Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July FREEBIE with FIve for Friday!
What would the 4th of July be without a FREEBIE!!! I finished this little Patriotic Freebie this morning- Enjoy! Click on the picture to download.
I have been working on some Alphabet & Letters practice pages for the beginning of the school year. I finally finished these today! Check it out below.
Food and Fun with the family!

Beach Time in Jacksonville!

Fireworks tonight!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Throwback Thursday- Jazzy Classroom Library

I am linking up with 2nd Grade Shenanigans for Throwback Thursday!
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If you are like me you are a collector of children's books. Sometimes I think I have way too many, but yet I continue to buy buy buy! I am running out of room to house my books!!! I am lucky to have built in storage shelves in my classroom to store many of my books.

So, I recently jazzed up my classroom library with new library labels I created. Here are some pics of my classroom library:
I have made these library labels in various colors and themes. I have included 220 labels. These labels are a great way to spice up your classroom library. It is also a great way to keep your library neat and organized.

I have also created book stickers to go on each individual book. These book stickers match up to each and every classroom library label. My Kindergarteners have no problem locating the correct bin books go in. I start the school year off by going over the importance of taking care of books and teach the students how to put books back in their proper place. I tell my students, "Every book has a place". They actually take pride in knowing how to manage our classroom library.

Check these classroom library labels out by clicking on any of the pictures. Don't see a color or theme you are looking for? NO PROBLEM- Just email me your request and I will do by best.

I have tons of themes and colors already available at my TPT store. Just click on the library labels link on the left hand side of my stores page.

Monday, May 5, 2014

TPT Teacher Appreciation Sale May 6th & 7th

Teacher Appreciation week is here! I am holding a TPT Teacher appreciation sale May 6th & 7th on all of my products. You can check out my store by clicking on any of the photos below. Thanks for all that you do! Don't forget to link up and share the products you have on sale!

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!