Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy, happy, happy!

Is everybody happy? I have not had the best of days, but when I think of Duck Dynasty...I smile! Isn't that ridiculous?

Have you heard about finger lights? I have read a couple of blog posts about the tiny flashlights and decided to give them a try. I found a set of 40 for $7.99 with free shipping on Amazon. My hopes were that the kiddos would:

1. stay focused during reading group
2. keep up
3. not fall out of their chair (Can we say ADHD!)

For the most part I was not dissapointed. My kiddos love using the finger lights during reading groups. Most of them seem to try harder when it's their turn to read aloud.

I have discovered Kid Snippets on YouTube. I use them as brain breaks or transitions sometimes for my kiddos. These short little clips are a huge hit with my class. The "Math Class" snippet is a hoot, but the "Mean School Nurse" clip is my kiddo's favorite.


Monday, March 18, 2013

120 Chart Freebie

At least 4 days a week, I have my students complete a 120 chart as part of their morning work. I feel that this helps them to be very familiar with the numbers 1-120! As part of Manic Monday at Classroom Freebies, I am sharing some of my 120 charts. Enjoy!

Click on the picture to download the file from Google Drive. Due to problems with Google Drive, I have now uploaded the file to my TpT store as a freebie. Please click on the picture to download the file from TpT. Thanks!
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Please take time to enjoy this short little video clip that I found on YouTube... it's so cute!

I have uploaded a new product in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. April Showers Morning Work is an excellent resource. These sheets provide spiraling review for the kiddos while giving them something cute and fun to work on first thing in the morning.

April Showers Morning Work
20 Bell Ringer pages
(The Bell Ringer pages include 2 sentences to copy and correct on each sheet along with other review items. Please download the preview file for a better idea of what the Bell Ringer pages include.)
20 one hundred twenty chart fill-in pages
10 least to greatest number order pages
10 Story Starter pages
10 money pages
10 telling time (hour and half hour)
10 sentence jumble pages
1 color one hundred twenty chart mini poster
Please click on the title page above to visit my TpT store. 
Thank you so much for dropping by!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013


How about a freebie! I am posting March Sentence Jumble Part 2 as a freebie today. I hope your kiddos enjoy these sentence jumbles. My students love putting these together! I'm trying something different today...I have been posting my freebies in my TpT store, but today I'm going to try loading this freebie in Google Drive. Keep your fingers crossed that I did it correctly! I will be linking up with Manic Monday at Classroom Freebies on Monday. I decided to get a head start this afternoon! Click on the picture to download the file.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Southern Bloggers

I love to visit blogs...I think it is a type of addiction! Today I found a blog that has links for Southern Blogs! How great is that! More blogs to visit. Woo hoo!
Click on the picture to find the long list of Southern Bloggers.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Brain Break

My kiddos are crazy about this Cookie Monster video clip! It's great for transitions. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Blogs By State

Diane at Fifth in the Middle had a wonderful idea! She made state buttons that can be displayed on blogs. They are just too cute. This is the one that I have displayed on my sidebar:

I love it!

Follow the link below to grab your own. 

Fifth in the Middle