Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ringin' in the New Year!

Hi Friends!
Today I am linking up with Lucky to Be in First for a great New Year's Sale!
My entire store is on sale right now!  You can find some great things to get your started off right!
Here are a couple of products you can catch right now!
Visit my store for other great deals!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Let's Stay on Track with Learning Reflections

Hi Friends,

In continuing with Staying on Track with Learning, today I will be talking about Learning Reflections. Learning Reflections are another wonderful assessment piece to help students reflect on their learning and to help you analyze where students are within lessons or at the end of a unit.  This a great way to provide specific feedback to students based on the reflections they have provided.  It provides great insight to a student's level of understanding. 

With this strategy, students fill out reflections on lessons.  This can be done daily with exit tickets, and it can be done weekly, or at the end of a unit with the learning reflection.  These reflections are useful because they allow students to genuinely reflect on what they learned, what they didn't understand, and what other questions they may have. 

I usually use this at the end of a story in ELA, or at the end of a unit in math.  How do your students reflect on learning in your classroom?  If you haven't used learning logs, feel free to download this freebie to use with your students.  I would love to know about your experiences so make sure you leave a comment on how your students reflect on learning.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Let's Stay on Track with Exit Tickets

Hi Friends!

I've decided to do some posts on staying on track.  It's so hard for our students to stay focused at times.  It is important that we hold them accountable.  I've found that if my students know they will be asked to explain, discuss, or write about a topic, it keeps them on track.

This week I want to focus on exit ticketsExit tickets are a great way to get feedback from students.  Exit tickets help assess student learning  and understanding of a topic.  With exit tickets you can either ask a question related to the task, or you can let students tell what they learned and what they need help with.  This is a great way to work on grouping your students according to strengths and weaknesses, too. 

I enjoy using exit tickets in my classroom.  Sometimes I attach them to the anecdotal notes I take on my students.  It helps me provide more specific feedback.  Most of all, my students love using exit tickets because they can express how they feel, they are private so your students feel safe with sharing, and they are just plain fun!  My students think having tickets is like having a special pass.

If you are using exit tickets I would love to know how you use them in your classroom.  If you haven't used them yet, give them a try!  You can get them in my TpT store.  Have fun using them in your classroom.

                                    Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday!

Hey everyone!  Today I am linking up with Ms. DeCarbo for Wordless Wednesday. 

This week we are exploring different stories about Christmas.  We are having fun exploring classics and learning about some new Christmas stories as well.

My question: 
What are some great Christmas stories you share with your students?
I can't wait to hear about the stories you read with your students!  I want to add some to my list for next year.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 15, 2014

December Blog Hoppin' Freebies

Hi everyone! 

I am teaming up with some great teacher bloggers again to bring you another Take a Closer Look blog hop featuring one of our favorite December 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 look at my Winter Printables for 2nd Grade.  It contains ELA and Math printables with a winter theme.  Great for the month of January!
Get your FREEBIE by clicking on the link and downloading the preview.

 Like it? Love it? Gotta have it?
Grab it in my store for 20% off !
And now, I am sending you off to the next blog on the blog hop list! 
Check out my friend Tamara's blog.
Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

New Year's Packet

Here's a great way to bring in the New Year with your students.  This packet is a good way to start off the year when you get back to school in January. It has many fun activities that your students will love completing.  Click on the picture to learn more about this product.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas FREEBIE
Merry Christmas! 
Check out these FREEBIE Christmas task cards with Christmas trivia. A fun activity for kids to get ready for the holiday.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Winter Printables

Check out these winter printables!  Print and go! They can be used for review, a great packet to use while you are testing, or tons of activities when you have a substitute. It's filled with ELA and Math activities. Check it out!

Monday, December 1, 2014

TpT Cyber Sale

Don't forget TpT is having a huge cyber sale.  My ENTIRE store is on sale for 20% off!  You can save an extra 10% by using the code TPTCYBER.  Check out my store by clicking on the picture or visiting .  Get great items to use year round while they are on sale.  Happy shopping!!