Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Sunday Scoop!

Hey everyone!  I hope you guys are having a good weekend.  Today I am linking up with The Teaching Trio for The Sunday Scoop!  Here is a quick peek of the things that are on my list.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey Everyone!

Just wanted to take a moment to say Happy Thanksgiving! 
I am so thankful for everything that has taken place in my life.  The good times are great and the bad times teach me valuable lessons.  I hope you enjoy this day with your friends and family.  Take time to reflect on the things that you are thankful for.  Have a great day!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hey Friends!
I just posted this awesome unit for Mr. Tanen's Tie Trouble.  It is a fun story that is featured in the 2nd Grade Journeys Reading Series.  This packet contains lots of fun activities for students.  This packet contains: thinking maps
Flow map, bubble map, circle map, tree map
-Vocabulary definition matching
-Vocab and high frequency word ABC order
-Vocabulary sentence writing
-Three writing pages to answer essential questions
-Interactive notebook pages for vocabulary and story elements
-Word wall words for high frequency and vocabulary words
-Homograph Sheet
-Sentence Review Sheet
-Pronouns Sheet
-Comprehension Sheet

Check it out at my TpT store by clicking on the picture.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

OHHHHHH YEEEAAAAH!!  Today I am linking up with
Ms. DeCarbo for Wordless Wednesday!  This is one of my favorite linky parties because I am a visual person and I love looking at pictures.
This week I am revamping my math centers.  I have decided to group them by the Common Core domain.  I think my students will do well with this and it will be easier for me to provide differentiated instruction to my math groups.

My question:  What do you do for your math groups?  How do you differentiate instruction?
I can't wait to see what you guys are doing!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hey Friends!
We've been doing a lot of responding to texts in my class.  I came up with some reading response forms that will help students organize their thoughts about what they read.  This is a  FREEBIE! I hope it helps you and your students!  Check it out at my TpT store.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Made It!

I think the weekends fly by!!  I cant believe it's Monday already.
Today I am linking up with Fourth Grade Frolics for Monday Made It.  This is my first time linking up and I am excited!

I've been working hard on supplemental packets for the 2nd grade Journeys Reading Series. I've been using them in my classroom and the kids really enjoy them. You can find a new story, Officer Buckle and Gloria, at my TpT store.

Since I've been making supplemental packets for Journeys I decided to bundle them by units. There are 5 stories included.  
This bundle will save you lots of time.  Just print and go!!!  Check it out in my TpT store. 

We've been working on the story Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type.  We will be making cow crafts today to go with our writing.  The kids love making crafts, and I do too!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy teaching!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Sunday Scoop!

Hey everyone!  I hope you guys are having a good weekend.  Today I am linking up with The Teaching Trio for The Sunday Scoop!  Here is a quick peek of the things that are on my list.

You can check out our blog hop by clicking on the picture.  There are tons of freebies for you.   Have fun!

November Blog Hoppin' Freebies!

Hi everyone! 

I am teaming up with some great teacher bloggers to bring you another Take a Closer Look blog hop featuring one of our favorite November products.  We want to give you a closer look and a FREEBIE from the unit to try out with your class.

I wanted to give you a closer look at my 2nd Grade Common Core Math Task Cards.  It comes with 5 sets of cards.  Each set covers a different common core skill and has 32 cards.  This set is great for a variety of uses and it is Thanksgiving themed and perfect for the month of November!  Your kids will love using them!

       Here is a freebie from my unit!  Download a preview on at my 
                                               TpT store.
Like it? Love it?
Gotta have it? 

We are throwing our stores 15% for the next two days to celebrate!
And now, I'm sending you off to another amazing freebie! 
Hope on over to my blogging buddy's blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Hey guys!! Today I am linking up with Ms. DeCarbo at Sugar and 
Spice for Wordless Wednesday.  

We have been working very hard on writing in my class.  Last week we started our Writer's Workshop.  Our workshop is based on Lucy Calkins framework.  Each child has this folder to organize and store their writing. 

My question is, what do you do in your classroom for writing?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Liebster Award

I am flattered to be nominated for the Leibster Award.  I was nominated by a lovely lady named Julie over at
Teacher Fluff and Really Good Stuff.  Thank you so much!

 1.  Why and how long ago did you start blogging?
I started my blog over a year ago but wasn't able to fully commit to blogging.  I recently got a blog makeover and now I am ready to go!  I started blogging because I was impressed and inspired by so many other teacher bloggers.  I love how the teacher blogger community shares ideas and strategies with each other.  I love that everyone comes together to help students
2. What one word sums up the heart of your blog and why?
Positive.  I want to focus on the joys of helping students learn.  I also want to help teachers by providing resources for them to use. 
3.  Is there something you learned late in your blogging journey you wished you knew before? 
Yes!  I thought blogging would be easy but it is actually hard work.  The most difficult part is finding the time to dedicate.  I wish I had known earlier to plan, plan, plan!
4.   What is your favorite past time other than blogging?
I love exploring, exercising, and having fun!!
5.  How many hours per week do you dedicate to your blog?  
Lately I have been trying to dedicate at least 3-4 hours per week.  I just started so I have a long way to go!
6.  What category of blog posts do you enjoy the most? 
I love blogs that give me ideas for centers and activities I can do in the classroom.
7.  Where does your blog inspiration come from? 
My inspiration actually came from my soror/friend/coworker Latoya. at Flying Into First. Her blog and TpT products are AMAZING!  She keeps me motivated.
8.  Which post that you've written are you most proud of? 

I am probably the most proud of a very old post about my first TpT
product.  It took me FOREVER to make the product and forever to figure out how to blog about it! 

9.   Is there any post you have been planning to do, but have postponing it for a while now?
Yes!  I really want to blog about how to keep learning on track.  I learned so many strategies from a program facilitated through Tennessee State University called SITES-M which focused on increasing math achievement.  I think the strategies are very helpful and I want to share them with others. 
10.  What is your favorite aspect of blogging?
My favorite aspect is learning about other teacher bloggers and gaining inspiration from them. 
11.  Which recipe, project, or idea on my blog would you be most likely to try yourself? 
I really liked taking a look at your classroom.  I noticed in one for you pictures that you had a organization for your math workshop posted on your board.  I'd love to try that.  Click on the picture to see the other amazing things in Julie's classroom.

That was a lot of fun!  Here are my nominees:

1.  Tiffany at Criss Cross Teacher Sauce
2. Jocelyn at Room3oh8
4. Courtney at Miss Crafty Teacher
5. Mrs. Master at Mrs. Master's Kinder Love
6.  Porsche at Teaching in a Tutu
7. Steven at Teach Like A Superhero

8.  Celeste at The Education Highway
9.  Jasmine at The Dots of Teaching
10. Mandy at Mrs. Ashline's Rules
11.  Lena at 4th Grade with Glitter
The Rules: 

Now that you've been nominated here are the official "rules" for accepting:
1. In your post link back to the blogger who nominated you as a thank you and "shout out".
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you (the ones I answered above).
3. Nominate 11 blogs that have less than 200 followers each.  Provide them with 11 questions or have them answer the questions above.
4. Let your nominees know they've been nominated and provide them with a link back to your post so that they can accept.
5. Send your nominator a link to your post so s/he can learn more about you as well.  (You can just put your post link in the comments below).

Monday, November 3, 2014
Hey guys!  I just posted these math task cards.  These are Thanksgiving themed cards that your students will love!!  You can use them in a variety of ways.  They can be used as a pre-assessment, a post-assessment, a game of scoot, or as math review. 

There are 5 common core standards covered.  That means there are 5 sets with 32 question each!!  What a great way to keep your students engaged.  

Check this product out at my TpT store.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Sunday Scoop

The weekend is almost over so it's time to make a list and scratch some things off!  Today I am linking up with The Teaching Trio for The Sunday Scoop.  Here's my list!
          Hope everyone has a great week!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Ah, Music! friends!  Just posted this supplemental unit to go along with Ah, Music! This story is a part of the Journeys Reading Series for grade 2.  You can check this product out at my TpT store.