the packet. If you like check it out at our store. There almost 200 pages in the packet! Check out the sample here Guided Reading A-G.

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Thanksgiving Comprehension

Here is a great Thanksgiving comprehension activity and a great grade!

Thanksgiving Comprehension

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Starbucks Gift Card

To help make it through the next week and into Thanksgiving break we are giving away a $10 gift card to Starbucks. Enter to win, it's super easy! Join our Blog and follow us Facebook. We will announce the winner on Tuesday November 13th and then mail the lucky winner their prize!

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Veterans Day

Veterns Day is almost here. It is so important to teach our students the imporants of our military men and women and why we should be so thankful to them. we have created a Linky party and hope you can find some great ideas to use.

Veterans Day LInky Party

TBA's Ultimate Linky Party

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Math Games

Halloween is getting close! Lets squeeze in a few more Halloween games before we are off to the next holiday. Here are a few Halloween games.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Patterns

Have you kids cut out the pictures at the bottom and use them to complete the pattern. Great for a math grade!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Perfect timing for Halloween! Read Stellaluna with your students and do these activities!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Candy Corn Cookies

I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. I love all the great things that I find...hate that I don't have time to do them! A lot of the time I feel like everyone else is more creative and has more time than me! I actually found time to make something this weekend and had to share! It turned out to be easier and tastier than I thought!

After you mix the cookie dough together, you separate it into three stacks and color two of them--one orange, one yellow, and the other leave white.

Stack them in a bread pan and place in freezer for an hour. I used saran wrap so it wouldn't stick.

 Take the frozen cookie dough and cut in to candy corn pieces. Cook in the oven! 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Word Work Pack

I have made the same mistake this year as last. I bought our Halloween candy already and now I am steadily eating and will for sure run out again before Halloween. After eating an amount of Recess that I will not reveal I had a great sugar high to start working. We had so many math activities we thought we needed some word work activities! This short packet has scramble sentences, syllables sorting, and nouns, verbs, and adjectives. We hope you enjoy!

Halloween Math Activities

We are trying something new. We created a Teachers Pay Teachers account so far we have added one item that cost and everything else is FREE!!!!! Here is our first item for sale on the sight!

Monday, October 8, 2012

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Halloween Math Activities

We have added a few items to TPT. We are still trying to figure out this awesome new world we have discovered of Teacher Blogs and TPT!!!! We are having so much fun! Check out our store and our new Halloween Activity!

Halloween Math Activity

Math Least to Greatest

Challenge your math students!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Halloween Math Stories

My favorite time of year is here and I am so excited. I love Fall. I love the smells, the Pumpkin Spice Latte and football season. Plus it's the start to the holiday season. We've created a really cute Halloween Math and Literacy Pack you can find at out TPT Store. The pack has worksheets and stations. There are acitivites for greater than less than, skip counting, tally marks, tens and ones, rhyming, nouns, verbs, adjectives, syllables and so much more. If your ready for Halloween go check it out!

And for our Freebie!

Math stories are a great way to get your GT and high achieving students thinking! The group of stories I've made can be for a range of student abilities.