Sunday, April 20, 2014

180 First Grade Math Journal Prompts- Common Core Based

Are you looking for a way to spice up your math lessons? Students need many opportunities to write in mathematics and math journals can help you do just that! Journaling can be done as a review, warm-up, independent work, closing, or homework activity.

These math journal prompts are a great way to motivate reluctant students and strengthen their love for math while deepening their understanding of these very important skills. These prompts require students to organize, clarify, and reflect on their ideas. These particular math prompts are a great way to challenge young students minds.

You can check these prompts out by clicking on the picture below. You can also download a preview with 10 free prompts.

Two years ago I created 180 Kindergarten math journal prompts for Kindergarten and have had much success using these prompts with my own Kindergarteners. They love to pull there journals out at the beginning of our math lesson each day. They look forward to using their math journals and discussing their thinking with their classmates.

Click here to view this past post on math journals.
Click on the picture below to check out these prompts.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

TPT 3 Million Teachers Strong Sale!!!!!

I just love a sale...don't you??? As many of you know TPT is having a huge sale starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, 2/26...that's tonight!!! I am joining in the sale- My entire store will be 20% off all day Thursday & Friday. TPT is kicking in an extra savings by using Promo Code TPT3!

You don't want to miss this sale! My cart is ready to roll with a TON of wish listed items I have been checking out these past few days- SUPER EXCITED!
Check out some of these products and more by clicking on any of the pictures below.
Happy shopping everyone!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Main Idea Graphic Organizer & President's Day Mini Book Freebie!!!

Click on the pictures below to download these two freebies.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Problem and Solution Unit

I just finished this problem and solution unit. This unit is great for young learners to understand that most characters in the books they are reading have problems and that those problems have solutions. This unit is easy enough for Kindergarten, but also challenges older students to think and come up with multiple solutions to various problems. Check this unit out by clicking on any of the pictures below.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Sorry this post is late, I completely forgot to add this to my blog earlier this week. If you are still working on MLK activities here is a freebie for you! Click on the pictures to get your MLK FREEBIE!!!
Have a fabulous week everyone!


Sunday, January 12, 2014

3-D Shapes Unit

Ahhhh I have FINALLY finished my 3-D Shapes unit that I have been working on for quite some time now. This unit is aligned to the Common Core Standards for Kindergarten and First grade. It includes various posters, headbands, printables, sorting cards and much much more.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Unit & Currently

Happy New Year's Everyone!!! I can't believe it is 2014. I have been teaching Kindergarten now for five years and still loving every minute of it!

I am sure many of you are back to work next week just as I am. I have two days with no kids (planning day and inservice day-Fun stuff!!). I also have my final observation for the year the week following my return from break. I have been busy preparing for that and I think I am just about ready.

I have been working on a lot of units I plan on using with my students. I have a very bad habit of starting a unit, almost finishing it and then moving on to something else without fully finishing it. My New Year's Resolution for this year is to finish EVERYTHING I start.

I will be following through with my resolution and finishing up a 3D Math unit that I started last year around this time. I will be using this unit for my upcoming observation. My kiddos LOVE LOVE LOVE shapes. We finished 2D shapes before break and they are very excited to learn all about 3D shapes.

I have some fun activities planned. The 3D shapes food mystery bags are always a HUGE HIT!! I just finished shopping today for the food.. ice cream cones, caramel candies, cube ice gum, cinnamon sticks, gumballs, donut holes, bugles, candy corn, croutons, ho ho's, combos, marshmallows and more!!

I recently posted these shape posters. Check them out by clicking on the picture below.

I also just finished my New Year's unit that I am very excited about doing the week we return from break. It is jam packed with New Year's activities all of which are aligned to the Common Core Standards. You can check the unit out by clicking on the pictures below.
I also LOVE linking up with Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her monthly currently linky. Here is my January Currently:

Be sure to visit her blog and link up!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Classroom Elf & Cyber Monday & Tuesday Sale

If you are like me you love breaking out your classroom elf each year. My kiddos are going to be so excited tomorrow! Our classroom shelf elf is packaged up and ready to be delivered...before placing it in the freezer that is to assure it arrives nice and cold from the North Pole!

Last year my class voted on the name Jingle Bell Rock..I can't wait to see the names my class comes up with this year- Kids are so darn creative!

I created this unit to go along with our classroom elf. There is a journal that is to be used daily until your elf makes his/her way back to the North Pole in time for Christmas. I have also included tons of activity pages, math prompts, graphic organizers, elf letters, an elf craft, plus much more!

Check it out by clicking on any of the pictures.
Don't forget about TPT's Cyber Monday and Tuesday sale. Everything in my store is 15% off plus an additional 10% off at checkout by entering the promo code Cyber. That is a savings of 25%!!!!!!!

Don't miss out!!!

Click below to link up with Farley for her monthly Currently...Here is my December Currently

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Veterans Day Craft and Unit

I made this Veterans Day Craftivity unit to use with my kindergarteners. So far..they have loved every page we have done and they absolutely LOVED making their veteran/soldier. Click on the picture to check it out.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Frankenstein & Dracula Craftivity

I read the cutest Halloween book to my kiddos last week. They LOVED this book. This book is great to teach a wide variety of skills; Compare and contrast, main character, setting, problem, solution, and much more! I created this craftivity to go along with this book. The activities include labeling pages, math journal prompts, graphic organizers and more!

Check it out by clicking on any of the pictures below. Happy Halloween Everyone!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Halloween 10 Frame Flash Cards FREEBIE!

Download these two adorable 10 frame flash card sets. Just click on the picture to download.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fire Prevention

Check out this fire prevention unit- This unit is great for Fire Prevention Week!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Jonny Appleseed

I just finished up on this cute Apple Unit! Check it out below. Click on any picture to take you to my TPT Store.


Monday, August 12, 2013

Kindergarten Back to School FREEBIE!

Click the picture below for this cute back to school FREEBIE! It contains a coloring page, headband for the first day, and mini booklet.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Currently July & Common Core "I Can" Statements

I am linking up with Farley for her Currently July.

I just finished up on my Kindergarten "I Can" statements. These cards cover every Common Core Standard for Kindergarten.

The beauty of these cards is that every standard is listed on the top right hand corner of each card along with the standards description (kid friendly where applicable) and each card is FULLY ILLUSTRATED to go along with the standard.

These cards are going to make my life much easier this school year. I won't have to write the standard on the board as I previously did. Also, these cards will help students take ownership of their learning.

I am currently working on the First Grade Common Core "I Can" Statement cards and then I will move on to Second Grade. My mom teaches second grade and I promised her I would make these cards. Be on the look out for these cards!

I have made these cards in various colors and themes. I am adding more this week. Check them out by clicking on any of the pictures below.